I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. While at the same time to remind ourselves during this festive season of the thousands who are suffering and/or dying across the world due to hunger, war, poverty, natural disasters, killings, rapes, other human rights abuses, political persecution, etc, etc. The list is, unfortunately, endless. Yes, even in Singapore. The degree to which people are suffering might be different and specific to individual countries. But it’s suffering nevertheless.

Here’s a video of the original 1984 version of Do They Know It’s Christmas?. This song brought together many of the 80s British superstars to raise awareness and money for the then Ethiopian famine victims. Even though the song was about the famine, it could just as well be about any form of human suffering. Personally, this song also brings back alot of memories for me, good and bad but mostly good.