I know I said I would not blog anymore about national service. But pity the amount of photos that I have lying around, so I decided to upload it. While uploading it, I decided that I might as well continue with the final 11 national service diary entries.. but that’ll have to wait till I’m back in Kedah. As for now, just enjoy the remaining photographs that I have to share.
This is how I blogged everynight back in National Service. The torchlight was my only source of light while the entire dorm is asleep. Sometimes Farah, who sleeps next to me would peer over and learn some English.
One of the fine days after a march rehearsal when we were taken for a field trip to Wetlands in Putrajaya.
l-r: me, josephine, tuan jaiz, yee ling, angel.
l-r: Naj, Me, Jan Sen
top l-r: Kim Seng, Ah Dong
bottom l-r: Angel, Me, Zaf, Man, Botak
Back in National Service, I wasn’t worried if I got dirty. I don’t know why.
The guy in the middle is our ‘penghulu’. He is our leader.
Me and Sook Yee camwhoring around.
I think the guy on the left won the best national service trainee of Kem Templer. I read it in the papers awhile ago.
How a typical lunch was served. But this was much more fun! It was a picnic!
back l-r: Me, Loon, Wei Kiat
front l-r: Josephine, Yee Ling, Angel and Danial.
For the march, we had to make sure that our boots were fucking clean. Like sparkling.
Do you know that polishing boots encourages you to become compulsive obsessive?
After a march rehearsal in Putrajaya.
A nice shot of our trainers.
One of the last few nights of NS: At the burger stall.
Marching was tedious. At 3pm, we were all so damn tired.
Before I left, my company mates called the other trainees to come hang out at the burger stall.
Our residential cat, Kuching KN. KN stands for Khidmat Negara. It has a girlfriend somewhere. It used to paw at you if you did not give it your ikan keembung.
Cikgu Rahman and myself. He was the guy who could ensure that dicipline was top notch at our camp!
Farah and I. Damn, I really miss this girl the most. She was so innocent and so simple and we could click so well! We’d bitch together everynight before we fall asleep and we’d do night duty together and bitch somemore. She’s one of the girls whom I’m still keeping in contact with.
l-r: Angel, Amy, Me, oh man I can’t remember their names.
Nobody understood why the hell would I want to snap a photo of the many flags. Little did they know that I am a hardcore blogger.
“Satu hasrat, satu semangat, satu tekad!!” (One wish, one spirit, one determination!)
After the march, we hung around the monstrosities which were the huge ass Putrajaya government buildings and went trigger happy as it was my last day there.
Oh! By the way, this was my locker. 🙂 Such fond memories.
The Charlie girls came over to “ta chiu fu”(beat banana ash – haha, kidding, it means come to say hello in cantonese).
l-r: Vinci, Me, Amanda, Suki
That’ll be Siti! We were playing this game during Kenegaraan classes. It required their team members to be blind folded and they have to listen to their leader’s instructions and make their way back to the classroom without falling into the drains. 🙂
Then we have obstacles called the Penghalangs. They would have to distract the team members and throw them off course.
The moral of the game is that “a country must be united and not let foreign powers distract and sway them away”.
There is progress..!
Obviously girls only can touch girls, boys must go play elsewhere.
A typical scenario in Kenegaraan class….ZzZzzZz.
My Kenegaraan classmates. We don’t follow our companies, we are reshuffled.
Thought I’d show you how a typical morning for us looks like. We have to gather at the assembly field before sunrise. These boys were late which is why they were running. Usually they would have to march in.
Our ever problematic Dobiman who wondered about my intentions for asking to have a photo with him. He thought I had other “intentions”. Sheesh.
A handful of the chinese girls from camp who put together their snacks and gave it to me in a huge bag! You can see me holding that big bag of snacks. Until this day, I have yet to finish eating everything inside it. 🙂
The chinese boys from my company. They came to hang out with me last time before I left the next day.
Sook Yee and I all ready for the big march!
Angel and I in the dorm.
l-r: Cha Hui, Me, Hui Ying.
Ah Ling and I found some soldiers on Merdeka Day and got so excited and managed to take a photo with them. I asked them if they can pose with their guns, like hold it up, but they say cannot. HAiH.
More of my company mates.
All the girls in my camp.
The entire camp!
l-r: Pui Mun, Me, Yung Yung.
