mb: Ulu until no handphone signal

“There are no power points here and the mobile signal is intermittent. So I have to turn off my phone to save power. There are no bunks here, and we’re all staying in tents. Okgottago, mobilebatteryispreciousbyebye.” said Miyagi to me last night.

Three weeks in an Aussie desert, a battalion of Singapore soldiers with mobile phones without any mobile signal and no way to charge their batteries. I am surprised there isn’t already some kind of reservist uprising.

“MO sir, I dunno why leh, my hand shaking and I feel weak and faint. Maybe I need to MC or downgrade, you think? Ever since I found out I cannot sms or call my girlfriend/wife/children for three weeks, I have been feeling sick. No handphone liddat how I tell them to help me buy 4D and Toto?”

And can you imagine how difficult it would be for the I/C to gather the men who have gone for canteen break?

Oh wait. Desert has no army canteen. Not even that mobile canteen van driven by this uncle who always seems to know where to find our soldiers in the Singapore exercise areas.

What da heow?

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18 thoughts on “mb: Ulu until no handphone signal”

  1. haha. i have been following up on your reservist posts and i must say,they are damn hilarious.

    aren’tt hose mobile canteen vans also known as “ninja vans”? they are named simply because they know where the soldiers are, and when they are done they just zip off without a trace.

  2. haha. i have been following up on your reservist posts and i must say,they are damn hilarious.

    aren’tt hose mobile canteen vans also known as “ninja vans”? they are named simply because they know where the soldiers are, and when they are done they just zip off without a trace.

  3. oh no. so sad.

    thinking abt my mobilephone.. i dont think i can live without it. i used to be able to remember phone numbers, but now.. i CANT.

    *gasps*

  4. oh no. so sad.

    thinking abt my mobilephone.. i dont think i can live without it. i used to be able to remember phone numbers, but now.. i CANT.

    *gasps*

  5. I loved my stay during one of my overseas detachment exercises. Quite an experience. Stayed at Camp Growl with the permanent army unit. Really got up close and personal with all those wallabies. Felt like shooting them with my rifle and add some wild delicacy for my dinner. Ha-ha.

  6. I loved my stay during one of my overseas detachment exercises. Quite an experience. Stayed at Camp Growl with the permanent army unit. Really got up close and personal with all those wallabies. Felt like shooting them with my rifle and add some wild delicacy for my dinner. Ha-ha.

  7. Hi Mr Brown, my family member is in the same battalion as Mr Miyagi and I would be very grateful if you can post more of the news on what they do in down under – if you do happen to chat with Mr Miyagi again :> Thanks in advance !!

  8. Hi Mr Brown, my family member is in the same battalion as Mr Miyagi and I would be very grateful if you can post more of the news on what they do in down under – if you do happen to chat with Mr Miyagi again :> Thanks in advance !!

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