Wednesday, September 29, 2021


In a cabinet filled with trophies, mostly my kids', there's one of mine that stood out. It was a 3rd place plaque in the state schools chess competition in 1974, and it was the highest position I was ever placed.
But I write this not to wallow in past glory but to reminisce on some of the best friendships I have fostered through the game. It is with much sadness that I remember Foo Howe Seng, the Muar District champ whose sudden and unexpected passing in 1976 shocked us. And especially, Wong Tzu Cheng, my classmate, partner-in-crime and best friend during our chess-playing and 6th Form days. 

You both left too soon. 😥

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