You know you are getting old, if during your NS days...


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smalltake

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You know you are getting old, if during your NS days:

1) You were trained to use M16 and have no idea what SAR21 is.

2) You used an AR-15 before.

3) You used a metal tray for meals, and you had to wash them after use.

4) You were "served" by army regulars (who will show you a f**k face and scold you for not holding your tray properly) during mealtimes in cookhouse.
You joked about having ice cream for lunch in the cookhouse... and now they do.

5) Your cookhouse food was cooked by actual army cooks.

6) Your sergeant was simply known as "Sergeant", and had only 3-stripes.

7) You did not hear of any NSman "dying suddenly".

8) You were known as the "second-generation thinking soldiers".

9) You had to do "area cleaning" every morning.

10) You were ferried from one place to another in 3-tonners, not air-con buses.

11) Your 3-tonners sat more than 30 people.

12) You had to queue to use the public phone whenever you have to make a call.

13) Your combat rations consisted of "dog biscuits" + canned sardines + canned pork cubes.

14) You wore dog-tags because you were told to do so and had no choice; not because it was "fashionable".

15) You were issued those cheapo China-made black PT shoes (and yet you were able to pass IPPT using them).

16) You ogled at the canteen Ah Soh with lust because she was the only woman in the camp.

17) You even found the Chief Clerk attractive.

18) You carried the same made-in-China plastic mug for brushing the teeth,
drinking tap water, cooking instant noodles, drinking some lame diluted beverage from the chow line, and slurping up night snack.

19) You wore No. 4 uniform that was meant for colder climate and had a rubbery inner lining which caused heatstroke during a 10k run.

20) You wore a WW2 American helmet.

21) Your Skeleton Battle Order (SBO) was called "the bra".

22) Your stand-by-bed had safety pins all under the bedsheet.

23) Your S1 office had typewriters.

24) You wore green PT t-shirts that expanded after a few washings.
25) Your made-in-China PT shorts were all blue and made of very thin material.

26) Your swimming trunks were black and look like tight shorts.

27) Your Ali Baba bag had no wheels.

28) Your Ali Baba bag was a long khaki sack.

29) Your boots had to be polished till you could see your reflection in it.

30) You used a heated metal spoon and kiwi to polish your boots.

31) You know what a Change Parade is.

32) Your name tag was handwritten with a black marker and a stencil.

33) Your bedsheets had a funky smell even when they were newly washed.

34) You got $20 for acing your IPPT, not $400.

35) You zeroed your weapon with a Canadian bull (or k*-n*-n*-b*) instead of an electronic oscilloscope.

36) You were part of butt parties during range.

37) You don't know what ORD is, but you know what ROD is.

(Note: This has been extracted from another forum)
 

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Can you believe I roger almost all pts above and I'm today still serving...:confused:
ROD Dec 1993...

er wait,
1. now no more dog-tags?
2. I thot only no clean toilet; you mean totally no mor area cleaning?
 

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nightwolf75

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my gawd... i know all the points. :what:

i din know they dun use dog tags now.. i was given back my dog tags just b4 i was posted to my reservist unit.
 

melvin

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Still got

38) defaulters parade!
39) Meals time u have chinup as appetizer if can finish appetizer no main course!
40) When u see recruit got no more Log PT n Medicine ball.
 

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41) When PT shorts is camo and not very elastic..
 

Jukon

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You know you are getting old, if during your NS days:

17) You even found the Chief Clerk attractive.

Ya my Chief Clerk about 28+ Staff-sargent - dam sexy hot & chio
The PA to Commamdant 32+ WOI - even more chio & solid
:bigeyes::heart::thumbsup:


23) Your S1 office had typewriters.

Big & heavy Olympus so can see big boom shaking when CC carried typewriter
 

sbs99

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nostalgic thread. haha

who remember the "joey" in nee soon hq in the 90s? :bsmilie:
 

petetherock

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I know all of them as well and I am still serving too....

Tekong ITD 1989 camp III, OCS Delta...

We did not take 3 tonners to the jetty, we ran with our packs.


Can you believe I roger almost all pts above and I'm today still serving...:confused:
ROD Dec 1993...

er wait,
1. now no more dog-tags?
2. I thot only no clean toilet; you mean totally no mor area cleaning?
 

ricohflex

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When Marsiling was village farmland with low hills to charge up.
And you actually saw the real Mei Lan of the famous Mei Lan drink stall.

You ate out of rectangular aluminium mess tins when fresh rations were sent to field training.

The GI haircut they give you for being charged in guardroom is now in fact the fashionable hairstyle amongst modern punk youth.
 

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xtemujin

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Yeah, I did my BMT in 1995 and "she" was still around.:bsmilie:

Still remember the short malay PTI who tortured us during log and rifle PT.

nostalgic thread. haha

who remember the "joey" in nee soon hq in the 90s? :bsmilie:
 

liarliar

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Whao kao u forget the cookhouse vege got that bitter taste and got sand inside. u must finish your food and the cb cook see skinner fellow giv a lot of rice see fat fallo giv a spoonfull of rice only.
 

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