Kem Biro Tatanegara

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

When we're told that we have to attend the BTN camp, I was quite excited sebab dah lama tak pergi kem. The last time was probably FRC Fastrain camp in 2014. Not fully physical activities but not bad yeah. Let's first talk about my expectation for this BTN programme:
  • Aktiviti lasak tengah panas all day long & sunburn teruk.
  • Aktiviti dalam sungai or main kayak (serious nak try)
  • Fasilitator strict and garang nak arwah.
  • Tidur dalam khemah.
  • Kena main lumpur.

I'm glad the camp didn't meet my expectations, it was way better. Kem BTN kitorang kat Kem Bina Negara Bukit Sagu, Kuantan, Pahang. Bukan dalam hutan tapi dalam ladang kelapa sawit. Sounds less challenging huh? Banyak ular katanya, tapi alhamdulillah takde jumpa sekor pun.

Day 1 - 18.3.2016 
We arrived there around 2-3 pm. If I still have twitter, I could see the exact time I probably tweet "Here we are, ready for BTN!" Hahaha okay you don't get the joke. Anyway, first day agak rileks. Masa pembahagian bilik, pissed off sikit sebab ingatkan sempat dapat sebilik dengan Aimi & Boom tapi tak dapek dek kerana manusia-manusia selfish ikut suka hati susun bilik depa. Tapi ceq okay ja, sebab bukan banyak masa kat bilik pun. 

Petang tu ada taklimat program, diperkenalkan dengan barisan jurulatih dan ketua faci yang muda handsome tapi dah kahwin haha some of the sisters macam "alaaa" bila dia cakap dia dah kahwin hahaha tolong ah jangan buat malu kaum. Malam tu ada ceramah perlembagaan, before start ceramah, kitorang (the three of us - me, Aimi & Boom) kena marah sebab tak penuhkan seat depan. Alkisahnya masa taklimat petang tu, kitorang duduk seat depan tu, then bila malam saje la kan nak tukar tempat duduk lain kat belakang. Sekali seat depan tu takda langsung orang nak duduk, memang Pak Pian (jurulatih) marah ah suruh penuhkan seat depan and dia panggil sapa yang duduk depan masa petang tu. Tebalkan muka jela kena panggil tukar tempat duduk hahaha okay satu kenangan kena marah. As for the ceramah, yes I almost dozed off, tapi sebab seat paling depan, tak dapek den nak tidoq.

Day 2 - 19.3.2016
Perbarisan di pagi hari, more to morning exercise rasanya. Part buat squat tu Pak Nasir steady je, aku ni haa macam nak tercabut kaki hahaha malu ah sikit hang baru awal 20-an makcik oi. Haa elok ah bakaq lemak tepu dalam badan ni. Tapi berat maintain ja pacitaa.

The first slot on the second day, we're introduced to our facilitators which I could only remember some of their names. Slot paling fun sebab first faci, Abang Fuad buat lawak sampai menangis aku gelak and we played some games, which sangat huru-hara and kelakar at the same time. In the second slot, we're divided into group. Awkward at first but it didn't last long, we're good! Faci kitorang was Abang Joe, the comel humpty dumpty. Taaruf dengan groupmates - Amal, Liyana, Bamboi, Shark, Hamzi, Nab, Dila, Dirah, Sham and Qila. No photo with them sobs sobs nehh don't worry you guys are here in my memories cia cia cia eee diam ah.

Third slot, ada task buat kerajaan baru and persidangan parlimen. Quite tense at that time but yeah, lakonan semata. Petang tu ada riadah sikit, main dengan batu bata. Game dia lebih kurang macam orang last dalam group kena pass batu-bata sampai orang kat depan, susun then semua members move forward and the cycle goes on. Fourth slot, was the night explorace. Task kat every checkpoint tak susah sangat pun, except the part that we have to lift our leader (a guy) using kain batik and kain pelikat. And the part that we have to do some kind of drama acting. Aku ter-senyum masa berlakon tu hahaha lantak la asal siapkan task.

Day 3 - 20.3.2016
Perbarisan dan morning exercise lagi. Then we had the last activity, the best activity I would say. Tense, but best! Semua participants (masa ni takda kira dah group memana) kena pegang PVC pipe yang panjang, susun dia bersambung-sambung, and bola golf akan pass through that pipe, and kena sambung-sambung pipe dari belakang pergi depan sampailah ke checkpoint. Rules; semua tak boleh cakap kecuali penghulu, semua kena pegang pipe and bola takleh jatuh terkeluar dari paip. Kalau fail, start dari starting point balik.

Sounds easy but as the saying goes - it is easier said than done. We failed few times in the start, we failed when we're already halfway there, and we even failed when we're like few steps away to the checkpoint. Dengan tengah panas lagi, semua muka kelat. Leader sabar je lead kitorang. Aku rasa disebabkan rules takleh cakap tu, semua orang boleh buat kerja dengan elok. Imagine eh kalau takde rules tu, maunya bertikam lidah masing-masing sibuk nak mengarah walaupun dah ada penghulu. We finished the task for about 1 hour 45 minutes if I'm not mistaken, good teamwork!

That's my BTN story. Fun and tak stress sangat. I seriously thought jurulatih or faci garang gila nak arwah tapi tak, depa baik ja. Time strict, strict la tapi takdenya nak tinggi suara all the time. Makanan best, makan 6 kali sehari haaa kau mampu? Nasib baik aku makan ingat dunia lagi, control portion. Bubur kacang dia paling best! And I was expecting ada aktiviti kat sungai or main kayak, tapi takda, depa kata ayaq sungai surut hahaha panas sangat kan sekarang ni. It's okay, at least dapat pengalaman kenal & interact dengan orang baru.