48th Birthday. Not Me!

10 Aug

Blowing Balloon

Yesterday, 9 August is Singapore 48th Birthday! Happy Belated Birthday Singapore! I did my first animated gif file for the occasion using Adobe Photoshop. Hopefully, I can do my own little animation in time to come.

For a nation, we are young. If we put it in human years perspective, it would be comparable to a young child perhaps. Hence, it is not surprising that we have yet to develop our national identity. We are still learning and exploring. Eventually, it will come to us!

I am thankful for being born and living in Singapore for so many reasons. Here are just some of them off the top of my head:

  • Clean tap water that is drinkable just from the tap
  • The lush green trees just outside my window and everywhere
  • A roof over my head
  • Peace and stability like safe streets, political and economical stability
  • Ready accessibility to the Internet so that I can connect to the World
  • International cuisine and local food that are conveniently located
  • A good education system so that I can read

Are there any shortcomings? Of course there are! The imperfections do irk me sometimes but it doesn’t stop me from loving Singapore. After all, I am imperfect too!

To more great years ahead, Singapore! 🙂

PS: This is my 101th post!

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8 Responses to “48th Birthday. Not Me!”

  1. l1or August 11, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Cool gif Rusty! looks good! It’s interesting that all the things you list as perks of living in Singapore are also perks of where I live on the other side of the world!

    I’m curious – is Singapore’s birthday like the 4th of July in the US, with fireworks and parades and things?

    • rusty August 11, 2013 at 11:32 am #

      Cool! Seems like I ought to visit the other side of the world once I save up enough. 😛

      From my understanding of the 4th of July in the US, it is a really really big scale event so I am not sure how we measure up to that.

      Singapore has what we call the National Day Parade. It is definitely one of the biggest events in Singapore involving Singaporeans from schools, the military, unions, corporate organisations for a night of performances, national songs, special effects, outrageous outfits and military showcase. But of course, the best part for me will be the fireworks each year! It is a splendid sight! 😀

      • l1or August 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

        nice 🙂 sounds very festive and spirited! I love seeing fireworks too – especially when synchronized perfectly to music – it’s so magical! One of these days I want to go to see a few displays for an international firework competition where I imagine quality must be high if they want to win – it must be beautiful.

      • rusty August 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

        Wow. I didn’t know there is an International Firework Competition. Must be awesome!

  2. iarxiv August 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    First animated gif, eh? Good stuff! 🙂 Happy Birthday Singapore!

    • rusty August 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      Thank you on behalf of Singapore! 🙂

  3. Mr Oh August 25, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    Nice animated gif! I hope to try one of these one day 🙂

    • rusty August 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Thanks! Look forward to yours! 😛

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