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Ode to my alma mater

While other school ditties ranged from a battle cry to invoking mythos, my Singapore Chinese Girls' School song is genius precisely because of its sheer humility

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The SCGS song proffers true wisdom: That our one job on this earth, no matter our station in life, is to be virtuous human beings who are grateful for every little thing.

I DON'T remember much of my first year of formal education. After all, Primary 1 at Singapore Chinese Girls' School was a blur to me - a joyful blur, to be sure, but a blur nonetheless.

I remember bits and pieces in vignettes: Tracing dotted-line handwriting guides in workbooks, ordering

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