It may be unfashionable but I’m shouting it out anyway – It’s good being a daughter of Singapore. It’s something to be immensely grateful for.
I had flown from the Little Red Dot to the North Eastern USA for a wedding and then a book reading in Virginia. Unexpectedly, my country offered me a launch in their Washington DC embassy, the first of my book promotion events in the USA.
I expected a subdued cosy evening, I found out they’d pulled out the works!
This was one moment when I could not complain that my country did not cherish the written word, did not value culture. It was a beautiful evening.To not be thankful would be churlish.
Yes, it’s not fashionable to say but I am lucky. To be a daughter of Singapore … it’s something