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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Life on the Frontlines

The relentless downpour did not alleviate the condition of the muddy banks being trudged by our platoon now. With our combat boots well dug into the damp foliage, the 102nd Yellow Band Brigade split into their designated platoons. Reports from headquarters announced the presence of a lingering storm and with it, we should accomplish this operation soon or endure the entire mission on an even worse scenario than the hellhole we are now.

Defend the strategic bridge at all cost. Pffft!

It was definitely not an easy task given the bulk of the enemy milita was known for their proficiency in jungle warfare and we were deployed deep within their territory... their jungle. We all should be extra vigilant if we even wished to make it to the next battle. "War is not dying for yer country but making the goddamn enemy die for his!", I should thank the Drill Sarge for this note. Pffft.

Hiking up a low hill some hefty gap from the makeshift bridge, I dug myself a pseudo-bunker on a patch of low-lying banana trees, relying only on my rain-soaked multi-camouflage to blend with the surroundings. This FN P90 should work wonders or my death warrant will be served from this iffy vantage point. I'd rather wished my HK G3A3 assault rifle was with me but its performance lately was as equally dubious as my chances of killing an enemy in this operation.

Still... who knows?

Several paces downhill was a member of the allied Bravo Squad. His M4 rifle sure looks purty. My envy was cut short though when the signal was raised. The enemy army will be trying to attack the bridge any minutes from now. Drenched wet even beneath our issued BD uniforms, we ducked on our makeshift fortifications, oblivious to the discomfort this wilderness offered.

The waiting is killing me more than the impending bullets I'll be facing soon. My legs are already cramping from immobility but to budge is to give away your position. From afar, I can now hear the first rounds of gunfire - they're here! Setting my gun to burst fire, I saw the Allied Bravo soldier gesturing a series of handsignals to me.

Raised a fist... "Halt".

Two fingers pointing at his eyes... "Enemy spotted".

He held both fingers in front of his face... "Two of them".

Points to a direction... "2 o'clock".

I sluggishly pivoted in place, carefully not to throw away our position, aiming to the direction indicated. No one there. No... wait. Something's amiss on the backdraft. It could be the rain. But then, I saw it! One withered shrubbery shifted and slid to right flank. Infiltrators!

Thud, thud!! Thud, thud, thud!!!

Now I'm hearing the Allied Bravo jarhead also spraying bullets to the same direction I was firing. Indeed, there it was... we hit an enemy sniper in woolly brown ghillie suit that blended efficiently on the wet environment.

Shifting my line of sight back to the bridge below, I saw an enemy scout dashing for the gangplank. Just as he slid towards the bridgehead, the entire platoon defending it sent a barrage of projectiles to the poor git. Still it's too late, our mission was compromised because of that daring move.

"Gaaaaaaame oveeeeer!!!!", I heard the game marshall shouted.

There it goes... another airsoft round. I checked the pellet load on my P90 and headed back to my friends awaiting on the safe zone, while sharing stories with my teammates regarding that last scenario. We lose this round, apparently. But it was fun. Can't wait for the next round.

It's nice to be back!

******

Isa sa mga rounds ng airsoft games namin yan last Sunday sa Camp Masada, Payatas. Pina-drama ko lang ba.

Mahaba-haba din blog hiatus ko kasi sinulit ko talaga yung come-back ko. In a span of two weeks, binalikan ko lahat ng na-miss ko...

1. Kumain ng sisig.
2. Makipag-inuman sa Justice League sa Gilligan's.
3. Tumambay sa Shak at sa UPCFA.
4. Maglaro ng airsoft at makatama kahit isang kalaban.
5. Mag bulalo sa carinderia.
6. Mag beerhouse. Bwehehehe. Jokes.
7. Mag kwekwek, isaw, fishboL, hotdog na de sundot...
8. Pumuntang Pit Shop... mag tingin tingin ng baril. Gusto ko nung bagong SAR Offizier.
9. Maglaro ng anim na miniature games sa loob ng isang linggo.
10. Ipamahagi ang munting nakayanan kong pasalubong.
11. Manood ng "Nacho Libre" sa Rob Manila kasama si idol Aina at si cute na cute na Ly, pati si Sponklong.
12. Mag update ng sarili sa latest showbiz buzz. Naisip kong mas mainam na ito kesa sa latest humdrum politics. Sikat na pala talaga si "Keys Me" girl. Sayang cutey pa naman. Cute pala talaga si Kim, Big Bro Champ. Astig. Nagkabalikan na pala si Guy at Pip. Hehe.
13. Matulog sa couch sa sala.
14. Network games.

