Posted July 22, 2012on:
Weekends. I typically spend them doing household chores, trying not to hurt myself with home repairs or DIY projects, visiting family on the other side of the island, and going on walks with my son. It is a predictable pattern.
I try not to go out. Despite returning to Singapore six years ago, I still cannot get over how crowded it is. It is noisy, claustrophobic, and hectic. It takes too much work to relax.
But we broke our pattern when we ventured out yesterday to do a small part for a worthy cause.
A group of creative youth from Nanyang Polytechnic organized a fund-raising effort involving LEGO minifigs.
For just $5, you get to build two custom minifigs. You keep one and add the other to a replica of the Marina Bay Floating Platform during the National Day Parade 2012. All proceeds go to the “Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund whose mission is to reach out to every child in need and provide them with the resources to do well in school”.
It is clever because participants get to do something fun and simple while giving and receiving. There is the obvious message of nation-building somewhere in there too. You might even forget about last year’s farcical Fun Pack   !