Wednesday, December 21, 2005

hmmm...

anyway.. realized that last post was SUUUUPER long. haha. Anyway, SYC 2005- I really really miss you guys!! Cherish all those moments we've shared together and if its fated that we meet again, we will meet again. If not, keep in touch ok???


my OBS group mates: Thanks for supporting me guys! I noe I'm a BIG coward. Thanks for still being patient! And I had so much fun with you guys. and Baldwin, I still owe you a meal don't I?? haha.

My Discovery group mates: It was fun shopping with you guys! And its sooo cool that we were all together in OBS before too. Except for Dexter of course. Dexter, thanks for helping me carry my stuff =D
To the Singaporeans: Who would have thought that we would end up as such great friends??? Always keep in touch ok? And do come for any reunion or wadeva. Coz like Zhi Zhan says, what's the use of crying when we part if u don't bother to come for reunions and stuff.. Mus: thanks for all the movies! Haha. Exposing me to the uncut version of 40-year-old virgin. Proud to say I was the only one of illegal age to finish watching the whole thing that night... haha.
Nadine: Sorry, for all that teasing about you and Tommy! Thanks for EVERYTHING gal! Love ya!


Photo Journal
Day 1
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Me & Soon Leng, RELC lobby. Waiting for people to come...
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Singaporean Delegates, RELC auditorium. Waiting for people to come
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The Indonesian delegates!!! Me helping them out =D
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Singaporeans and Filipinos, Lobby
Back row: Dexter, Patricia (Phillipines), MaryAnne (Phillipines), John(Phillipines), Big Steph(sg) Front row: Marya, Nadine, Ben, Me, Bee Fong
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Singaporeans and 1 Indian... Lobby
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The Filipinos! Can you believe that all of them actually planned to come in red??? Waiting for briefing.
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Huda, me, Nadine, Xin Ling waiting for briefing, RELC auditorioum

Day 2
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My OBS groupImage hosted by Photobucket.com
The Singapore cultural night people!!

Day 3
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At NUS. Boring....Image hosted by Photobucket.comEating Dinner at Science CentreImage hosted by Photobucket.com
Studying the map to Night Safari.
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(clockwise) Hanlong(Sg), Anthony(Brunei), Sharon(Sg), Me!(Sg) outside Ben&Jerry's Night Safari
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Back to the hotel! Singing session in the Laundromat, while waiting for our clothes to be washed & dried.

Day 4
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My discovery group at esplanade
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My Discovery Partner Dexter. w/o him my whole group might get lost, me being the road idiot that i am...

Day 5
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After the seminar... All of us in our blazers and stuff... Brintha's not there though. Had to go off earlier... *sigh*
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Mediacorp visit. This was the only photo of me that I can find... Me and Jaren(the guy beside me) too busy trying to find place where we can sleep as compared to wanting to take photos... haha.

Day 6
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Country exhibit. Singapore's mini concert of national songs. This is probably while we are singing home.
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Singing Singapore Town. can be seen from the kuku hand actions... haha
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May, my Thai friend
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Kien, my Vietnamese friend. (psst.. the sg guys called him mao zedong. coz they say he looks like him.)
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Musical fountain at Sentosa!
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Xiu Jing and Alexia. Actually i put this photo to show you peeps our 15 yr-old photographer, Alexia. Dun look 15 ah?

Day 7
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Being pretty-fied for the performance
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Me & See Wai =D JSS sprit... haha. Too bad don't have a photo with Luqman.
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Waiting for the concert to begin. Me and Nadine. Haha. Somebody told me I look really pretty like this *blush* . I told them that I have hidden beauty- literally. haha. People advise me to put on make-up more regularly. Make me look my age. *sigh*
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Our final pose! Yay! Performance over.
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Dinner!! (Front row) Hanlong, Moon,Steph, Kelvin, Me.
(back row) Dexter, Mr Aidil, Zhi Zhan, Tristan
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The Innovian representatives... Me and Tristan
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Just a random group of people? haha.
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Performance after the finale...
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Me. Anting. (I think she very cute leh... haha)
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Me. Zizi (Indonesia). Soriya (Cambodia)
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My dinner table mates. (Clockwise) Khairi, Me, Yani, Moon, Huda
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Supposed to be a photo between just me and Sharon... But the two guys extra... anyway, from left: Tristan, Me, Sharon, Thearin (Cambodia. He's cute ain't he??? haha)
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Argh!!! They took a group photo without me... *sobs* haha
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Before the dance party. Me and my Filipino fren, Leif.
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Poor David! He got appendicitis. He's from UK by the way...

