Saturday, July 25, 2009

Army blog

anyway, i created this army blog
a lot of people say the process of army suck
but when you think back, its damn funny
haha, i think its true
but the process is damn long and sucky!

so hopefully this blog can contain
many memories of my army life all the way till i ORD
most of the entries will be WORDS and not PHOTOS
because camera phones are not allowed!
haha, happy reading guys :)
got to go and book in!

2 weeks of confinement period finally over

i hope i am right to say that the toughest part of BMTC life is over
which is the 2 weeks confinement
though i went home for 4 days (fever),
it seems i have been in Tekong for a long time
the confinement period is really tough
imagine the weekends when people are out having fun,
you are stuck at camp doing trainings and all the shit!

we had a fire drill @ one of the days
and we were woken up @ 430am
bloody cock
we have to wear our helmet and carry a pail down to fall in
damn damn cock
look damn stupid LOL!

my section mates (bunk mates) are pretty OK,
ZS's same room as me, HAHAHAHA
we have speed, strength, combat trainings
combat trainings damn lame!

all recruits are always rushing in Tekong
because they plan the programmes damn damn tight

i suck/hate at doing things that need instructions
like marching, inserting pouches for our LBV etc...
lets talk about marching,
the correct way is left leg out, then swing your right hand out
but i always do the opposite -
left leg out, left hand out
i dont know why, LOL!
its call pyscho motor or something
i am damn slow, haha
but i think i did pretty well for IPPT and Standard Obstacle Course
i got 5 points for everything except for...
running i think, which i have 4 points
i ran 9.55 mintues (the result paper wrote this time)
not bad eh!
i did 12 pull-ups
9.XX seconds of shuttle run
cant remember my standing board jump result though!

anyway, i did a summary of what our programmes were
after i came back from my MC

on 17 July,
woke up @ 430am to do a route march and
the rifle ceremony
the first thing they taught us is to strip the rifle parts
and assemble back
of course, i was damn slow when learning things
but now, i am pretty good at it
then we did another round of route march

on 18 July,
its the first time we did Standard Obstacle Course (S.O.C)
we tried 4 stations i think and the correct landing technique
then we had strength training
strength training is just some training to help you improve
your strength by doing pull-ups and lifting dumbells

on 19 July,
we learn the technique of rifle
like what happens if a bullet gets stuck inside or something
its call I.A (Immediate Action)
next up was arms drills
doing marching with rifles for my Passing Out Parade!

on 20 July,
had strength training then combat training
we did all these training in our UNIFORMS
had to unroll the sleeve
so its long sleeve uniform
plus the hot sun
we sweat like crazy!!!
had grenade talk @ night

on 21 July,
had strength training, then combat training again
we wore back the same long sleeve uniform, LOL
we didnt have time to wash at all
so you can imagine the smell =S
but we did hang it outside to dry
then we learn other stations of S.O.C
and we learn new songs for marching usage!

on 22 July,
the programme was strength training BUT
it rained super heavy
of course we damn happy!
so the training was done in our bunks
see what i mean?
army die die dont want you to do nothing
they sure plan something out to keep you occupied
then had speed training
which is to train your running (useless one!)
then had a self-intro section for my platoon

on 23 July,
we tried out all the S.O.C stations
manage to do all the stations
but imagine we have to carry our heavy LBV, helmet and rifle
when the real test comes
then had speed training i think
then had a rifle test
the rifle test i damn scared
because i know nothing much
i dont like hands on stuffs cause i learn damn slow!

on 24 July (1st offical bookout day!),
all of us damn sian when we were informed that we will be
booking out @ 8pm
and booking in @ 1645 hours on Sunday
which is considered early!
supposed to have S.O.C again
but it rained in the morning!
so we had strength training instead, HAHA!
at least no need wear our uniforms under the sun!
then we had some free time to design T-shirt for our company
but i use the chance to slack and rest around!
after lunch,
we had a chance to go to the canteen and buy food!
because one of my platoon's section design got selected
for dont know what shit
so my whole platoon 2 won the chance to go
but i think its pretty "useless"
cause we are booking out later in the evening
and we will get to buy the food when we book out
but better than nothing!
then did area cleaning
before we book out,
the last activity was grenade throwing practise
there are a lot of instructions to follow
seeking permission to enter the bay,
using the correct method to hold the grenade etc...
had dinner and finally book out!
everyone's so happy to be out of the island
as for me, the feeling is ordinary
maybe the reason is
i went home (4 days MC)
so naturally, my excitement is not as strong as those
who stayed 2 weeks throughout the whole confinement period!

but i am booking in soon!
leaving my house very very soon
back to blog again!
just bought many tibits to stock up! hahaha
and took all my clothes/socks/shorts/uniforms
back home to wash!
7 more weeks to go!

