Sep 20, 2013

    Confessions of the Day is a hit

    STOMP's Confession of the Day section, which picks the best from the Confessions page on Facebook, is a hit with readers.

    Drawing an average of 10,000 page views daily, this section explores the most intimate secrets penned by anonymous writers.

    Some of the confessions can be very touching, like the one written by a National Institute of Education student.

    He wrote about his taxi-driver father who told him that he could be anything he wanted to be, even a doctor.

    But all the student wanted was to be the greatest and most inspiring teacher - just like how his dad had been to him.

    He recalled in his confession: "When I was young, my dad used to tell me stories; stories about strange things and people all over the world. How there are mountains that explode and how the earth can split apart.

    "How there are people with necks as long as their heads, and those who preserve their dead by wrapping them in bandages, hoping for the day of their rebirth.

    "My dad never travelled beyond Malaysia and Indonesia, but he read. And he had me enthralled with his stories."

    The student knew his father harboured hopes of him becoming a doctor someday, but he chose to pursue a degree in the field of Arts and Social Sciences instead.

    He never got to explain his decision to his father, who passed away while the student was in his second year of university.

    He wrote: "Pa, you never taught in schools, but you were the greatest and most inspiring teacher I have ever known.

    "Because of you, I have chosen to teach. I wish I could be as patient, funny, and as engaging as you. You made me discover what I look forward to, waking up every morning at 5.30am.

    "I want to teach others, just like how you had taught me."

    If you have a confession to share, write in to STOMP at