It is now almost 1.5 months since the birth of our excited hatchling, Rediscover.sg. The crew has put together something we’ll like to share with you, and also a few reflections on our short and exciting life so far.
In this time, we have met many amazing and lovely Singaporeans who have been generous and kind to us. We have heard many stories, and some of us (okay, me lah okay?) have struggled and stuttered our way through our halting Mandarin to have a sincere conversation with the many storytellers we have met.
We have been given the privilege of stumbling onto the untold stories of many. When we first started Rediscover, we had a simple philosophy, and that is to remind Singaporeans of the authentic Singapore they grew up and made memories in, the one that will always be an irreplaceable part of their hearts no matter how far they wander from our tiny island.
Are we a bunch of strangely patriotic folk? I wouldn’t say we are, or we aren’t. But whatever you choose to call it, we believe that its the subtleties that have been woven into the fabric of our society that make us proud to be Singaporeans, even though more often than not we choose to complain instead of offer praise. Yes, sometimes we make plenty of seemingly unappreciative and ungrateful comments about the place we call home, but deep down, once we’re outside these shores, we’re almost always proud to tell others that we’re from Singapore. There’s nothing like walking down a street in Europe as a backpacker and getting all excited to suddenly hear another comforting and distinctly Singaporean accent floating down the cobble street alleys.
My long-winded digression aside, what I really wanted to say was, the RediscoverSG crew has put together a little video for the Thisishome video competition and would like to share it with you.
I’ve embedded the video below, but in return, please promise us that you, dear readers, will help us by voting for us every day (you can vote once daily) and by spreading the word to all your friends – not just the YouTube link, but the link to VOTE VOTE VOTE for us.
So please help us achieve something incredibly insane (aka beat the top voted videos at approximately 6k votes) by the 31 Mar 2011 deadline by spreading the word and voting for us daily.
Your love and support is appreciated in many ways, and lends strength to us as we continue to work on RediscoverSG; reminding ourselves, and you, of the little things that make our little island and its many idiosyncrasies, the place we proudly choose to call home.
The RediscoverSG Crew [from left]: Lizzy, Song, Jeremy & Derek.