Life is good in Singapore.
We complain about delayed train services, flooding, P1 balloting, and even LGBT issues. We do not have to worry about threats or life and death issues on a daily basis.
We have so much time to bicker and pull each other down.
Nobody cares about difference of opinions anymore, it is either My view or Your view.
Voices are getting more vocal and less tolerant.
Daddy cherish our way of life (the peaceful one).
We can walk in the evenings without fear of muggings.
Kids go to school and do not worry about being gunned down.
Food and transport is relatively affordable.
All our complains are so insignificant compared to real World issues.
Perhaps this National Day, take a step back, and count our blessings for Singapore.
Is Singapore perfect? No.
Are we gracious? No.
Can we make Singapore better? 100% YES!
Enough ramblings, we are supposed to blog about our 2014 National Day Parade first full-dressed rehearsal.
We started our Day with a cruise down Marina Bay. Not any normal cruise, but our RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) can reach 30 knots!
eBrake, splashes, getting wet and acting cool is part of the itinerary.
Have you seen our exhilarating boat ride already? (click for RHIB link)
Checkout this link on how SAF helps to fight piracy at Gulf of Aden (part of an international task force).
Video : If you ever get an opportunity to ride a RHIB, Go for it!
Waves at 40s caught our DSLRs by surprise.
** This NDP Rehearsal is part 2 of Mindef and NDP’s bloggers engagement programme, we also visited Paya Lebar’s to witness how F15SG pilots prepare for their NDP flypast (click link)
(image credit Mindef PR)
This is the first time that MINDS is participating in NDP Parade. Drums away!
Our Happy Family in Red and White.
(photo credit David from OurPrincessDana)
Video : The highlights of NDP 2014
We love the songs for 2014 NDP. Yesterday’s favourite melodies tell the stories of how Singapore is growing, the music video talks about family, respect, love and care.
Thank you Mindef PR for the invitation, there is no better platform for families to express their Love, patriotism for Singapore! Thank you to all the performers and volunteers for your sacrifice!
NDP 2014 will be the last National Day Parade at Marina Bay’s floating platform.
2015 will be at Padang (with mobile column), followed by 2016 at the new stadium.
** Ch5 and Ch8 News are giving away a pair of NDP tickets every evening
*Thank you Accord for the tickets!