At the time of writing this article, Singapore had officially reached the 20,000th mark in COVID-19 cases. In the blink of an eye, an epidemic turned into a global pandemic. Plans were staggered, postponed and then subsequently cancelled. No one would have expected a calamity of this magnitude to befall the nation and the world.
This might be your last year in GB, which probably means this is your last year to fulfil the things you intend to do with your friends. Yet, you are not 100% sure you will still have the chance. You might have just joined the Gb this year, and never got the chance to experience a full ‘UG experience’. No passing out parade, all the effort you spent rehearsing the Drill Competition down the drain. How much more demotivating can it get?
As the saying goes “when there is a will, there is a way”. Amidst the chaos of Home-based Learning and Circuit Breaker measures, Companies have wasted no time in finding creative ways to ‘Keep the GB connection alive’. From Tabata exercises to cooking challenges, it has been an awesome journey of redesigning the UG experience for our Girls! Here is a catalogue of some ideas crafted by various Companies.
While some doubled down on their own endeavours, Others preferred to dip into a slew of daily challenges offered by the Brigade Headquarters, especially the 79th, 45th, 3rd and 56th Companies who made it to the top of our leader boards! Whatever form it may take, it’s every little thing that counts. Every effort to bring relationships together is rewarded by greater returns than before. The days of meeting each other face to face may still be far off. But with each attempt, we are one step closer to how it was like before the Circuit Breaker – maybe even better.
Some will grunt at lost opportunities. Yay-sayers will weave through challenges to emerge stronger, Which will you be? As Francis Hesselbein, a well-known advocate for female development once said, “We do not know what lies ahead, yet whatever challenge, leaders will rise, finding the heart, the language, the caring that embraces and sustains.”