09 August 2011
In a heartbeat
Just moments ago, I was watching the closing of the National Day Parade online.
Yes! It's National Day, and the birthday of my dearest brother. This day last year, I was back home to celebrate his big day!
It's very stirring humming those oh so familiar songs sung during school days. I bet every Singaporean stationed overseas are connected with home in the same heartbeat. I couldn't help the tears when reciting the national pledge!
I remember the first time I gave Baby Bear a bath, the boy actually flew into a panic and of all songs, the frantic mom blurted out the national anthem hoping to calm him down. ( By the way, it worked ) It's harder than you think that one's roots can be easily forgotten!
Take me out of the island, but you can't take the island out of my heart. Majulah Singapura.