07/20/09

NTU SCE/MSE Orientation Camp 2009 (Cosa Nostra)

I participated in an orientation camp last week as a Senior for the new upcoming students.  I didn’t attend this camp last year because I was still in the army (and I anticipated that engineering camp is boring because of the large number of guys compared to girls!)  but this camp proved that I was wrong!  The committee kept the ratio as equal as possible so that during ‘pairing’ games, no individuals will have to team with the same gender!

Other than been a good Senior during the camp, ofcourse I did bring my DSLR to take photos =)  A total of more than 3000 shutters been snapped and memory card was almost finished but thank god I borrowed from Mr Sunny!  Here are some of the things that we do during the camp!

Day 1:

We played ice-breaking games in Boon Lay bus interchange while waiting for some of the seniors to join our group and await for programmers to settle down in school first!  Then we went to school to continue playing games and then went off for amazing race at 4 – 5PM!  The amazing race took us the whole night and the last station was at Vivocity.  We then took a bus into a resort called ‘City Beach’ to settle down ourselves.  Then the seniors starts to tekan them at around 1am by blinding fold and asking them to say funny and humourous things such as ‘im a good guy!’ and ‘good guy die very badly!’ etc.  Never did they know right after the tekan, they got their SP night!  Playing prank with them and their SP when they’re been blindfolded can be awefully fun and sweet!  We cleared the freshies to bed at about 3am.

Day 2:

An early morning 9am, had breakfast and play some games in the morning at Citybeach..  (CityBeach is in Labrador Park, thus most of our games today was played there! ) Followed by some telematches such as ‘dog and bone’, ‘dodge ball’  and somemore etc.  Cant clearly remember all and there was a water bombing session at night (which turns out to be dreadful because the programmers drag too long and there seem to be personal grudges on the field =( but who am I to say!)  I watched the last episode of Red Thread by hiding myself in the room during the setup of the waterbombs.  The ending was far from what I had thought of.  Very confusing plot even at the end!

Day 3:

Finally got the chance to come out of Labrador Park once again!  We went for ‘Shi zhi lu kou’ (food hunting!) by going to different places in Chinatown and Central shopping mall, ate the food and went to Harbourfront interchange for our last food, Chicken Rice.  Had our lunch and left for Sentosa where I finally bought my new pairs of slippers at $8 and watched the freshies play the games.  Watching them smile and having fun just makes me feel much younger at times =)  Witness several seniors got thrown down into the sea and lucky for me, I told them I was holding to my camera and gadgets so they should not try to throw me!  Went back to Citybeach resort and settled down but room got really alot of people already, don’t know what they are thinking la, how to squeeze 14 seniors into 1 room?  Besides, some of the seniors don’t even interact with the freshies -_-‘  More like going there to have their own fun than to help out..

Day 4:

Meet up with their SP.  The guys get tekan to look for their own SP while the girls have wait for their SP to come to them.  They must guess whos the girl with that special ‘nickname’ assigned to them on their first SP night.  Tekan includes different kind of forfeits such as dancing with strangers, singing, strip half naked, etc.  Can have worse than you had imagined but you get the point!  Went to change for their clubbing attire after that,  had buffet dinner catered by the committee (I didnt eat at all!  By the time I reached there, the food all looks so ….)  Nevertheless, I went to drink with an empty stomach! =(

My group was quite good at clubbing with afew good dancers and some drinkers.  Played some games and performed their skit.  Left the place around 12.30am and 1 of the freshie lost her wallet & handphone.  My sympathies for her but there was nothing much we could do either =(  Here comes the funny part:  Joanne drank too much and she got too drunk, she told everyone around her to fuck off and go and die!  LOL!  Unforgettable indeed!

Day 5:

Break camp.  And all of us were so reluctant to leave the place =(

At the end of the day! Our very own ‘where is Matt Harding‘ spoof!

Please take a look at my facebook if you’re looking for more photos/videos, I cant possibly show them all here!

I already miss the camp so much!  I want to go for more!

03/16/09

The unrevealed truth? was it?

So, many read the news via the local news channel and stereotyped that the guy who had committed suicide after stabbing a professor in NTU was depressed and couldn’t take things in his stride.

However, on facebook, there is a group of people, who I believe are his clan people, trying to help him to seek justice in another way.

Well, Im in no position to speak this but I really wonder if the local media are reporting the facts or they’re just reporting what they had received from anonymous people. See, if its not a fact, it should not be in the news. Yes the fact that he died, but the actual story behind it was not? Enough of the talking, read the article posted by his friend in blogspot here.

03/2/09

Ntu student suicide after stabbing lecturer

Weijia broke this news to me when I bumped into him at the Old canteen A of NTU.  Gees.  This is indeed a nightmare for the lecturer:

A final year engineering student at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) jumped from a campus block after stabbing a professor Monday morning.

The professor was in his office at the engineering faculty when the student stabbed him in the back with a knife, leaving him injured.

After stabbing, the male student, who was in his 20s, slit his wrists and jumped off a five-storey high building.

Police say they received a call about the incident at 10.35am, and arrived to find the student dead at the bottom of the engineering block.

A shocking news indeed. Read more about it on ChannelNewsAsia site.

And alot of commotions about it when I was walking around the campus, students are pretty concerned with this matter and how would the school handle.  Others, were treating it like some kind of drama, thinking that this would only happen in the foreign countries (recall about the student that went on berserk rage with his gun?).  Some, was wondering if the student was a native because native, don’t do such things but hey, we do much more silly things than the others do.

02/22/09

-1 burden

I had my first dance performance on thursday and it was really wonderful.  My girl has already helped me to blog about it in the previous entry and I am thankful to her.  Thank you dear!

She came down to surprise me with my sister this time, lying to me that she went to sleep due to some incomfortness, and I really thought she was not feeling well.   Thanks for my brother for coming down to pick the girls up too!  Then I brought them over to the opposite famous roti prata stall for a sumpteous supper! Had some ice creams and.. ta da came back to my hall!

I was really nervous during the performance but thankfully, everything went almost as it was during the rehearsals since Monday except for some minor hiccups like BK dropping his cap like Roy and unable to pop up the confettis, michelle had a small glitch on moving and we are not HIP enough and our expression really needs to improve alot.  This is the video here:

Trust me, the trainings were damn fierce and time consuming; imagine having to sacrifice my time to study and talk to my girl at night for these 2months since school started!  oh god, and almost 3-4hours every mon, wed and thurs! 

Im glad its over, so its -1 again to my burden!  Now I will have more free time to accompany my girl.

01/9/09

My virgin performance

Something that I have always wanted to do; something which gives me a small sense of achievement and something I can be proud of when I leave this school even without my honours.   I had my first performance today, at my hall, like a band.  We’ve had only around 6-8hours of practice before this and I’ve really made alot of mistakes.  I could perform infront of a webcam, infront of my baby, but I haven’t try performing in a crowd more than 50people.  I think my performance today was OK, but not to my expectation.  I didn’t expect my side to have the hiccups but I was really nervous..

(me (with Timothy’s Yamaha sunburst semi-acoustic, rhythm), timothy(drums), victor(vocalist), jeremy(bassist))