Yes, that is the actual Miss Universe Singapore (MUS) 2018 dress above. Worn by Miss Zahra Khanum, it was designed by Mr Moe Kasim, 48, who said he was inspired by the Trump-Kim summit that was held in Singapore.
He told TNP: "The toughest part was bringing out the message tastefully through design. I had to consider the political sensitivities and what it all meant to Singapore and to the world community… without (creating) any misinterpretation.
It has been a while since I posted about Faith, so I thought it would be good to share some recent photos. She is all of 17 years old now, and not the little girl that many of you may remember her.
Since it was Deepavali, and a public holiday yesterday, and we decided to take Faith out to town for a little outing. Her younger brother and younger sister all had their own teenage programmes, so it was just me, mommy, Auntie Marian and Faith.
It doesn’t take very much to make her happy. An MRT ride to Dhoby Ghaut, a little window shopping, a snack at Mos Burger, and then another train ride home.
Her autism didn't cause her to act up in the train or the mall, which was good. She did, however, have a very strong desire to enter stores with loud music playing (she would stand near the speakers for a bit, listening), and she would drag us to places where there were holes and repeat patterns on the wall.
She enjoyed squeezing the squeeze toys in a shop, so mommy let her play with those for a while.
She was all smiles today. And that made us smile too.
I has been a while since I have given a talk. I think at least four years. So I was very chuffed to present at the National Library over the weekend, as part of their Our Published Heritage series. I thought the title "Rise of the Blogfather" was very cute.
Thank you all for coming to my talk at the National Library on a rainy Saturday afternoon! It was great to share my stories with you!
Sorry if I didn’t get a chance to speak with all of you guys more after the event. It was so wonderful to touch base with you!
I was particularly happy to have my wife and two younger kids present too, as well as old friends and family members, coming down to support my little talk. And the 200-300 of you too.
21 years of doing mrbrown stuff online. How time flies.
[Top photo of me by the other Blogfather, Winston Tay. Thanks, dude!]