thank you LKY

Today is a day of grief for Singaporeans as we say our goodbyes to Singapore’s founding father Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.

I must say as a teenager living in Singapore, I was never really appreciative and have always wanted to leave Singapore in search of culture, creativity and freedom. After living in Japan for 10 years and having to travel a lot for work, I now realise how much freedom and mobility I actually have as a Singaporean. I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am now without the stability in my home country. I was given an equal chance as my peers or someone in a developed country to pursue my dreams. This equality did not come easy and we must never forget the hardship that has brought us here.

Thank you Mr. Lee for the fight that has not only provided us with a comfortable life but the equal rights and freedom to pursue our dreams as Singaporeans.

RIP.

* * * * * The five stars on our national flag depict Singapore’s ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. May these ideals continue to guide us as a nation.

TEXTILE FESTIVAL IN OCHIAI PART 2

Textile Festival in Ochiai

More from ‘Some No Komichi 染の小道’. Besides outdoor exhibition, there were also many indoor workshops that you could participate in to learn more about traditional dyeing techiques. Here in Futaba-en, you can try dyeing your own textile with Edo dyeing techniques.

Textile Festival in Ochiai

Textile Festival in Ochiai070

Textile Festival in Ochiai

Textile Festival in Ochiai

Textile Festival in Ochiai

Textile Festival in Ochiai

Textile Festival in Ochiai

Textile Festival in Ochiai

Textile Festival in Ochiai

Futaba-en also had a small shop and cafe area at the back during the event. They created a very nice space with modern products made with traditional techniques. The music selection was also perfect!

Textile Festival in Ochiai

Textile Festival in Ochiai

Textile Festival in Ochiai



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