We sent Sara off to serve her National Service duties on the 4th of January, she will be stationed at the Rembau Camp in West Malaysia for three months. For most of that time, we will not have contact with her as phone usage will be restricted. We spend a lot of time together as a family so not being able to 'chat' with her will be difficult for all of us.
True enough, her first week was quite stressful for her as she tried to get used to the hours, the routine and the monotony of endless seminars about patriotism. I told her that she will start enjoying it once the physical training starts.
|Sara is far left|
After the weekend visit from Mom and grandparents, she cheered up somewhat as can be seen from this photo with her dorm-mates.
Last night, we received this photo - it looks like the old Sara ("hiao-lok" *Hokkien slang) is back!
|the trademark cheesy grin|