Friday, March 30, 2007Haha. .!! I'm back. . back to camp from SIW. . . That's like. . . 3 days ago. . . I so glad to be back in my camp man. . . But perhaps i will miss some things there too. . .
The late reveile, the canteen breaks, the convenience of travelling to and fro from the camp etc. . .
And you realised, no matter where you are, whether is it in sungei gedong or siw, as long as you are still in the army, it's still SIANz. . .!!!
So welcome back the BOS, the trainings to come. ATEC and the battalion profiency test. . . I just wanna get through these shits asap. . . i'm as sick of army as before, maybe worse. . .
First day back in camp, and it was really really bored. . . Totally nothing to do at night, worse than SIW. . . The second day, we basically did some servicing of the vehicles and administration staffs as the rest of the platoons went outfield for their platoon profiency test. . . Glad to know that our platoon won't have a profiency test, and disgusted to realise that we will be involve in the battalion profiency test, which is a 4days 3nights outfield on 9april. . . expect some real shits ahead. . .
Haiz. . knowing that there will be only be shits to come, we took the chance to take a two days off from army while we can. . . And i'm now, trying to relax and enjoy before we get busy with these. . .
Went out these few days, k box just now with joey and jerome, and last evening went out for dinner at fish n co. . . just managed to got the dota installed and trying to train myself in the game. . .
Sunday, March 25, 2007Injured. . . out for at least a week. . . i guess i've my ligament during yesterday's match. . . it hurts whenever i stand up to walk normally. . . i'm limping for most of the time as i go from point to point now. . .
We won yesterday's match. . . but i thought i played badly. . . who to blame. . i may have made a mistake for going down for the match, i had a tired week, there was no way i could have find the energy to play to my best that day. . . not only did i suck, few consecutive tackles from the opponent left my left leg in pain. . . it was really a terrible outing. . .
Nonetheless. . . despite the injury, i still managed to limp my way to farrer park to give tuition just now. . . a primary 6 boy, teaching him math and english. . . english. . people will laugh if they knew this. . . and jerome was making fun of me teaching english. . . yea man, i know my english sucks, but i'm determine to prove that i can teach the subject, at least for primary school level. . .
i'm seriously enjoying teaching now. . . i'm giving in the dedication, commitment in teaching the boy, doing it as a passion to teach, and not for the money. . . it became enjoyable this way. . . and things are going pretty well with all the positive feedbacks from the mother. . . i hope the result from the mid year can be a testiment of this. . .
The student was quite a diligent boy, and there were not much difficulty in teaching him, i'm really confident that i could help him get an A star in his psle. . . maybe english will be slightly a problem. . . afterall this is not my forte. . .
alright. . . book in day. . . this coming week is hopefully a relax week. . . with the summary exercise over, the remaining days in siw appears a little bit welcoming. . . and when i get back to unit on wednesday, there won't be much things to be done, since the gunners will all still be in india. . .
Saturday, March 24, 2007>>>Continue
Tough exercise, tough time. . . With the 35kg missiles on my back, i could feel myself gradually falling apart as i walk, every step i took came with the weigh that push my back closer and closer to ground. . . I knew i won't give up but was thinking how long more could i last. . . I felt the pain on my back getting more and more intense. . . my only motivation was that i couldn't lose out, since everyone else had managed to go through it. . .
even when i've changed to the lighter weapon system towards the end of the last mission, the pain didn't seem to subside, it felt as heavy as before after a while. . . i wandered how i managed to endure through the end. . .
Everything's over now. . . 2 more days at SIW and i will be happily back in unit. . . Back to become my AFV opr. . . back to bos, 100hrs servicing etc etc. . .
Friday, March 23, 2007Survived. . !! Another week at SIW gone. . . I felt so much relieved. . .
Just 24hours ago i was somewhere out in the field, feeding the mosquito, camping in the middle of the woods, doing some mission as part of our course summary exercise. . .
