I have finally completed another year of my annual army training and now I have just 2 more years of reservist to go. I can’t wait for the day when the army gives me the certificate that will declare that I will no longer be call back for army trainings anymore.
For everyone who does not know, in Singapore, all Singaporeans and 2nd generation permanent residents must serve the country for 2 years in the army. And once you have completed your 2 years of national service, you are still required to report back to the army once almost every year, for a total of 10 times. It can be a short 5 day stint, and it can be as long as 3 to 4 weeks of army trainings. For me, I have already attended 8 trainings, and another 2 more years and I will have completed the requirements.
To be frank, everyone will feel irritated to be called back for training but when you are finally back in camp, awaiting for instructions, suddenly there is a feeling of relief as well.
We are always stressful in our work environments as well as our own home, and entering the army seems to take away the stress that you will face in our everyday life. And when you meet all your camp mates, suddenly, we can talk about anything. We refer to conversations that we have in the army as “talk cock sing song”. We can chat about politics, the army, medical, cars, work life, all the funny happenings that we saw during our trainings.
I usually declare myself brain-dead whenever I am required to go back to camp. All the tough army trainings that we may have in the day, we all release the tension at night. We will chat and chat until the wee hours of the morning. Imagine all the topics that we can converse especially since we only get to see everyone once a year.
Anyway, I am finally back to civilization and after a pause to my internet marketing journey, it is time to get back on the road and find my pot of gold.
Thanks for reading.