Eto naman mga kelangan ko pa gawin...
1. Basketball. (Naghahanap pa ko ng basketball court na around Makati lang para sa office)
2. Football. (Sana tumigil na ulan, baka pwede kami sa Ateneo sa Sabado)
3. Mag videoke ng lasing. (Uy, yung mga na-HP regular, kelan painom nyo??)
4. Gumawa ng scrapbook para sa Sydney trip. (Within this week dapat mapa-develop na yung pics)
5. Manghiram ng coat para sa debut ni Bon. (Puntahan ko sa weekend si Tita)
6. Magpintura ng sandamakmak na miniatures na inuwi ko galing OZ. (Geek mode: Activated)
7. Balut. (Bili ko mamya sa kanto pag uwi)
8. Mag banko ng konting naipon. (Wish ko lang)

Anyway highway, I iz back. And salamats sa lahat ng tumambay at nangupit sa aking tinda habang ako'y wala. It's payback time!

6 Comments:

Blogger shink1m said...

First post ba? Ngayon lang yata nangyari yun LOL!

Nakakuha na ako ng Hoarluk, pre. Subukan naten sa Sabado uli hehe. Hindi tayo nagkalaban nung last week eh.

8/02/2006 2:21 PM  
Blogger Michi said...

Nice to have you back! Wow naman, madrama talaga ang naging airsoft scenario nyo.

haha, you've racked up a lot of things to do... haha, where's our pasalubong?

Anyway, Wish that you'd have a lovely day.. hehehe

Ciao!
~Michi

8/02/2006 6:39 PM  
Blogger Racky aka Bakya Ni Neneng said...

akala ko sa Lebanon ka napunta! Gott sei dank :)

oist, totoong nagkabalikan na si tita Pip at tito Guy??? :D

kuleeet-kuleeet talaga ni koya, na-miss namin yan ... wag ka ng maningil, ala ka namang pasalubong sa amin eh :P

8/03/2006 2:39 AM  
Blogger jai skizzy said...

cheeky boy! san na ang pasalubong ko ha? dude, ano sked mo ngayon? labas tayo friday night, man... (mala-hippie ang pagkakadeliver)

8/04/2006 1:27 AM  
Blogger garrboy said...

imagine nyo na lang, koala bear na may bitbit na baril.

yan si OBI, callsign nya: Le Balbon

:)

jok!

-garr

8/07/2006 8:42 AM  
Blogger Obi Macapuno said...

Kims: nagpalit kami ng room ng sis ko last Saturday kaya di nakapaglaro.

Michis: ano gusto mo, kangaroo o koala? adobo or fried?? hee hee. :D

Nenengs: aha! ikaw siguro nakaraming kupit no. hehehe. Solid Guy and Pip all the way!!

Jais: try natin ang IMAX dude. coool dun dude. heaven man. heaven!

Garricks: Pepe Le Pew!!!

8/07/2006 11:40 AM  

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Obi Macapuno: Life on the Frontlines

Merong na nakatambay.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Life on the Frontlines

The relentless downpour did not alleviate the condition of the muddy banks being trudged by our platoon now. With our combat boots well dug into the damp foliage, the 102nd Yellow Band Brigade split into their designated platoons. Reports from headquarters announced the presence of a lingering storm and with it, we should accomplish this operation soon or endure the entire mission on an even worse scenario than the hellhole we are now.

Defend the strategic bridge at all cost. Pffft!

It was definitely not an easy task given the bulk of the enemy milita was known for their proficiency in jungle warfare and we were deployed deep within their territory... their jungle. We all should be extra vigilant if we even wished to make it to the next battle. "War is not dying for yer country but making the goddamn enemy die for his!", I should thank the Drill Sarge for this note. Pffft.

Hiking up a low hill some hefty gap from the makeshift bridge, I dug myself a pseudo-bunker on a patch of low-lying banana trees, relying only on my rain-soaked multi-camouflage to blend with the surroundings. This FN P90 should work wonders or my death warrant will be served from this iffy vantage point. I'd rather wished my HK G3A3 assault rifle was with me but its performance lately was as equally dubious as my chances of killing an enemy in this operation.

Still... who knows?

Several paces downhill was a member of the allied Bravo Squad. His M4 rifle sure looks purty. My envy was cut short though when the signal was raised. The enemy army will be trying to attack the bridge any minutes from now. Drenched wet even beneath our issued BD uniforms, we ducked on our makeshift fortifications, oblivious to the discomfort this wilderness offered.

The waiting is killing me more than the impending bullets I'll be facing soon. My legs are already cramping from immobility but to budge is to give away your position. From afar, I can now hear the first rounds of gunfire - they're here! Setting my gun to burst fire, I saw the Allied Bravo soldier gesturing a series of handsignals to me.

Raised a fist... "Halt".

Two fingers pointing at his eyes... "Enemy spotted".

He held both fingers in front of his face... "Two of them".

Points to a direction... "2 o'clock".

I sluggishly pivoted in place, carefully not to throw away our position, aiming to the direction indicated. No one there. No... wait. Something's amiss on the backdraft. It could be the rain. But then, I saw it! One withered shrubbery shifted and slid to right flank. Infiltrators!

Thud, thud!! Thud, thud, thud!!!

Now I'm hearing the Allied Bravo jarhead also spraying bullets to the same direction I was firing. Indeed, there it was... we hit an enemy sniper in woolly brown ghillie suit that blended efficiently on the wet environment.

