Today, I am going to share a short and interesting story about a real incident or person. In this blog you’ll find a travel confession from a discharged South Korean Military. A few weeks ago I spent a week in Manila for the Travel Blogger’s Exchange Convention and was able to meet one of my closest friends in my previous college ( Shout out to Colegio de San Juan de Letran Manila! Arriba Letran! ), Gerrard Park.
It’s been almost 4 years since we last met, so we had a lot of catching up to do. During our talk, I was able to grasp some of his inspiring stories, back when he was in the South Korean Military Camp. To share some, I’d like to quote the things Park shared about his experience.
There were Eight of us in the group. -Park, 2016
His most Unforgettable moment:
“Surviving Winter Training”- Park, 2016
According to Park, His group was asked to stay in the field. Up in the freezing mountain for a week on a -25 °C temp.
The Training lasted for 1 year and 10 months
(Gerrard Park from the left side. The other two are his closest friends from the camp)
“During the duty, it was really hard and difficult…
But when the training was over, all of the memories are unforgettable.”- Gerrard Park, 2016
Lessons I got from the told anecdote of a South Korean Military
On bad days … It is important to maintain hope and faith in these trying times.
When things get hard… always remember to keep your head up, as the famous saying goes “God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”
Leaving you with one of the best Military Quote.
I salute all the Militaries out there! You have my respect, indeed the real Heroes are those who risk their lives everyday to protect the world and make it a better place.
I hope this blog did inspire and was able to give courage to some of you. My friend Park had to twist his path as a student, report on duty, and be a military for South Korea back in 2012. Life may have challenge him during the training, may have tested his strength on some areas, but he was able to stood up and fought for it.
At present, Park is back in the Philippines to continue his studies and is brave enough to take bigger steps on moving forward. He’s faith tells him the future is always bright when you stay focused, optimistic and confident.
For those who are feeling lost and unsure of their path, learn to embrace it. Stop overthinking & take a deep breath, you’ll be fine, sooner or later you’ll be okay. Always keep in mind that getting lost is one of the great ways on finding yourself.
Hope you enjoyed this travel confession. Big thanks to Mr. Gerrard Park for allowing me to expose some of his personal life. I know it was not easy to express such deep confessions. I salute you! And to you my dear reader, be inspired, be blessed and Godspeed!
LEVY ANNE AMOSIN