Submitted on 29 Mar 2015
By Elyse Gui
Dearest Mr Lee, 我最亲爱的国父: No words can describe how I feel. It's like the passing of a family member. Since Monday when news of your passing broke, the outpour of grief, gratitude and love for you has been tremendous. I wish you could see this - Singaporeans united as one. Oh, the good old kampong spirit! You would have been so proud. Reading and watching all there is out there about you in this difficult time, I cry everyday. But it's great to learn more and more about you. The many things you have done for us, your lifelong dedication to Singapore, and the love you have for your wife - I am so so touched. There will never be another man like you. 您真的很令人敬佩，我也非常尊敬您。 It's hard to imagine Singapore without you from here on. However, we will be sure to not only survive, but strive and thrive. I am very proud to call myself a Singaporean. Singapore loves you, and appreciates all that you have done for us. You are truly a legend. 我永远都不会忘记您。也会确保子子孙孙，世世代代都认识您。 Thank you, and farewell, our founding father. 虽然真的很舍不得，但我希望您能在afterlife和李太太重逢。一路好走... Lots of love.