Dear Mr Gopalan Nair ,
My name is Ernest Chen and I am a Singaporean student studying in Singapore and I am 15 this year. I have been faithful in reading your blog entries since the start of this year and I really enjoy your critical comments on Singapore and the government. I really agree that living in Singapore is unbearable and I am sure that you would be delighted to know that not all students are brainwashed by the Singapore's regimented education system.
Hence, I would like to ask for permission for the use of your blog entries. Of course, I will not copy chunks of words from your blog, instead, I will want to use your ideas, and come out with essays on my own, using my own words. The idea and structure will be resemble yours, but the the words I use will be simpler as my target is to students like me.
So again, I would like to ask for your permission to adapt your posts to put them on my blog. I hope you would consider allowing me to do so.
I hope that you would reply to my email.
Thank you very much.
Permission readily and gladly given.
Thank you very much
April 20th 2008