It was perhaps the toughest thing that i've ever went through in army so far. . . the summary exercise. . . as i think of it now, i'm really happy that it was already over. . .
We had to walk for distances, bash through the vegetation with the almost 35kg missiles or the 20 over kilos weapon system on our back. . . then, upon reaching our objectives, we had to camp inside the mosquitoes infested forest for long periods of time. . . at night, we remained inside the forest, dug a trench and slept beside it. . .
It was absolutely a difficult time, especially with the unusually large amount of mosquitoes inside the vegetation. . . No one were spared from bites. . . not even when you are armed with insect repellents or mosquito coils. . . they had the capability to penetrate through our no.4 and they were ruthless in their sucking of our blood. . . No place on our body were safe from bites. . . One of my sergeant got his lip bitten so many times that it had swollen to such extent that it looked like a 'sausage'. . . it was just that scary, and it gave us a horrible experience. . . some were even saying that if there's anyone to attack singapore, the mosquitoes here will frighten them away. . .
I've got bites everywhere, but maybe not as worse as the rest, thanks to the mosquito coils that i had brought along. . . but the night was still something to remember, almost impossible to sleep with mosquitoes buzzing around your ear, and you witnessed how ineffective your mosquito coil can still be. . .
Sunday, March 18, 2007Haiz. . haiz. . i can't stop sighing. . . i really don't wish to return to that place. . .
One more week to go. . . and 1 more week to endure. . . This coming week will be a tough one. . . Outfield everyday, and on thursday, there's the summary exercise, the two day 1 night exercise. . . sianz. . .
ENDURED. . .!!! One more week. . . to say good bye. . . 5 days of pain and shag. . . is nothing. . . !
i will smile when i leave next wednesday. . . >>>Continued. . .
Throughout my days playing soccer. . . i've played left back, right back, left mid, right mid, striker, centre back. . . and recently, in the orange team, i've played at the centre midfield. . . the last few outings were disastrous, i wasn't a natural centre player, and i can only see myself screwing up at the centre. . . For a number times, i've told tat ming about this, that i can't play at the centre midfield position, but for some reasons he insisted that i stay there. . .
Yesterday's match, however, may be the turning point for everything. . .
My first half performance was a repetition of the past few matches, drifting too much to the left or right, leaving the centre midfield empty and deprived of supports. . . Everything was wrong except that i was doing my usual style, that kinda hardwork to run all over the pitch to help in defence and occasionally, attack. . . It was because of this, the excessive running that i couldn't last the entire 90minutes, pulling out at the last few moment with a muscle cramp. . .
Magic took effect in the second half. . . With allister at the centre supporting, i suddenly felt myself becoming more effective. . . Running, attacking with much ease than before. . . It was during one of those run down the centre that i scored my first goal for the team. . . I haven't score a goal in matches for so long that i couldn't recall when was the last one. . .
and that's not all, as i got more adjusted to the centre midfield position, i suddenly found myself more actively involved in the game. . . Passes to the wings, running at the defences, attempts on goal and contributing one penalty. . . It was quite a controversy actually, but no one cares as long as the referee award the easy scoring opportunity to you. . .
It was thrilling encounter with the opponent, trailing 2-0 at half time, we managed a 5-4 win at the end of the second half, a miraculous come back. . . If friday was a totally bad day for me. . . then saturday is the opposite. . .
Sometimes i feel it really works when you pray before you do something. . .
Just like yesterday. . . Already failed my lesson assessment so many times, i didn't wanna let history repeat itself again. . . I prayed, before i left home that i make it through this time. . .
The first round, the one that was considered a practise, was totally screwed up, it was a horrible start. . . and i thought this was not gonna be a day to pass. . . Then the actual test round. . . I didn't expect much, just to ensure that i don't make any immediate failures and probably hope for a miracle to come by. . .
The miracle did came. . I made it through the test round knowing myself that i didn't make any immediate failure, while letting fate decide the rest. . .
