I have no problem understanding the instructions from mrbrown. Just that I feel 1 photo is enough to make my own “one Singapore minute”. Why need a series of photos when just 1 photo can say how I feel about Singapore. (Hope I don’t get disqualified for doing this)

And here we have it. 1 photo with 3 things that do Singapore proud.

Pls excuse me if I left out other things. My mind is currently on a holiday mood. Can’t really think of others. But these 3 are already good enough to make you wanna stand up and say loud loud “I’m a Singaporean!”

Happy Birthday Singapore.


Went into my old blog and dig out this posting that I’ve done 3 yr ago during National Day. The feeling and thinking is more or less the same. Nothing much has changed. Still have the same tots.

Anyway, Today is Singapore’s 40th Birthday.
Happy Birthday.

**Written on 9th Aug 2002**

wat is patrotic? something i ask myself during singapore’s 37th birthday
is hanging out the flag during national day consider patrotic? or is it going to the NDP consider patrotic?

remember i was talking bout those china woman who got gold in the commonwealth games?
so is tat consider patrotic?
i posted up the same topic in a forum tat i often visit….
and someone replied to me, “at least they got gold for us, wat have u done for singapore?”

wat have i done for singapore? i wonder?
being a singaporean for 22 yr already, spending most of my time in singapore.
being loyal to singapore, serving my national service
is it not enough? so do i have to go play some table tennis to get gold for singapore to show my loyality?
or do i have to climb the everest to show tat i’m patrotic?
or just hanging out the flag will do?

it’s all in the heart….no action needed….
but why is it some pple think must hang a flag to be patrotic?
i tink it’s so artifical….
I am a singaporean, and I’m proud to be 1….
when the time comes, if there is a need to fight a war, i’ll be out there, protecting singapore, my home with my life
isn’t that enough?

or do i have to get gold in table tennis? or climb everest and plant singapore flag on the top
to show them i’m as patrotic to singapore as they are?
do you think they are really loyal to singapore?
will they fight a war for singapore, and even lose their life just to defend singapore???

who are they? born in a country far away, come to singapore
just because singapore give them more money, just because they are good at something
and their own country does not give them the same chance and money as singapore
then they come here….and we gave them the chance, the money and the glory
and WE forgotten about OUR own people!!!

here they are, taking away the chances of our own people
yes, we are not as good as them, but so? does playing a game mean u have to win?
because of them, how many people lost the chance to represent singapore?
how many lost the heart in playing, on seeing them that their skill are much better than ours?
some people dare to say they are here to raise the standard of singapore sport
i feel they are here to take away the chances of singaporean in representing in the sport

and so wat if he put the singapore flag on top of everest?
it’s not the flag on the everest, it’s the people that went up there that really matters
but who is up there? a Singapore PR….have he served the NS before?
will he pick up a M16 1 day if needed? or will he be on the earliest flight out of singapore?
yet we are dumping money on to him, to let him finish HIS dream, HIS wish, HIS adventure
when such money could be use to help the needy, the unfortunate and the 1 who deserved more!

and i look at myself
why am i still so loyal to a country who cares so much bout others and not his own people?
the new GST and income tax changes shows 1 thing, singapore is interested in attracting more outside talents
does it care about it’s own people? increase GST so benifits can be giving to richer “talents” frm oversea
to attract them to come here, just to see them RUN away when something bad happen

and while i’m serving my national service, holding my M16, protecting the country,
i see many oversea students coming to NTU and NUS
to study, get a degree and just F**K off from here.
taking up the seat that many singaporean are dying for.
which singaporean doesn’t wish complete his degree in singapore?
but does singapore give u the chance?

