National Day Rally used to be an event that Heartland Boy’s tutees dreaded. That is because when Heartland Boy was still a young and dashing part-time JC Economics tutor, he used to give “open-ended” assignments based on the National Day Rally. Most of the tutees found this assignment quite strange at first until Heartland Boy was able to demonstrate how the economic policies mentioned in the National Day Rally were directly related to their examinations, lives. In this way, as the proverbial teacher armed with all the answers, Heartland Boy had no choice but to watch the National Day Rally as well. As the years go by, this soon became a habit. This year, the National Day Rally 2016 became the ‘bedtime movie’ for Heartland Boy as he had to turn in early for his morning flight to Jakarta.

So, if you missed the National …