So here I am. My very own blog. And all for what. Adventure.
I was introduced to blogging by my brother Terence, after much talking about my dreams and all, he convinced me that I should start writing and showing to the world where I’m been and also what I’ve climbed. So here I am.
This was me. Young and brittle. But looking for an experience unlike no other.
I was a member of the National Cadet Corps also an active Student Councillor during my Secondary School days in Yishun Town Sec. But I guess that wasn’t enough. I was looking for more.
Then in Secondary Four, I had the chance to go for a school-initiated Mount Kinabalu trip. I jumped at the opportunity. And guessed what. I loved it. The cold breeze on my face, the numbness within my fingers and cold water when it touched my lips. It was such a different experience that I felt that I needed to repeat. And finally, there was the scenery at the summit.
So, lets just say after that trip to Kinabalu, I decided that adventure was something that I liked and maybe it was worth exploring. After my Os, I got 12 points for my L1R4. I could either go the J.C way or there was also the Polytechnic way. I considered going to Innova J.C, Architecture at Singapore Polytechnic and the least likeliest of choices, a pioneer Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure at Republic Polytechnic.
Well, I gave it some thought and then in my first of twelve choices, I chose Adventure. Honestly if you asked me, nobody with my results would go there and waste their future in such a new diploma right? But it never occured to me. Maybe I was still blinded by that Kinabalu Experience but like what others have said, the only way to see if things work out is to jump in with both feet.
So there I went.
In addition to all the climbing and trekking that I immersed myself into, I also did adventure races which really was pretty exhilarating. Tired though with all the cycling, running, navigation and rock-climbing. But one hell of an experience.
So, I was done with school. Whats next? What every Singaporean Son has to go through. National Service. Spent a long time in there and I would have to say, it wasn’t easy. Skipping many ranks from a recruit in Tekong to finally….
Okay, back to where we should be… Finally…
After Commissioning, I was posted to Pasir Laba Camp as a Recce Officer Instructor.
So thats my life till now. I’m 21 years of age and this is me. For now, you have seen the normal side of me, the studious adventurous side of me. But I’ve been through much transformation within the three years in Polytechnic. And the experiences that I will tell you in blogs to come have altered my life dramatically. I have travelled and climbed and want to do it more. Its like a craving, like an addiction. It never stops until you are actually doing it. I need it.
There was something that was still missing. Something in my heart felt empty. I needed to get out. I needed to climb. That was probably the only thing that could fill my heart and Climbing was the missing piece in my puzzle.