Anaathi’s the one sitting on my right. I miss her. She and her thick indian accent which makes me laugh all the time.
back l-r: Aiz, Aliff, Man
front l-r: Danial, Me, Donut
Before I left, I was called on stage to give a goodbye speech and all that. I decided to ask the four companies to have a photo with me. This is a photo with the Bravo company.
and of course, Delta!!!
Jan Sen and Naj told me that Alpha won the best company when National Service ended. Sigh. Wonder if I would’ve made a difference if I was there? Hahahaha.
Our very own entertainer Si Fu came up to sing some songs we learnt in camp as a goodbye present to me. I was taking photographs of the entire camp while he sang next to me. Haha. He could only sing the chorus and would mumble the rest.
Teha was pissed that I was leaving her. You can see how messy my space was. But I was sad and happy that I was leaving.
All in all it was a damn good experience. Just go if you ever have the chance to. If you can survive the Malaysian education system, National Service is no different lah.
Here’re somemore photos from theprevious post.
2 thoughts on “More National Service Photos”
Jayelle Nov 10, 05 Delete
buaya69: hahah why, u know how i feel?:D u polished ur fair share of boots before i suppose?:P
Liz: oh, it was hard. believe me.:)
Liz Nov 09, 05 Delete
Surely polishing boots isn’t that hard…But then again I never tried polishing any boots before, thank goodness ^_^
buaya69 Nov 09, 05 Delete
“Do you know that polishing boots encourages you to become compulsive obsessive?”
bwahahahaha! 3 markah kepada Jolene 😛
Jayelle Nov 07, 05 Delete
pelf: i’m not exactly missing the place like mad. just that it was a good experience, after a while.
c.ho: ahha, you think so? well, they were abit… nonchalant.
andreas: Awww, you’re always saying nice things to me.:)
Julie: 🙂 it was a fun time wasn’t it?
Liz: yeahh..it’s good to experience everything that is thrown your way. at least that’s my motto:)
oH! well….jobs prospect definitely. but if you’re asking me to choose between med and dentistry, i’d take the latter because come on.. i want a 9-5 job. awww.. it’s part of a parent’s responsibility. anyway, chill yeahh:) u can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liz Nov 07, 05 Delete
Wow. I’m in Form 4….wonder what my reaction will be if I get chosen for NS. I did read your previous series, and it’d didn’t really sound fun ^_^(particularly the sleep deprivation part, as I’m notorious for staying up late and waking up late too :P) But the friendship formed and the experience, hmm…
By the way, I’m asking around about higher education…May I know if you chose the dentistry course based on interest or job prospects? If it was both, which factor played a larger part?
Thanks in advance for your help!
I’m very worried for my tertiary, as my dad is already prepared to fund me, and I didn’t wanna dissapoint him by choosing a course that’s “wasting time and effort”…
And if you don’t mind, may I send you emails regarding this as well? ^_^ I hope I’m not bothering you 🙂
Slinky Nov 06, 05 Delete
Yeahhhhhhhhhhh ! This post of yours made me scramble through my collection of pics taken during NS… Fond memories… Ahh~
Julie Nov 06, 05 Delete
wow. that brought back some good memories. wish i took more pictures then 🙂
Andreas Nov 06, 05 Delete
Looking good in every way of your life. Be it in a pub or in NS 🙂
c.ho Nov 06, 05 Delete
wow jo.. hehehehe. you sure LOVVEEE to take pics.. even with the soldiers? hahahha.. man.. hats off to you.. you were brave enough to ask them!hahhaha..
hmm… looks like you really integrated well.. hehe..
pelf Nov 06, 05 Delete
It is very difficult to find somebody who has gone through NS and is ssooooo proud of it.
Good for you! 🙂
i like this blog very much. i am also a trainee who came back from NS. i hv been experiencing it. but, for me, my 3 months NS time were really much different from most of the trainees( i think) . everyone came back from NS normally made many many frens, n they normally will still keep in touch with each others. but, for me, i am not. i faced so many unhappy things during the 3 months. i can say NS times were my worst times i even had during my 19 years life times. but, it doesn’t mean that i hate my NS times, i still like NS. i will still encourage all my junior not to affraid to go NS. i learnt a lot from NS. i grew up after all. i started to change myself, change my bad characteristics and learnt more about communication skills. my conclusion is, i m really thank you to NS. NS made me grew… n, for those who affraid being chosen to NS, don’t worry, enjoy it, make yourself 100% involve in every activities, you will found the joy… GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!! ^.^ (sory, if i made any mistake in grammar.. heheh!)