16 Jul '12, 7am

Blogged: We the Citizens… #PledgeSG

Blogged: We the Citizens… #PledgeSG

I made a little pilgrimage to the Pledge installation at The Event Plaza, Marina Bay Sands (the other four are at Raffles Place Park, Marina Bay Mist Walk, School of the Arts and the Esplanade). Perhaps it is because I like to see the words I have been reciting since my school days as giant letters. Perhaps I felt they were more concrete somehow, in this way. I am not sure I agree with making certain words bold though. Sure, "Regardless", "United" and "Build" and "Nation" are important words, but so are "We" and "Happiness" and "Democratic", at least to me. The Pledge display attracted a fair bit of attention. Many took photos with it. Some used it to lean on while making phone calls. Kids climbed and played on it. It was a handy, hardworking Pledge. There is a "Like Me" button at the installation, which I dutifully pressed. I mean, it wouldn't be patriotic not to "Like" t...

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