新加坡动人的誓约

 8月9日是新加坡的国庆日。满城沸腾。

新加坡 8月9日 庆祝国庆

今年,新加坡独立46周年。我在逛街的时候,有家商店在促销时说,买100元,扣46元。

新加坡有篇爱国誓约(Singapore National Pledge),人人都会背诵,在学校里,这都是要经常背诵的。

We, the citizens of Singapore,

pledge ourselves as one united people,

regardless of race, language or religion,

to build a democratic society

based on justice and equality

so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and

progress for our nation.

(‘ 我们是新加坡公民,誓愿不分种族、言语、宗教,团结一致,建设公正平等的民主社会,并为实现国家之幸福、繁荣与进步,共同努力。’)

在国庆日当天,晚上8.22分,万人右手抚胸,宣读以上誓约。不少小学生,在家里看电视国庆转播时,都会肃立、唱国歌、读誓约,连我这个外国人,看见他们自然流露的爱国热情,眼眶里也有点儿湿润。

国旗、彩旗举国飘扬。我妈妈家楼下,挂有不少这样漂亮的布条。稍稍可惜的是,英文中出了一个小错误,应该把 Lets’ 改成 Let’s。

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

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