Saturday, February 17, 2007
ok, this is a long overdue post, and since i've semmed to have neglected my blog yet again, i shall update on something that has been on my mind for awhile.
so it started slightly more than 2 weeks ago when my father slipped an A4 sized letter under my door. well, it was green and was from mindef. i couldn't believe that i could have been called up that early. well, i opened it up and it was a further reporting order, i had to go to sembawang naval base for vocational testing. which turned out to be testing for the naval diving unit, the most shiong training of the armed forces. yep, so after 2 weeks of waiting and anticipation, as well as hearing many horror stories about the ndu, i woke up at freaking 6am to get ready to report at sembawang mrt station at 7.30 for the bus to take us to the naval base, only thing was the damn bus only came at 8.30. so the day would go on to include another medical checkup, pressure chamber test, 3 hours of psychological testing, fitness testing and lastly an interview, and it all ended at 7pm in the evening. the only problem? i had to go back the next day at 7 freaking 30 in the morning again because i couldn't do my pressure chamber test that day due to a stupid sip of wine i had at dinner on sunday. the medical officer gave me an earful. yeah, so i headed back again on thursday to do a stupid 9 minute long test where we were put into a pressure chamber and subjected to a simulation of a dive of 10m. after that, i could only leave at 1. urgh, i wasted half a day because of 1 stupid sip of wine. damn. yup so anyway, during the interview the staff sergeant told me i would most probably get into the unit, and that he would see me in aug or sep. that means i've got 6 months to kill, what do i do? i need a job man. another thing i gotta do, gotta train up, trainings gonna be killer. heh. well, at least the food at the base is good. haha. ooh, CNY's here, time for some financing of my new upcoming bike. whee. ok, it's 3.30am, i'm off.
signing out 3:13 AM