The verdict came. . . As the instructor called up the no. tag of those who had to come back for repeat. . . i was anxiously waiting, praying that my no. tag will not be called. . . no.14 was mine, my heart pumped faster as he called up no.13, knowing that i could be the next. . . and the next, no.15!. . . relieved. . . i smiled in delight. . . and if that's not enough, there's more to be happy about. . . while all of them, even those who made it through were told their mistakes, i was the only one who the instructor gave no comment. . . which would mean. . . i passed with flying colours. . !!
You can imagine how delighted i am to pass, after a long spell of repeating the lesson. . and now. . i can book my traffic police test. . . ! soon, you can see me riding on the roads of Singapore. . . anybody want a ride. .?
Friday, March 16, 2007I won't forget that look on his face. . . obviously he's doing so for his rank. . and because of this look that i will think that i should have replied in a less polite manner and add in a few more sentences to make him eat his words. . .
What the hell. . if i'm a sergeant and if i'm paid a sergeant then i will just shut up and accept what my superior ask me to do. . .
if i've not witnessed how others who went to the same course at siw under a different course warrant enjoying their lives there with better treatments then i wouldn't make any noise about the situation. . .
and lastly, why can't i say what i want and curse at who i dislike outside. . . who the hell is he confront me on what i said. . .
He's really impressing me with his loyalty to his superior, a potential to sign on in siw. . .
I can say that siw continue to be a fuckup place to me, i rather to be back in camp. . . this week is all the tests, and i won't deny that i've learn nothing except for the most basic. . . it was my first time copying answers during theory test. . . i've no interest in picking things that i considered a waste of time. . . and i won't put in effort in doing things that i don't like. . . i'm just here seeking a better life in the army and since i can't find it here, then i only want to quickly finish the damned course and go back to camp. . . I'm still feeling extremely uncomfortable about that incident. . . i should have did something, perhaps at least i should have said something in a nasty way to him, i was just that pissed off with him. . idiot. . .
I hate delays during book out. . . and i hate it more when they asked us to do things that are so much redundant when they should be obviously better choice made. . .
Our book out was delayed today. . . all because we have to wait for monday's live firing briefing. . . that was already triggering all our fire. . . and then, came this instruction to book in early on sunday night. . . 2100. . . to book in by 2100 and then light off on 2230. . . what the hell. . . we have to book in so much more early just to sleep by 2230. . .? 1 and half hour to prepare and get to sleep. .? damn. . i was really cursing and swearing. . . to book in at that time will means that i will have to leave home at about 1900. . . that's freaking early. . .
Everyone wasn't happy with that decision. . . and i was fuming with anger, complaining, cursing all the way in the bus. . . all the things about the place, about how the warrant screwed up the place etc. . .
I was saying that because of people like that warrant in the course exist in saf that it had became such a fuckup place when this sergeant sitting next to us came picking on what i had said. . . he was from siw, on course with us though, and tried to shut my mouth off with his crap remarks. . .
Seriously i was shocked by him interfering our conversation so suddenly, and shanta was trying to cool down the situation. . . i didn't say much except for telling him that i was just venting my anger. . . and well, even though he was still clearly unhappy with my words from the look of his disgusted face, he reached over to shake my hand at the end of the bus journey. . .
Sunday, March 11, 2007There goes another weekend. . .
It was friday and somebody asked. . . "What day is it today. . ?"
"book out day!", everyone shouted. . .
No. .! "friday is 2 more days to book in day!". . . pessimistic, but that's how we feel life in the army is. . . weekend always like so short-lived and weekdays feels like year. . .
SIW is still a damn place as ever. . . I still got 2 more weeks to survive through it. . . I hate all the weapons that we have to learn. . . They looks cool but when you operate it, you feel like shit. . .
Night time continue to be filled with tremendous boredom. . . No sign of the mess opening, no life at the street soccer court and basketball courts. . people were sleeping as early as 7pm. . . what a waste of life. . .
played dota at the night off we had. . . i'm beginning to like it, but i hate being own by people. . . if i can be a better player and at least kill some people in the game, then may be it will attract me to play it more often. . . Skeleton king . . ! Factor to do well for lesson 8 assessment - must have at least 7 hours of sleep. . . That was what i'm lacking and that was why i flunged again today. . .
