Thursday, August 09, 2007
Loving My Country
Today is Singapore's 42nd birthday. This year, the national day celebrations will be at the floating platform of the Marina Bay area - a first in Singapore. Culture lovers can pop by any of the NHB museums as they will be open to the public for free. There will also be lots of other celebrations and parties going on in the many households here I am sure.
What does National Day mean to you? Is it just another public holiday or does it stir something deep within you?
For me, I find that national day is a good time to quieten one's heart a little and celebrate the things which makes life worth living here in Singapore. We have fabulous food, an efficient public transport system, relatively clean streets, high levels of security, and a soaring employment rate. If you think you have it bad, just look at the environmental disasters, acts of terrorism, abject poverty, stark hunger, political turmoil and rampant inflation happening around us.
Of course, our country isn't perfect. There are still lots that we can do to make it better. However, maybe just for this one day in the year, let us look at the positives rather than the negatives shall we?