We are 46!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy SiNgaPOre! 🙂

Even the tub of margarine is celebrating?!

At some point in our lives, we realise that having a cake is not the most important thing about a birthday. A birthday is time for celebration – and this nation that has defied the odds has much to celebrate. But it is also a time for reflection. For those of us entering the midstream of life – no longer adolescent, nor even youthful, but not yet elderly, somewhat like Singapore – it may be time to face up to our own fragility and mortality. 

Life is a gift. Life is fragile. These so-trite-yet-so-wise words are as true of a nation as of a person. On birthdays, we celebrate life. And then we reach beyond celebration to affirm our commitment to cherish and protect the good life. Happy Birthday, Singapore.

— Chua Mui Hoong, Review Editor, The Straits Times

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Live. Love. Learn. Laugh. Write. Draw. Colour. Blend. Play. Dream. Cry. Reflect. Pray. Sing. Worship. Bake. Cook. Rest. Give thanks.

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