National Day 2014

Happy 49th National Day, Singapore! Ruru managed to procure some tickets for the third NDP rehearsal via her brother this year, so she invited Shasha and I to enjoy the celebrations. It was so much fun! This year was such a great improvement over the couple of shows I’ve been to way back when- there wasn’t a need to bring our own binoculars for one, and the goodie bags were so generous and thoughtful in terms of sustaining the spectators via food and drink throughout the 4+ hours of national pride performances.

First off, my outfit of the day- the recommended dress code was red and white, the colours of the Singapore flag. I don’t exactly have a lot of those populating my wardrobe, but I managed to scrounge up a couple after some digging. Imagine my pleasant surprise at finding a forgotten white corduroy skirt that I’d bought from Robinsons many years ago that was from UCLA! I’d forgotten about that. It was nice wearing something that reminded me of my stint at my second home. :)

OUTFIT
Vest thrifted
Skirt from UCLA
Glasses from Gap
Boots from Dr. Martens
Rose necklace (as bracelet) from Paris Kids

On to the event!

Me, Ruru, and Shasha taking a selfie for the sole purpose of capturing the NS men behind us.

Parachuters!

The Singapore flag being flown in during the singing of our national anthem.

Perfect view of the Marina Bay Sands amid colourful smoke from fireworks.

Pretty cool view of the Central Business District too.

1 2 3 glow-in-the-dark!

Our lion head.

Those long screens made such perfect displays for our ubiquitous HDBs.

I saw my cousin rap.

The camera crew even managed to catch one particularly patriotic spectator in tears.

The fireworks were amazing. I was impressed by how frequent they peppered the parade, as opposed to just one bout at the end of the night:

We couldn’t pass up the chance for a shot together at the Minor Cities exhibit on its last night.

The funpack and all the goodies crammed into it.

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