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Monday, August 09, 2004


today is singapore's 39th birthday!

39 years ago, they had their independence from malaysia. racial riots was the catalyst that made it happen, a blessing in disguise for this lilliputan country. malays (muslims) were pitted to the chinese. oh well, it is written in the stars. it is the muslims fate to be at odds with their brothers. but that's another story though.

before the independence, chinese were marginalized on the malaysian peninsula (even until now). a youthful lee kuan yew. brilliant and conniving, this political master adored throughout the world, made singapore what it is now. brawling and slugging it out with outside forces including the burgeoning communism, his political will is legendary. a quality, that i believe we filipinos, at least those fucking politicians and government officials should have before we can get out at the bottom of the mud pit.

i can't help but digress...

everytime i see a good in a place, just can't help pit it side by side with our ailing country.