Happy Children’s Day!

To all the inner child in ourselves,

HAPPY CHILDREN’S DAY!!!

Was surfing around, and read that Children’s Day is a public holiday in Japan?!?!?! Why isn’t it so in Singapore? We’re all children in our parents’ eyes, isn’t it?

I had a very nice Children’s Day gift, from nephew Caleb, after I saw what his mum posted on her facebook wall.

He said exactly the same thing over the phone (though I pretty much missed the first part)! Cute isn’t he? hahaha!

On a side note, I dreamt that I sang the children’s day song.

While listening to it, I realise that I can actually still remember the lyrics! It had been a long 22 years since I last memorised the song!

It being the official Children’s Day song in Singapore, the composer is the same person who composed the National Anthem 🙂

Semoga Bahagia ( Children’s Day Song )

Sama-sama maju ke hadapan
Pandai cari pelajaran
Jaga diri dalam kesihatan
Serta sopan-santun dengan kawan-kawan
Dengan hati bersih serta suci
Sama-sama hormat dan berbudi
Jaga tingkah pemuda-pemudi
Adat dan budaya junjung tinggi
Capailah lekas cita-cita pemudi-pemuda
Supaya kita ada harga di mata dunia
Kalau kita lengah serta lupa
Hidup kita sia-sia
Jiwa besar sihat serta segar
Rajin dengan sabar tentu bahagia
Lemah lembut perangai pemudi
Cergas tangkas wataknya pemuda
Suka rela selalu berbakti
Sikap yang pembela dan berjasa
Capailah nama yang mulia pemudi-pemuda
Rajinlah supaya berjaya semoga bahagia

May You Achieve Happiness

Together we progress
Clever at seeking knowledge
Take care of your health
And be courteous to your friends
With a clean and pure heart
We respect and do good to each other
Watch your behaviour, oh youths
Respect and honour your customs and traditions
Quickly reach your goals/dreams, oh youths
So that we’ll have our worth, in this world
If we are lazy and forgetful
Our lives are worthless
A big heart and a fresh mind
Hardworking and patience definitely brings success/happiness
Soft-spoken is the lady
Energetic and tenacious is the man
Charitable, always contributing
Having a righteous spirit and doing good
Attain a respectable position, oh youths
Be hardworking so that you will succeed, may you achieve happiness

Meaningful lyrics, isn’t it? But how many people actually understand the lyrics?

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