Quite anxious, really. Despite scoring perfect marks in the shoot last year, I still feel worried. Why?
- Last year, all 16 bullets were fired at 9 metres, whereas this year only 8 will be at 9 metres. The other 8 bullets will be fired 15m away from the target. With 9 metres, I already had a bunch of bullets dangerously near to the 3 point area. To get into Shooting Competition (gasp. I have a goal.) I need all 16 to be in the 5 point region.
- The past 3 Dry Practices (shoot without bullet) I screwed up the ‘first-pressure second-pressure’ sequence, accidentally misfiring 3-5 times in 48 shots ( We were given 32 shots, but I took the liberty to shoot more.) This might cause me to lose my aim.
- My aim is screwed up apparently. My fear is that I would not be able to align the front side to the rear side on the actual day itself.
- This is probably doubly stressful due to the fact that my Marksman Badge, my tiny glimmer of hope of getting the pinnacle of all NPCC awards -the SPFNPCC badge (Highly unlikely , but one can dream , right?) and of course, any chance of getting into the Shooting Competition – lies on Thursday’s shoot.
Well, I should really be studying for tomorrow’s Chinese test right now. Feel tempted to splurge $28 on a full box set of Mushishi I found at a certain MRT station….