A country that I have been proudly calling home for the last 10 years and hoping for many more, celebrated its 50 years of Independence this year! Since I am professionally in the education line, I have been involved in quite a few initiatives to celebrate SG50, I have had the opportunity to learn and appreciate the country’s heritage and history even more.. It was a great feeling to experience the patriotic ambience with flags all around, unique wall paintings, many commemorations etc..
When Yuvan came up and asked me whether I could paint his face in the National colours for his school celebrations, though it was going to be my first time trying my hand at face painting, I readily agreed. After a little bit of searching I found a good face painting kit with just what I wanted.
It dawned and we both were up very early so that we have an hour set aside just for face painting before he could report to his school earlier than normal for his prefect duty. The end result was good, he was super happy – that he was able to get his face painted. He felt even happier when his friends complimented him as well the school Principal stopped to enquire him about his face painting. I was very happy to see him happy! Little things matter the most!
And I had the privilege to be there at school as part of the PV group and I enjoyed seeing him proud to be flaunting Singapore’s flag on his face! It was a meaningful celebration too..
Earlier, every student studying in a Singapore was given a customised Lego set to create awareness about Singapore’s iconic buildings and present them with a opportunity to learn about them in a fun way! I personally thought it was a brilliant idea!
And I managed to buy two books about probably the only political figure whom I have huge respects for! and I am reading it currently… It’s a huge eye opener and a very very good read…
Yuvan also managed to contribute to his school SG 50 100 wishes quilt that the school put together and unveiled as part of their celebrations! I was pretty surprised to see he drew satay which is good we got introduced after moved to Singapore and we just love it..
But my question was why after all that he loves, food? Then I came to know every class had a theme:-)