And before we have delusions of living in an intelligent, cosmopolitan and driven society, here’s an article that has undergone a sense-of-irony-bypass operation: It’s about people who fall in love while participating in National Day parades.
As far as I know, you only get these sorts of news reports in countries such as the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and…. damn! Rare! And what’s the name of our People’s ruling party?
For 36-year-old Vijay Chugani and his wife Candy, NDP rehearsals were excuses for them to meet and to date, when they met 12 years ago.
Twenty thousand points for originality!
Hey, you wanna go do NDP? I think we should really do something for our nation.
*bats eyelids* Oh, I thought you’d never ask!
OR, a sleazier scenario, maybe in some pub/club somewhere:
Hey babe, you’re really hot. Wanna NDP? I NDP you, then you NDP me?
You’re on. But I get to be parade commander and you be the Singapore Girl contingent.
Cue patriotic song sung by semi famous local singer who knows damn well she’s singing her own career death knell.
Don’t dooo eeeet Stefanie!!!
Oh, you mean you did it last year already?!
Oh… so how’s the year’s break going for you?
Oh… extending it.
Yeah, I’m all for finding yourself and doing other stuff too.