May 30 2012
There will be no port visits to Pattaya or Phuket.
Wanchai, Orchard Towers, Lucky Plaza, Geylang and pretty much any place fun in the Philippines-Will be off limits.
Massagee in Ropppongi or the Honch? Forget it. Oh, and if you say you know what a soapie is? Stand by for NCIS to pay you a visit.
Picking up cute Japanese girls at Gas Panic? Your new, socially correct, feminist overlords will allow none of that. And don't even think-of taking your NANPA prize back to a love hotel.
A nice walk up the hill in Itaewon or Texas Street?-completely out of the question.
Your cruises will be almost ten months long.
With curfews and liberty restrictions.
Don't even think of asking the Corpsman for Condoms.
Oh, and lest we forget, there will be a 2.1 Carrier Commitment in the Persian Gulf from now till hell freezes over.
You won't be able to go to Australia because of fuel costs-and if you do you will be expected to work on com-rel projects.
And you will get breathalyzed crossing the quarterdeck.
But hey, enjoy the Pacific anyway.
I'm sorry I never will get to meet you! Thank God for German and Australian tourists-to pick up the slack left by your absence!