Happy 46th Birthday, My Dear Sunny Island Set In The Sea

This year’s National Day was spent in a most unusual way. MOST UNUSUAL WAY.

It was the first time I had to wake up at 5.45a.m, get to the school by 6.20a.m and then be standing with the students at the open basketball court of Kembangan CC at 7a.m.

Never had I ever have to do such a thing. Never and never again. And there is no reimbursment for this “contribution to society”.

Anyway, so there we were, about 10 teachers and over 60 students at Kembangan CC so early in the morning, waking up the residents of the neighbourhood on the nation’s 46th birthday. Thankfully, we were there for only a very short while of about an hour. We were ready to head back to school at 8.30a.m. Unfortunately, the organisers did not expect such a huge turnout from the community and so, the poor students who woke up so early so as to participate in this event had to go home without breakfast as there were not enough MacDonald’s breakfast to go around. Anyway, on a happier note, our main liaison will ask for $4 per participant (including the teachers) from the organisers for our reimbursement. It is not much but it is better than nothing.

At the end of it, we five ladies had a good breakfast at The Royals Cafe (East Coast Road) before heading home. By the time I got home, it was only about 11. I felt as if I had been out the entire day.

So, my wish for this Sunny-Island-Set-In-The-Sea’s 46th Birthday is that everyone will always be treated equally and fairly so that there will always be happiness and peace. A bit cliched but it is like that.

Happy Birthday Singapore!


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