NO! they rather give it to oversea students, who pay more than u!
it’s not as if our result are worest then them, if our result is worest, then why some of us can get into top uni in UK and Aust?
it’s just that we are holding a diploma.
have anyone ever actually look at the ratio of dip student and oversea student in our UNI???
i remember last time i applied for NUS and was rejected, only to found out they actually had 200++ oversea students out of the 700++ seats available!!!
imagine if tat 200 seats were not given to them and to singaporean? how many singaporean can benifit frm it???

yet we give them the chance to study in singapore, forgetting bout our children.
so wat will they do after they finish their studies?
go back to their country and contribute to THEIR country, forgetting that it is SINGAPORE who give them the chance to study, who educate them, who mould them into the person they are now.
wat have they done to deserve a seat in our Uni???
did they serve the army? or did they help contribute to our econmy?

today is singapore 37th birthday, and here i am scolding her
telling her tat she has been forgetting bout her own children
we are YOUR children, YOUR citizen, YOUR people,
yet u treat outsider better than us.

but still, no matter what happen,
i’m still loyal to u, if time come, i’ll be here to fight
even if it mean dying for u, i’m willing…..

but why am i doing so much for someone so heartless?
cos i’m a PURE singaporean, i’m born here, i live here and i’ll die here
this is MY Singapore, MY Home, MY Future

Happy birthday.

Life is like fireworks. Yeap, I did mention the moment of beauty before.
But fireworks is more than just a moment of beauty. It is a constant reminder of many lesson in life.

Went to watch fireworks again today. And once again the foolish me tried to capture the fireworks with my K750i. Okie, I’ve learnt how to take a shot without directly looking at my K750i’s view finder. I’ve re-learnt how to enjoy the moment of beauty again. So I snap and snap non stop. Don’t really expect them to turn out good. Just wanna capture the moment.

Most of the shot were badly taken. (hey, what do you expect from a HP camera?). Only one shot not bad looking. Not really nice actually, but I’ve been sending it to my friends. That the best shot I have today.

It is just like life. You keep searching and searching until u finally find the right person. And when you found it, u’ll treasure it.

I don’t carry much hope in shooting the perfect fireworks picture. But I’m still taking photo when watching fireworks. At least if I were to take the shot, I know there is still a 50-50 chance that 1 of the shot is the perfect picture. At least at the end of the day, I know I’ve tried….. even I fail to take a perfect shot, at least I’ll have no regrets….


National Day is coming. Someone wrote to newspaper to say that he is seeing lesser and lesser people hanging the national flag each year. I wonder, why bother?

Does it really matter much if we hang the flag or don’t hang it? Hanging the flag outside your flag means nothing. Someone who hang the flag can also be a spy selling country top secret info to others. Does hanging the flag means anything?

That why I choose to hang the flag elsewhere, inside my heart. I didn’t hang the flag outside my house this year. It serve no purpose. I don’t need to do it to show my patriotism and loyalty to the country. I show my love and loyalty to the country thru other means. I show my loyalty to the country by reporting for my reservist every year. By not chao kenging during ICT. By putting my best effort. I show my patriotism by being willing to be the 1st person at the frontline should anyone want to attack Singapore. I show my love for Singapore by defending it’s interest and reputation. By contributing to Singapore to make it a better place for our children.

Hanging the flag outside your house takes 5 mins. If this simple action is able to show one’s patriotism, then patriotism is worthless.

I choose to hang the flag in my heart. It takes more than 5min. In fact it takes a lifetime to hang a flag in the heart. If someone were to ask me if I hang the flag this year, my reply will be “I’ve been hanging the flag every day, right here inside my heart”

Happy 40th birthday Singapore.


60 years ago, an Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, killing more than 140,000 people, and causing many thousand more people to die of radiation-related illness.

While the A-bomb triggered the surrender of the Japanese and the end of World War II, I’ve always wondered if it is actually necessary.

Germany and Italy had already surrendered. Japan is alone, fighting the Allied forces in many front lines. Japan’s Naval and Air forces are losing the fight to the Allied forces that had surrounded Japan. Bombing on Japan’s land was conducted every night. Russia also declared war against Japan. Japan is losing….

So is the A-Bomb really required? I don’t think so. It is just a matter of time before Japan surrender. The A-Bomb will speed up the surrender. Maybe saving the lifes of many American troops. But it killed more civilians than soldiers.

140,000 civilians, unarmed and untrained, were killed. I thought they should be targeting military targets like war factory and army camps. Yes, the Japanese soldier were cruel. I remember the Rape of Nan Jing. I remember how the people suffered under the Japanese rule. But we are no different from them. We dropped a A-Bomb on a defenseless city.

140,000 lives loss in exchanged for a faster peace. Is it worth it?

Remember Hiroshima. Remember the day 140,000 civilians lifes were lost to exchange for peace….