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Blogger’s Block

I can’t remember when as the last time I had a Blogger’s Block (sometimes known as Writer’s Block but I hardly consider myself as a writer). It is painful to be sitting in front of the computer wanting to blog something yet words doesn’t flow. And it doesn’t help when I’m preoccupied with other stuff like work.

So please bear with me while I try to overcome this prolong period of Blogger’s Block. Seriously, this might be the longest Blogger’s Block I ever had. Maybe when it’s over, I’ll write some post and backdate them.

Happy 6th Birthday DKSG

Almost forgot that today is the 6th year that I’ve been blogging on this domain. Happy Birthday DKSG!

6thbirthday

Cheers to more good years!

2 1/2 years and 10 cycle later…..

2 1/2 years and 10 cycle later…..

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Yes, I’ve completed my 10 ICT cycle and will be placed in MINDEF Reserve (MR). We had our Battalion Stand Down Parade last Sunday morning.

It’s been almost 14 years since I took my first ferry ride to Pulau Tekong. Time flies. To be frank, I don’t like NS. Most people hate NS and I can understand why. But I always believe that NS is necessary and no matter how much we hate it, we still need to do it. It is our obligations as Singaporean Son. And I’m glad that I’ve completed this obligation.

Away for reservist

By the time you are reading this, I should be wearing my Number 4 and back in camp for my 10th In Camp Training (aka ICT aka Reservist). Yes yes, I’m going back for reservist again. And it’s my 10th and final In Camp Training. Woohoo!

I’ll be away for 1 week and 1 day. My ICT officially ends next Monday (13 Jan 2014, 2359HR). Will most likely be able to book out during the weekends but will have to stay in during weekdays. Anyway, I scheduled some blog post during this period. Will try to find time to go to the Business Centre to blog and catch up with the outside world.

OH YA, we can bring camera phone into army camp now. At least I won’t be so disconnected from the outside world this time.

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Training to be soldiers,
Fight for our land,
Once in our lives,
Two years of our time.

Have you ever wondered,
Why we must serve,
Because we love our land
And we want it to be free YAH!

Auld Lang Syne

It is sort of a tradition for me to end the year with a blog post reflecting on the year. In the past, I wouldn’t have much problem doing it. But strangely, this year there is nothing much to talk about. No, don’t get me wrong. I didn’t waste away 2013 by doing nothing. In fact, I think I’ve done a lot of things. But they are just boring work stuff and some other stuff like new found interest in Lego and photography.

Few weeks ago, I received a surprised Facebook message from someone who I haven’t contacted for 5 years. It was a short conversation that ended abruptly. Part of me wished it would last longer. Yet in reality, I know its not going to happen.

想到你想起我, 胸口依然温热….

It’s amazing how time flies. And perhaps it is a good reminder that time and tide wait for no man. And if I’m not careful, I’ll just end up watching time fly by.

And the biggest regret at the end of the day is that old acquaintance is forgotten. Perhaps it is for the better. But it is just sad that it has to be this way.

I’ll just leave you with this version of Auld Lang Syne by Susan Boyle. Hope your 2013 is much better than mine.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run aboot the braes
And pull’d the gowans fine.
But we’ve wandered mony a weary foot,
Since days of auld lang syne.

And we twa hae paid’l’d in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roared
Since days of auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For days of auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll be your pint stoop,
And surely I’ll be mine;
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And ther’s a hand, my trusty fier’,
And gie’s a hand to thine;
And we’ll tak’ a right good willywaught,
For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.