hApPi 46th HaTcHdAy SINGAPORE!!!
National day is always fun.... cos got school celebration and it's a half day.... wahahaha.... followed by 2 days off.... those of you who are not in pri, sec or JC wun know or remember that August 10 is also a school holiday bah... it's a rest day for the kids who participates in the national parade so those who din participate gets to leech on and enjoy the rest day too... woohoo... =) ...
proud to say that i had watched the live parade at least 4 times liao... once when i was in p3 cos grandpa gotten the tickets from the cc where he was very actively involved in, once in P5 as part of national education and twice with my current school with the P5 kiddos.....
Despite having a national day theme song every year.... i feel that the two most popular ones with the primary school kiddos are;
(2001) - Where I Belong - by Tanya Chua
and (2005) - Reach Out for the Skies - Rui En & Taufik
Think it's because these two are more catchy bah..... personally i like them too cos their lyrics are easier to remember and i get to hum along whenever we have sing-along practices starting one week before national day itself...
my kids had so much fun waving their little flags during the sing along sessions and i strongly encouraged them to do so as well... more fun mah.... until my little cedrick came running over to me to tell me that he's going to wave his flag during the flag lowering song (NATIONAL ANTHEM) one evening.... wahahaha.... nonono, i told him...it's a different kind of national SONG la.... kids are really cute (when teaching is not going on)
well, to 'celebrate' national today and while waiting for jc classmates to arrive for a gathering at home sweet home (and boy, thay are really late), i went youtubing and listened to all the national day theme songs which make its tribute in 1984;
1984 & 85- Stand up for Singapore
1986 - Count on me Singapore
1987 & 88 - We are Singapore
1990 - One People, One Nation, One Singapore
1998 - Home
1999 - Together
2000 - Shine on Me
2001 - Where I Belong
2002 - We will get there
2003 - One United People
2004 - Home (again)
2005 - Reach out for the skies
2006 - My Island Home
2007 - There's no place i'd rather be
2008 - Shine for Singapore
2009 - What do you see?
2010 - Song for Singapore
and for this year, it's "In a Heartbeat"
Personally I like home
and There's no place I'd rather be...
=).... easier to sing... recent years one too jazzy for me....