February 14th
Saturday, February 15, 2014


Valentine's Day, one of the most commercialized day designed to painfully force single people to understand their situation. Thanks to that, it has made disillusioned people like me to make up days like Friendship Day to compensate for the lack of love.

But guess what, it works. And we got to eat some pretty good food with people we like to hang out with. It's kind of impromptu but we (my army mates) decided to go have some xiao long baos.

Anyway, these are all shot on my Xperia Z1 and I swear the pictures are amazing for a phone.


Paradise Dynasty - The legend of xiao long bao








What I chose for myself! 



XLB FTW


Well, apart from the food; the February 14th was a really interesting day for us. We got turned out and had our initiation. I probably shouldn't expose the details of what happened and the things we did but it was definitely acceptable and within reason.

It still doesn't change the fact that we're really tired after that from waking up early in the morning.

After the initiation was done, we received our black beret and a badge from the 41SAR CO and 1AMB CO respectively. Yes, we are under both units. It's rather confusing but we'll see how it'll work out over the course of my army life. This also means that I have 2 berets, one blue and one black. I have to say that I'm rather proud of it. The badge... well I left it in camp but my friend took a photo of it (at home)

Photo: From Blue to Black beret...
Welcome to 1st AMB, 41 SAR! 
Adept, Motivated, Best!
PRESSURE FORWARD!

This day also officially marks the end of our training. We have finally fully graduated as technicians. This also means that we're going to have a lot more work to do in the weeks to come.

Every week I come back home and all I want to do is lie down and rest. Often I feel that it's a waste of time but you know, I don't think that resting your mind and body counts as wasting time. Sure I could go out, mingle around and make some awesome memories, but ending up being really tired after all of that isn't a worthy trade-off for me. Or maybe I'm just plain lazy.

Back to Valentine's Day. Honestly I can't remember one where I spent it with someone I love. Either there isn't any, or that for some reason it fucks up before this day. Though receiving brownies from my close friend definitely makes me feel like romantic love isn't the end all be all. The greatest part about having female friends are days like these man.

That said, I really shouldn't settle in my own bubble.
Maybe it's time for me to find some one.

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