Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Assalamualaikum. How quick time flies... Tomorrow marks one week of the Ramadhan
fasting month. How I wish I am typing, "Tomorrow marks the end of my 2 years NS life" Hahahaha... Never mind, I know that I will do so one day, on the 11th March 2009.
I had a very exciting moment in the afternoon. Looking back at it, it was so funny. I had my first physical recall just now. For the benefit of those who have no idea what physical recall means, it is actually a recall to every NSF who are in a particular force. Upon receiving a message or like the SAF, they will telecast it on the television(the blinking army men), the NSF must report to his base within 30 minutes to 1 hour (for those who live far from his base) in full uniform. So my story was, I was on my way to Hougang from Woodlands, and I took the bus 161. And this bus will leave Woodlands within 5 minutes and wander off to the expressway for another 40 minutes or so before it reach its first bus stop after it make an exit from the expressway. I took the bus at 3.20 p.m. Received no message or call till 3.41p.m which is from another Medic Rifai. He told me that there was a physicall recall at 3.15 p.m. I was like oh SHIT! The bus was still in the bus on the expressway. Later Darren and my senior medic Howie called me to inform me. I must admit that I freaked out in the bus but I did not make a scene in the bus. I remain my composure, it is fasting month dik. The latest I have to reach Paya Lebar Fire Station is 4.15 p.m. At 3.56 p.m I finally alighted at Sengkang. Taxi was nowhere in scene. I called my paramedic and he was new, I asked him if I can go to the station in my uniform. He was not sure, and he asked me to ask my RSM (scary though). At last i called my senior medic who so kind to inform me even though I am not from his ROTA(unlike the medic from my OWN rota). I told him my problem and he said he could lend me his spare uniform in the station. Thank goodness. I waited and waited till finally, a taxi came at 4.10 p.m. I reached the station at 4.20p.m. 5 minutes late, ya but thankfully this was just a mock one and I already informed the station that I was going to be late and they accepted my reason and since this was just a mock one, I could just wear my casual clothes to report.
Only at times like this you will know who your true friends are ...