Staying just besides the Singapore American School (SAS) for almost 5 years, we have no reason or excuse to step into the school compound. For years, we have seen the students going in and out from the premise and they always look so different from our local students in terms of attire and looks.
Until recently, we have a family that just joined us and they are from US. Peter is from the US Navy, and due to his job he has been posted to different countries for about 2-3 years every stop. He has been to Hawaii, Japan, Italy and now Singapore. He has 5 girls and 4 of them are schooling in SAS.
Last Saturday, the American Association of Singapore (AAS) together with SAS, organised a 4th of July Independence Day Celebration at Singapore American School. We were invited to join the Vapor family for an evening of fun and fellowship.
In less than 5mins walk from home, we are in the football field of SAS. There are already hundreds of people settled down on the field enjoying a perfect evening with food and drinks. Super cool!
A huge long tentage you see on the left was erected for people to sit and enjoy their afternoon of authentic American food like hot dogs, burgers, rib steaks, fries, etc..
No celebration is completed without a carnival. You can trust the Americans for some vintage carnival games.
And the all time favourite – Dunking Tank
You can pray all you want, but everyone who steps up to play the game will either hit the target or just push the target lever, all just for fun and laughter.
Met up with our host and family. We got a nice spot, not too far from the stage and just nice to enjoy the fireworks later in the night.
Kless, Jayne, Lannie, Peter, Chernise, Claire (L-R)
Don’t you just love the idea of having families all scattered on a huge field, each of them having a relaxed quality family time. We should love it from the Americans.
Kless and I have seen this in Las Vegas more than 10 years ago, but we have never tried it until now. The American foot-long hot dog!!
Mixed it with some awesome prickles, you have a fantastic “dog”.
Beers? Wines? Margaritas? Take your pick.
Uncle Sam graced us with his presence.
“I want YOU for U.S. Army”
As the night falls, the people are getting ready for the flag bearers to march in.
I took on the task of bringing 3 little girls for a walk before the ceremony starts.
Chernise, Audrey, Jayne (L-R)
The 3 girls were inseparable that night.
Audrey is such a sweet girl.
And the ceremony starts…
The young girl sang Singapore’s national anthem followed by the US national anthem.
Pardon Jayne’s hilarious looks and my sheepish smile. But it goes to show, we are enjoying ourselves much.
It was truly an awesome time with friends. I believe the 2 girls thought so too.