Date: February 14
Once again, please bear with me, while I share my thoughts with you. Nothing has changed or rather it has gotten worse. Life during the battle is horrible. Th past few days have been horrendous. I
t all begun on 3 February. You could hear theJapanese artillery hammering targets in Singapore. We were living amidst blood, dead bodies and destruction everywhere. All my friends and family were hiding in their homes. I just wanted to know that my boyfriend David is fine as I have not had any contact with him since the Japanese came to our shores. The worst part is not knowing where your loved one is in time of danger.
After losing my brother, everything became dull and plain for all of us. One moment you are a happy family and the next, all is lost. It is feeling that nobody should ever experience. After losing my loved one, I could not afford to lose my boyfriend.
Things took a turn for the worse when the Japanese came closer to where I lived. On 11 February 11 Japanese captured Bukit Thimah. The Japanese were everywhere and life was not safe anymore. We were cooped up in our little homes, and it was living in a prison with little contact with anyone. Before we knew it General Percival has surrendered to the Japanese on February 13.
Till next time,
Date: 14 February
Since I last wrote, life in Singapore has become unbearable for all of us. Ever since the British surrendered to the Japanese, we have been subjected to the Japanese atrocities. We were forced to learn Japanese. It was especially difficult for older people like my parents.We are so afraid to even step out of the house and talk and see people. The Japanese army is everywhere and the soldiers are mean and scary.
I’m afraid for my friends and family. I have just heard about the Japanese army being cruel to civilians and arresting many, including women. This is the most inhuman and disgusting thing ever done.
I’m absolutely bewildered by...