|Andy Lim at the Esplanade|
"These four years of keeping the blog have been rather rewarding," he told TODAY. "One reason is I got to meet so many of my old friends online, We didn't really have much social contact back then. But now we keep in touch through the Internet. The blog also brings the knowledge of our heritage to the youth of Singapore."
Lim said that his blog is a little different. "It's is more about the scene in those years. Like I talk about the night-clubbing and food scene."
Added writer Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, "Heritage is sometimes overlooked and taken for granted, but (thanks to the bloggers) when you see it described or in a photograph, you can make the connection." For Lim, he said that he hoped the talk will not only inspire younger Singaporeans, but older ones as well.
"Nostalgia is positive and personal history and pictures tell stories. I think it's really good for seniors as well as youth as it important to know about our heritage. There is a line from John Fowles, who wrote The Magus, which says, 'Our present is our past.'"
Image 1: from the afternoon edition of TODAY newspaper in Singapore. Copyrights Reserved.
Images 2, 3: from The Esplanade Concert August 2010. Copyrights Reserved.
(The above article is an edited version of the original.)