Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Well, it has certainly been quite awhile since the last entry, due partially to the fact that my internet was down for a couple of weeks, and thus missing out on several holidays.

Notable events that went past:
1) Chinese New Year - Went visiting as usual, and managed to limit my consumption of snacks. Also managed to pick up mahjong at Jessica's place on the 10th.
2) Stocktake is over - And with no problems too. Now just left the LRI.
3) Valentine's day - Another great Hallmark event. A day in which, if you are attached, you are obliged to spend with your significant other, and which I merely greeted as "Dang. Monday. Army again"

Yeah, the guys were over at my place again on the 11th to play Xbox at night, but this time, our celebrations deep into the night were tempered by firstly, the fact that most of the neighbours were asleep, unlike New Year's Day, and secondly, the fact that we had to travel to the East later that day to go to Tabby's house. After which we proceeded on to Farand's place, which is only over on the other side of Singapore. In the process, Tabby got thrown into the pool (again!) and Sam got addicted to FIFA 2005.

But then, today we (Gerald and me) had a real test of plugging up last minute gaps for the NS battalion. Apparently, through a miscommunication, the bus company had gotten the wrong timing to pick up the guys from Alpha, and I had to activate a few of my boys to trooplift them. Then the Med centre calls, says they got a guy with a fever. So I activate my last available guy to go, and then the S1 branch calls to say a guy jsut came out of the detention barracks, so could we please pick him up. Good thing my last man still hadn't left yet.

But what really irritated me was the part where I said I had no more people to go. I mean, maybe when one of those old school warrant officers say they have no one available, it means they've got 3 guys in reserve. However, when I say I have no one, I really have no one. Why? You think I can just snap my fingers and conjure up another driver for you? You give me a last minute indent, and when I can't support, you whine, as if that would do any good. Thanks to that, my boys' work fell behind schedule, and it means they may have to stay back one of the days in the coming week.

Whew, had to get that out of my system. And it still isn't enough. If I really said what I wanted to say, I would have to serve penance already... haha...

Anyway, I had to re-co-ordinate the bus timings with the company and the 1st Transport Battalion. And all the while, the other trainers were calling in, asking about this rover, and that rover, and this indent, and that tonner... no offense to them, they were just ensuring they got what they needed when they needed it, but seriously, they called at a bad time. I thank God that He helped me to manage the issues one at a time, and was not overwhelmed, and also that I did not lose my temper.

Anyway, I got to go home tonight, cos LRI confirmed coming only in March. Helped Sharon with her essay, it was kinda fun to be able to use back the training I received in JC, and realize that it was not totally lost. Heh. And now I'm writing on my blog...

If the salt loses it's saltiness, what good is it? (Matthew 9:50) This was the passge in the QT book a couple of days ago. Remember that you are a testament to Christ, wherever you go. People will always be watching, and be thinking, "So that's a Christian. Can do like that ar?" Do not bring shame to the Lord through your actions.


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