IMAGES BY FEMKE TEWARI
Teach A Life, For Life is about a beautiful person who is endowed with exceptional talent and who, in a very short time, had achieved, specifically in sports and music, much more than many in their life time. But achievement is not her focus. Her achievements are merely hangers to display her coat of many colours, the many and varied life lessons she wishes to share with her readers. I find her authentic voice inspiring and motivating, not because she soared above most, but because she was able to overcome the many disappointments and setbacks. They are the stuff that make her the wholesome life-long learner and inspiring teacher-coach that she is.
Dr William Wan
Singapore Kindness Movement
"You have my total and utter respect for achieving so much against all odds at such a young age. Your book should be a must-read in all schools. I'm sure the young can emulate you and learn from all your trials and errors. I wish you all the very best in your future endeavors. God Bless!"
- Uncle Tony
Teach A Life, For Life is an inspiring account of Eileen’s life journey and how she overcame mounting challenges to become the accomplished, multi talented individual she is today. Eileen’s positive energy, perseverance and strength of character serve as a source of inspiration and motivation not just to youths, but to those who are seeking a sense of
direction and goal in life. Her candid sharing of real-life experiences and important life lessons from her personal struggles give us the courage and confidence to rise above obstacles, pursue our dreams and in her words, “play it forward”.
Ms Low Yen Ling
(MSFD and MCCY and MP for
CCK Group Representation Constituency
"In this book, I learnt about teacher Eileen's life, her journey through sports and academic. This is a book about how she overcame the difficulties throughout her life. On the other hand, I felt sad for her injuries while at the same time happy and proud for all her achievements. The lesson I learnt from this book is that we should never give up, always look on the positive side of life and to never give up hope."
"This passage from your book Teach a Life, for Life really resonates with my soul: The thought of flying was always in my mind. I would try anything that my supple body could handle as yearned to feel my body fly in the air like a butterfly spreading its beautiful wings in the wind, to experience the independence, freedom and spontaneity of flight. For me, riding a horse, running faster than wind, is a parallel to flying."
- Magda Pektoriva
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"Just to let you know. I saw someone reading your book while I was on the MRT. Glad to see the sales doing so well."
- Aaron Chen