Whoop!!!! Guess who’s baaack, yours truly…………. Meeeeeee and I’m back to get this blog back on track.
So I had to go MIA for a while, had to go serve my country (NYSC) and I am proud to say I have officially finished the first stage which was the Orientation camp, now for the next stage, the primary assignment where I have to work in an office for a year and get paid by the government and hopefully the office I’m asked to work in so don’t try me oh I am a Government pikin.
The 3 weeks at the orientation camp was a mixture of frustration, fun, anger and well drama all wrapped in one place located at Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos. Checked into the camp on a tuesday, went by 8.30am so I could get everything done on time but alas, after being stepped on, pushed and screaming my lungs out, I finished and finally found my way to my room by 8.00pm. The frustration from this first day had tears I had promised not to shed rolling down my cheeks. Finally bathed and on my bed which was all manner of uncomfortable, I finally drift off to dreamland then came the voices that had my eyes wide open, I checked my time, it was 1.30am and almost everyone was already up and bathed, the adrenaline of being a new corper was in full swing. The noise had me up till the bugle was blown by 4.45am, my pain knowing I had lost 3 hrs 15 mins sleep. The morning drill was a little fun even though I wasn’t exactly happy I had to be up that early. The first 3days of camp was hell due to the registration and practicing for the swearing in ceremony, We did a lot of standing and this had affected my legs so much I kept wondering how i was going to survive the main event.
Finally swearing-in day to officially become a corper, everyone was happy, all dressed in their full ceremonial outfit, snapping pictures and chatting away. The main part of the event when we all had to stand like soldiers under the hot sun for almost 4hrs. I had heard a lot about the swearing in, how people fainted, so I was seriously looking forward to having a good laugh, I even told my new friends how I was going to put up a fainting show to spice up things and best believe, I put up the best show ( I should honestly think of going into acting though). My leg pain show was so epic almost everyone around me was panicking except those who knew the drill even though some that knew thought I was being real till I came clean.
The next week was way better than the first, the stress had reduced drastically, I had made new amazing friends (Excel, Dvyne, Babs, Ore, Vivian, Vanessa, Kiibati, Damilolas, Kofo, Zainab….. the list goes on) and Social activities were in full swing. As time passed, wallets were dry from regular mammy night visits, gists were going round about sexual activities between corpers and how some were even caught being naughty under the big canopy. There was this particular guy in my platoon who had like 4 babes he claimed were his chics, wonder if they knew or just chose to ignore (Guy definitely came prepared). Even married women weren’t left out, some came to have fun and fun did they have.
Finally the camp was coming to an end, at this point I had put on 6kg from eating junk, I was extremely happy to be going home, I missed my bed and my toilet and the family no doubt but keep down I was going to miss having my new friends all in the same place all the time cracking me up.
The 3 weeks in camp were the longest, annoying, interesting and endurance period of my life, I appreciate the experience even though I think 3 weeks is too long.
P.S; Don’t be deceived, people say you lose weight in camp, when you have mammy market operating and the only time you can visit is from 6pm cause that is when you are completely free from camp activities, how will you not eat junk. Anyways I am over trilled to be back home and back here so keep refreshing cause I’m definitely posting soon.