Woke up early this morning (according to my standard jumping out of bed at 7:20am on Sunday is considered early :-p). Couldn’t seem to get back to sleep, which was pretty unusual. What to do then? Looked at the list of things I planned for today - assignments, homework for next class, work stuff that I brought home so that I wouldn’t have to rush for monthly accounts closing next week etc. Jeez, so many things. Nantilah, still early. Nak blogging? No idea what to write, maybe I’ll get some inspiration later, after lunch.
Switched on the tv. What was there to watch so early in the morning? Started with channel 101 - TV1. I was ready to click the “+” button to go to the next channel when suddenly an ad flashed on the screen:
“Saksikan lintas langsung sempena Hari Ulang Tahun Gerak Khas ke-45 dari Kem Iskandar, Mersing, Johor dalam rancangan Hari Minggu Malaysia jam 7:30 - 9:30 pagi”
OMIGOD. This can’t be serious. On the one day that I wake up early on Sunday and switch on the tv, it happens to be the day of commandos anniversary? With a live telecast too?!
So surreal. Why? In normal circumstances:
- I don’t wake up early on Sunday. Even if I do, I don’t have any problem going back to sleep within seconds.
- I don’t watch TV1. The only reason TV1 appears on my screen is because when I switch on the Astro decoder it automatically goes to TV1 (which was what happened this morning).
- The past few days have been filled with some Joe Jambul spying activities that involve the word “commando” (that’s a story for another day, maybe :-p).
Looked at the time, it was 7:25am, 5 minutes to the program start. Switched on my laptop, did my homework with the tv blasting in the background. Guess what, out of the 2-hour program, the live telecast from Kem Iskandar was hardly 10 minutes! First, they showed Tengku Mahkota Johor (isn’t he the one rumored to have a relationship with Fazura?) receiving Beret Hijau Kehormat from his father Sultan Johor. Next, they showed some long shots of commandos lining up in the rain, Kem Iskandar signage on the top of a hill and almost voiceless snippets of the Sultan’s speech. That was all. I was hoping to see parachute show, sniper demo or something like that, but nope, not there. Fortunately I did manage to do my homework, or else I would have wasted 2 hours watching TV1, huh!
Anyway, happy birthday Gerak Khas!
This harimau garang photo was taken by MAS photographer during our training at Kem Sungai Udang.
*Suddenly feel like singing “gerak gerak gerak khas” ala A.C. Mizal hahaha!*
Wikipedia says Gerak Khas was established on 1 August 1970. That makes it 40 years. How come the celebration is to commemorate 45 years? Calculator please!
P.S.: I just got the result of that Joe Jambul spying thingy (thank you to my talented spy). Thinking how best to share (or not to share) it here. Will let you know very soon, I promise!