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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Time really flies

Ah San

Had been more than 1 year since u left. It is end of 2008...
Aiyah, still very sad...cannot understand why such thing to happen...
We miss u alot, and i dreamt of u again that u are alive...
Only to wake up this morning to reality again...
I hope that u 5 guys are taking care of each other well up there.

Ah nam...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Bro, a few more days gg to be 2009. still miss u man. realli realli miss u

Thursday, November 20, 2008

3 more days...

Still very dearly missed & remembered...
Hi Boon San,

It would be nice to work with you if chance allow. I hope I get to talk to you more during our lunch break. Ive taken photos of you secretly on the way to our Tea Appreciation event. Sorry I did not have a chance to show you.

Hong - colleague

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy belated birthday :)

Dreamt 'bout u y'day morning.
I know that i'll see you again one day, somewhere...
Miss you dearly.

Monday, November 3, 2008

happy birthday man


happy birthday.
was thinking of you yesterday night.
remember it was 3 years ago and we were studying at can b.
we went to hall 3 for supper and you bought ash and i a chicken wing cos u said it was your birthday.
ha...kinda weird the stuff we remember eh.

happy birthday man. u are still deeply missed.
Ah san

Hope u are doing well..
U guys take care of each other hor..
Today is Ah san's birthday, let me wish u a happy birthday..

Life would have been much more complete with u around with us..
It is too late to realise this..
we only have ourselves to blame for not cherishing every moments when u are around.. :-(

Ah nam..
Happy Birthday my dear..! *Hugs*

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One last prayer before the year ends

This photo was taken by another photographer and was selected for Eye the City 2007 - A visual Account of the Last 24 hours of 2007. The version in the book is a black and white version. I have seek the owner's permission to upload the picture here so as to share with family members and friends who have missed them a lot.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dear Xiao jiu jiu

I miss you very much. Do you miss me? Mummy misses you very much too. Mummy always find you in internet. Me and Mummy love you. Yours sincerely, Natalie 19/9/08 21:31

Hey Bro....

..... got ur 'msg' tis morning, will 'remit' the $$$ to u tis weekend! C u @ Mandai :)
19/9/08 21:25

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Mid-Autumn

San, happy mid-autumn to wherever you are....

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We truly miss you boy

Hey bro,

Hope u r having a real peaceful life in 'the other world' now. Well, we here aren't gonna let the matter rest as yet.

Lunar 7th month just a few days away... can't imagine that we'll be burning $$$ to u tis year (sigh...). Well, on a lighter note, check ur bank a/c 'cos u gonna be a few billions $$$ richer next month (hahaha!!) ... remember to spend wisely baby!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

This time last year 26/7/07

Hi bro

This time last year ... attended your convocation in NTU.. so happy for you!

How we wish you were still around.....

Monday, June 30, 2008

we won

Hi Boon San,

We did well today. I know u were there when the weather turned dark. We paddled wif 1 extra pair. Thank u for helping me to end this on a high note. We still miss U. We teared for U during the one minute of silence. We won it WITH you during the PM race.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Tml is the race. Hope U can Por pi us shun shun all the way!

Friday, June 20, 2008


Ah san

We are still missing u alot.
Mum is always so sad, i really scared to see her crying again.
That is simply uncontrollable..no choice , Which is basically what i always told her.....

I was down at bedok reservoir for dragon boating last saturday when i saw the NTUDB team.
To me, i was scared to see them around. Seeing them around only makes me feel really sad, and frustrated. Kept on asking why arent u there rowing anymore?
I still remembered the time when i was rowing for the NP/NTUC team(YR1997-2001), i would often see u training at SDBA(doing weights and rowing etc). U always acknowledge my shouting of ah san to u .... there will no longer such kind of scene ever again.

We(5 FAMILIES) met the SDBA dudes to clarify some of the matters last nite, they are simply dumbfounded by our facts and reasonings..i was wondering if they can sleep peacefully, without any guilt at nite at all...For me i could not sleep properly at all, i kept on dreaming of u. They simply put words into the NTEAM guys' mouth. I was damm bloodly angry and sad at the fact why is my brother(NTEAM TEAM SPORE) treated in this way(STATE FLAG CROSS THE CHEST)......WHAT IS THIS..????


To Ah san, weicheng, stephen, jeremy and rueben, we ( 5 families) stand united and will always remember u all.....

