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Thursday, October 21, 2010
My Ah Gu (Great Uncle) who rides
Life is beautiful and amazing. I met Matt on the Kranji ride and he is quite a photographer! What are the chances that he took a photo of my great uncle riding a bike? Well.. that's what he did! Better buy Toto. :)
Abit more of my Ah Gu
My uncle is a simple man and very kind man, who used to have a nose clinic at Race Course road. My childhood days involved hanging around the old clinic which my mum worked as his assistant. I used to cut bales of cotton using this heavy iron cutters, clearing the bloody rubbish and washing the bins. I remember the washroom which is just concrete, the dripping brass tap filling up the big dragon earthen pot. Not too glam.. but that's how I earned my pocket money then.
Ah Gu would operate on the folks who nose had some "internal growth" He was good, very good. Many came and he would go about in his serene and gentle ways. There was this rows of crazy size nose growth in his clinic which I cannot imagine being inside the noses. But it was. I will try to ask my mum if she still have those photos.
Fast forward, now that he is old at least 80... he can't continue and retired around the mid 90s if I remember correctly. He also suffered a stroke which he was bed ridden for 2 years and when he recovered somewhat, he took up cycling. He rides daily, slowly around Toa Payoh Lor 8 and Potong Pasir, around the PCN. So if u happen to see him, say hello "ah Gu" and give him a friendly smile and wave.
Go on.. check it out! That's my Ah Gu!:) Thanks matt for the wonderful pictures!