Yesterday, I watched a movie called "Singapore Dreaming." I didn't know what to expect since I know nothing of Singaporean movie landscape. One thing I had in mind when I decided to watch that movie is that I want to know how Singaporeans live.
The movie is a about the lives of a Singaporean family. Granted this is just a movie, but I could see little things that are true to Singaporeans. Like a mother who scolded her son because he got 95 in his exam (while others got 100). Singaporean is like that, I think. Yes, living in Singapore is stressful. Then, on the radio there was a story about maid abuse.
The family is an ordinary Singaporean old couple, living in public housing. They have a daughter and a son (who is coming from the States, he studied there) and their family. It was about hardship, about how to keep bread on the table, but also about wanting to be rich or better living. I want to tell more, but it'll just spoil the movie. You've got to see it yourself :) ha ha ha.
I enjoyed the movie. It shows me how Singaporeans live. It also makes me greatful with my life here in Indonesia. We are fortunate that our lives are better than the family in the movie. Thank God for that. But, that doesn't mean that most Indonesians are living well. I think, most Indonesians are somewhat in similar situation with the family in the movie, just trying to survive.
At one point, I wanted to do something in Singapore (open a business, research center, or making some kind of contribution there, like teaching in the university - I am great with teaching and motivating people!), but I am needed here in Indonesia. I have to build this country.
The reason I am interested in Singapore, it's because my daughter is going to school there on a scholarship. The Government of Singapore has been kind to us. In some way, I feel that I have to repay their kindness. I also like their vision. Singapore is a great country. Hopefuly, the two countries are in good friendship.
As for the movie? I'll give 4 stars out of 5.