Here’s a dialog with my Platoon Commander
ME: “Good morning, Sir”
PC: “Hows your BMT life so far? Good? Able to live well with others”
ME: *thinks.. should be great* .. “erm..”
PC: “Btw your performance yesterday was great…”
PC: “I didnt know you play the violin”
ME: “Of course… Do you think its written on my forehead?”
PC: “So have you attended all activities? Did you miss any events like Field trip?”
PC: “Completed road march?”
PC: Passed live firing
PC: Threw live grenade?
ME: Of course… Remember the target fell during my turn?
PC: Oh yeah, the wind blew it down?
ME: When I asked if I could get early bookout if I hit the target, then you questioned me if the target can come down so easily.
PC: It came down when I just said that rite?
ME: Yeah.. Eye power..
PC: So you miss anything?
ME: Nope, expect the firing of SAR21…
ME: Yeah the SAR21 blanks at the NDP carnival.
PC: Oh, thats not what you missed, its a bonus.
PC: [Writes something on the report...]
ME: You are looking much livelier today. You was looking very down yesterday, and disappear awhile during the OC’s nite.
PC: Oh yeah.. I had to leave because I have something on.. Had to answer calls and settle stuff for you so all of you can pass out smoothly. btw, everyone pass out except someone, do you know who? He’s from your section.
ME: Is it Joe… ? Alvinda singt?
PC: Yes.. why do you all call him?
ME: He calls himself joe, our platoon calls him Joe Keng or Joe King.. (because he always “keng”)
PC: So Joking rite?
PC: See the report and sign it
PC: Congratulations on your passing out.
ME: [Shake hands] Thanks. [Leave the office]
Later that day we went on the Lion’s trail “outing”.
So I’m Private Koo now huh?