Phang Kong Siew, 18, is a Chinese from Jemukan Ulu, Asajaya. She is not an ordinary person, but rather a beauty with brain. She scored 9A, 1B in her SPM. I had the chance to contact her through Facebook and asked her about her experience at National Service Training Programme (NSTP) which was introduced in Malaysia in December 2003. She was among thousands of NS trainees who was selected to attend the training at Kem Juara Serian.
I posted her a few questions through Facebook and these were her answers.
Willie : How did you know that you were selected for NS?
Phang : I checked through SMS.
Willie : Which NS camp did you go?
Phang : Kem Juara, Serian.
Willie : What did you feel when you received the letter?
Willie : How did you feel on the first week of the NS?
Phang : After a few weeks, I started to enjoy the camp when I got used to the life there.
Willie : What’s the best thing about the camp?
Phang : The best ting about the camp is friends and trainers.
Willie : What’s the worst thing about the camp?
Phang : The cleanliness of the food. Trainees often complain that they found hair in the food. Furthermore, we didn’t have time to finish all the outdoor activities and we missed the Wirajaya.
Willie: What have you learned from the camp?
Phang : I learned Marching. We march everyday and we had a marching competition on the last day of the training.
Willie : If you were given a chance, would you like to attend the camp again?
Phang: Yes. I want to do all the activities I missed and the Wirajaya.