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 at that, but now, I truly understood what that banner meant.

I am also posted to Specialist Cadet School, fulfilling one of my new year resolutions, though I am quite disappointed that I did not make it to Officer Cadet School. But on the bright side, I don’t have to be confined in camp for the next 3 weeks and there is still a second chance for me to try to enter OCS (via a conversion course).

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