Falling Sick

“Mum! I am leaving!” James called out to his mother while he was tying his shoelace. It was a windy Tuesday morning. The weather was not in his favour. The day had started with dark, ominous clouds, threatening to unleash a fury of rain. James overslept because his alarm had failed to ring and was […]

A Major Change

Mary had always wanted a pet dog. Whenever she saw her friend’s pet dogs, she would always ask her mother if she could adopt one. Unfortunately, the answer was always a “no” because her mother did not think that she was ready to own a pet. However, when the day finally did come, it changed […]

Facing Fears

“We’ve signed the whole family up for an exclusive nature hike in Elmcroft Nature Reserve!” replied Joyce excitedly. “Thanks for signing us up. I can’t wait!” Charlie loved everything about nature (except the spiders). However, Charlie should have known before that there would be a catch. When he decided to search for more information about […]

A Lack of Self-Control

“Goodness me! I need some entertainment!” Steve exclaimed. Steve was at home alone and had finished his homework for the day. His mother, Mrs. Tan, was at the mall and his older brother had tennis CCA that day. His father was at work. So, they left Steve at home alone. Steve got up and plonked […]

A Special Gift

“Wake up! Do you know that it’s Mother’s birthday?” a voice rang in my head and I felt someone vigorously shaking my shoulders. “I’m up!” I yelped. “Stop shaking my shoulders, it hurts.” I opened my eyes to find my brother, John, staring at me with wide eyes. “Why do you look so worried?” I […]

A Special Gift

“Tim, I know what to get for our father’s birthday tomorrow’’, John whispered to Tim. “Yeah? What?’’ Tim asked. “An autographed jersey of the famous basketball player, Thomas Koh! I bought it at a garage sale a few blocks down the road. It was worth a fortune,’’ John answered. “You’re a genius, John! Dad’s a […]

How Do You Appreciate Your Grandparents

Soft, kind eyes looking up at me, Scent of roses, And mandarin tree. Wide smile, grinning all day. Kind expressions, And words to say. I wrap my parent’s parents, in a warm, long hug. I hold them tightly, As lint would to rug. I embrace them, and kiss their warm cheeks, I respect them and […]

Imagine You Are Planet Earth

How many years have I left to live, humans? I think it all depends on you! Day after day, you keep stealing portions of my wealth and make me poorer. Not only that, you misuse me, abuse me so much that I will be ultimately destroyed. Why are you so reckless, humans? Your carelessness has […]

Welcoming an Overseas Visitor

Dear Sophie, I heard that you are coming to Singapore for the first time. I look forward to taking you to some of our famous attractions. After arriving in Singapore, you might want to relax at Gardens by the Bay. There, you will experience the scenic greenery in the Green House and climb up the […]