Is it the way we use Singlish? Is it the way we use words from several languages into a single conversation? Is it the way we pronounce words? Does the way we talk actually define us as Singaporeans?
“This is legit, doesn’t feel local.” The label ‘made in Singapore’ has been discriminated against by us. From music to film, we are quick to feel embarrassed about or cringe at local productions (and even local culture). Strangely enough, this phenomenon is not unique to Singapore.
For all the young Singaporeans out there, you’re probably accustomed to hearing about a certain path of how your life journey is supposed to unfold over the years. However, are our preconceived notions of what the first 25 years or so of our lives are supposed to play out true, or is there more to the modern life path?
Everything can be a trendy meme, even stocks. As the financial world jumps onto seemingly random stocks for “the meme” with hype from social media sites like Reddit, should you do it too?
If asked if you have watched porn, most of us can’t deny we have watched it at least once — it is now more accessible than ever with a click of a button thanks to the Internet. But despite its ability to provide pleasure, it has also been attributed to negative behaviours such as propagating unhealthy expectations.
If one ever loses track of the date, they would at least know when National Day draws near — it comes with quite a bit of fanfare. Funpacks are given out, songs are played, flags line the streets, National Day Parade preparations begin. We are accustomed to these traditions, but what do they really mean for us? And really, what does patriotism look like today?