Come this friday evening, the recruits will take the final test of endurance. The final making of Ah boys to Men. The 24km march from the SAF ferry terminal to the floating platform in the heart of the city centre. He was aghast and protested when I suggested that parents should line the road to cheer them on. The walk starting from 8 pm till dawn the next day.
It has been a learning journey for many. The #&?%$ language just to push them a little harder. The excruciating ache from the weight and the exercise. A conversational piece amongst his peers for many many moons to come.