Friday, 15 May 2009

Something to share

Fong Foong Mei (Class of 1989) is one of our stars, having won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 2007. She recently shared with me a very personal and thought-provoking article that was recently published in the Wall Street Journal. I'd like to share it with you.

Dear Joanna,

We last corresponded after news of my Pulitzer came out a couple of years back. I thought you might find this recent story I wrote of interest to the blog, it's a rather personal piece and deals with infertility--certainly not something Ms. Yeap, Mrs. Aziz and all warned us about.

BBGS was an amazing school because it taught us to reach for the skies. But one of the byproducts of career success for us has been delayed--or missed--opportunities for children, as we stay in school longer, start families later and come up smack dab against biological realities. Since running this, several old classmates have reached out to me and shared their own stories about difficulties starting families. So I thought it might be a good idea to have this piece find a wider audience among old BBGS-sians. I'm fairly sure there are not a few of us who have faced or are facing such difficulties.

(PS. Also, you might have heard but the girls from my year--1989--are planning a 20 year reunion on July 11 in KL. I'm hoping to make it but not sure. Details on

Foong Mei

1 comment:

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