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Happy National Day!
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yodge
Today is Sporea's National Day. I'm not quite sure what it celebrates, but I think it's the separation from Malaysia and its independence. So there's always this big parade and a big party and show in the stadium and hordes of dancers doing really corny things and people singing and then pretty fireworks. Singapore is 39 years old today.

Anyway, usually I can't bear to watch the parade. I don't know why - I think on a certain level I feel insulted, and on another I feel sad that people never celebrate our country's indepence independently, but have to get the government to throw them a party, otherwise they never would. People just aren't interested or patriotic enough to want to throw their own party. Most people only hang the flag outside their homes because a residential commitee tells them to. But the government is partly to blame, since displaying the national flag (outside residences) outside a certain period around National Day is ILLEGAL. And wearing the flag (say, on a t-shirt) is also a punishable offence. And yet they compose cheesy patriotic songs every year and get hundreds of children dancing with ribbons and parade their guns and tanks and troops... but they won't let people be patriotic on regular days. I don't get it. It's SO WEIRD.

Anyway, since it's a public holiday and my last day of vacation (SCHOOL STARTS TOMORROW!!!) I made a big cream-mushroom-chicken-curry casserole and it was very yummy. I've put all the leftovers in small boxes in the fridge so I can feed myself for the next week. Yay!


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a big cream-mushroom-chicken-curry casserole

Yuuuuumm! Sounds like my sort of food.
...and I should remember something about Singapore's independence from Malaysia coz I would have been 17/18 at the time, but i don't. :-/ I *do* remember a lot of racial tension and fuss at the time.
And the red!! It's pretty!

Re: a big cream-mushroom-chicken-curry casserole

yeah, the independence was pretty much because of the racial tension and riots and killings and blah blah. basically we got kicked oot of Malaysia. har har!

-yoj

Happy National Daz, and have a goond bax to scllo fro yer lsat yeat.

--
Banazir

Re: a big cream-mushroom-chicken-curry casserole

..and a good thing it was too! No wonder your country is celebrating! Singapore doesn't let these terrorists get away with anything!!
Things may not be at their best at the moment, but it's been worse and you've already proven your ability to overcome the odds.

Bax to school today??

Re: a big cream-mushroom-chicken-curry casserole

Bax to school today??

*sob*

-yoj

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I have no idea! I guess maybe it's that they wanna keep it a highly respected symbol and so they don't want people walking around with flags on their boxers or bikinis or whatnot. That's my best guess. *shrug*

-yoj

That sounds about right. It used to be illegal in India for individuals to fly the flag even on our national day - only schools, housing associations and a few other such exalted folks were allowed to do it. The-flag-is-too-high-a-symbol-to-be-so-profaned and all that. It was also illegal to wear clothes in the colours of the national flag, even if the pattern was totally different. They relaxed the law a wee bit a couple of years ago, but it's still pretty strict.

It used to be frowned upon over here to wear the flag on clothes but now gobs of people do it. We don't have any laws against it though. We used to, I think, but they were deemed unconstitutional (along with laws against flag burning).

brun a flag bra! while you're wearing it!!!

-yoj

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