Season for Change

It’s been a while since I started a new job and this week I did.  There’s a lot I’m not sure about the change and at the same time, it’s exciting to have the opportunity to build something from scratch.  Lots to look forward to, it’s going to be exciting but … I am going to miss my cosy desk.

I really like what I did everyday for the last 4 years and 8 months, trying to make what little improvement I could to the industry that is close to my heart.  I will miss that.  More than that, I’ll miss my friends.  I know we’ll all keep in touch but there’s something different about seeing them nearly everyday.

Like Isaac Asimov said, “The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today.”  I don’t know when he said that but it still rings true today.  So it isn’t coincidence that as I’m experiencing a major personal change so is the country I call home.

This Saturday, which is also my Popo’s birthday, an approximately 2.2million Singaporeans will have the opportunity to vote.  To many in the world it isn’t anything but to Singaporeans, many are doing so for the first time in their lives.  For the first time in our lives 94% of the seats in our parliament is being contested before.

So I urge all Singaporeans to understand the gravity of the situation and make your vote count.  It doesn’t matter if you choose to vote the PAP, WP, SDP, SPP, NSP, SDA, RP or an independent candidate.  All I ask is for every Singaporean to think about the kind of home you want to have, how can we get there and who can bring us there.

Each vote is significant.

If you are happy with the incumbents, vote for them and let them know.  If you are not, change is in your hands.  For everyone who is wavering because the alternatives aren’t ready.  My humble thoughts are if we never give them the opportunity to learn, they will never be ready.  Do we really want to wait till everything goes awfully wrong before we vote in a bunch of inexperienced alternatives who aren’t ready for cabinet positions?

Either way make your vote count.