I'm not sad, nor do I mourn that we've lost a great leader. These people come and go with the turn of the century (or so) as the unstoppable force of time pushes us onward.
I do, however, wish to take this day to remember what he has achieved. Singapore has always been an outstanding example of a well-run city state. From a trading town to a cosmopolitan city in half a century, I need not elaborate further really.
Lee Kuan Yew was a man who knew what he wanted, how he wanted it, and did what he wanted to get there.And not only was he steadfast and resolute, he was obviously extremely skilful in leading his team, in finding the people that he needed, in envisioning the future.
An exemplary man, my words will never do his legacy justice. I'm not much of a wordsmith anyway, but I still would like to say that he's one of the people whom I revere the most.
I only think, it's a pity that he doesn't get to see the most significant celebration of his child yet, our SG50.