Whether they realise it or not, everybody is built on core assumptions about themselves that lie at the base of their personality. Internal beliefs like…
“This is a bad example…see those brown stains?” Before I could say anything, he reached his bare hand into the bowl, right at the waterline, and began to scrub the bowl with his fingers. Splish, splash. We watched wordlessly, stunned into silence.
Going out for 7 days of missions and training last week gave me a fresh chance to reflect on why outfields suck so much. And they really do. On so many different levels, and in a variety of ways.
Singaporeans take their food seriously. We love dishes from every corner of the world, argue hotly about our favourite makan spots, and even talk about food while eating. But I think people in the army take it to a whole new level. I mean, it’s only logical–shut a number of young men who are normally super serious about eating in camp, away from their favourite dishes, 5 days a week–and you get a bunch of food maniacs.