Saturday, August 09, 2014

Happy 49th Birthday Singapore!

Happy 49th Birthday Singapore! I've been humming and singing National Day songs on and off the whole day. Patriotic? Nah... Just love Singapore too much. This photo is a throwback of 3 years ago when I painted our Singapore flag on my short stubby nail beds haphazardly with no manicure tools.




I happened to tap into Instagram just now and found out that our Mediacorp darling Fann Wong has just delivered a National Day baby. How apt! Congratulations to Fann Mommy and Christopher Daddy!




It took this celebrity couple five long years to have a baby and I'm so happy for them that when I read the article on their joys and heartbreak of their baby-making journey, I teared uncontrollably.




There isn't a 2014 National Day Parade theme song this year. Only a mash up version of We Will Get There (2002 NDP theme) and One People, One Nation, One Singapore (1990 NDP theme) sung by young local singers. Not too bad but I do not quite like how I could never hear the chorus for We Will Get There since that portion was replaced by One People, One Nation, One Singapore.




Original: We Will Get There by Sun Yanzi (2002 NDP theme).




Original: One People, One Nation, One Singapore (1990 NDP theme).




Other than these 2 songs, there are so many NDP songs which I like coz they bring back lots of memories of my younger days. Singapore is really very different now than from the past and NDP songs certainly stir the nostalgia in me.

22 comments:

  1. Nice post,dear!
    Keep in touch xoxo
    Antonella!

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    1. Love to see newcomers around and hope to see you around more often. =)

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  2. Happy Birthday Singapore! You live in such beautiful place Jo, I want to visit it so so bad! And maybe visit you too!:) The nails are super cute, even though is an old pic is still perfect, you see you have good nail art skills!:) Congrats also to Fann and Chris, I didnt know them but they are a gorgeous celebrity couple. The parade is so touching and thrilling, love the song. Kisses Jo! xo

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    1. Ooooh, Lilli. I would love to meet up with you if ever we are in each other's home town. I think it would be really fun! Thank you for your sweet words always. Ah, Fann Wong is better known in the West as her role in Shanghai Knights as Jackie Chan's sister and Olwen Wilson's love interest.

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  3. Happy birthday to Singapore!
    And aww, what a cute couple. So happy they are starting a family :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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    1. Haven't seen you around a lot lately, Linda. Gonna catch up with you on your blog soon!

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  4. Happy Birthday to Singapore Jo! Fabulous job with your nails (I know it was a past pic, but still so cool). They are a beautiful couple. Congratulations to them :D

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    1. Thank you, Kim. =) I think you are one of my older blog friends who might remember that nails picture.

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  5. Singapore doesn't look a day over 30 :) xo

    http://downwithpants1969.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi Joe!
    what a cute post, I'm originally from Peru and our national independence day was on July 28, even though I'm far away I wore my Peruvian soccer shirt all day and went through the news just to see a little bit more of Peru. So, I know how it feels, to be far away but still missing your country. Thanks for sharing!
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh when I was crafting this post, I'm in my country Singapore. Still, it's nice to hear your thoughts, Milu, coz I would miss my country whenever I'm too long time away from it.

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  7. You sound like you're patriotic, it's good to love your country. The idiotic US educational system has forgotten that.

    Tell Singapore not to worry about turning 50. Just relax and enjoy the next year. :)

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    1. US is far too big to be as cohesive as Singapore which is such a small country. LOL... Singapore's 50th birthday would be a blast. As soon as its 49th birthday is over, the next year's NDP team is already planning for the 50th anniversary.

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  8. Hi Jo! Happy 49th B-Day to Singapore. You should have been proud, I've been in Singapore once back when I was a single lady:). I love shopping in Singapore, such a beautiful country! Thanks for your kind words on mine Jo, and yes, my hubby took my picture, Big thank for his busy time for my hobby:).

    Have a lovely week!

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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    1. It's always nice to hear my blog friends visiting my home town and loving it. It makes me feel almost proud to be a Singaporean. Thank you for your sweet words always, Tanya.

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  9. Wow the last song is really nice.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. On behalf of my country, thank you. =)

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  10. This was wonderful...Happy Birthday to Singapore :))) It's a beautiful thing to love your country, I wish more did that really!! xx

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    1. I totally agree with you, Kizzy. It makes the world a better place.

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  11. Cute nails :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

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    1. Love seeing newcomers here and hope to see you around more often!

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