Archive for September 2007

End of reservist

Hope I didn’t bored anyone of you with my entire series of blog entries regarding my reservist. Actually I’m blogging about it because I want to keep memories of the things I did during reservist.

This will be the last post I’m going to talk about my reservist. After this post, I’ll be back to the usual blogging.

One of the Sergeant from another platoon was pretty kiasi (Afraid of death). When on the 5 tonner, he never fail to buckle his seatbelts and hold on tightly to the side. I told him not to worry, cause if he is thrown off the tonner, they will cover him with national flag and promote him 2 ranks up.

Booked out at around 5pm on friday. It feels good to be out of reservist. Can’t say I enjoyed it, but I feel that it’s my duty. As I was walking along orchard road that evening, I felt a sense of pride and happiness. Happy that Singapore is so peaceful and proud that I did my part to keep it this way.

I got a serious pimple outbreak after the outfield exercise.

I used to get pimple outbreak after outfield exercise. But never this serious before. Am suspecting that the camo cream expired already.

Went back to office on monday. Feeling brain dead. Took me quite awhile to warm up my brain and get the engine started. That is the effect of not using the brain for 2 whole week.

I’ve been away from office for that long.

鄧麗君 – 月亮代表我的心

Happy Mid Autumn Festival everyone.

鄧麗君 – 月亮代表我的心

你问我爱你有多深 我爱你有几分
我的情也真 我的爱也真

你问我爱你有多深 我爱你有几分
我的情不移 我的爱不变

轻轻的一个吻 已经打动我的心
深深的一段情 教我思念到如今

你问我爱你有多深 我爱你有几分
你去想一想 你去看一看

Dumb thief

This is another one of those dumb thief story. I was laughing in office when I read about it.

The thief broke into an office and got away with four laptops and two iMac. The office’s security camera’s resolution wasn’t high enough to see their face clearly. So everyone thought they got away with it. We are so wrong.

Someone played with the iMac’s photobooth and accidentally uploaded his photo to the victim’s flickr account. Not sure who is he. Perhaps the thief, the thief’s friend or the person who bought the stolen iMac. Whoever it is, he should be able to help solve the crime. I wonder if flickr records the IP address of the uploader. If they do, then it would be pretty easy to solve the crime.

If all the thieves in the world are so dumb, I think Paddy’s Verey I will have no business already. :P

Reservist Day Twelve – Out Process

**This entry is about events that occur on 21 Sept**

Finally reached the last day of the ICT. This is a toughest in camp training I’ve ever attended. Did some survey at the cookhouse. Sometimes I wonder what’s the point of doing those survey. Nothing seems to improve from those survey. Food still taste horrible. (ok, its much better compared to the days when food are cooked by soldiers. But still doesn’t taste good.)

As usual, our CO gave us a speech at the closing ceremony. He always said that he will keep his speech short, but he always talk for at least 1/2 hour. His full time job outside is a principal. Which explains why his speech is always very long. Haha.

5 down, 5 more to go. The next in camp training will be in Nov 2008.

Reservist Day Ten & Eleven – The big one

The big one

**This entry is about events that occur on 19 and 20 Sept.**

Woke up at 5am for breakfast. Am surprised to received a SMS from a friend to wish me good luck for the exercise. She is still awake at that hour and is doing her work. Am touched by the SMS.

It was a mad rush in the morning. Lots of things to do within 1 1/2 hours. Have to move off from camp at 0630hrs sharp. I’m always the first group to leave camp for exercise. The main body leave camp 1 1/2 hours later than me. NOT FAIR!

Forgot to buy camo cream and have to borrow from my CSM. His camo cream was from the previous in camp (which is one year ago). Better than nothing I guess.

My officer really garang. Everything also want to walk when there is a rover. Easy for him since his load is rather light. I’m the one who is carrying heavy load. I guess he is also inexperienced too. Some of the things can take rover, but he didn’t know until I suggested to him. Well, he still need more practice. This is the first time he hold this position for a large scale exercise.

The weather is hot, very hot. I drank lots and lots of water but it still wasn’t enough. Am glad that we are still in friendly area where water is almost unlimited supply. Can’t imagine being in enemy ground where there is no resupply.

Nothing much happened in the afternoon. The drivers are good at making themselves at home outfield. I joined their little tent where they got a small radio and some seats. Managed to rest and catch a short nap. It is going to be a long night.

Logistic was horrible at night. We waited very long for our transport to come. Luckily I’m in the 2nd wave and can wait in friendly area. Since I’m in friendly area, I could sleep openly without fears. Those in the 1st wave have to wait in enemy zone and could sleep. Poor thing.

The transport finally arrive after more than 1 hour delay. The journey to the enemy zone was a nice one. I saw a shooting star and made a wish. The night sky view was beautiful.

The night exercise was a tough one. We almost didn’t meet our target in time due to the delay of the transport. Our deployment ground was very interesting. It is just opposite some HDB flats. Singapore really not enough land. While we are deploying, there are several people looking at us from across the road. I wonder if anyone of them took photo of us and send to Stomp.

The first mission went on smoothly and we proceed to our second mission. The second mission is fought with transport, so it wasn’t that tough. Everything went on smoothly and the exercise ended at around 1830hrs.

We started to return all our store once we reach camp. Our platoon has the most stores. It took 1 1/2 hours to finish returning everything. And that is already considered quite fast. We used to take one whole afternoon to return all our store. I guess everyone is familiar with the process and thus able to work faster to get things done.

It was a tough exercise. Perhaps I’m too old for all these.