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  • The one thing that made me stay was duty.

    Duty to our family and the singularity my grandfather traversed to bring us here… our own Great Leap Forward. He pulled us into the future, from poverty to wealth, from illiteracy to wisdom.

    And duty to my home. I stayed to honour the crystal city, to protect, build, teach, create and serve the place from which we leapt into a new millennium.

    Happy 94th Birthday Gramps.
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