A Singaporean beyond National Day

Flags forming the number "56" at Toa Payoh Lorong 1, near Braddell MRT. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
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My eldest child, R, recently turned 21. There was no candle on the cake nor many guests. Like many other events affected by the Covid-19 situation, her birthday celebration was adapted to align with current safe management measures.

R said she was happy that she could at least celebrate her birthday with both sets of grandparents on two separate occasions. She knows she will have other opportunities to meet friends and loved ones to commemorate this milestone transition.

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