Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts

Thursday, September 09, 2010

SIS Annual Bowling Tournament 2010

1 August 2010

We participated in a session shared by Mr Wan Imran on Malaysia/Brunei/Indonesia culture, tradition, language and homestay etiquette.

And then SPY05 came to teach us some cheers...

An accident occured near our venue and some of us went forward to assist.

Later in the afternoon, SPY10s joined in the SSEAYP International Singapore Annual Bowling Tournament 2010 at Downtown East.

And that's where an informal Brotherhood was formed.

As the last team, we also won some consolation prizes.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PA Constituency Dragon Boat Championship

4 July 2010

Rowed for Eunos Constituency at the Aljunied GRC CCC/CCMC Race at Bedok Reservoir.

Our initial burst couldn't be sustained and we ended 4th! (out of 5 boats)

After the session, went to Vicki's place where the PAYM Singapore - Hong Kong Youth Exchange Programme had a steamboat gathering.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Badminton with 7uicy Wonders

27 May 2010

Had a great time with 7uicy Wonders at Hougang Sports Hall.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

99 Day Countdown to SYOG 2010

7 May 2010

Sent Brother off to the airport, where he'll be leaving for his military training in Taiwan. At the airport, bumped into MediaCorp Artiste Moses Lim. He is a very friendly and approachable person.

Then, I brought Mother to *scape where the 99-day countdown party for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (SYOG) was held.

There was a fashion show of the uniform attire for the volunteers and staff. The two adorable mascots, Lyo and Merly, were also interacting with the crowd.

Guest-of-Honour, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, addressed the audience and did the symbolic cancellation of day 99 on a mega calendar. In his speech, he traced back how Singaporeans were in tears of joy when the International Olympic Council declared Singapore to be the host for the first-ever Youth Olympic Games.

PM Lee also led the pledge for SYOG volunteers to commit themselves to excellence for SYOG.

Asian Idol & Singapore Idol Hady Mirza also presented some songs to the energetic crowd.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sportacular & YouthOUT! 2010

10 April 2010

We returned home at 1am from Eunos Community Club, after packing and arranging the goodie bags and wrist tags for our BIG event. Fellow YEC members and I had looked forward to Sportacular & YouthOUT! 2010 for some time. After 6 months of planning, the YEC and the SLC will finally see the fruits of our effort.

Fearing of feeling soggy after a 3-hour sleep, I went for a jog instead. At 4am, the park connector was in total silence. I ran round the Eunos Petal Garden and envisioned how the whole event will run in the morning.

The chilli that Chee Lee threw round the Petal Garden didn't seem to work as the sight of flashing lightning greeted me from a distance.

At 5am, YEC members began transporting the 2,000 goodie bags from Eunos CC to the Petal Garden. Although a short distance, it was hell work. Fortunately and smartly, Faiq loaned out some mega trolleys from the Kaka fruit stall and our work was heavily leveraged upon.

SLC members joined in at 7am. As early as at 8.30am, residents start to queue up for their goodie bags and registering themselves at the Electronic Registration and Attendance-taking System (eRAS), which is a new system under pilot-testing.

I was the Master of Ceremony for Sportacular, a mega sports carnival featuring sports-related performances, sports-themed games and a sports league (basketball and street soccer tournaments). The event is held in support of Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games!

For each ticket for the event sold, $1 goes to the Bedok North Secondary School Needy Student Fund.

I was scratching my head hard for some time before I finally came up with this sports-themed stage game. Using a squash racket, pose and fashion walk in the most creative manner!

The rain finally came... but it lasted for just 10 minutes! Participants were not deterred by the wet weather and stayed around till the sun returned.

And their wait wasn't a waste because Lyo and Merly came short after! The two adorable mascots wowed the crowd and forced everyone to use their mobile phones to snap pictures. They were here together with the Guest-of-Honour, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs & MP for Aljunied GRC, to unveil the YOG wall. The YOG wall is the results of the creativity and hard work of students from Bedok North Secondary School.

The 3-hour gap before YouthOUT! began was a great time to take a rest. Most of the YEC members sacrificed sleep over the past few days to ensure an enjoyable experience for residents.

YouthOUT! is in its 5th consecutive run. First a void deck party, it slowly evolved into a full-scale outdoor dance party. This year's YouthOUT! is held to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the People's Association. As the motto goes, Bringing People Together.