Day 8
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My UK room mate, Georgia
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My vietnamese room mate, Minh. (she's damn pretty lah... haha)
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The way I was identifed the whole camp =D

camp report, part 2.

heyhey everyone... yupz. I'm finally back... Okiez fine... Been back for like 4 days now? yupz. But I've been too tired and *coughtoolazycough* to update the blog....

anyway.. too quote a friend of mine in his e-mail to us: "Never did I think that it would be this hard for me to get over any camp". My sentiments exactly mus... And fact is. Not many of us actually want to get over Sunburst Youth Camp 2005 so easily... It is one memory worth keeping...

*sheesh... Who really needs to know the meaning of the tribal names... I'm cracking my head and the internet trying to find them lah...*


Moving back on topic...
Day 5 (14/12): let's see... we had seminar in the morning... Gawd!!! The guy who organised the camp is sooooo FREAKING rude lah (i cancelled the freaking coz i dun want to be accused of flaming...)... Like this is not a debate ok?? Just 1 or 2 minutes won't really affect the timing much. And what's up with that suuuuper irritating clinking of spoon and glass?? Dun tell me you can't even afford a teeny little bell??? The Singapore delegates were sooooo angry with KS (as he calls himself...) that first of all, Mus went to actually subtly shoot him in front of everybody. "as hosts we should treat those people we consider guests well" haha. Obviously the whole Singaporean delegation got it... Some of the other country people too... Think even he caught the dig coz he actually subdued himself. hahahaha. best thing is, during the reception break, the Singaporeans actually went to use our own glasses and spoons to make A LOT of noise... We were sooo fed-up with him lah. And he's quite suspect you know... I mean he is i dunno how old and when he talked to one of my friends(whom he seems to like a lot) he actually put his arm around her... Hmmm. Hello? She's like young enough to be your daughter at least...
After seminar had visit to mediacorp. Cool! We actually went to one of the filming studios and stuff.. Saw Corinne May too. And ya, we made our own production... haha.
Then, prep for country exhibit and yet another cultural night rehearsal... I swear, I was so sick of rehearsals by that time...

Day 6 (15/12): Country exhibit. Fun seh... Walking around, looking at the exhibits and learning all about the other countries... Enriching. Got this chio postcard from Thailand. Wanted to be lame and send it to someone, then realized that its better kept as a momento =D haha
The Singaporeans were also having this mini-concert and Singapore Town became like THE camp song or something... Everybody, especially the non-singaporeans were like so enthu over the song lah... and i'm like, sure.... haha... but it was fun...
Then off to Sentosa!!! Became the tour guide for the Cambodians with Nadine. They sure took their time shopping... haha.... Went to Underwater World, Images of Singapore (which i didn't go into coz i lost the tix...), they went up the sky tower. Then wanted to proceed to musical fountains but... People ot separated, group got lost... Quite frantic lah... Coz its like they dun really noe their way around... Except for a few who got the map and stuff... Oh well. In the end all went well, watched the fountain show!!! Damn nice lah. *sigh*

Day 7(16/12): Last day.... Hectic practice for cultural night in the morning. Then preparation. Make-up, costumes etc... I look pretty =D Finally the performance.... Yay!!! Everybody super high!!! We were dancing to the Filipinos' performance. As in all the other delegates!!! Haha. The guests probably thought we were crazy or sth... haha. It was totally impromptu. Then during our performance, everybody was singing to Singapore Town and the Singaporeans were like standing up, going crazy and stuff... sigh. the atmosphere.... We didn't even wanted to go dinner lah... At the end of everything we all went up stage and started singing and dancing... hahahaha... Then, last minute they actually organised a dance party for us... After dinner... Had so much fun.. And during dinner, most people (like me...) didn't even finish our courses. We went around taking photos... hahahaha

