As I near the end of my full time National Service (i.e conscription in Singapore), now seems a better time than any to reflect on my experiences in the past 2 years.
After 7 long torturous months, I finally commissioned as an officer of the Singapore Armed Forces, surviving not only the wet season of Lancer and the dry and hot weather of Crescendo, but the many other exercises and challenges that OCS has thrown at me to prove that I am worthy to be a young… Continue reading As a commissioned officer of the Singapore Armed Forces
I managed to make it to OCS (Officer Cadet School) after the foundation term in SCS (Specialist Cadet School). To be honest, I have no idea how I actually managed to be one of the honored few to be selected for the cross over, though I am extremely happy about it since it’s been one… Continue reading From Specialists to Officers
My Basic Military Training phase just ended last week, so I am now a lowly Private. There’s this banner that is hung in the Tekong Ferry Terminal that states “It’s not what you leave behind, but what you would gain in the days ahead” (or something along that line). When I first enlisted, I scoffed… Continue reading Specialist
I would like to apologize for the lack of updates on my site and for taking so long to reply to some of your emails during the past few weeks. As you all probably figured by now, I have been enlisted into the Singapore army and I am now undergoing Basic Military Training, which means… Continue reading Days in Army