And so it was the visit to the first opening day of the Army Open House 2004, held at SAFTI MI, Singapore.
Its started with an innocent visit to the MI to check out the progress & experience the action we had been planning & promoting so far, very much a welcome to relax & enjoy the day. Met up with zhuang & karpal at the busstop at 7.30am & made our way into the hotpot. Met up with SSG Ken & Maj Goh where we got our official passes & attended chief armour officer’s “motivational talk” at the mini stage. Helped in the packing of the media goodie bag thereafter (it will always find us) which we too, were issued one each consisting of a dryfit AOH polo shirt, cap, badge & litle niffy items, dirnks & snacks. When thats done, we very much went around taking pictures leisurely checking out the displays at the neat parade square & stuffs, not to mention mixing around with school children who came & experienced the fun headon around noon. Quite a fun bunch. Dragged ourselves to the MI library where I borrowed some military manuals our OC wanted us to research on.
There was free food from our sponsors KFC, thus saving us some cash. The life slacked in the afternoon deep in the air-conditioned corners of OCS main building. Then came the rather 😯 interesting news of us (esp me) being the Chief of Army’s personal photographer.. ahha challenging… & so there I was meeting up with Chief of Army later in the evening to take pictures of him & his family, going on the live safari ride with him, the MI army rides & following him round the exhitbits & the parade square thereafter. It seems that COA have this “repelling power” to officers, esp the Majors & LTCs who seem to undergo “sponateous replusion” whenever chief comes in their way… weird… Anyway, I was just a photographer. 😉
With that done, why not feast yourself & check out the photos (& that with the chief of army) of the event here! maybe I might consider submitting them to the digital photography competition. (Note: mind the photo captions, they are not all fully up yet, woulda be workin on it on my next bookin!)