Video: Our “CENSORED” National Day Parade in Buffalo

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YET ANOTHER IRRITATING UPDATE: NixonP28 from CowboyBar informed me that military parodies are pretty common… just see this latest one from the U.S. Army in Iraq called “Is this the way to Amarillo“. Besides dreaming to make a musical parody, friends and enemies alike have told me that it should be safe to be patriotic and humorous at the same time… really. SO here I present to you the UNCENSORED VERSION of our very own mini-NDP video.

OLD UPDATE: DUE TO POSSIBLE LEGAL PRESSURES, THE ORIGINAL “HOME-MADE” NDP VIDEO IS NOW REPLACED WITH A “CENSORED” VERSION WHICH NO LONGER CONTAINS ANY RESEMBLANCE OF SINGAPORE FLAGS OR IRRESPONSIBLE MARCHING. IN OTHER WORDS, NONE OF US REALLY WISHES TO “KENNA” ANYTHING!

So we didn’t exactly have colorful fireworks, ministers in motorcades, F-16s and Super Puma helicopter fly-bys like some of you folks had back in Singapore… but we did have our own “Benny Hill” marching contingent, “non-violent” anti-terrorist demonstration, a “lost version” of the Great Singapore Workout, kiasu amounts of home-cooked dishes and even a grey & white cat (sorry, no lion) called “Dum Dum” to grace our own “politically-challenged” version of the Singapore’s 40th National Day Parade right here in hot and quiet Buffalo, New York.

Enough talk lah! Just watch the stupid censored video already. (23MB 14MB / Quicktime .mov format)

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23 thoughts on “Video: Our “CENSORED” National Day Parade in Buffalo

  1. Well, who cares about colorful fireworks and all. As long as you guys had fun together,isn’t that all it matters. I just want to say very very nice video. I enjoyed watching it so much.

  2. Glad you enjoyed it Kim! Like Jiayi said, learning to cook and being able to appreciate Singapore better are some of the things you get when living overseas. Really, why organize National Day parties at home when you can go to NDP? Only us crazy folks stuck far far away!

  3. Not just the girls, but some of the guys here are superb cooks. I’m just the official taste-tester… at most can only make smoothies and milkshakes. ­čśŤ

  4. You guys ought to be court martialled for poking fun at SAF and placing the Singapore flag on the ground!

  5. Court martial laws are for military personnel only. Those innocent darlings are civillians. Besides, they are showing that it is neccessary to act immediately to defuse the very real threat (in this situation, an Ah Beng terrorizer). Like in the immotalized words of Rummy “You have to go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you want or wish you had.”

    Report to me now, Captain.

  6. Huh? I don’t think you will get into trouble for an innocent home-made video like that. It would be really quite extreme if something does happen. Oh well.. this kinda thing better “donch pray pray”… p.s: pass me the uncensored version anyway! hehehe

  7. This is one of the sad realities of our nation… in any case, everyone’s on equal footing thanks to the Internet. If anyone really wanted anything, they can always look for it in the usual places. *hint hint* ­čśŤ

  8. Knn lah, why self-censor??!!
    40 yrs of threats and propaganda has really brainwashed sillyzens! Merdeka!

  9. Cannot anyhow use “Merdeka!” Use only to support garment. Like dat we all die one you know.

    But like what Colin Powell says, “You don’t know what you can get away with until you try.”

  10. tigerkiller: I didn’t bring mine, but you’d be amazed by the “hardcore-ness” of some Singaporeans… they bring their no. 4, boots and only missing the S.B.O. Actually if they wanted, they could even buy the U.S. Army version, which has more variety. As for WHY they do it? So far I’ve seen it used in “garang” situations, such as in paintball matches, halloween, acting, and so on. Most importantly, National Service is ingrained to our Singapore culture, including the guys. If you ever leave for another country and can only bring your most precious items with you, you might just find yourself bringing your No. 4, if not for sentimental reasons.

  11. I would have brought my No. 4, Jungle Hat and Camo… go to school like that so that I’m “Always Ready. Ready to Strike!” ­čśŤ

  12. I really liked the westernised touch you added to your National Day cuisine by having a bottle of Heinz ketchup on the table… Was that the most out-of-place item or what??! heh.

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