One Life To Live!

One Life To Live!


My old teacher Brother Leo once signed my autograph with these words: “I shall pass this way but once, any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show, let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” How very true & memorable! I have not forgotten since.


FootprintsFootprints in the sands of time . . . will be washed away with the waves.



We have but one life to live

Leave a legacy that others can see

Fill our lives with dreams and vision

Then strive on with the mission.


Making money is not the only considerations

Come it will beyond your imagination

Chasing after it is not the game

To be chased by it is no shame.


Money finding you is much easier

You finding it is crazier

The most precious thing in life

Is doing the things you like!


Procrastination will always be

If it is to be it’s up to me!

Soon Mother Time will pass us by

Setting aside time is being wise.


We all have twenty-four hours to live

Many of us just don’t give

The time to do what’s count

To leave a legacy that’s sound!


Paul Chong


A Man’s Success

A Man’s Success


Deng Xiaoping

The rich & famous are not necessarily great men. Some may be born

great or have greatness thrust upon them, but true greatness is through

personal achievement. Attaining wealth is not life’s only goal. it is however welcome as a by-product.

Capitalism may well lead to the moral degradation of the society.

The Mainland Chinese, as advocated by Deng Xiaoping, are driven

towards wealth & capitalism. Singaporeans are less in the same hot pursuit.

A man’s success in life is not only measured in the accumulation of wealth. If wealth is the basis, you can’t even compare Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, or Mahatma Gandhi with Mao Zedong. All of them are or were great and successful in life, but for very different reasons.

There are other intrinsic values to be considered, beyond the materialistic realm that the capitalistic world craved. These far outreaching values encompass many areas:

1. a man’s strength of character substantiated by

basic human goodness

2. faith & courage

3. philosophy & humulity

4. vision & creativeness

5. persistence & tenancity

6. talents

A man is thus judged by a composite set of values. Basically, for the great majority, one can succeed beyond all measures when he fulfills his role and responsibilities as a son, husband, father, grandfather and hopefully great- grandfather. You don’t have to be rich to feel fulfilled and happy. After all riches will not follow you to eternity, but a rich legacy ensures posterity in perpetuity.

Paul Chong

A Chinese by Descent

An Australian by Consent

Hello World!

Welcome to my blogosphere! This is your opportunity to have your say. Whatever you express will stay. With your help & assistance we shall together impact the world with our thoughts & ideas. We shall endeavour & persevere to eradicate all tears & fears. Together we shall make & leave this blessed earth with a rich legacy of peace & harmony. Everyone of us is created equal in the eyes of our God. May we then live in jubilation without persecution, food without hunger, fairness & justice without discrimination, justification or rationalisation, separation or polarization. Let our elected politicians serve without any self-motive or gain. Greed is not our creed. You & I  will strive, seek & find that glorious vision.



Paul Chong

A Chinese by Descent

An Australian by Consent

(Dedicated to God for Guidance & Strength)