Just to provide some context to my post, Singapore will be celebrating her 51st birthday on the 9th of August. 

This year, I'm lucky enough to get an opportunity to volunteer for the National Day Parade (NDP). As you can see in the photo, I'm having a great time. Yes I am.  Though my smile seems a bit forced here. 

Nonetheless, I've been meeting great people that I'll remember for a lifetime. Not forgetting this experience as well.

But before I get sidetracked thanks to the feels NDP is giving me this year, I'm going to write about why I'm proud to be a Singaporean.

In Singapore, I am guaranteed quality education with different routes for me to pursue according to my learning style. Singapore is so safe that you can leave your wallet unattended on the table and it will be still there if you go off for a bit and forget to bring it. Singapore's food is also AMAZING, by the way. Yes, it's true, we're a little food capital, we have good food to offer. Even our hawkers have Michelin stars, believe it or not. And you don't need to worry about getting a stomachache, because Singapore's food hygiene standards are really high and up to par.

But what I love most about Singapore is that 4 major races: Chinese, Malay, Indian and Others (that includes minorities) can co-exist in harmony. Find me a country which can accomplish this please.

By the way, if you're planning to come to Singapore one day for a little holiday, we're very welcoming. Really, you'll have a whale of a time. And trust me, to have the best experiences, don't just come to Orchard Road to shop, or go to Universal Studios. You really have to make the effort to explore the culture and food we have here; it's what makes Singapore, Singapore!

Happy National Day to any Singaporean reading this, maybe you'll see me on the telly. Who knows?

Published by Eunice Yeo