Regimented Life 😑
Hi guys, thanks for reading my previous episodes 😀. This is a bit late, I’m so sorry, I’m settling down for my NYSC service year and it has been hectic but don’t worry your girl will make adjustment very soon 😉.
Sigh 🤦 ! Let’s get started
Adjusting to the regimented life was such an herculean task for me 😢. You know one weird thing about the regimented life? Everyday is the same, you don’t know the difference between Monday and Friday. Only Sunday is a little bit different.
Monday To Saturday
So my daily routine is quite different from other corps members (lol not your regular Corper ) OBS and all. Will tell you about OBS in the subsequent episodes. So as I said in episode 2… I woke up by 2:00am because of my roommates 😑 but you know what? That was how it was with every other rooms and it never stops until I trained myself to wake up anytime I want no matter what!!! So the normal time to go for morning parades is 4:30am. Where we will have early morning devotion, the Christians will come out for praise and worship while the Muslims will come out to pray 🙏 after which there will be morning meditation (each platoon has a topic and it was on rotation ) and it started from platoon 1. I prayed like three times and it was impromptu but then I did it and even gave sermon.
After all these, the Camp PRO will read out the line up activities for the day 😏 .Before we know it Nigeria is ready to wake up and that’s when the camp RSM will shout on top of lung preit! Preit shun! We will all be at shun till they raise the flag. My friends 😥 all these while we will be on our feet 🤥. Wickedness! After the flag has been raised .
Comes Man O War morning exercise 😂 . Oh I so much love it! It’s like a dance tutorial ☺ well, I don’t know how to dance but I always follow our model, one Man O War will stand in the middle displaying what we will be doing then the DJ!!! DJ Water! what a funny guy ☺ He was giving us hit back to back the likes of Shake body, See Mary all those dance floor something that will make you shake your body by fire by force 😂 but they always end it with press up, which I always skip 🙄 why? Because my white will get dirty 😏. Not because I’m lazy 😎. After the man O War , platoon inspector will come for attendance after which we all go for our various activities, if you are in parade, Quarter Guard (this is where I was) we will meet at our joint for rehearsal. Don’t worry Quarter Guard rehearsals and all is an episode on it own our commandant is the most funniest beign. By 7 we all leave our place of activities and go for breakfast 💃 🍲🥘 and it’s either tea and bread with boiled egg or tea and bread with butter or one huge slice of yam with fish sauce. After breakfast we have till 8:45am to get ready for lectures 😖 kind of free from 7:30 till 8:45 (I’m not free in particular) but this times video calls and all ☺. By 8:45 we must be at the pavilion to sit, we will be called with the beagle as usuall then we will sit according to our platoons , you know what? From 9am till 2pm it’s lectures back to back 😕😖 sitting In one spot for five good hours, well some of the lectures are interesting while some are super boring, you can imagine sitting at a lecture that is boring for five hours!!! I have seat mates depending on my mood, if I want to sleep which they always catch me 😣, I always sit with Rhoda but if I want play it’s Shugar! Shugar will make you laugh your ass out, I will talk about these two and other people is subsequent episode. I always sit with strangers for an exciting lecture because I don’t want to miss a point.
The pavilion for lectures and social night . Photo credit : @oyokopa
After lecture, we go for lunch by 2Pm , Amala, Eba with ogbono or Egusi soup or Rice either white or Jollof rice. After lunch we are free till 3:45pm (I’m not free!!!) why am I not free? I’ve got my hands in lots of things 😑 will tell you what I do with my free times in one of the episodes 😉.
So, many people use this moment to sleep or chill at Maaami market until the beagler disturb us with that freaking beagle 😫 so by 4 we are all at the parade ground again in our whites ooo. You know the annoying part you must always wear your whites! You know you won’t want to look dirty so you might wear two white in a day, shoe is very Key, it will get dirty so I have a rubber canvass that I can wash and dry with handkerchief. So the evening parades, Quarter Guards will go to their rehearsal place, same for those in parades, color party, those in sport and all. So we will do this till 6:30 Nigeria goes to bed by six with the same preit process. By 7pm we have our dinner.
After dinner, by 8pm we go for social night 😏 you know what is annoying everything is compulsory, social night is for fun so it should be optional but no it’s cumpulsory, but I enjoyed most of it, we have lots of inter platoon competition , Miss NYSC, Mr. Macho, Mr and Miss Ankara, Dance competition with different cultural theme and drama presentation. I was asked to contest for Miss NYSC, Miss Ankara lol I didn’t 😂😂 I’m sorry I can’t, you remembered that man that asked me about what I can do for our platoon in episode 1, he was on my neck to contest but I’m not a free one so I didn’t contest 😎.
Mr.Macho and Miss NYSC Photo credit : @oyokopa
Mr and Miss Ankara Photo credit : @oyokopa
You know what amuse me about our social night is that even if the presentation was rubbish the anchor will say “Beautiful presentation from platoon… ” so our social night ends by 9:30.
The times for prayers are whenever they blow the beagle for morning parade we converge at the mosque and later join our colleagues, you wear your whites to the mosque, you can only change there, and you think you can quickly rest in mosque? It’s a lie after prayer the Imam will say “If you sitting down, you are wrong!
We are wrong everywhere 🙄. So that’s my Monday to Saturday and I hardly know days of the week, same routine everyday.
Well, Sundays 💃 Yay!!! We are free till 2pm and we can wear our mufti. Christians will go to church. There is Jumuat service on Friday too . On sundays, I rest too but not that free though. So this is when I give my clothes to the dry cleaners. Remember I told you that I have two on my neck, the one that gave me her card first and the one that helped me with my box … I will tell you the person I gave it to in the next episode. But tell me in the comment section (Who should I give it to?)
What do I do with my free time? Watch out for more episodes. Thanks for reading, you are the best chop kiss 😘.