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Sunday, November 24, 2013

It really has been forever since I've posted anything substantial; and my plumetting blog views shows exactly that.

Ever since I've been posted as an Auto Tech, I managed to gain some interesting experience that I would probably never be able to get outside. As I don't have a car license, I have never handled anything related to vehicles before.

Couple weeks ago, I stepped on an accelerator for the first time in my life. Hearing the "tank" rev up is definitely a very, very new experience. I could feel the wind rush through the vehicle as the engine sucks in air from all directions. Got a tour around the vehicle before we started tearing it down.

Sure, many people have teared down a car before, but how many can say that they stripped down a "tank" before?
(I keep putting quotation marks for "tank" because it isn't a tank. Just an armored transport)

I have always been interested in mechanical work but never had the time/tools/place/opportunity for it. As much as I hate being in the Army, this definitely gave me a chance to play around with all the tools that I have always dreamed of as a little kid.

That said, I feel like an idiot most of the time in the workshop because this is entirely new to me; I guess that's what I get for being in the electronic world for too long and not being in touch with the "real" world. 

Anyway, one of the best parts about this camp is it's food. The cookhouse has really decent food, about 5X better than Tekong, there are days where I really enjoyed the food here. However, the driving force comes from it's canteen where almost all the stores there deliver top notch standards for the food they serve. Be it the chinese, indian or malay store, each of them have their own "specialty dish".

I swear that I would've gotten fat over here if not for the crazy Healhy Lifestyle program that they have going on here. Speaking of which, this HLS bullshit killed my legs last week with 4KM runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Not to mention that I played basketball on Tues and Thurs. My muscles aches decided to visit me after a good month's break.

Moving on, I managed to make quite a lot of friends over here at OETI. Some of whom are pretty weird, but all that makes for a more interesting experience nevertheless. With such a "balanced" lifestyle over here, I guess I wouldn't mind spending the rest of my 2 years living like this. Though once I get posted out things would be very different so... well, we'll see.

To end it all, this is just a rather random post trying to keep this page up to date. I'm currently typing this post in camp. Testing out to see whether such an idea is feasible or not and so far it seems to be working! Hopefully I would write something more interesting tomorrow when I get the time to look through all the stuffs that I have written in my diary.

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Hi, tried googled Kranji OETI and your blog came up. Do you happen to know if Kranji Camp III SAF OETI allows camera phones? The instruction says no camera phones are allowed but I heard the ban was lifted a while back?

Sorry for bothering!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM  

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By Blogger Lelouch, at January 25, 2014 at 10:16 PM  

@anonymous it's a green zone so yes it allows. some zones/rooms are still red zone though so just pay attention to the signs and you'll be fine.

By Blogger Lelouch, at January 25, 2014 at 10:16 PM  

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