I AM BACK FROM THE WAR.
For those who have not heard, I was reactivated to active military duty (after a long time) two days after our president declared Martial Law on the island of Mindanao. I was doing battle assessment in the conflict in Marawi City, away from home. Meaning, I was right in the battlefield and expected to help in the fighting as I was also fully armed. My role over there is not direct combat but to analyze rebel movement and civilians then sending sitreps to HQ. Since I was attached to a combat platoon, I was also doing combat. Knocked down a dozen rebels and saved quite a number of civilians. It was hell as expected in a war. Felt scared everyday but that only heightened my awareness and reflexes. It was years since my last tour but I still have it considering my age. There were a lot of soldiers killed, all heroes in my book. There were a lot of wounded and, eventually, I was one of them. I got hit in my leg by granade shrapnel. Just a flesh wound.
They sent me home. Another officer replaced me. I treasured the happy looks on my daughters happy face when I came back still alive. I am glad to be alive. I thought I will be discharged but, apparently not. I am even due for promotion to Captain. I will be active until I retire in 4 years. This will be an added daily routine because I will be reporting to HQ regularly and I have 2 grocery stores to run.
Now, I am back to modding. I may use what I have learned in making the sequel especially the rebel's guerilla tactics, their ruthlessness.
PS: Even my ex-wife is glad to see me. That's new.