I love you mainly because you are so full of pungent beautiful food flavors from Asia. You're such a fabulous melting pot. You gave me the chance to fall in love with other cuisines outside of my race and culture. You've taught me passion, dislikes, tolerance and choices.
You've provided me friends from other cultures. I've 2 best friends from childhood- the Chinese BFF and the Indian BFF, both of whom ironically don't reside on your grounds. The man too, has 5 best friends whom we see regularly- a Malay (Arab actually), a Chinese, an Indian, an Eurasian and a Caucasian. Growing up, and now, we're blessed to be surrounded by friends from different races. From their mothers' kitchens, I've come to understand diversity, individuality, colors and harmony.
We're torn about how we feel towards you, Singapore. While we're not in love with you, we love you still. We're proud to be Singaporean. Most of the time. So, here's to many more peaceful and stable years in your economically strong embrace. May you mature elegantly and show strength and grace in believing in your people.