Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Caught SEA games anyone?

~Lola

Stayed at home for dinner after discomfort in my stomach since afternoon....and had a chance to catch our own homegrown Singaporean swimmers swim in the Sea Games....

It's funny how I never thought I could actually feel proud of being a Singaporean just by watching these athletes compete for the nation on TV, but I must say it was a refreshing emotion...

When 2 of our female swimmers, one of whom was homegrown and wasn't really expected to win, stood on the Gold 'stand' with the Singapore anthem playing behind, it was a proud moment for them and also for me as i sat alone on my living room sofa...

I remembered how 2 months ago, I had asked my better half how come the big burly rugby players were actually so emotional as they stood on the fields at the beginning of every game while they sang their national anthem.....i guess such emotions can never be fully comprehended, but at least tonight, I felt that I finally understood a little more how it really feels to be proud of your country :)

2 comments:

candid mam said...

too bad alot of our sportsmen are imported these days...

candy

師奶殺手 said...

Hmm.. Do have that "proud" of my country feeling when the champs stand at the top stand with the anthem been played. But i guess its just a short term effect.. At least for me.

As Candid Mama said, alot of our "dispatchment" are "imported".. Would really feel the honor if the 1st is Singaporean.