Thursday, 9 January 2014

A Glimpse into Our Life

The one activity that keeps the soldiers fit for war is none other than physical training, or better known yet as PT. Never before has a session of PT been photographed and shown to the outside world but today, today I had the privilege of photographing an entire session of 2010 medical cadets doing their PT. So, presenting the ladies:

And gentlemen:

At the break of dawn, with the early morning Muslim prayers echoing through out the still morning mist, we get out of bed and prepare to go for our PT.

It all starts with a little stretching,

Which then quickly excaltes to sprints,

Push ups and so on...

As the morning progressed, we found ourselves crawling and rolling in the field,

Going through various exercise designed to strengthen and toughen one up.

The ladies do the same exercise as the guys, making our ladies very scary.

The intensive and strenuous exercises drives every single medical cadet on the field to exhaustion, except that one Chinese bugger running around taking pictures.

With military training instead of holidays during our semester break, a generation of future army doctors is slowly and painstakingly created. A generation where all are fit and strong. 

Capable of running any distance ordered,

And being able to carry their own weight and more,

But most importantly, a generation of peace loving military doctors are born. Where a nation's peace and security is priority. 


Yours truly,


  1. Nicely done, I can see the passion, peace and camaraderie not to mention the hidden struggles that you face :) All the best Shimri! or .... Cadet Lim? :)

  2. Thanks man! Just Shimri will do, not unless you wanna call me Dr Lim haha :P
    All the best to you too! I know you'll become an excellent English teacher :)

  3. Hey. I'm really glad to notice that my alma mater is progressing towards the intended vison and mission of its founding. What more, with the spirits and enthusiasm of cadets like you, the fulfillment of a dream will be a much more realistic point. I wish for you and my fellows juniors there to uphold our institution and bring greater glory for NDUM.
    Syaheer Saifudin

    1. Thank you so much for your kind and inspiring words, sir. We will follow in your footsteps and try our utmost best to achieve our goal of becoming a world renown institution, in hopes that we can proudly say: I am from the National Defence University of Malaysia.

  4. i'm proud of you...i'm trying to be like you man but in other way...welcome my pure future doctors...congrates!!!!

    1. Thank you :) I hope you succeed, all the best! :)