As a father, there is no other place I want my son to be. I've traveled around South-east Asia in the last few years and I've seen Europe. My conclusion after each trip? Singapore is the one and only home I'll ever have.
I want Drayden to grow up and appreciate everything I've grown to love about this country. The love I have for this country wasn't developed over night. No sirree! The love grew over the years. It's like a love relationship. The older it gets, the more golden it becomes.
In all honesty, there are things I am unhappy about. It's small issues that I grumble about from time to time. Like the ever increasing cost of cigarettes in Singapore. For those that don't smoke and aren't from Singapore, a pack of Marlboro's now cost SGD$11.70 (US$8.30). There's the humid weather we experience over here as well. It gets bloody hot on some days. Not forgetting how self centered and unfriendly some Singaporeans are. Like I said, these are small issues and I love to grumble. =)
Ultimately, Singapore is everything a country should be, a home to me and 4.59 million other Singaporeans.
Happy Birthday Singapore!
From the Tattooed Blogger, Noel Desmond Boyd.