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  • National Day 2017

    It is, of course, the 75th anniversary today of Shostakovich’s 9th Symphony first being played (in Leningrad) and to celebrate, everyone in Singapore gets the day off. Oh, hang on, no, let me check my notes. It’s because today is the 52nd anniversary of Singapore.

  • New Year’s Eve, 2015

    I’m either a misanthrope and a mathematician, but either way I don’t like celebrating the New Year. It’s just an arbitrary change from one time period to another; nobody gets excited and stays up to celebrate it not being August any more each year, so why should the 31st of December be any different? To […]

  • National Day

    Today was Singapore’s 48th birthday, and, like every year, having practiced and rehearsed for what felt like six months beforehand, they had a grand celebration at Marina Bay. We are blessed with friends who live in an apartment on the 20th floor of a building overlooking the bay, with floor to ceiling windows to watch […]