Friday, February 22, 2008

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I'm back again.

So many things happened in the last 2 weeks. Grown a bit wiser once more. I thank God for where I am. Spend so much time as a soldier that I don't have much time outside. But then again, I think this is an excellent point in my life. I can lead a physically, mentally, spiritually tough life without any major life commitments other than my God and family and some friends.

No exams, no girlfriend (you REALLY should see how much of a pain that can be while serving as a soldier. If I were an extra terrestrial stumbling into my camp I'd think "girlfriend" was some horrible monster. Most male humans express that girlfriends are headaches, don't understand what they go through, attention-seeking, and yet they can't let go of them.)

Ah yes... Life can be painfully fulfilling. Trying to train a motley crew of men. They've got many good things in them mired under much dirt. And it's my most messy job to clear away that dirt.

Ethics is a big question where I am. Where is the line drawn and how can I be shrewd and yet honest? Can these two co-exist? To be shrewd as a snake and innocent as a dove is not easy.

Wisdom required.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

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Going back outfield in a few days. Have always loved the jungle and nature. Though some experiences taught me to appreciate civilised life, what with all its comfort and safety.

Having very little time to spend outside, as usual here. Think I'm losing touch with a couple of good friends. Touched that some still remember me and make the effort to keep in contact. Wayne in particular. Thanks dude. Humbled.