Friday, May 25, 2007

"Eat With Your Family Day"

Singapore government has designated Friday, May 25, as Eat With Your Family Day, urging people on a Web site to strengthen family ties through the "simple act of sitting down and taking a meal together more frequently". (The annual "Eat With Your Family Day", which always falls on a Friday before the start of the mid-year school break for students)

So our management also enhance this and we were told to knock off on dot today, unless urgent stuff to clear. But I don't see much people here will really bother about this. I personally feels that if we can't or do not wish to have dinner together with your family on your normal days, do you think you will care much on this 'special day'.

So how often do you have dinner with your family, sitting together on the same table. Lucky me will have at least 3 or 4 times weekly.

Of course, government intention is very much appreciate but does it work effectively or not, who knows?

2 comments:

Cool Insider said...

I guess it has to be a purposeful effort to tear oneself away from work. Despite having multiple invitations to multiple events, launches and outings, I was glad to have spent time with my family on Friday. Sometimes, one has to figure out the more important things in life and just do it.

tigerfish said...

I don't think it's effective. But at least some efforts were made. Eat with Family should not be just one day of the year, right?