FRom Your Bro
Ah Nam...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

For You

6 months passed, and I still can’t believe you and Stephen left us… Dragon boat without you seems so quiet… Really wish all these are just a nightmare… Haiz…
10 more days to PM cup, and I still remember you are the one to ask me to join NTU to help to bring the PM cup back… The Team did it…
Once again, 2 years later you are the one to make me stay in the team to fight to bring the cup back… And I believe the whole NTUDB team will fulfill your wish… We will make it happen...

From SAFSA to Nteam...

Oh and i graduated, thanks for the help in my school work...
Takecare Bro... Really missed you...

Monday, June 9, 2008

hey bro..

Thanks for your help in one way or another, esp hrm, i got first class honours. hahahaha...but still jobless.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Finally the report...

Findings on dragon boat tragedy due Friday
By Neo Chai Chin, TODAY Posted: 28 May 2008 1029 hrs

SINGAPORE: Even as the inquiry panel’s long-awaited report on last November’s Cambodia dragon boating accident is due out on Friday, many local teams are already steaming ahead with preparations for upcoming regional competitions. Some teams began planning more than two months ago. Next month, the Safra Dragons will compete in Nanning, China, while the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) team will compete in Macau. Teams from NUS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National Junior College and other organisations will also take part in the Club Crew World Championships cum ADBF Asian Dragon Boat Championships in Penang from August 1 to 3. While some may question the wisdom of committing to overseas competitions before the release of inquiry findings on the accident in Cambodia — which killed five national paddlers — the schools told TODAY they would stick to tried-and-trusted safety procedures. NUS’ student athletes competing overseas are insured and will be accompanied by their coach and at least one team manager, said a spokesperson. A crisis management plan with “proper response procedures” is also in place, she said. The NTU team decided to race in Penang because of its confidence in the Penang Dragon Boat Association and because it has competed there since 2002, said a spokesperson. But paddlers below the age of 21 will need their parents’ permission. Dragon-boaters told TODAY the tragedy in Cambodia had not dampened their competitive spirit. “Going overseas to train and compete exposes us to a different level of competition,” said NTU student Tan Hanming, 25. Victims of the Cambodia accident were sucked under a pontoon by undercurrents. Still the fact that they were not wearing life jackets came under the spotlight at the time. Safety recommendations expected from the inquiry panel’s report include the compulsory donning of life jackets in all competitions. While vests are mandated for meets held here, this is not necessarily the case overseas — even in some events conducted to the International Dragon Boat Federation’s standards. But the schools are not taking chances. The NUS advises its paddlers to wear life jackets, while the NTU team wears them during all training sessions and competitions. The Singapore Dragon Boat Association said its affiliates should consult the association prior to any overseas races. “We will draw their attention to anything that is unusual, for example, fast currents (at the race venue) or unusual equipment required,” said its president Rear-Admiral (Ret) Kwek Siew Jin. - TODAY/fa

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Miss you a lot, San....

San, hope you're doing fine... whenever miss u, wud check out your blog. Very touching to see what your friends had put up....

Hey bro, gatherings w/o u is no fun & lotsa unfinished food ... i know u'd help us to 'wipe out' if u're still around ... all trying to put on that 'happy face' & avoid talking 'bout u hoping that'd make mother & father feel better, but 6 mths liao.... still very 'painful' & very 'sian'...

Anyway, just to let u know the COI briefg is tis Fri am. Let's see what kind of findings they've for us. Anyway, talk so much oso no point... it's just a formality or their SOP...

The paper today reported that "The new team has been training ........ and is gearing up for the upcoming South-east Asia Games in Laos next year." Really hope the authority involved wud do a proper safety audit of the place b4 sending our team to Laos (so close to Cambodia).... we've have learnt a very painful lesson thru you guys ..

.... well, still clinging to the hope that you may come home one day....

Sis 27-5-2008 2115hrs

Friday, May 16, 2008

db experience 2006
conversations still speak of you
the manymany nicknames you gave people
the pranks you played
the laughter you bring
still missing you man!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

In Memory of Boon San

This is one of the few photographs we have of you during the short period you were with us, taken during an IRC event at Tea Chapter on 16 Nov 2007. I only saw this photo during today's staff conference as I did not participate in that event cos I had to clear my work before I went for my ICT the following week; they were showing a video clip on last FY's IRC events and this photo was included.

