I saw this in the Forum page today and I was very touched.
Thank you Ms Lum, for your kind words (jeez I hope she was referring to my site, or else I will very laokui one, haha).
I am happy that my nonsense helps to bring a little Home to you in Shanghai.
I certainly hope the two hours your family spent wasn't due to the poor internet speeds in China or due to my site loading too slowly. Hahaha!
The certain gentleman named after a particular mundane colour
Even the dashing, stern-looking parade leaders participated in carefully scripted videos showing their softer sides. Family, friends, my wish for Singapore. It was just too much mush for me. Where was the straightforward stuff, the plain old displays? Bring back my 'boys and girls run and form all sorts of patterns' displays.
It was 7pm and there was still no sign of what I was hoping to see. My sons looked bored.
So, I switched off the TV and, almost telepathically, all of us went online and logged on to our favourite Singaporean blog. This website, by a certain gentleman named after a particular mundane colour, filled our next two hours with immense Singaporean humour and candid self-mockery.
Yes. That's what I call home. Happy birthday, Singapore.
Lum Yin Peng (Ms)