01 Jul '16, 1am

Wah. I am getting old. You mean they don't do these things anymore?

There is a delightful thread on Sammyboy.com about how you can tell you are getting old, based on your National Service days. I added some of my own to the list. The Lau Peng amongst you, feel free to add to the list in the comments section. I also added some photos from my Army days in my Flickr below. You know you are getting old, if during your NS days: You were trained to use M16 and have no idea what SAR21 is. You used an AR-15 before. You used a metal tray for meals, and you had to wash them after use. 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. Your cookhouse food was cooked by actual army cooks. Your sergeant was simply known as "Sergeant", and had only 3-stripes. You did not hear of a...

Full article: http://www.mrbrown.com/blog/2009/01/you-know-you-are-gett...

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