At that particular moment, I was performing with fire at a club's private dinner party for its members. There were giant TV panels with "live" video feeds of the National Day Parade that was taking place at Marina Bay.
With the "live" telecast going on, wining and dining club members and their families stood up at 8:22pm tonight to recite the Pledge along with the 150,000 people at Marina Bay. I too stood at attention and recited the pledge, with one hand holding my fire-torches over my head like giant candles.
"We, the citizens of Singapore pledge ourselves as one united people..."