I just returned from national service reservist. Singapore practices conscription for abled men. The reservist programme aims to train military personnel to become operational ready should there be a need in time to come.

The disruption of my daily routine irks me. The regimentation and senseless babbling of army commanders returns. To kick start the commander phase of battalion, one of my commanders proclaimed something along the lines of “You guys are not a reservist unit, you are an active unit.” That discourages and puzzles me to a good extend (since we are a reservist unit). The overzealous nature of that commander gave me a bitter preview of what is to come.

Today is October 16, it’s the 6th day. This programme will end on the October 29 if nothing goes wrong. That’s 13 days to go.

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