[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

Saturday, September 23, 2006

[Missing home]
It is almost close to a month and a half after national day. But the tune of "My Island Home" is ringing in my head.

Last week, I watched this video titled "Mini Dragons". It was about Singapore some ten years ago. In it showed a segment about producing the national day song for Singapore's 25th anniversary. There were scenes of the composer Jeremy Monterio writing the song "One People, One Nation, One Singapore".

In between scenes was a story about three girls wanting to join Singapore Airlines as an air stewardess. There were also several scenes documenting the country's progress. The video also showcased some campaigns that the country had had. One was about encouraging Singaporeans to have a family complete with children.

I've never really had the feeling of missing home - perhaps a tinge of in while in my BMT days. My two trips overseas, one to Thailand and another to Philippines - were pretty short and lasted at most three days.

I'm not sure if I would miss Singapore if I travel for a long period. Perhaps I'll miss my family and maybe my lifestyle.

I guess I'll have to personally experience it for me to know.


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