His life had been a series of obstacles, any one of them would have derailed a less spirited child. Yet here he was still kicking, smiling and gunning for his future. He was born into poverty, yet he still believed himself equal to any other. He was malnourished, but he still gave it his all in sports. He worked jobs to supplement his family, but his homework was always on time. Now his home was being foreclosed and they were off to the shelter with his kid sisters in tow. Whatever happened next he knew he couldn't allow himself to be beat, that would mean bowing to what fate told him would be his lot and accepting a life no better than his Ma. But he knew he was the master of his destiny. He had already learnt that there was help in the world for a hard worker with the right attitude.

By chun, October 17, 2014.