Sunday, October 03, 2021
鄧麗君 - Teresa Teng - 楓葉飄飄 - Maple Leaf Fluttering - Video Henry Chen（ 夢追い酒）Joey Koh Reminisces
鄧麗君 - Teresa Teng - 楓葉飄飄 - Maple Leaf Fluttering
Video - Henry Chen（ 夢追い酒）
SHALOM Brother Andy,
Many thanks for sharing this wonderful song "Maple Leaf Fluttering" sung by one of my favourite singers.
As A Young Boy
In fact, Theresa Teng (Lijun) was the first singer whom I knew when I was still in Tampines Primary School. I remember vividly my anxiety and challenge in trying to land the needle on Theresa Teng's solo album, an antique black round record, while the turntable was spinning. Lots of cold sweat and panic moments whenever the needle fell off the edge of the spinning circular record.
I was always overwhelmed by the loud rattling sound with fear and worry! :(. It really took a lot of practices with my fine motor skills and through many failures, of course.
Well, Autumn is always my favourite season. It was also the best time I cherished the most before the super cold winter arrived. The thought of the frost bite, static, wind chill and walking back from the library or cateferia to our apartment at the wee hours, still haunts me as I feel the cold right down to my spine; it's like lightning. The temperature was always below 20 degrees ❄️🥶.
Despite these experiences, I always love the Fall season and its colours, like many of our friends do. The falling of the snow and maple leaves in the park or along the footpaths are the precious moments I cherish the most.
Thank you for being part of my beautiful memories when I was growing up as a teenager in Canada, especially during my 4 years in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Image from - https://sudhirtv.com/2012/12/19/
As A Soldier Boy
I fact, September 1982 was the most critical point and most memorable time of my life.
At 16.5 years young, it was a choice of either returning home to serve my 2.5 yrs of National Service or staying on to pursue and complete my undergraduate education before my compulsory military training in Singapore.
Thank you Lord for all the tertiary admission letters arriving earlier before September 1982... And, with an exceptional and personalised letter from the Registrar of UW then, Mr Bellhouse, I was permitted to start as a freshman at the University of Winnipeg in Canada. Thanks for the official deferment and blessing from MINDEF, which was subjected to the approval of my exit permit extension every year.
Gratefully and Sincerely,
PS- Stay vigilant, stay home and take care always... 🙏🤗.
This post is also dedicated to Jane and Adriano and those who are in Winnipeg/CAN and remember the Singapore delegation.
Connect to the special Autumn/October posting