Day 8 (17/12): saddest day in the whole camp... Everybody going off... Nobody wants to leave. *sigh* What's worse is that most of the flights are SOOOOO early in the morning. Like 7.30 for the Malaysians and the Chinese. 8 for the Filipinos... I was so sad I didn't get to say goodbye to the Filipinos especially... *sigh* At least i said goodbye to the Cambodians, Thais and Laos. Sheesh... I was crying like dunno wad, especially when saying goodbye to my Cambodian friend... Then at around noon went by cab to airport to send off the Brunei-ans coz their bus not enough space to squeeze us in... Cried before that coz my Vietnamese room mate was so sweet... In fact she also left me this super sweet message that made me cry when I read it in my room. My poor fren having to say goodbye to the guy she has a crush on...
The saddest goodbyes were with the Indians... Its like EVERYBODY was crying. Even all the unexpected people... haha. *sigh* The Indians left a great impression on most of us lah... I guess. Finally stayed all the way till like 9+ to see the UK pple off... *sigh* thus, the camp had ended...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

camp report, part 1

Heyhey people!
Here i am in the "cyber cafe" at the hotel. Actually its just a store room or sth and there's 4 computers. Oh well, better than nothing right? hahaha.

So here's my camp report so far. By the way, I'm having fun. Mostly...

1st day(10/12) LEt's see... The Singaporean delegates spent the whole day waiting. and waiting. and waiting. and waiting. Seriously. Coz everybody comes in on different flights what. and the timing between flights is such a big diff lah. For me (and a few others) its so much worse. That's coz one UK roommate came in on the 9th and so on the 10th the whole UK group went to bird park. My another roommate on the other hand came in at 2230 hours. So its like my 2 room mates came within 24 hrs of each other. Basically what we are supposed to do was welcome our respective roommates you see. So the fact that one of my room mate is already there while the other one came in at night means that I had NOTHING to do the whole day... Juz bummed around the hotel like nobody's business....

2nd day(11/12): OBS!!! Haha. Quite fun =D I went up the rock wall!! okiez. Not all the way. at least sort off halfway... Made friends. That's what that matters most isn't it?? =D Tiring day though... Rehearsal at 10. Did anyhow coz too tired.

3rd day(2/12): NUS visit. BORING!!! seriously. I got placed into Group D where they started talking about statistics... *sigh* I dun even take math lah... haha. In the end everybody fell asleep in the LT. I mean seriously. The language used is also quite complicated. Then like I doubt many of the non english speaking people can understand. *sigh* SO not fair lah. The other groups did so many interesting things! *sigh* Oh ya. But I saw this fierce cat. It looked so cute and harmless. But when I said hi it actually bared its fangs at me lah. So fierce... I screamed and grabbed Han Long's hand... Zul: Now i noe why you scared of cats.... Never mind. I still like cats though =D
Sci centre: 4 words. Been there, done that. Nothing much changed i guess.... Went to omni theatre to watch dunno what movie. ENded up falling asleep. I'm not alone though. haha. Almost everybody fell asleep. =D
Night Safari: not too bad. Missed the show though. sad.

Today, 4th day(13/12):Discovery! Haha. Went around Singapore and stuff... Damn tiring also... sigh. My group was the first one back. In fact, we are still the only one in here. Nobody else is back yet..... Another rehearsal later.... Going offline soon. wanna go up and enjoy the relative quiet of my room. For now.

cheers,
Siti.

Friday, December 09, 2005

hahahahahahaha

okiez... sth funny i found while pressing the next blog button and then clicking on the links.

http://acephalous.typepad.com/acephalous/2005/11/my_morning.html

anyway, thanks to martin at http://bitchingbrew.blogspot.com/ for the link...

cheers,
Siti

on to some fun??

you know what I'm thinking now???

