I guess my next favorite column on Slate is Nick Schulz after Daniel Gross. Schulz's piece on The Crappiest Invention of All Time: Why the auto-flushing toilet must die is hilarious yet informative. He weighs on the different perspectives on why auto-flushing is a bad solution that it takes away our control to get it all right when are doing our business no. 2. I couldn't agree more to
" Issue a courtesy flush. If you plan to settle down with the sports page, you should flush immediately after dropping the kids at the pool. There's no need to let the kids linger any longer than absolutely necessary. "
because I love reading sports/entertainment news in there.
Singapore National Anthem: Majulah Singapura
After finding out that there are four official languages in Singapore, i.e. English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil; I wonder what's the national anthem like. Apparently it is in Malay, entitled Majulah Singapura. It was composed and written by Zubir Said in 1956-7. Zubir also sent an entry for Malaysian national anthem, but it was Negaraku that made it.
The Singapore national anthem has the feeling of an aria, kind of similar to Wagner's (Die Walkure) Ride of The Valkyries. In this new arrangement, you'd hear solo followed by a choir with the orchestra in the background.
Comparatively, it is more up tempo to Negaraku, the Malaysian national anthem. Negaraku lyrics sing more of love of the country while Singapore's Majulah Singapura focuses on new hopes and moving onwards.
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