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National Identity And Social Roles

Today is Singapore’s 46th birthday, it’s national day and 46 years of independence.

I was involved in a celebration with various people in the community and many grassroots leaders along with our prime minister. It was also at the same time that I received news about some serious rioting in various parts of UK, where the police were undermined, undermanpowered, and not well respected by the public.

At that point of time, mixed feelings ran wild inside me, especially when I was singing SG national anthem and reciting the pledge.

Here in Singapore we are celebrating our national identity and proud to be a citizen, part of the living community.

There in UK I was thinking of my family in UK, particularly London, whether they r affected by the chaotic situation.

Just hope that the situation will turn for the better.

Anyways Happy Birthday Singapore.

Huppy Participating In The Run Round Singapore… Go Go Go!!

Run run run

“Today was the first ever 218-km mega relay run to celebrate NTU’s 55th anniversary and raise funds for needy students.

As part of Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) 55th anniversary celebrations, its alumni, students, staff and supporters will be coming together to take part in a unique 218-km Run Round Singapore relay run, which will be held from 27 to 28 March 2010.

The total distance of the relay run is equivalent to five marathons combined. This will be the first ever 218-km relay run to be held in Singapore. The record of ‘Highest Participation Relay Run Round Singapore’ (168km, 50 relay stations, 3,593 participants) was set five years ago when NTU celebrated its 50th anniversary.

As part of its 55th anniversary celebrations, the NTU community is coming together and rallying supporters and friends to break this record for a worthy cause. Nine core runners – representing NTU alumni, students and staff – will attempt to go the entire distance and to set new records for the Singapore Book of Records by completing the 218-km run in under 36 hours.

To encourage more participants from various constituencies throughout Singapore to take part in the non-competitive mass relay run, there will be a total of 68 relay stations, each averaging 3km, along the 218-km route. About 10,000 participants are expected to take part in Run Round Singapore.

Besides promoting healthy lifestyle and celebrating the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, Run Round Singapore also aims to raise funds for the NTU Endowment Fund, which supports financially needy students of NTU.”

The above taken from Nanyang Technological University Online News Page

Allan Tan Blogging Random Stuff

Its been a while since I really blog about my/our lives. Going to do a summarised version today.

i) Chloe has turned one and we are pregnant with our 2nd baby and as of today its 14 weeks + old. Daisy is having a hard time with this pregnancy, and comparing it with Chloe’s, this one is making her think twice about the 3rd baby at this moment whilst with Chloe, she really enjoyed her pregnancy.

ii) we went away to Phuket with my mum’s siblings and family, 11 of us and the trip was fun yet hectic. Eat lots of nice food, but some of us got food poisoning on the last day. DnAnC + Mama is going back to Phuket again, (thanks to Marriot Vacation Club complimentary stay) and we hope that this coming trip will be a much more chilled holiday.

iii) I noticed that they are a lot of dangerous and rude drivers around and I seriously was considering if I should buy an in-car video cam to record the rude moves that some drivers do. Sometimes I get “cut” by “F1 racers” in Toyota and Hondas doing a speedy lane change, so dangerous that if the car previously in front of me brakes we would get into a collusion, me hitting his right rear bumper. One particular driver I remember, SCP1133A, Silver Honda Civic.

iv) Have been playing a bit of badminton, and decided that will pick up this sport back and play it a bit more seriously and long term.

v) Wanted to go to visit a nursing home back due to time clash, we could not go and went to attend a relative’s wedding instead. Almost gone to a CNY dinner for grassroot leaders with GOH, PM Lee, but had food poisoning so gave it a miss.

vi) Health has not been fantastic. Currently having a back pain that goes back since a while ago. Seeing a specialist to get a diagnosis. Hopefully will not miss the ICT in May.

vii) Potentially (80%) selling the car as it is nothing but a big liability to us right now. 80% of the time its just sitting in the carpark. It is more of a luxury item than a necessity, hence it should really go. Anyone wants to buy it? Or anyone wants to buy the registration plate? SGN126P.

viii) Want to try scenario paintball one day so if someone wants to join me pls pls pls let me know. Need to travel to Malaysia though. Maybe airsoft too.

I think that is about all. Updates again later..