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昨天的经历,今天的生活,就是明天的历史。

《从夜暮到黎明》是为了记载有关新加坡的近代史而写。新加坡是我生长的地方,虽然在人生的旅程中,有缘到过好些不同的地方,跟不同文化背景的人民相处,他们都给予我珍贵的回忆与感悟,但到头来我的生活、我的心情还是在这里。

生命的列车因为发生在新加坡的大小事件而起了变化:曾经拥有的,曾经擦身而过的,曾经沧海难为水的,曾经一年一度燕归来的...过去一直没离开过。在当事人的回忆、新资料的浮现与时过境迁后解密的过程中,使我深深感受到在时代洪流中,留下文字与图片是跟众人分享经历见闻的欢乐时光,也是留给下一代最珍贵的轨迹。

过去年轻时有挥霍不尽的活力与青春,曾经喜欢跟朋友秉烛夜谈,坐落许多个黄昏,迎接许多个清晨,认识到淡中知真味,常里识英奇(“淡中真味,常里英奇”源自《菜根谭》),大智大仁大勇之人不在朝而在野。为我师为我友者,无需寻他千百度,因为已在灯火阑珊处。

生命的轨迹曾经给予我不同层次的感悟与感动
Year 2005. My two children were in their P5 and P3 years respectively. They started blogging and motivated me to accept the impossible of sharing my life and my thought in the e-world.


Our universe exists for 15 billion years. The earth was first formed 4.7 billion years ago. Dinosaur disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago. Although I have committed to live for 120 years, these 120 years will soon become part of the 15 billion years of history. I am transitional.

History is built from multiple transitional fronts no matter ho
w insignificance we are. I prepared to share my side of transitional front in the e-world.

I hope through this process, I have captured some of the memories of our generation and provided some values for the others to discover meanings of their lives.

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