Thursday, October 09, 2014


Lucky Book Store earned its fortune by selling school textbooks to students in the neighbourhood of Joo Chiat. In its prime, there was demand from six primary schools in the vicinity to fulfil. Subsequent relocation and closure of schools sealed its fate. Today, the only reminder of its existence is a pillar, intentionally left unrestored, that has its name painted on. Even that, the wordings are slowly fading into history.

Being lucky is to be given an opportunity. It doesn't matter how long the door was open, so long as it was open, I can never say I'm unlucky. I have been presented with many opportunities in life; I may not have made the most of them but I consider myself lucky because when everything comes to an end, I still have memory.


  1. recently, i passed a small shop with hardly any customers inside that has an outward facing mirror presenting an aphorism on luck/happiness (in some languages it is the same word) in a defiant way to the street: luck is a matter of attitude towards life. it seems to reflect your experience.

    1. It's nice to pass by something that makes you think and rediscover the finer points of life.