It was a dark morning, the rain clouds hung, heavy from impending rain. Over at Outram Park Station, adventurers Sarah, Raven, and Joelyn head for a journey that is directionless at best, all aimed to be done to beat the rain.
Okay, I’m being very melodramatic here. We went to the Once Upon Singapore exhibition held at the Math Paper Press Showroom. In summary, the exhibition was organised and curated by Seah YunXin, a final year student with LaSalle School of the Arts, featuring items of Singapore’s past (mostly items of our childhood).
You were given an exhibition guide upon entrance, providing short write-ups to the various exhibits and information from their donors. After which, you could take a seat, enjoy the video interviews of various donors (Kenny Leck and Royston Tan being a few of them), and literally, chop until you were happy.
To say that the exhibition brought back memories of my childhood is probably just scraping the surface. While I was able to relate to many items, it also got me thinking – these items weren’t around that long ago, have we been progressing too quickly? And how many are there missing out on the underrated value of these things?
Pondering aside, I felt that the venue was apt, nonetheless (Math Paper Press Showroom). While the surroundings exuded nostalgia, it was clear that the stamps were a great activity to have.
In fact, when this picture reached Max via Whatsapp, he literally went, “BRB COMING OVER NOW” and did so.
So there you go.