Category: Lee Wei Ling Articles

Collections of Lee Wei Ling’s articles that appears on The Sunday Times over the years.

The long and short of rules

“Ryan’s mother’s reaction to the teacher cutting her son’s hair was close to hysterical. How do we bring up our children with the right values …. How will Ryan cope when he does his national service? Surely, he cannot run

Why I’m Against the Olympics

Source: Straits Times | August 14, 2012 Lee Wei Ling  The Olympic Games are the most prestigious international sports competition, with thousands of athletes from over 200 nations taking part. The ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece from the

Turning dreams into reality

Source: The Sunay Times   4th October 2009 On Sept 16, we had dinner at The Compleat Angler, a famous restaurant outside London, to celebrate my father’s 86th birthday. He was last in the restaurant 47 years ago, when he was

Close friends from all walks of life

Vital traits I look for in friends are empathy and compassion, not social status or wealth By Lee Wei Ling I am a member of a family that is perceived by many Singaporeans to be the most influential on this

Confessions of an embarrassed omnivore

Source: The Sunday Times  29 Jan 2012 Written by Lee Wei Ling A few months ago, a colleague of mine urged me to attend an event at Speakers’ Corner to protest against the cruelty of exhibiting dolphins at Resorts World

Flood woes: A balancing act

[Askmelah’s note: While I do have very high respect for Dr Lee, She is wrong this time round. With the benefit of hindsight, the Jul 2010 flood is not a “one in 20 or 30 (or 50?) year event”, we

Comfortable with the face I’ve earned

No purpose served in being attached to one’s looks; instead, being able to let go helps ease suffering Source: The Sunday Times  Dec 4, 2011 By Lee Wei Ling I had had a busy week so I decided to relax

For a happy birthday, keep it simple

Source: The Sunday Tmes,  May 8, 2011 Fancy parties spoil children as pleasures become routine and don’t evoke happiness By Lee Wei Ling In last Sunday’s Lifestyle, there was a full-page feature on the birthday parties parents throw for their

When doctors invoke God’s will

Beware of consigning people to prolonged suffering in the name of ‘not playing God’ Source: The Sunday Times  Dec 18, 2011 By Lee Wei Ling In medicine, we often come across situations where an attempt to save a patient’s life

Mourning my mother

Source: The Sunday Times, Oct 31, 2010 When it comes to our mother-daughter bond, emotion triumphs over logic By Lee Wei Ling My mother Kwa Geok Choo was born on Dec 21, 1920. She came from a family with genes