A grand family affair

We survived.
The singing went well. When I went on stage to sing ‘Girl from Ipanema’, I took off my spectacles for aesthetic reasons. Turned out there was a practical use as well – because I couldn’t see the audience clearly, I did not panic. I didn’t forget my lyrics or sing the wrong note. My cousin and I kind of figured out the dance steps as we went along.
The family choir item went well too. We were all smiling and we even managed to coordinate ourselves to the letter. The photographs turned out better than I had hoped.
Later on we were congratulated by various people, some of whom I didn’t know. Thank goodness I’m in Singapore, where an older stranger can safely be called Uncle or Auntie.
It was a massive family event and I think my grandparents enjoyed themselves, which is most important.


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