I actually watched the parade

It seems like I will start every post with, “Whaaat?! WordPress upgraded again?!” :?

Anyway, as my home does not have a television set for years, my family promptly skips watching the parade for a number of years (there were a few where we actually attended the parade itself).

Then again, ever since I discovered the joy of higher pay while working on public holidays (back when I was happily single), I have always enjoyed working on these days where everyone else who was in a relationship wanted to spend the holidays with their S.O.

Anyway, I asked Guan a few weeks ago what he planned to do on National Day this year. His response was, “Every year is standard: Watch the parade on TV, then go upstairs to watch the fireworks.” (There is a view of the fireworks on the top floor of his block.)

I must admit I was sort of disappointed that there was nothing else, or rather, he did not plan anything else for this holiday. Then again, with the crowds everywhere, I would really hate to go anywhere near town

I guessed I did have something in mind but since that was what he did every year, I didn’t say very much.

We were both really exhausted on the day itself (Sunday) because we were at his friend’s 21st birthday celebration in which some of us headed to Cineleiure after that to play L4D. It was our first time and I shall admit that I really suck at it. till Biondi came and told me how to (roughly) play the game. But I enjoy being the Infected than the Survivor

Anyway, Sunday was an awesome day for sun-tanning. But since we were so tired, we went home after church and slept. Guan woke me up at half past seven and I groggily suggested watching the parade on TV.

Apparently, we like different things about the parade. He likes the beginning where all the different contigents march in, the firing of guns, the bombing of cannons, the arrival of the president…

As for myself, I find that part boring :? I prefer the mass displays on the field and all the different acts (is it called acts?)

Well, at least we both like fireworks

While watching the parade, I noticed that no one was standing along the highway to spectate the parade without a ticket. I asked Guan why there weren’t anyone as I’d expected to see a crowd there. He said, “No one is supposed to stand there in case someone is armed with a sniper. That’s why no cars can stop there either.”

After hearing that, I felt really foolish because I had initially planned to camp there to take spectacular fireworks shots. Guess I’m glad I didn’t suggest that in the first place :neutral:


  1. sis,
    at least u manage to catch NDP. to-date i have yet to watch it. the irony is inin’s an NDP baby but he dun really care much for NDP. Aug 9 to him means birthday!

  2. I was wondering the same thing too. (About why there was no one on the Benjamin Sheares Bridge watching the parade.) I never knew the answer at all … until I read this entry of yours. (;

    I didn’t watch the parade. It used to appeal to me in the past … but not anymore.

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