This past week has been surreal. Feels like we just lived through one of those big moments in our nation’s history. I don’t think I’ve felt more grateful and proud to be a Singaporean than I have over the last 7 days. Nor have I learnt so much about what it means to be Singaporean.
On some level, we might have gotten used to some of these labels that have been put on us, but I think we’ve come to show that we’re quite capable of defining who we are.
Apathetic? Hardly. Emotionless? I don’t think so. Soulless? Pffffft.
This Singapore that I know is so full of heart and kindness and generosity. In times of adversity, we put aside our differences, stand together and rise above.
We’re privileged to have all that we have thanks to the vision and leadership of a truly remarkable man and right now, it’s hard to imagine Singapore without Mr Lee Kuan Yew. But looking at how Singaporeans have responded this past week, I think that we’re going to be ok.
I’m just really glad that we get to call this place our home.