Monday, January 19, 2009

Chin Gin Lin

This is Chin Gin Lin, who came to Malaya at four years old. He was spotted by a dentist on his sea voyage from China to be an exceptional child and wanted to make him an apprentice. Unfortunately, an apprentice didn't earn much money and his dad refused. He told me he would have been a very good dentist if he had that opportunity.

Instead, his dad took him to a rubber estate where he became a rubber tapper. There, he worked very hard, and before he retired, he handled machinery of the estate.

Gin Lin died in 1998, he worked hard all his life. He is my father-in-law. The water engineer and my kids inherited his DNA of good brains, good looks (LOL) and his height. This I am forever grateful.

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