Wong Chai Lok (Master Wong) wrote the beautiful calligraphy forming part of the Mighty Oaks logo when he was ninety-two years old. Master Wong was an exemplary model of an active elder on the “second rainbow” journey of life....
Mighty Oaks’ vision, that every elderly person deserves to live with dignity, purpose, hope and love, touched Master Wong’s heart. He created this artistic representation of our name as a gift to our organisation.
Master Wong loved art, poetry, and calligraphy. After retirement, he continued to teach calligraphy, host exhibitions of his own work, as well as that of his students, published books, and contributed to community, including to Mighty Oaks.
Master Wong was one of the judges of our art competition, an event to encourage young artists to paint for the elderly. He always had a kind and encouraging word, not only for the winners, but also for many of the other young artists. He continued to support us as a judge until he passed away at the age of ninety-nine.
“As a teacher for over seventy years, I practice what I preach, and continue to learn and improve. I observe the changing cultural shifts and aspire to create a second rainbow in my life.”
Master Wong, thank you for inspiring us and being such an important part of the Mighty Oaks community. We appreciate and respect you.
Poh Lee Tan, Mighty Oaks Founder