research for the upcoming Singapore/Brisbane project sent me into a youtube hole of national day songs. very timely seeing that tomorrow is national day. but here’s a gem: in light of all the recent and current sentiments, i do have one thing to say. as a migrant in australia, there are equal reasons for wanting to leave singapore, as there are for staying in australia. policies aside, every migrant and resident has his/her individual story. it’s a dream, an opportunity, and a risk, we all take, or not. the question of identity has always been a complex one. ben asked if i would ever one day feel australian, i said i’ve only just begun to feel singaporean now that i’ve left, and i haven’t even made sense of that. so stop bagging the migrants. we live in a global world. the question more pertinent perhaps, is dare you dream?