20060626

Delayed Book In

I went to Pasir Ris hoping to book in, but when my sergeant saw my MC he told me to go home =(. So I'd be booking in only tomorrow morning. Hope I don't miss out too much! Anyway, take care everyone =). I'm feeling much much better already but my throat hurts =(.

20060625

First Bookout

I'm finally out of army after 2 weeks. Time passes really fast when you look back on it, but when you're inside, every day feels like a week. I'm booking in in approximately 12 hours' time, and I'm feeling really shitty right now. My company got to bookout early yesterday, around 8.30AM, and I was really happy. I was thinking of all the things I could do, all the places I could take Geri to and have fun. I was thinking of going to my Dad's home, of going to Boon Tiong's house since it's been really long since I saw them. But no, I came home, took a bath, Geri came, and FOR NO REASON AT ALL I SUDDENLY HAD FEVER. It was around 37.8 degrees celsius initially, but then within an hour or so it had reached 38.8 degrees celsius. I kept on praying that it would drop soon. It did drop once in a while, only to rise up again. Before I knew it, it was 6PM. My whole afternoon is gone because of the fever.

I finally decided to go to Changi Hospital's A and E department to see a doctor. The doctor was unfriendly and whatnots, I don't even know if he diagnosed me correctly. Anyway I'm being given 2 days MC, although I'll still book in today. I'd hate to miss any lessons/training. I'm feeling much better now, and I'm really hoping the temperature won't rise anymore.

Anyway, back to the actual topic, NS. NS's been ok so far. It might sound a little stupid or even crazy to some, but I do love the training. I've always liked physical training, so yup =). Foot drills are something I'm not as good with, and I didn't really like it initially but I'm slowly liking it now =). So basically, NS's all good, NO. Why? Because some of the people simply sucks. I finally understand why Wee Quan used to tell me that I'd get to see all sorts of people in NS. I've met some really nice people, made some good friends. However, some people are just plain selfish. Seriously. You get to see the real "wayang". There was this incident where I was sweeping the floor. All of a sudden this person decided to help me with it, when he usually doesn't bother helping with area cleaning. I was happy he's finally bothering about it, but when I turned around I realised why. My sergeant was at the door looking at us. The moment my sergeant left, he immediately "returned" the broom back to me =).

My sergeants are all pretty nice and reasonable, although they are very strict sometimes. Well, they have to be strict right? Anyway, I respect all my sergeants a lot, although it's been just 2 weeks.

As one of my friends told me, "If you can survive 3 years in poly you should be able to survive 2 years in NS." Pretty true statement!

Anyway, I miss my family, Geri, and friends! A lot a lot a lot! When I was sick yesterday, my mum and Geri were really nice. Thanks =)! Geri also made some cookies for me, although I only had 1 and a 1/2 cookie because I was sick =(.

Alright, I think I'm going back to sleep now. Take care everyone =).

20060605

5 Days Left...

Raj entered NS last Friday, followed by Maclean on Saturday, and I'm next. It's a really weird feeling. Maclean called and told me it's been fun for him so far and stuff, so yup ^_^. Anyway, it's not about the training or anything that really bothers me, it's the fact that I won't be able to spend any time with my loved ones. I think I'm really going to miss everyone, especially my parents and Geri =(.

I don't think I'll be blogging much over the next few days. Wednesday's graduation, then I'm going to have as much fun as I can have on Thursday and Friday, then I'm in =). Even now it feels weird not seeing Maclean or Raj online. Anyway, to all my friends, have fun while you can! Especially the guys. After NS, most of us will either be studying or working, and either way it won't be very fun I think. So yup, enjoy while you can.

To Maclean and Raj, when you book out on the 17th and read this (if you don't get confined =P), all the best in NS. I'll probably be seeing the two of you around, since we're all in BMTC School 1. Going to be funny seeing everyone's hairless head (actual head, not dickhead). Please control your temper and ego respectively =).

To Gregory, stop being to pedo =P. People change, so sometimes it's better not to cling too much to the past. Anyway it'd be good if you can be a little more serious with stuff sometimes =). Have fun till September 9! It'll be your turn to enter NS then ^_^.

To Nicholas, all the best for your bowling tournaments. Control your temper a little sometimes. I've a screwed up temper as well but it has more or less soften over the years. Have fun till July =P. Damn you'll still POP before me anyway =(.

To Amir, study hard, clear this semester, and enter NS as soon as possible! All the best with whichever girl you're trying to chase, but stay focused on stuff like studies and your drumming. What's right for you might not be right for her, so yup. Cheer up, don't be so down over girl stuff!

To Rayhan, stay cool =P. See you in July! Hope you save up enough money soon to buy your electric guitar. Maclean's bunk mate brought a guitar into NS! It's allowed!

To all my HDKs, I doubt you'll read this, but if you do, have fun in NS! Kelvin, don't let the BGR stuff bother you too much while you're in NS. Go for the best while in NS, I'm sure you'll make it. Joven, you're already in NS, so I don't know what to say. Hope you have fun =D! Boon Tiong, sorry we're entering before you =P. Have fun till September! Hong Wen, thanks for the help with the lock. Good luck with your girl! Anyway, you're also in NS already, so just hope you're having fun!

To my sister, please be a good girl while I'm away =).

To my dearest Geri, you know I'll miss you! I'd rather tell you in person or in a letter, this is just too public for mushy stuff =P. I love you! *hugs*

To all my friends, I'm going to miss you all! Sorry I can't list everyone out, don't know what to say. All the best! =)

Anyway, the following are some pictures we took before Maclean and Raj booked in (forgive the quality. night time + handphone camera + imageshack resizing = not very good quality)...

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That's all =)! Too bad that Jeremy and Rayhan had to leave early, and Nicholas couldn't join us =(.