The editor of the video clip had titled this photo "In memory of Boon San" and I think this speaks a lot of your presence to those you have been acquainted with, though your stay with us was such a short one. This reminds me again of the guilt for not taking the initiative to know you.

Hope you and your brothers are well wherever you are. Wish that everything is fine for your family.

With Regards


Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Water Dragons:5ive"

"Water Dragons:5ive"... A tribute to the Memory of Poh Boon San, Chee Wei Cheng, Reuben Kee En Rui, Stephen Loh Soon Ann & Jeremy Goh Tze Xiong... PADDLEZUP!!! From fellow dragonboater...

Jaden A. Zander
"Water Dragons:5ive"

Friday, April 25, 2008

Always remembered!!!

Hi Ah San

That's what i normally call u.

We and some of the NTU rowers plus staff had managed to set up an endowment fund under the name Stephen and Boon San.
The purpose of this fund is ultimately to help future NTU dragon boaters who have financial needs.

U guys will be remembered forever....

We had started to refurbish your bedroom, i knew i did not do a good paint job the other time.
All too late to say a word of sorry....

How i wish i could turn back the clock....


We still miss you...

Jus to let you know... this appears on today's ST Life section, last page...

Film on dragon boat tragedy
A 20-MINUTE documentary is being planned on the five national dragon boat paddlers who died when their boat capsized in Cambodia last year.
Water Dragons:5ive is to celebrate the lives and commemorate the passion of Singaporeans Chee Wei Cheng, Reuben Kee, Jeremy Goh, Poh Boon San and Stephen Loh, who died in the Nov 23 tragedy, the film's producer Jaden A. Zander, 33, told Life!.
He is also writing and directing the film.
The police officer, who is also an actor and emcee, is working on his maiden film project with Fly Productions, a subsidiary of Fly Entertainment.
He said the film will focus on the national dragon boat team, the history behind it and the November tragedy. It will also spotlight dragon boat racing as a safe sport.
He said the film is being kept to 20 minutes because of budget concerns.
He is now rounding up financing and other assistance from sponsors for the film.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

hey bro... i'll think of u and steph whenever i'm doing gym over here. Still remember how you correct my ergo and how much u push for every training and race...

It's hard to find true friends and team mates like you.

Take care bro...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Can't Cry Hard Enough....

This Song Simply Describes Best Our Feelings...

By Williams Brothers

I'm Gonna live my life
Like every day's the last
Without a simple goodbye
It all goes by so fast.
And now that you're gone
I can't cry hard enough
No I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now.
Gonna open my eyes
And see for the first time
I let go of you like
A child letting go of his kite,
There it goes up in the sky
There it goes beyond the clouds
For no reason whyI can't cry hard enough
No, I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now.
There it goes up in the sky
There it goes beyond the clouds
For no reason whyI can't cry hard enoughNo,
I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now.

From brothers....

Monday, March 10, 2008

You would have been so proud

The guys did well for MR500.You would have been so proud.They will train even harder for the PM race.
Rest well dude.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Life has never been the same again....

Hi San,

Just found out Ah Lam how to post msg on ur blog ....

Remember the last time we saw u was 18th Nov 07, just came back from HK w/Ah Lam that week & he bought u a very cute "Pork Chop" (printed in Chinese character) T-shirt. Saw u sitting demurely next to the coffee table eating ur Mamee (quite unlike ur usual self, got kinda funny feeling at that moment..), u offered to Nathan & wanted to hold him but he struggled & ran off. Then u offered Natalie & she allowed u to cuddle her in ur strong, masculine arms... i like to see how she poked ur chest w/her little fingers.

I'm very glad to be able to attend ur Convocation on 26th Jul 2007, it was a wet Thu but that did not dampen our spirit of being so proud of our little brother who has overcome all odds & finally graduated from the U!

Shortly came the news that you've landed a job in DSTA... we were all overwhelmed w/joy! You had specially bought a no-camera white Sony-Ericsson for ur new job & were smiling triumphantly about the good buy!

Ur sudden departure still left everyone traumatized, deeply shocked & still in state of denial. We've been asking ourselves.... "why u?", "how could this happen to our family?", "what has gone wrong?"... there're endless of question marks?????? We wonder how u have suffered the last moment of ur life. Whatever it is, we still can't get over it, even though we said we can ... & it's w/much regret that we only know & understand so much about u (thru ur friends) after your leaving ...

