What is a National Day Rally without some fun #ndrsg tweets? Here are some from that lovely three-hour long opus by PM Lee.
1. @mrbrown: Make sure you pee before going to PM's National Day Rally tonight. #ndrsg
2. @mrbrown: All Your Channel Are Belong To #ndrsg
3. @mrbrown: OMG! I see #YamAhMee at #ndrsg !!! But they never invite brown Ah Me.
4. @mrbrown: #ndrsg PM now speaking in Chinese after his Malay speech. @miyagi and I are hoping he uses proverbs familiar to us, like 人山人海。
5. @miyagi: @mrbrown For sure! 我国现在人山人海！#ndrsg
6. @mrbrown: #ndrsg PM just made a joke about flowers in his Chinese rally speech. It sounds like it was a funny joke.
7. @miyagi: #ndrsg PM say Gahmen fly aeroplane!
8. @mrbrown: I think he said something like Singaporeans can go fly aeroplane. #wefailedchinese
9. @miyagi: Or was it 新加坡人打飞机？#wefailedchinese #ndrsg
10. @mrbrown: PM now talking about how the gahmen will help the elderly more. Camera pans to random old people in audience. #ndrsg
11. More shots of random old people in audience as PM speaks about elderly medical issues. #ndrsg
12. @mrbrown: #ndrsg Does PM wearing a blue shirt this year instead of his usual pink imply Blue IC > Pink IC? Or to commemorate WP getting more seats?
13. @mrbrown: I will have you know I am watching the #ndrsg in Mandarin with NO voiceover translation or subtitles. #howlian
14. @mrbrown: #ndrsg If my Chinese did not fail me, I think the PM just announced there will be a new Minister of Finding Your Lost Cat or Dog.
15. @mrbrown: #ndrsg PM just finished his Chinese speech. Half an hour toilet break for everyone!
16. @mrbrown: #ndrsg 30-minute break before the English speech begins. Channel 8 is showing some Last-Time-Life-Was-Very-Difficult documentary.
17. @mrbrown: PM: "We have to get our politics right and our policies right." #ndrsg Here we go…
18. @mrbrown: #ndrsg PM: "We need active citizens."
Wife to me: "You also quite active what."
Me: "Ya, actively poking fun at everybody."
19. @mrbrown: #ndrsg PM: Those earning near the HDB $8000 income ceiling worried. Don't scared, if you earn more that $8k, pass the excess to me lor.
20. @mrbrown: #ndrsg PM: HDB income ceiling raised from $8k to $10k. Er, wouldn't that increase demand on HDB flats?
21. @mrbrown: #ndrsg PM: University places will go from 12k places in 2011 to 14k places in 2015. You'll need more sexually awkward orientation games.
22. @mrbrown: #ndrsg Audience got a free look at Transformers 3: PM showed 10 seconds of Bumblebee transforming.
23. @mrbrown: #ndrsg My eyes just burned with pain after seeing the loud red flowery shirt worn by a fella sitting next to Vivian Balakrishnan.
24. @mrbrown: #ndrsg New outpatient benefits now apply to those from 40 & above. Eldershield Brigade, rejoice! @miyagi
25. @mrbrown: #ndrsg Go Pathlight school go! (I'm a fan of what they do.)
26. @mrbrown: #ndrsg Jurong will have underground granite caves that store petrochemicals. I am sure that will raise your property values, Jurongites.
27. @mrbrown: #ndrsg There'll be a 5 million memories project to collect stories of Singapore. Gonna need memories at the rate we tear down our heritage.
28. @ilikefilm: I found it nice that the PM showed his solidarity with ordinary workers by dressing like a wafer fab technician #ndrsg
29. @serologist: #ndrsg has ended. No money given out. Lame.
30. @mrbrown: #ndrsg PM showed photos of Punggol new developments. More than 10 years on, they still trying to convince us progress will come to Mordor
31. @Fake_PMLee: Stay tuned 4 my Tamil speech which was recorded earlier. If U don't understand Tamil, e message is abt not cooking curry too often. #ndrsg
And last but not least, here is the most important thing we heard at PM's speech on Sunday:
Youtube link: http://mrbrwn.co/qssMZw
Upon which I tweeted:
@mrbrown: #ndrsg PM on digital scene: "5 years ago, all you had was mrbrown. Now he has more competition." So do you leh, PM. Heheh.
To which @samho_ asked: @mrbrown what did you cook for PM Lee to get that #ndrsg mention?
My reply? "Curry…"