Twenty six years ago today, around this time, I plunged into a swimming pool. That split second, when my head made contact with the bottom of the pool, changed my life forever. Among others, this incident was said to be fate, destiny or karma. I see it as a foolish teenage bravado gone wrong.
Whatever it is, I have struggled, fell, climbed back up again many times to survive until now. This is no less the effort of my parents, especially my mother, cousin Peter Lim, my soulmate and wife Wuan, relatives and friends who have come into my life during different times to provide support and encouragement.
To all of you who have played a part in this, please accept my deepest gratitude. I would not be where I am today without you. To quote Celine Dion in her song, “I am everything I am, because you loved me.” As I write this, I am shedding tears thinking of you all and the goodness you have blessed me with. Thank you.