Singapore’s SG50 Jubilee holiday has ended. Singaporeans have just celebrated our 50th birthday and I believe all of us have enjoyed watching the NDP 2015 parade and performances, whether live at the Padang or on TV. As for me, I was away on a holiday in Bintan but still managed to watch the parade on TV.
Seeing the parade square , as well as the set up of stages for Padang, memories of my involvement in NDP came flowing back to me. While reminiscing the times when I was involved, I came to realise it has exactly been 10 years! And it actually felt like it happened not too long ago. As the parade started, I can’t help but kept thinking about the events that happened back then.
So what was it like to be involved in such a prestigious event? well i can’t really describe but I have managed to dig out photos in 2005. So here they are:
The Pipes and drums group that will march in together with the RSM
My bunk mates. Whatever it is, we are definitely not promoting this drink.
Not advertising, just killing time while waiting for my turn to rehearse
The drums that I played while marching in. Can’t remember what its called.
Influenced by our rocker buddy, Joel, everyone became a rocker. oh yes, milo was our favourite drink back then.
We simply just like to take photos every now and then.
So some of you must be wondering which part of the parade did we appear? Thanks to technology, I managed to find a YouTube video and thus able share with you our march in with the RSM (see 43:38 of the video):
Yes. That is me, the last guy, on TV. Famous for 5 seconds.