Singapore have won the bid for the Youth Olympics in 2010.
It can on the last day of Chinese New Year, the day the $10 million dollar Toto draw was announced and the day I got a miserable queue number (8000+ out of 10,000) for my HDB bi-monthly application for a flat. (well, if I got a good queue number, I'll be celebrating as hard as the people at the Padang, and I will believe that dreams do come true in Singapore. I'm just a bit sore and sour at the moment.)
One blogger has already greeted it with cynism.
Now, here comes more rhetoric. The "small size" rhetoric. The "heart/pride of Southeast Asia rhetoric". The "anything can happen in Singapore"/"dreams can come true in Singapore" rhetoric. When you spend lots of money on something at the national scale, there's bound to be a lot of rhetoric to divert attention away from it.