Saturday, April 26, 2014


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Just some thoughts

1 week of block leave. Spent it going out and on a holiday to bali. Must say i did not regret it.

People have really been taken over by technology, constantly peeking into one's phone just for an update or merely just flipping screens because they simply are too used to holding their phones. A simple observation when i went overseas with my friend - he was using his phone most of the time and not embracing the environment, absorbing the culture and observing the people. Perhaps people have became too accustomed to having their phones by their side, perhaps they forgot to stop and admire the environment, perhaps they do not care anymore.

Communications cut short, conversations cut abrupt, people drift away. I've tried to pull them back, away from their phones.

I failed.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Last week to POP

Having mixed feelings about POP. Initially, I was looking forward to POP, which marks the end of torturous training and lashings from commanders. But now, the idea of having to separate from my buddies is terrible. These 8 weeks of bonding, sharing pain and happiness together is really something no one can ever take away from me nor them. I firmly believe any male who survived BMT will relate.

Writing this in the wee hours of Sunday, ill and sickly, Im glad to say I never once regretted sharing myself to 14 buddies of mine. My favourite SGT once said, " Never gain respect through fever fear, but rather by common respect". I do hope that SGT remembers me.

Time passes, people come and go. What matters are not hellos nor goodbyes, but the interaction between them. Enjoy the process and reap the end results.