Nation day is just around the corner. It is the day that we celebrate our independent 43 years ago.
Looking back our country has indeed progress far. From a little fishing village to what it is now, a well-oiled sophisticate money-making machine.
These days Singaporean are divided into 2 lots when come to national day. The first lot are those who want to go to the parade (because it is free) and to get the free goodies bags and the second lots are those who don’t really care about Nation day anymore. (Except we want the free holiday to go for a short holiday)
So get me to think what is National Day for me these days.
To me I find the yearly National Day parade are a complete waste of money and is an exploitation of thousands of NSF so those regulars can get their promotions.
Gosh imagine the time and taxpayer’s money spent on those rehearsals and fireworks. Is the National day's parade really that important to the average Singaporean?
National Day = Parade and Firework = Free Goodies Bags.
Imagine watching the same thing over and over and over again every year.
I believe many people failed to think what National Days should be. What we see around us like the parade , the nicely decorated Community Centers and offices are just skin deep.
I think it should be a time where we reflex on our shortcoming as a Nation and improve on it.
How many people are suffering from hunger in our country and what policies should be improved etc. etc.
Take it as an annual report card, not the financial one which we had in April, but a more humanitarian one which involve Singaporean, not the million dollars civil servants.
But again there many not be much Singaporean in the future to celebrate National Day as more and more Foreigner are coming and more and more Singaporean are leaving.