re-minisce has a long rant about National Day. Not politcially correct stuff, but something to make you think about an event we celebrate on auto gear every year.
Personally, I thought he was too kind on the National Songs.
Sure, that moblog thing is an interesting idea.
But honestly - go click the links above.
How many of them can actually write?
What is the POINT of a celebrity moblog when all the pseudo-celebrity writes is "I wish I could update more often, but I'm too busy."
I cast my eye around the web, and behold - there are SO MANY singaporean blogs out there. Hundreds upon thousands. Some of them can actually string words together into mini masterpieces.
Shouldn't national day recognise these usually hidden faces behind the pearls they produce out of their everyday, mundane lives?
Instead, we have the winner of the mydreamd8 competition (no offence, Janice) doing her best to represent the blogging community at large - and well. She's sweet, and she's trying her best, and I'm sure if I knew her in real life I'd be charmed.
But there's more to Singaporean bloggers than Janice.
I think the organisers got it all wrong. They shouldn't have "handpicked" top-blogs (through whatever social network they used to form their pool of candidates) which, quite honestly, are mostly rubbish, or just cute piccys of housepets or other snippets of celebrity life which, well, are interesting enough but not enough.
They should have set up a team to search the web for Singaporean weblogs - as many as possible -- and linked them ALL.