The emcee is DJ Jeff from FM93.3!

Stilt walkers hyped up the crowd as they weaved through the enthusiastic crowd.

Gursewak and friends also performed a Bhangra Dance that got everyone dancing to the beat of the song.

It was heartening to see the crowd build up as the time passes on. The crowd grew so big that the sound engineer actually told me that he was concerned that his speakers could be toppled by the energetic crowd. Of course, this did not happen!

The 10 participating hip-hop dance teams that took part in the inaugural competition were judged by a judge (of course...) and a SMS voting system. This is the winning team:

The months of ticket selling and visiting residents house-to-house, the months of meeting and deliberations, the debate over details all paid off at the end of the day. The huge turnout for the event is another new high that the YEC achieved!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Aljunied Dragonboat Challenge 2009

8 November 2009

No! Don't focus on the wrong use of the paddles. Instead, focus on the serenity of the Bedok Reservoir in the background.

We were at the Aljunied Dragonboat House at Bedok Reservoir, gearing ourselves up for the annual Aljunied Dragonboat Challenge. Participating teams come from the various divisions of Aljunied GRC, namely Aljunied-Hougang, Bedok Reservoir-Punggol, Eunos, Paya Lebar-Kovan and Serangoon. Each division sent in teams to compete in the 6 categories - Residents' Committee (RC), Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC), Constituency Sports Club (CSC), Youth, Women, and the Aljunied Dragonboat Challenge.

Teams arrived as early as 7.30am on the bright Sunday morning. Luckily, there are quite a few morale-boosters: the Old Chang Kee truck, the Red Bull redemption counter and the occasional servings of Red Bull by attractive ladies and last but not least, the camaraderie among contesting teams.

The Guest-of-Honour was Mr George Yeo, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Special guests included Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Singapore's first Woman Minister (Minister, PMO & 2nd Minister for Finance & Transport) as well as Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

The first race was the RC category, flagged off by Minister George Yeo. Lin Qiang did the drum well, despite this being his first attempt. I got a great taste of Bedok Reservoir water through this race. With our concentrated effort, we managed to achieve 2nd-runner up position. (Note: There are only 3 teams competing)

Team Eunos (Youth) had been practising dragonboating for 3 sessions since more than a month ago. Last year, we rowed in last (and we were wearing polo tees). This year, all of us were confident that history will not repeat itself!

The 21-strong Team Eunos (Youth) came in 4th position, out of 5 teams. That was a vast improvement for the team and team members were generally keen in meeting regularly as an interest group.

The Eunos spirit was displayed in our cheer. A simple "Huat" could also be made into an impressive team cheer. The "huats" were so consistent that the emcee said that Eunos must be a prosperous area.

Just check out this video on the cheering for Team Eunos (led by Mr Zainul) for the Aljunied Dragonboat Challenge. We came in 2nd runner-up position!

Dragonboat is really a very fun sport that unites people together. Team spirit is paramount to everything else in the sport. It just takes one to slacken down and the whole boat would slow. Therefore, 100% commitment (a Damai Secondary School's value) is required from every team member.

And I learnt that one should not drink 3 cans of Red Bull in one go...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Preparing for the Dragonboat race

18 October 2009

Aljunied Dragonboat Race is here again. The Aljunied Dragonboat house was launched last year at Bedok Reservoir. The race would see grassroots leaders and residents representing their own divisions (Aljunied-Hougang, Eunos, Paya Lebar-Kovan, Bedok Reservoir-Punggol, Serangoon) to compete for the championship.

There are various categories such as the youth team, Constituency Sports Club team, Citizen Consultative Committee team, Residents' Committee team, etc.

Last year, Eunos youths lost badly. After a year, we're back with a punch! We have a much stronger team and hopefully we'll be in the top 3.

Goals aside, dragonboating is really an addictive sport. Just look at this video and you can see how serene it could get when you are paddling in the middle of a reservoir. The cool breeze (under a hot sun), smooth waters, greeneries and buildings...

Dragonboat is a sport which requires strong teamwork. It just takes one rower to row out of sync with the others and the resistance will slow down the boat. That's not including the extra scoops your teammate behind you will be drinking if you don't row properly.