I do know this all along, but i still cursed and sweared when i failed again. . . frustrated with the fact that i've to repeat this lesson once again. . .
Just how many more times do i need to repeat before i can book my tp and get my license. . .?
I was at willy's old house which is somewhere near my place almost for the entire night, playing maijong. . . Too tempted to join in for the fun, i didn't bother to save the night for a good rest for the riding assessment the next day. . . But it was fun. . . although i'm really a noobie on the maijong table. . . I didn't lose much money too. . .perhaps 1 or 2 bucks. . . it's worth it for all the fun. . .
Sunday, March 04, 2007We were there, zixiang, glen, kelvin, waigang, raymond, darrel, at sigmund house. . . drinking before he leave for taiwan for 8 months. . .
we went in, with the intention of making kelvin and glen drunk. . . and yet, somehow i don't know why, i ended up the one drunk. . . sigmund was really good host. . . first one to make me drink. . . and before everybody started, i've already drank a lot. . lolx. .
seriously, i drank so much yesterday that i feel like vomiting whenever i smell any alcohol. . . especially those that smell like the gin we had. . . it's super disgusting to me now. .
but anyway. . . it was really fun. . . i hope everybody feels the same. . . even when i got drunk, talked lotsa nonsense that i still feel the fun. . . it's like after jc years we still got the chance to stick together and do lotsa cock stuffs. . lolx. . and i'm still looking forward to doing more cock stuffs with these good buddies. . .
haiz. . the thought of having to go back to the wretched place is extremely hateful. . . gonna be another long dark week again. . . sian ah. . . Displeased. . .! argh!
Failed my lesson 8 assessment. . . again. . !! but this time, i realised. . . i was actually on the verge of passing. . . in fact, i could have passed. . . ! la. . !! all because of that. . . crank course again. . . damn it. . .! i was trying to kick the gear up to 2 and then, it went to neutral instead. . . Lost my balance and one of my leg had to be on the ground so that i won't fall over as i change the gear up. . . and that was an immediate failure. . . and that was the only major i got. . .
Other this, my total points deducted will not be more than 10 and i would have passed. . . I must count myself highly unlucky today. . . just like how liverpool lost yesterday. . .
We were watching the match at sigmund's house after dinner. . . and liverpool was dominating all the ways. . . The statistics showed, liverpool 14 shots, man utd 5 shots. . . any people who watched the match will have thought liverpool will win or at least, draw. . . with all their possessions, their superiority over man utd in terms of their all rounded play, they don't deserve to lose. . .
yet it was either they were highly unlucky or man utd was highly fortunate, as they have always been that at the 90+1 min, john o shea made gave unlikely winner the win. . .
As the ball went into the net from the result of a free kick, we screamed. . . Zixiang and glen were screaming with joy, and i was cursing and swearing. . .
Friday, March 02, 2007Finally. . .!!!!!!! I've finally survived one week. . . I'm finally out of that wretched place. . . !
All the stories about soldiers in wonderland. . . all the stories. . . all lies. . .!! i know now how much i dislike the place. . .
They said it's like heaven there. . . they said there's no regimental there, they said how relax is the life there. . . how come i don't feel and see it. . .
What i experienced. . . Having to march to cookhouse. . . boring lessons for entire daytime. . . Doing this and that. . . Boring life during nighttime. . . having to ask permission for going to canteen, e-mart. . . having the trainee commanders there to order you around. . . having to be treated like you are first year soldier. . . lotsa and lotsa more things. . .
and when the mess was our only pleasure in life in there, the vendor closed the business since wednesday. . . so, no more cutlet rice, no more air-con tv room. . . no more entertainment at night. . .
darn. . . i'm really having an hell of a time there. . .! i cant wait to get myself ooc. . .
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