Thursday, November 27, 2008

Getting outta here

Finally, settle all the visa issues, health check forms and orientation form. The most important things, I got my and Rikki's tickets which means i can confirmed now that i am leaving on the 9th January. Zhong Hao's ticket are still pending. However, i still have to settle the bills which is a headache cause the main coordinator is on maternity leave and i have not got a reply on the procedure from her assistant yet. So many things need to plan and execute. This is certainly no free holiday as people would think.
The motivation is the holiday trip. There are three parts that are planned, the first is the North Western Seattle portion. The second is the Northeastern route comprising of major cities in that area such as New York and Washington DC. Lastly, the southwestern route across three mega states, Arizona, Nevada and California. This is really one mega trip. Just in terms of planning for it will be a headache but a happy one cause when its time for the execution, its gonna be fun. After 1 year of preparation, its almost time. As you can see, I have already put up the countdown timer haha but before i can celebrate, there is one more important date that is 4th December, the date of the release of the results.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The burning flame

Our senior, Ms Ong Pei See lighting up the campfire (or my cadets call it tinfire). Just to let you know her impressive history, she went for exchange to Canada when she was just in secondary 3, i had to wait till i was in JC 1, oh ya and Capt J, my host in Canada have reminded me to mention that we stayed in the same house haha and yes many of our cadets also met Capt J when there were in Canada :). She is also the first female in our unit to get the airborne badge and is also the first female parade commander of the NCC Parade which happens to be also the 100th year anniversary of NCC at SAFTI MI. She command a combined contingent of more than 800 with the Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Long as the Guest of Honour. She also got the first Indian Glider badge in our unit. Currently, she is a pilot with Jetstar Asia and guess what she is just 2 years older than me. Man... envy, i asked my mum to sponser pilot training, she asked me go fly kite... hahaha. So next time, my friends who got some misconception that i am impressive or whatever, please see this and you will know I am just average. It's good to see the spirit of the unit carrying on both in the ex cadets as well as the juniors. This year's Cadet Officer night was an event of unprecedented scale. We had ex cadets that had graduated from 1998 that came back for this event. I am actually surprised by the turnout. I was expecting around only 30 cause its a weekday and we had so many batches held up by school, work or national service. From the ushers to the reception, the door gifts, the seatings, food and the performance, i think it was really quite impressive. I think we deserve the above all title. Even when the school itself poured much more resources for a reunion dinner two years back, there were probably something like 200 ex students that came back. For a fraction of that cost, we got this amount i think its really impressive. Having a bit of difficulty taking this group photo. I must say i like this kinda difficulty as it is a demostration of our unit's strength that i think hardly any other CCAs in AMKSS can match.
Finally, the group photo. Although there were some hiccups here and there, the performances were actually better than expectated and for those who know me, i am quite stringent with my evlautation. Good job to those involved and to the support staff working behind to ensure the success of the event, you have impressed the guest that night.
Its really great to have so many seniors coming back. Finally, i am not the most senior haha. There were many more who cannot make it because this event is held on a weekday, maybe the next one which probably will be a few years down the road will be held over the weekends. Anyway, its a pity Mdm Wan was held up, i will be sending her the photo.
My NCOs when i was Sec 1. Hahaha. Just imagine.
My batch of NCOs, a pity some of them could not join us because of exams. Many more of our ex cadets are held up by exams in ntu, nus, smu and for national service. I am thinking if they all come hahaha, the number would have easily balloned with at least another two to three dozen easily. To those who had serves, serving and will be serving may 'We always be above all'.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mummmy.... It's Over WHAHAHAHAHA

YES ARH! The exams are officially over. My last semester, I hoped in SIM and my last exam in the grand hall. I am a bit slow compared to shaun and kang in updating the blog cause of the us trip preparation plus a major cleaning up operation of my room which is filled with stacks and stacks of material. I really almost spend 24 hours just to clear them away.

We must be the craziest and wackiest group around, while everyone is chionging to collect their SM individual project, we were the only jokers fooling around in the grand hall.

Semester 5 ... A semester that totally caught me off guard but i still felt much more relaxed than semester 4 with respect to the work load factor. Unlike semester 4, there was no warning of the tsunami of assignments and their close proximity. But as Obama's now famous timeless creed put it, 'Yes we can' and we did. We lost one of our member to reservice and the fact is we did not even have the maximum number to start with for our last project and yet we still secured a decent grade. I think the rest of the group members are as proud as I am on this one but there are more results to be release soon. Hope we do well. For all my group members who will be here during semester 6, all the best.