Fever @ 5th day of BMTC

hahahahaha, i was down with fever @ my 5th day of BMTC
a bonus for myself
i think at that point of time,
my 5 days @ Tekong is like 2 weeks there
days pass damn damn slow
and all recruits there were like cut-off from the outside world
because we dont know whats going on @ Singapore
except for a copy of Strait Times
and not everyday we will have Strait Times
so i fell sick @ noon time
and i reported sick as my temperature was around 38.X degrees
together with 2 other recruits who were also down with a fever
we were "quarantine" @ Annex room
had our packet lunch there
then we went to Medical Centre to see doctor

@ Medical Centre,
we waited for a freaking 2 hour +, near 3 hours
just to see the bloody doctor
it was damn long
and imagine i sit on the chair all along
feeling hot, terrible and whatever shit
and there were 20+ people waiting to see doctor for fever!
what the hell
and my temperature rise during the waiting time
the doctor came and i was given 4 days MC @ home
we had to take the SWAB test to see if we have the H1N1 virus
OMG, its freaking uncomfortable
they freaking put a long stick right inside yr nose
damn uncomfortable!!!
collected my medicine, then headed back to company
showed them the MC the doctor gave
and was instructed to pack my bag and everything
and it was around evening time,
we get to book out!
together with 4 other recruits who were also down with fever
in the end, we did not have H1N1 but my platoon sergants
3 of them were down with the virus
but we came in close contact with them
shared cab with 2 other recruits who stayed @
Tiong Bahru & Queenstown
then to my place
sharing cab is cheaper i guess
i paid $17 while they paid $15 each
the cab fare @ the end of journey is around $48!
cause peak hour at that point of time

reach home finally!
but it seems that i have been away from home for a very long time
use the lappie for a while, eat medicine
the fever's still there
the next day,
i was down with fever almost the whole day
highest temperature i had was 39.6 degrees
the highest temperature i ever developed!
i think if it was 40 degrees @ Tekong,
i will be @ helicopter on my way to Changi General Hospital
anyway, the Tekong medicine sucks, not strong at all
i had to eat my OWN medicine at home to bring the fever down
of course, i had to call back the company line
in the morning, noon & evening to report temperature!
@ night, a sergant came by my house to pass me Tamiflu tablets
by the 3rd day, i almost recovered
was @ my lappie almost the whole day
because i cant go out (quarantine)
and the 4th day,
they called me @ 6pm and told me to catch the 830pm ferry
fetched my section mate too as he's also instructed to go back

we board the 830pm ferry and reach Tekong @ 9pm
nights out that day was 930pm
i cant sleep that night because i took a nap in the noon @ home!!!
and not sure if its unlucky or what
we were woken up @ 430am
cause we had to take rifle/gun/arms
did a route march of 4km (i think)
then proceed to a ceremony
to take our rifle -_-
but that ceremony i would say is an experience

that sums up my MC period!
so happy i fell sick!!! hahahaha

Enlistment day!

so i am finally enlisted into army on 9 July 2009
my ORD date is 8 May 2011
long way to go

so my dad, mum & sis went to sent me off @ Tekong
reporting time was 9am+
as we needed to board the bus @ Pasir Ris bus interchange
reached S.A.F Ferry Terminal and boarded the boat
enlistees were required to tuck in our shirts!
once we reach Tekong,
we went different ways
i think they did a tour around our bunks etc...
while i went to a seating area to submit our pink IC,
which i will only see it again when i ORD
got my 11B (army IC)
so all enlistees sit on the chair,
the sergant mayor ask us to clap loudly, take the pledge loudly etc...
just to show our parents lah

proceed to the very big parade square and we took the pledge etc...
then we went to line up in a row
and parents came to find their sons
and off they go
no meals for them
after that, all enlistees were instructed to go to our company
and we were given 2 big bags (field camp bag & big black bag)
which contains all our uniforms etc...

the process was damn sian
cause we were instructed to try out every item
like uniform, shoes, helmet etc
to see if the size fits us
so it was damn troublesome...
i cant really recall much what happened on first day also
we had our haircut too for $2
botak hair rocks man
very cooling!
the first night is tough
because i cant seem to fall asleep
i think i only ZzzzzZ @ about 12am+

thanks to all for the SMS!
haha, shall blog again!
later is my first book in @ 1645 hours!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Go green @ 9 July 2009

Enlisted @ 9 July 2009