A Trinity of Budding Stories

by Roland



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 58
ISBN : 9781543781526
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 58
ISBN : 9781543781519

About the Book

Telling it like what it is through the lens of a Singaporean on the ground. Famed for her Merlion, “Crazy Rich Asians”, “Money No Enough”, here is a lowdown on living in Singapore beyond the tinsel. Having lived through the carefree childhood of the late 1960s, the nation building of the 1970s, the economic miracle of the 1980s, the saturated successes of the 1990s, the remaking attempts of the 2000s and the spiralling costs in the last decade, this collection of a personal recount, an essay story and his mini-biography, depict the writer’s journey into awareness of self and society. It is a trinity of conflict, control and clarity. There are many levels of reading the book. Besides the light humour, the more insightful reader will recognise the satire woven into the stories. Greed is often disguised under false modesty. Rules are unquestionably followed even the reason for their being, has long disappeared. The book ends with “Budding into Being” where conflict and control fade into clarity. A new level of understanding and a rallying call for the Aspergers rise above the horizon. The three stories are knitted into a continuum round where the end justifies the beginning.

About the Author

The writer has published many feature articles, personal recounts, though largely a closet writer of fiction stories. A graduate from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a BBA in 1987, he is an NIE-trained (Nanyang Technological University) teacher with a PGDE (Credit) in 2012. In addition, he successfully completed and attained a Diploma in Creative Writing from “Writers Bureau (UK)” in 2008. He spent his formative 6 years’ education at Raffles Institution, where his spark for the language first ignited. A self-taught learner in the finer aspects of the language for much of his adult life and though from a much more modest background, he believes it is possible to aspire to the Asian standard bearer of the command of standard English - as exemplified by our late founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew - by having a meticulous eye for grammar, constant exposure to the language, and a lifelong humble learning attitude. A private tutor by profession, it is his fervent belief that all fellow Singaporeans should strive for proficiency in standard English; thus, Singlish is avoided wherever possible in his writings. Email address - teachwell2018@gmail.com Website - www.teachwellasia.com