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.


Helena said...

Have a lovely NAtional day, Stardust, and many more joyous bathtimes to come!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy Singapore Day and happy birthday to your brother, Stardust! Mom remembers when she gave sissy her first bath and the look on her face! But it didn't take long for her to love her bath!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

stay-at-home mum said...

I know what you mean, I felt most Singaporean when I was living overseas :P Once a Singaporean, always a Singaporean! And always proud of what the nation has achieved!

Feronia said...

Happy Singapore Day, Stardust, and a Happy Birthday to your brother! I love that that was the song that popped into your head while soothing little BB!