BTW, we gonna get a 'messenger' (after ur 100th day ritual) so we're able to 'communicate' with u .... have been wondering how u r doing in 'the other world'... but the poignancy of this whole thing is seeing mother fold incense papers for u (sigh) ... a very heart-rending scene....

We miss u a lot & pl take care of urself .... will keep u 'alive' in our heart & memory!

With love fm ur sis, "yoko" (medicated cream in hokkien as what u affectionately call me..), yong, natalie & nathan...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Valentine Day to U, ba-gei angel

Yoz... hope life's fine up there... as you can see, many many people are still missing u... Visit yr family, Din & ofcos yr brothers in Dreamland when you have time ok!
Btw, did you visit sc's room last night for Vday? Ha... are u the mysterious culprit who stopped his com's screensaver without us noticing? Anyway, we still miss u lo... hai...
Tell me some yellow jokes in my dream leh...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Not forgetting your sister, sister in law and brother in law

we all miss u alot...Happy valentine day and really hope u and the others are doing well up there...

Happy valentine day,Bro

Hey bro,

Dreamt of u few days ago. U are back together with us at yishun.
But u are your very much youger self, probably during your secondary days.
We miss u alot, mum and dad still pretty much thinking of u....
I wanna wish u happy valentine....and hope u are ok up there....
We really regret the fact that we didnt treasure u enough...

and we didnt express our love to u before. We may have done it but we didnt ever do it verbally.
I know it may sound abit mushy, but i rather it than never got the chance to say any mushy things to u before....

It is through the whipping of piping hot dinners by mum, transferring monies to u each month end by brothers and constant nagging at u by father whenever he felt that u are overspending...

I will try to go back rowing to keep the spirit alive....

Your Brother...ah nam

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

somehow it's still so unreal, when looking at your pictures the memories are just as vivid.

saw your brother at suntec foodcourt last year, he was out with your relatives.. i guess they miss you too.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Din

Hi Boonsan,

Its been awhile, time flies. The previous CNY you were with me and soonchye at Lot 1 eating Long John and later MacDonalds. You had diarrhoe at that time and you said its because your room is "not very clean". Memories of you definitely.

I remr Boonsan telling me Din's b-day is in Feb and I too rembr the date. Shall not disclose the actual date for privacy purposes. Every b-day, he will be in a major headache as he does not know what to buy and most of all, he needs to save up money for the prezzie. How sweet of him, especially behind the tough exterior, he is really one heck of a guy.

Happy 23rd Birthday Din! Hope you have been well. Best wishes for the coming year :)

Justin Chua

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Sports Camp 2004, Music..

Finally a video from SUXI.
Junhao did a wonderful job man.
Brings back memories.


2 dragon boaters in starchild and yet we are the last group.ha.
enjoyed every single moment of the camp with you bro.

Can still remember the your reaction during fright night, your speech to rally everyone before war game, the countless times we lost in every game.

I miss you dude...we all do..still can't believe you are gone...

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Happy CNY

Bro, Happy CNY ah...

still missing u... miss ego running wif u... sian

Friday, February 1, 2008

just so you know the guys are training hard
more than what egos can offer

just so you know you've inspired and still inspire many
faith, believe, trust : you've left us with

just so you know we still miss you alot
the bah geh, cheeky smile and laughter you bring when we talk about you, the good and the naughty things you did

and so the brand new year awaits...

just so you know...

you still live in our hearts

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

last june. caught red handed!

the plan was to imitate the bahgeh. but somehow only jq and sc managed.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Justin is right..SDBA does feel different..
Went to Mandai the other day with the guys..
Still can't believe u are gone..
I wonder if any of us have really come to terms with it.

Safsa..n team..sports camp..ntu..alumni..

heart still aches everytime i look at the photos..

Alumni is starting to take off..we bought out own paddles and lifevests and even a rudder.ha.everyone's back rowing..jianqin,tongle,me,xinzhi,wil,justin chua,jimmy,eugene,dennis,ashley and many more...would have still wanted you as coach.
remember the last time we spoke and you told me you wanted to whack the alumni into shape.ha.well..we tabata-ed and ran the sheares bridge...attendance's been good.at least 1 small boat a weekend.think you'll be glad.

Still so different without you

Rest well my friend.
You are dearly missed.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Hey bro

Hey bro,

1 mth plus liao. it's 2008... my last semester in NTU. Went clubbing last nite.. realli hoped u were around ha..