Sunday, August 27, 2006


Finally, AHM'06 is over.

Extremely energy consuming, and it is also a test of your endurance and EQ level as well.

The word "FUCK" just blurted out from my mouth unknowingly, and had created some tensions and problems for myself. Some spec actually complained to my DYS1 that I had attitude problem. I'm just upholding justice, glad that my Dys1 and S1 clerks understand my situation. Anyway, thanks you guys for your fullest support.

Like what I've said, we were treated like 2nd class citizens. Or I would rather termed ourselves as the lost souls. We were attached to Plant Platoon , however, throughout the entire AHM'06, we were being discriminated.

Yesterday in the late evening, S1, S4, and signal dept were singled out from the rest of the plant platoon. At first we were being called to fall in as a HQ company, but later Plant Platoon Sergeant requested the attached dept to fall in separately. The reason? He wanted us to do guard duties. His explanation:" To be fair, my guys had work harder, so you guys will take turn to guard the whole area. 7-9 and 9-11, any objections? " Of course everyone was unhappy. How can he make such a comment? So he happily let his guys go for dinner and nites off! Like what I've said in my previous blog, no one will know what we had been doing, because, we were just the backstage workers of the battalion. Had to take some time to console some of the clerks , though I were feeling very frustrated too.

Zhiqun, dekai, Morris, and myself decided to go on a hunger strike.

At the same time, we also felt that no point asking so many people to stay around to guard the whole area. Thus, we volunteered to do sentries from 7-11pm. After I complained to hongsheng on the phone, the signal officer could have overheard me, as he told us Plant platoon is working as well, and they divided into shifts system too. But that wasn't the case. They only worked until 8 plus, and ALL OF THEM came back at 11pm. Unfair treatment!

Anyway, our Dys1, Yiwei, actually bought pizza for us. Was very grateful to him. Haha, actually we were indeed quite hungry, so we give in lah, he wanted to treat us, but we paid him back in the end.

Later in the nite, Yiwei,Zhiqun,Morris, Zheng An and myself wanted to recee the area. But Zhiqun and me saw jianwen and joel, so in the end we separated from the original group. Haha, because we had the Operation Lausai. Jianwen was having diahorrea, and the worst thing was that only 2-3 mobile toilets were opened. The toilets can't be flushed somemore. So we ran around. First we went to esplanade-locked. Next, ran to esplanade carpark- no toilet. Then ran to Cityhall mrt- locked. The final solution, Swiss Hotel- no toilet. But there's an entrance into Raffles city. So we finally found a toilet for Jianwen to release himself. After jianwen came out, joel also felt uncomfortable too, so he went on to shit as well. We were actually chased out by the security guard. Haha, funny ah, trying to search for toilets at around 2am. But I guessed that's what friends are for. Really hoped that it helped Jianwen .

Didn't sleep in the end. Was walking around with zhiqun. Our bag deposit section get into operation as early as 3.20am. The first runner was V8018. All of us betted on that number, but too bad lah, didn't appear in today's 4D. Bag deposit was still okay. But in the end, the Plant Guys all disappear and went to sleep. My S1 fellow clerks also can't stand the Z-monster, and went to the tentage to sleep as well. In the end, they left me alone at the counter! At first was quite angry lah, but haiz, nvm lah. But seriously, at that moment around 6plus am, I really wanted to give up, cause I seriously can't take it already. The first bag retrival came around 07 00 hrs. All of them were being activated again for bag retrival.

Bag retrival was like fighting a war! All of us was shouting for numbers, banging onto each other, and I actually ran at fast speed, and bang onto a metal pillar! Even all the officers and sergeant Majors came into action and helped us as well! The queue was super long, and some people from armceg who were supposed to be our helpers, took their own sweet time to search for the bag. We had to run around, and actually searched the bag by ourselves. So basically, all the S1 clerks and 5 plant guys were runners, and we had to run in and out. And I seriously think there were a lack of manpower for the runners. Thus they asked alot of officers and plant specs to help us out as well. You just have to shout and be fast . This is the time which my temper rose to the highest, as my adrenaline rush to my heart. I could hear my own heartbeat, and it pumps faster when I saw the helpers take their own sweet time. This was the time my 4 letter word, "fuck" came shooting around, and result in some conflict b/w this 3SG and myself. But I won the war in the end... ! =P

By around 10plus, the crowds dispersed , and we could finally take a break. It wasn't easy, and everytime when I raised my head, I would see the never ending queue. It just starts forming and continuing.

We were made to wait all the way until 12pm . Just when I thought everything was over, Plant Platoon PS again singled out S1-S4, signal dept again. We were asked to load up 44 metal barricates at St Andrew Cathedral, and unload 80 metal barricates at East Coast. The scorching sun melts my carbohydrates, but we just had to tell ourselves, endure! Yes, the plant platoon? Oh, they only need to load some stores, and load up metal barricates.

By the time we came back from east coast, they were all sitting at the tentage waiting for our arrival. But too bad, our OC had actually fall us out and gave us the priviledge to book in by 08 00 hrs the next day. As for the plant guys, they had to wait for further instructions and sit like a wooden block at the tentage.

Sorry guys, I guessed I've been complaining alot recently, kk... some photos for those who were more pictured-orientated!

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My S1 Dept !
2nd row (Zheng An, Zhiqun, Morris, Me)
1st row ( Alex, Yiwei, Dekai)

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The process...

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Finishing soon

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Some of the signals guys, and some jabalang people. Guess everyone is tired.

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Getting ready for stores to be unloaded

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The plant specs- MingXiong and JianKai

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Alvin and myself

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