I'm wondering what exactly are all the other SYC participants doing at this very minute... I don't mean the Singaporeans... Most of them are most likely sleeping, online (i see 2 pple on right now..), maybe even out enjoying their Friday night.. I'm talking about all the other country pple.. Like UK. soooo far away. Are they like right now waiting at the airport for their plane to fly into Singapore? Or maybe they are already flying... *hmmm.* Then, how about the malaysians. Like, are they coming via plane or coach? So if they are coming via coach, are they happily(or maybe not...) seating in their bus right now? Or if by plane, are they like us Singaporeans, happily settling into their beds before flying here. Well... They do have until 5pm tmr to reach here. So, maybe the malaysians are sleeping... ooohhh... Pity the UK peeps... They are most likely going get jet-lagged lah. haha. 7 hrs different what. hmmm... Oh ya. There'll be 3 pple in a room and my roommates are from vietnam and UK. Hope they are cool pple...

Points to rmb:
1. Make sure everything's packed!!!
2. Make everybody feel welcomed.
3. Don't speak english too quickly especially to all the other countries 'cept for UK i guess.
4. Don't use Singlish =D
5. MAKE FRIENDS!!!!
6. have fun!
7. Do a great performance for cultural night!

Anyway, spent the whole day packing. Thanks to Alfred for the bag, Lia for the shoebag, Nurul for the shorts, Lat for the court shoes, skool for the blazer, Temasek Holdings&STEP for organising the camp (okiez.. sorry. the last two was ridiculous... =D)

So... Seems like Temasek Holdings is making creating a cybercafe at the corner of the lobby for our use during the camp... So i'll try to update when i can?? haha.

Wani!!!!! Welcome back! (since you said that there's A LOT of your name in my blog, I juz feel like adding to that no... =D) Thanks for the wadeva orange-coloured *woohoo* thingy that you bought for me from bangkok. *sheesh... I'm high. dunno why.* *jumps around* *sorry. high!*
*woohooo*

Faiz!!! I'll check my letter box before i go for camp okiez??? Thanks! When are you coming back??

okiez. That's all folks.. *big grins* (wani! I think u somehow is responsible for this high feeling. I dunno why!!! I'm like laughing*to myself* and grinning like an idiot. and it has nothing to do with your secret. Seriously...) My last entry at home for 8 days, I'll see you guys when i can, if not, when I get back! Oh ya. Anybody who misses me, i'm juz an sms away... =D

cheers,
Siti
p/s haha. Think my high-ness is quite obvious from all the colours isn't it??

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Just a qiuck post

Hey people. Will be going for camp in two days time... Guess what??? I so CANNOT wait...

write more tmr... Just need to let out some frustrations today...

cheers,
Siti

Saturday, December 03, 2005

yet another rehearsal & improvements!!!!!

Hey everyone!!!

I know... Seems like the rehearsals are the only things that I'm blogging about nowadays... So hopefully my faithful readers (not that there are a lot of you :D) don't get bored ok???

1st improvement: Today we had a rehearsal on our own. Without our normal instructors. There was one guy helping us out lah. But he wasn't our normal instructor lah. Never mind. Still helped us out quite a lot =D And we did improve a lot. A LOT!!!!!!! and its like we noe our stuff already. Just left the refining of the steps. Make it look nicer etc etc. haha. Think we are looking quite good, even if i do say so myself. =D

2nd improvement: GOOD NEWS people!!!!!!! My grandfather seems to be getting better. He hopefully will regain full consciousness soon. syukur alhamdullillah. Thank Allah for the improvement. I really wish he will get better soon. It's heart wrecking to see him lying there on the bed in the ICU dependent on machines with tubes poking into him. It's even more heart breaking to see my grandmother crying crying all the time.............. *sigh*

anyway... I've decided to go for the SMU thingy... Hopefully I made the right decision....

okiez people. Tired now. Spent the morning at rehearsal, afternoon-night at hospital.

All SYC particiapants!!! Please please please come for the mini-gathering that we'll be having on the 6th ok??? at least to watch our dress rehearsal????? Thanks!


cheers,
Siti