A little nostalgia of the colonial past. Anderson Bridge and Fullerton Building, now Hotel, in the background. Used to be the GPO. And the tongkang is now a pleasure cruiser for sightseers instead of goods carrier or bumboats.
Where Do We Belong?Fearless freedom, within the beautiful blue sky,as the beautiful birds soarand freely fly.Could there be crooked crocodilesor ruthless birds of preybeneath and on the surfaceof the calm waters and space?Don't forget,this is uniquely Singapore!Men-in-White and Wolves-in-Whiteare similarly everywhere,every time.Are our calm and peace,progress and prosperity real?Everyone loves calm, peace,justice, freedom and happiness.But with MIWs in power gripgreedier and tighter,more callous, more heinous,more ruthless by the day,Will commoners' contentmentbe real, a dream or nightmare?If after so many years past,and our national pledge is nothingbut just an aspiration,a bombshell hurl'd by the Fatherlike suicide terrorists,upon the mesmerized masses, unaware of the lurking danger,wherefore is our inspiration?If after 50 years of nation-building,the Little Red Dot is anythingbut still not a nation,another bombshell castagain by none other than the Fatherupon subservient souls,oblivious of their lives and limbs,what for we sing the national anthem and do national service?If after existing 50 years, for all intents and purposes,as an independent countryand the whole wide world knows,Singapore is but only a mere city,not a country, albeit a city of possibilities,a garden city or coming sin city,a third bombshell cast also with all intents and purposes,by another respected man of law,a long-time incumbent,a later legacy of the British Empire,where then is our country?What are we living for?What are we fighting for?What are we defending?What will we by dying for?What then is our nationality?Where then is our country?Where then is our home?Where do we belong?By 'Green Peas' 8 November, 2009.Singapore.
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