One More Chance

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One More Chance: The Story of Benny Se Teo From Heroin Addict to Restaurant Boss
Author: Colin Cheong
Publish: 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789814597
Pages: 144
Language: English

One More Chance

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"Society may not have given me another chance at first, but I gave myself one. Enough people believed in me and now I can give others that one more chance." – Benny Se Teo

By the time he was in Primary Five, Benny Se Teo was packing opium and running it to his father's opium den in Chinatown. At 15, Benny had his first puff of pot, then one night, he bought a straw of heroin and his troubles truly began.

In jail after his umpteenth arrest, he began to bleed in his stomach and had to be rushed to hospital. In those hours, he remembered the Saviour he had accepted. And he remembered the pain he had caused his family – especially his mother. He decided to get clean and stay clean.

This is Benny's story – of how his faith, and the faith his friends placed in him, turned him from a hard-core heroin addict into a restaurant boss. But it is more than a story of wasted youth – it is a primer for young people who have the idealism and drive to start businesses that can help society and make the world a kinder place.

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Colin Cheong
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Colin Cheong is one of Singapore"s more prolific contemporary writers. At the age of 15, he interned at the now defunct newspaper New Nation and contributed to an army magazine, Pioneer, during his National Service days. From Secondary 3 till the year before he graduated from university, he was a photographer and stage actor.

He has written or edited nearly 30 books, four of which have won national awards. He won the Singapore Literature Prize in 1996 for his novel, Tangerine, which was written like a travel diary.

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