1, 2, 3, ........., 15! full strength! haha(:
AB camp 09- 5 days 4 nights. LAC & AJC.
first 2 days [o1o6o9 &o2o6o9] - ppl are not used to the camp, feels rather sucky.
realised that there are a lot of selfish ppl ard.
got pumped. not as much as elects' camp.
didn know much of the ppl in my grp except for 4- 1 is my class leader, 1 is my ex classmate, 2 from council. (that's considered a lot i guess.)
played games, eat together, facilitation, do almost everything together in that 5 days and know more abt each other.
was rather enlightened at some stuff during the course of 5 days.
there are all sorts of people in the world and is not possible to be nice to everyone, cos sometimes ppl may not even recognise ur efforts. n there are all sorts of weird and funny people ard... etc etc.
3rd day [o3o6o9]- things are turning to the brighter side.
went for day expedition at kent ridge and we had to find our way there with a map.
good thing i wasn the navigator then, or else commanche sure lose our way (cos i duno how to read a map until......)
got to kent ridge park. was drizzling. wore poncho, feels wet, sticky, humid, warm.
yuck! (since camps are suppose to make u smell "nice".. lol)
played a few games, we didn keep our promise we made earlier, instructors were unhappy abt it, but then we made efforts to keep it till the end eventually.
sandcastle @ east coast park! woohoo!!
built a sandcastle with half strength (cos there are 2 structures to be built)
was benson's bday too(:
he got super super high!
loads n loads of jokes and laughter during the lunch break we had.
nice sandcastle building experience despite a lil unhappiness in between.
nice weather that complements it.
feels very accomplished completing the structure within abt 2 hrs.
i wrote 'non mihi solum' on the structure - received some compliments- feels excited and accomplished. hehe(:
people were very nice and patient to me then, cos the words are rather tough to carve it out nicely..
took photos with the castles(: sadly i dun have them, cos we are not allowed to have out phones with us):
had an unhappy night on o3o6o9 ):
super pissed off that day with quite a number of stuff.
didn want to talk to anybody and my enthu totally vanished.
but had a rather good talk with ziying.
was more pissed than ever when ppl dun cooperate for SL prep.
took me a long while to chill. (thanks ppl for not talking to me while im pissed)
day 4 [o4o6o9]- SL day.
a lot of things happened- happy and unhappy.
SL was a great success! kids from AMK FSC were very happy with the games played.
they were rather cooperative and nice, cute bunch of kids jus that they were really hyperactive.
thanks to dylan and benson, who had their ways with kids esp dylan.
apache and commanche had made this a great success! (:
some hiccups during the lunch break.
shall not mention it. feels sorry for what has happened. i can understand the feeling of it. cos i have encountered it.
overall, it's still a good job done for SL! (:
had an emotional workshop. learnt a few stuff.
understand more on how to control emotions. (gals are bad at this)
rest time before the real challenge- night expedition!
nice experience for night expedition!
i was super super high, like ultimate highness!
felt rather a chore to keep asking permission for this and that, but well, we had fun time doing that too, dont we?
set off from AJ at abt 2200.
first few checkpoints are all the places i know. haaa(:
despite the fact that i cnt read a map.
met with a small accident outside amk hub- motorist w cabbie.
luckily, it's very minor.
got to be navigator with benson.
he taught me how to read a map. (so nice..)(see, i learnt how to read a map! the fruitful learning outcome of AB camp!)
i knew the way to the checkpoints jus that i cnt follow a map, until i got to know how to read it.
so happy and enthu!
took a rest & toilet break at petrol kiosk- super gross.
all the way to woodleigh, chged navigator.
walked at the back with qin jie, shen wei etc, etc..
nice talking while navigators are busy looking at the map, leading us to the correct route.
quite eerie if i were to walk alone at woodleigh, where we passed by a columbarium..
maris stella high was ard there. cedar used to be there too..so scary..wonder how the guys go home at night, if they were to stay late.
played games. quite fun. all abt trust. cool game.
walk walk walk...someone knocked her head on the lamp post. must be too tired.
we started to look out for each other, protecting and alerting for the lamp posts..
quite a hazzle, cos s'pore has toooo much lamp posts on the streets.
walk walk walk, benson started singing...some others are too tired.
hard to talk to them, cos they're half awake n very diff to make them high although we have glucose drink. hehe(:
lots of laughter on the way(:
i was super high and enthu until i started to b a road marshal with shen wei.
realised road marshal is a rather tough job- run run run to help look out for traffic.
panting until i didn have breath to talk to shen wei, that's when i became low...and chong hui became high.argh.missed that fun opportunity.
tired. esp legs. we sat down everywhere we could. near pedestrain crossing, outside petrol kiosk, busstop, any ground.. like yea, super suan.
generally all of us feel that our legs gonna break soon.
ate some oreo.benson became a lil high again. haha(:
continue walking n eating n talking, to keep awake.
i was getting high again.boost from the glucose drink!
going to reach destination, played a last game, which i played at elects' camp too. so council elects are not supposed to talk.
completed the game, took much longer than we took in elects' camp cos brain half dead.
facilitation- so funny. some fall aslp during facilitation, some talking nonsensically, all sorts of funny stuff appear. (the true agenda of night expedition)
walked a super far route to ECP. victoria school was nowhere to be found on the map, like weird.lol. creepy huh?
i was the navigator again, cos i was most awake with benson.
i walked super fast, cos i wanted to reach there before 0630. benson keep asking me to slow down n i didn realise that ppl could catch up with me, sorry ppl.
in the end, we reached ECP, bedok jetty, on time- punctual- 0630!
it doesn matter if we are the last to reach despite we're the first to leave AJ cos we had fun, quite a lot of breaks (as compared with some grps) in the 24km course.
day 5- reached ECP-bedok jetty.
proud of commanche that we finished the course tgt(:
nice breeze in the morning, rested a while before fall in. had cadbury boost! - thanks chin hao!(:
had breakfast and headed back to sch-on bus. slpt throughout! heard that i have funny slping pose n was like a dead log. couldn imagine how much energy i tapped to stay high throughout the 8++hr course.
took a nice shower and an hr sleep before grad ceremony, lunch and subway!!
benson got his bday card.so sweet right?
got presents from SIs- balloons, cards, candles. (other grps are jealous)
before subway, we had elects' meeting to announce the exco members.subway @ bishan. waited for SIs. joked a lot, quite noisy bunch of ppl haha(:
bought a present for chin hao. had a lot of fun and funny stuff at subway. (other grps are jealous)
after few hrs, go home. saw a few 25th, they havin lunch too..haha..
i guess all ppl involved are very tired.
heard some ppl went home immediately and knocked out.
anyway, i also knocked out after unpacking my stuff and another shower.
14hrs of sleep!
(super long long long long long long long long long post.....)
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