Today's post is about.....Today. Ariel , mum of the two boys; Lawrence and Meifang, parents of the two girls; Phei Phei, mother of son and daughter ----- are all ex-colleagues from Today newspaper. Ariel, whose husband Chris is working in Business Times, was a sub-editor when I worked as a photojournalist. Phei Phei was a reporter while Lawrence was and still is in IT and Meifang was a photo technician. Meifang was eager to learn photography, and we were happy to share our knowledge with her. Before long, she was shooting assignments on top of her usual duties, and more rewardingly, she and our IT colleague became an item. Those were good days because back then Today was a start-up which nobody really gave a chance when we were fighting the Goliath Singapore Press Holdings. We had a well-respected boss in P.N. Balji, but at the junior level, most of us were either rookies or fresh graduates. Wide-eyed, wet behind our ears, but most importantly, FEARLESS.
I am very happy to document some precious moments of their families. It is an honour to have them visit The Family Man studio. Sometimes, just once or twice, I wonder what it would be like if I stayed on with Today? Would it have been a better tomorrow? *chuckle*