this is a boy-going-to-be-a-man’s bag
Originally uploaded by yl.
my little brother got enlisted on 07 april 2005. suddenly, i feel all scared and weepy @ the thot of my little brother all grown up. he is no longer the little fellow i could bully now. he is going to be a MAN. tat’s wat army produces isnt it??
anyway, we went to send him off. despite my brother and me not being very chummy(he’s closer to our elder sis), despite the fact i used to bully him, i am worried. he might get bullied. he might get into bad company. he might get “blanket partied” coz he did something “wrong” as he didnt know better. he could have been “arrowed” into doing something dangerous.
anyway, on D-day, dad, mom and i went to Tekong with him. the moment i step onto the jetty, i cant help but to go WHAO!!!!! this place sure looks like a holiday resort!! even my dad commented tat this place is better than Bintan. my brother remained silent.
throughout the whole looksee trip, they tried very hard of convince us, parents and relatives alike, tat “your sons are well taken care of!!” clean bedsheets, clean room, clean everything…… even provide us a sample lunch. i tried to believe. then i had to read abt this.
i seriously hope tat my brother would not be in tat situation. it is indeed very sad tat people would take the chance just so as to save a few mins or hours. tat the price of life could be TAT cheap. and, yes, i am worried. and i missed him. i missed talking nonsense to him just to see his face fell and literally had “huh?? like tat also can!! dun tell people U are my sister…..” scribbled all over. looks like my parents are cooler abt the fact tat he is away in camp than me. trust them.