Yesterday, I went to the Singapore Arts Museum with some classmates for a talk about art appreciation. Met up with Teck, Irah, Brandon first and then with Sam and Azy. The talk was okay, they made us sit on weird stools though, but the walk in the gallery was fun :D The paintings and sculptures were impressive, and our museum guide was good. There was this girl in our group who kept letting out a very pretentious "mmmhmmmmm" every single time the guide was saying something which made sense to her or was interesting. We couldn't help but laugh at her, and it was so funny cos we were trying so hard to stifle our laughter.
After that we went to Arab Street to get cloth for Teck's banner, and then to Haji Lane! Saw more interesting things today, and bought a tee for myself. Am broke now (:
Then after all the shopping and walking around I met Jia Yu, Inez and Hidayah at New York New York for dinner. We were gonna celebrate Jia Yu's early birthday. The breaded fish linguine was awesome, by far the best thing I've eaten there.
We walked out after that, caught a short glimpse of the fireworks before and after the national anthem was played during the Nationay Day preview. And it has come to my attention that Singaporeans actually do not bother bout the national anthem when it is being played and when you can hear it so clearly. People just continue walking nonchalantly, not stopping to at least show some respect for the nation, pretending that they've not heard anything. I wonder if it actually occurred to them if they should have at least stopped walking.
When I was in Thailand two years back, shopping in Chatuchak, the people stopped moving and stopped talking when the national anthem was played at 6pm. So why is this not happening in Singapore? Do we not feel any sense of pride or loyalty to our country?
Will you stop walking if you hear the national anthem playing on the streets?
Hidayah, Jia Yu and I hung out at Starbucks after that. We talked a lot about how we've changed since secondary school, our lives now, love, betrayal, friendship, people... It was just nice sitting there and reflecting with your dear friends. :)
We should do this more often okay! I think Starbucks'd be our usual spot now.