Being a Singaporean isn’t as easy as it seems. Especially if you are a male Singaporean.

The moment you are born, your life belongs to the government once you have reached the age of 18.

You will be required to serve two years of National Service. During these two years, you shall do nothing but protect the country. Most of the time, you will just be spending time rushing to wait or waiting to rush.

After two years, you will be “set free”. Or not.

If you are still being classified as “combat fit”, congratulations. Every year, you will need to report back to camp for In Camp Training for up to two weeks.

In addition, you will be required to pass a fitness test every year.

Failure to do so, you will be required to attend additional fitness training for two months.

I am fine with the In Camp Training, but not with the fitness test and additional fitness training.

Why? Simply because it is stupid and pointless. I have to be excused from work early just to attend this training sessions which starts at 6pm. This does not leave a very good impression.