Shifting my line of sight back to the bridge below, I saw an enemy scout dashing for the gangplank. Just as he slid towards the bridgehead, the entire platoon defending it sent a barrage of projectiles to the poor git. Still it's too late, our mission was compromised because of that daring move.

"Gaaaaaaame oveeeeer!!!!", I heard the game marshall shouted.

There it goes... another airsoft round. I checked the pellet load on my P90 and headed back to my friends awaiting on the safe zone, while sharing stories with my teammates regarding that last scenario. We lose this round, apparently. But it was fun. Can't wait for the next round.

It's nice to be back!

******

Isa sa mga rounds ng airsoft games namin yan last Sunday sa Camp Masada, Payatas. Pina-drama ko lang ba.

Mahaba-haba din blog hiatus ko kasi sinulit ko talaga yung come-back ko. In a span of two weeks, binalikan ko lahat ng na-miss ko...

1. Kumain ng sisig.
2. Makipag-inuman sa Justice League sa Gilligan's.
3. Tumambay sa Shak at sa UPCFA.
4. Maglaro ng airsoft at makatama kahit isang kalaban.
5. Mag bulalo sa carinderia.
6. Mag beerhouse. Bwehehehe. Jokes.
7. Mag kwekwek, isaw, fishboL, hotdog na de sundot...
8. Pumuntang Pit Shop... mag tingin tingin ng baril. Gusto ko nung bagong SAR Offizier.
9. Maglaro ng anim na miniature games sa loob ng isang linggo.
10. Ipamahagi ang munting nakayanan kong pasalubong.
11. Manood ng "Nacho Libre" sa Rob Manila kasama si idol Aina at si cute na cute na Ly, pati si Sponklong.
12. Mag update ng sarili sa latest showbiz buzz. Naisip kong mas mainam na ito kesa sa latest humdrum politics. Sikat na pala talaga si "Keys Me" girl. Sayang cutey pa naman. Cute pala talaga si Kim, Big Bro Champ. Astig. Nagkabalikan na pala si Guy at Pip. Hehe.
13. Matulog sa couch sa sala.
14. Network games.

Eto naman mga kelangan ko pa gawin...
1. Basketball. (Naghahanap pa ko ng basketball court na around Makati lang para sa office)
2. Football. (Sana tumigil na ulan, baka pwede kami sa Ateneo sa Sabado)
3. Mag videoke ng lasing. (Uy, yung mga na-HP regular, kelan painom nyo??)
4. Gumawa ng scrapbook para sa Sydney trip. (Within this week dapat mapa-develop na yung pics)
5. Manghiram ng coat para sa debut ni Bon. (Puntahan ko sa weekend si Tita)
6. Magpintura ng sandamakmak na miniatures na inuwi ko galing OZ. (Geek mode: Activated)
7. Balut. (Bili ko mamya sa kanto pag uwi)
8. Mag banko ng konting naipon. (Wish ko lang)

Anyway highway, I iz back. And salamats sa lahat ng tumambay at nangupit sa aking tinda habang ako'y wala. It's payback time!

6 Comments:

Blogger shink1m said...

First post ba? Ngayon lang yata nangyari yun LOL!

Nakakuha na ako ng Hoarluk, pre. Subukan naten sa Sabado uli hehe. Hindi tayo nagkalaban nung last week eh.

8/02/2006 2:21 PM  
Blogger Michi said...

Nice to have you back! Wow naman, madrama talaga ang naging airsoft scenario nyo.

haha, you've racked up a lot of things to do... haha, where's our pasalubong?

Anyway, Wish that you'd have a lovely day.. hehehe

Ciao!
~Michi

8/02/2006 6:39 PM  
Blogger Racky aka Bakya Ni Neneng said...

akala ko sa Lebanon ka napunta! Gott sei dank :)

oist, totoong nagkabalikan na si tita Pip at tito Guy??? :D

kuleeet-kuleeet talaga ni koya, na-miss namin yan ... wag ka ng maningil, ala ka namang pasalubong sa amin eh :P

8/03/2006 2:39 AM  
Blogger jai skizzy said...

cheeky boy! san na ang pasalubong ko ha? dude, ano sked mo ngayon? labas tayo friday night, man... (mala-hippie ang pagkakadeliver)

8/04/2006 1:27 AM  
Blogger garrboy said...

imagine nyo na lang, koala bear na may bitbit na baril.

yan si OBI, callsign nya: Le Balbon

:)

jok!

-garr

8/07/2006 8:42 AM  
Blogger Obi Macapuno said...

Kims: nagpalit kami ng room ng sis ko last Saturday kaya di nakapaglaro.

Michis: ano gusto mo, kangaroo o koala? adobo or fried?? hee hee. :D

Nenengs: aha! ikaw siguro nakaraming kupit no. hehehe. Solid Guy and Pip all the way!!

Jais: try natin ang IMAX dude. coool dun dude. heaven man. heaven!

Garricks: Pepe Le Pew!!!

8/07/2006 11:40 AM  

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