Friday, November 16, 2007


This is probably an odd place for an entry like this, but someone's indomitable spirit touched me greatly and I needed to write it down.

Today's The Straits Times carried an article about a waste recyling firm worker Mr Abu Bakar Evos, an odd-job labourer from Sabah, Malaysia working in Singapore. He is married with 2 young children and with a third child on the way.

Mr Abu Bakar lost both his legs in an accident on Tuesday; his left leg could not re-attached after an operation attempt, while his right leg, which was badly mangled by a paper compactor had to be amputated.

Faced with this situation, Mr Abu Bakar said, "Thank God I still have my two hands."

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