We, the citizens of Singapore
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a democratic society,
based on justice and equality,
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and
progress for our nation.
We are all getting our too excited because of this:
‘This is where most people make a mistake…I have tried to explain that we are different. We are a city. We are not a country,’
I think everyone should just calm down and assume he meant:
We are a city-nation-state. We are not a typical country with a capital.
Geographically, we are different from most, if not all countries. Geographically, we are indeed unique.
Is Singapore a country?
It is my country.
I have literally bled for it.
No matter what a minister says, it is still my country.
Breath in, breath out. Calm down. Calm down.