The below paragraph is written by the confessor with some correction from us.
“Dilemma. Huge one. My boyfriend of two years have decided to be an SCDF regular. Initially I was Ok until my parents commented that it is a dirty hands-on job done by certain people only. To me, personally, army is still OK but SPF or SCDF is low class jobs done by “some people” only.
I tried to convince by boyfriend because he has a degree, why should he do that kind of job but all those pleas fell on deaf ears. I feel like I need to save my parents’ face too. And with that kind of manual labour job, i can forget about having a posh wedding.
Whenever my friends asked me what kind of profession he is in, I would just lie and say that he is doing some business startup with no concrete plans yet.