The Basic Military Training Centre shared this following photo on their Facebook page on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, showing a recruit’s first day in National Service:


That look on the soldier’s face is exactly how Singaporean males feel about National Service:


It is even more gold considering how sprightly his parents look.

Cheer up, young man. Tuesday is Western food day, which is the best meal of the week.


And the comments to the photo have been nothing but encouraging:



In case he needs to familiarise himself with the new Standard Operating Procedures of the Singapore Armed Forces today, here are some pro-tips culled from Pioneer magazine:

It is okay to hold hands with your girl in public in uniform:



You don’t have to build character by shining boots:



You salute these days without showing your dirty palms:



Meanwhile, male Singapore residents born in 1999 are reminded to register for National Service.



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