Last Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, Cebu City celebrated it’s Osmena Day remembering the late Mr. Osmena. With that celebration, Cebu City had it’s regular non-working holiday as that we have no classes. The following day, we also had no classes because of the annual celebration of Ed’l Fitr, or the end of Ramadan by our brothers and sisters who are Muslims. So we had a 2-day vacation. I flew to Manila.Actually, it was M who wanted me to spend my vacation and take some rest there after such heavy stressful weeks in school. He was the one who bought me round trip tickets and he was also the one who shoulder all my finances there. At first, I was kind’a hesitant since 2 days is not enough to take some rest for me and the fact that I still need to travel an hour by plane to Manila. But since he just asked it as a favor with love, yayks, I just spend my Thursday and Friday last week with him.A lot of things happen. I was able to experience and understand more the life of a soldier inside the barracks – how sad being far from their loved ones and a lot more. M’s colleagues are just having teletalks if no duty – talking with their family til dawn. Others are playing computer games, watching tv while some are busy doing nothing. Haha. It’s like an empty life. So boring. Hehe.When M was on duty, I arranged his locker and kept his bunk neat. After almost an hour of cleaning, I noticed from each every bunks of the soldiers, they don’t have wallclock. They just relying to the calls from their office every time they have something to do like jogging, formation, firing or any. What again another evidence of dryness in life inside the barracks. Phew!
When I flew back here in Cebu early this morning, upon just looking at the plane’s window, amidst the cloud, I realized how pitiful soldier’s life would be especially when they’ll be deployed to forested areas. I am just hoping M won’t be deployed to any places farther than Cebu. I am just crossing my fingers always. 🙁