And so today, i partial class just to watch Ah boys to men part 2 with Zack and pe’ah!
and i can tell you
IT WAS SOOO GOOOOOD!
Now i feel like watching it all over again!
Some scene are way to funny, some are very heart warming and some will make you smile and feel thankful somehow.
Basicaly, Ah boys to men shows a journey on how young men in singapore have to go through National Service (NS) and what kind of difficulties they face, in this case, they picked the army. We start with our main character, ah ken who didn’t want to go through NS which is compulsory in Singapore and wants to go study with his girlfriend in some foreign country who eventually left him and he honestly went through a rough time and did some selfish thing that caused his dad to suffer from stroke and that was the turning point in his life. He changed 180 degress around in a way to redeem himself on his mistake and it was kinda shocking for his fellow bunkmates. The main cast had Ipman played by noah yap, sergeant ong played by tosh zhang, lobang ( who is kinda mean and scheming but he learns to play nice in the end) , 1 indian guy who i still didn’t catch his name throughout the whole movie ad ismail, the malay guy who is soo funny and got marked by tosh for calling him stupid and alouises, a smartypants who at first, didn’t understood the term “Leave no man behind” but he is okay.
Part 2 was showing about IPPT and BMT training and finally POP (Pass out parade). BMT means Basic Military training which everyone in the army has to go through and IPPT is basically your 2,4km run that you have to pass or go through RT (Remedial training) till you pass and POP is when you graduate from BMT and wait for your posting. All NS men must go through this for a duration of 2 years and for 1 simple reason, to protect their homeland.
Back to the movie, the movie was so good that i cried laughing. totally loved part when the china guy told the platoon to fallback because it wasn’t worth it to sacrifice 12 person to save 1 person.
The hear-warming part was tosh, the platoon sergeant gave a letter to lobang because he knew lobang has not gotten any letter while everyone else did and it was a sweet gesture. no matter how much your high ranking officer or your Encik as we call it pressurize you, they still care for you.
I can understand why young men do not wish to serve NS. You waste 2 years of your life to prepare for something that might not even happen and stories we all heard about the conditions and how teruk they tekan everyone and how other guys who potong jalan and take your girl but we shouldn’t take things for granted because life is unpredictable and it is better to be prepared than sorry and like lobang said “There are still many rifles out there”
COME ON, FROM THE MOVIE, IT LOOKS LIKE YOUNG MEN ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST FUN! THEY GET TO THROW GRENADES, PLAY WITH GUNS!
this movie taught me to be more thankful to the young men serving the countries and i totally salute them for all their hardship and my dad used to be a police. still remember when i was young, i would wear his hat and tried to carry to him his heavy gun which i ended up getting scolded because it was dangerous.
and like ah ken said, “Do the best you can”
No matter what the situation is.