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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Loving Singapore

Aug 9 may be over but the celebration for Singapore's 41st National day is still on.

Here's a poem to describe my feelings for the occasion.

In 1965 independence we gain
41 years we have come
Six presidents we have had
Yusof Ishak, Benjamin Sheares,
Devan Nair, Wee Kim Wee,
Ong Teng Cheong and
the present S R Nathan
Though a small nation
Many achievements we are proud of
Singapore Airlines internationally known
HDB provided many a home
CPF serves as a security net for old age
Also reputed as a clean garden city
No doubt there are setbacks such as
1997 financial crisis
2003 SARS and now the bird flu
Still we braved and overcome these challenges
While we rejoice in the NDP celebrations
Let's also be thankful that
We are in a "fine" and safe country where
We are spared disasters like tsunami, volcanoes
and terrorist attacks

No matter what happens, I will always be a Singaporean. As a parent, I will also encourage my children to stay put here. There will always be green pasture to explore.



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