Dear all! Soo, here’s my story.
I’m pleased to announce that I’m finally ranked first in Singapore Men’s Epee! but I’m also very disappointed with the way things turn out for me in Singapore. For the past 7 years I have tried my best to go to every training, regardless of my condition, whether its raining or i woke up with a massive headache, or my “blah blah” all the standard shit with one goal in mind - to finally become a professional athlete and get the recognition I deserve. But there was one “but” stopping me from doing this in Singapore, I am not a citizen. So essentially all this ranked first or last in Singapore is only a statement that makes no difference cuz im not able to go for any major events such as Asian Champs, Asian Games and the Olympics that this whole fencing thing started for in the first place.
My goal was to qualify for the 2020 Olympics, it was upsetting to watch people who are ranked lower than me, take part in major events I knew that my time will come once I get my Singapore Citizenship.
But in 2016, our application got rejected. I thought I should just be patient and once im in the Army, then I will really prove that I’m willing to give a lot to Singapore, integrate into the culture even more, (although i went to a local school and lived here for 8 years, so its not like i’m some foreign talent who came to Singapore yesterday). So I enlisted to do National Service. In order to qualify for 2020 I had to be a citizen by 2018-2019 season, so I would have enough time to gain an essential number of points to qualify. But! 8 months into the army I received a disappointing rejection in May this year again.
Am i chasing my own tail? I have been waiting and looking at others go for events that i deserve to go to for 6 years.
Anyway coming to the end of this heartbreaking essay, if any of you know someone who would be interested in hiring me as your masseuse let me know.
But on a serious note, there is a lot of pressure in the air right now and I know that something big is gonna happen real soon. Just remember, that fortune favours the brave!
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