This far exceeded the target that I had set out at the start of the year - ONE. (^_^)
Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore will be the last for the year and probably for the next few years.
As I ran that day, I was wondering really hard why I had actually paid just to run. I vaguely remembered that I had wanted the finisher medal after each run, at the start of this running spree.
It got quite costly to run sometimes, ranging from $30 - 75 for each event. I could have run the same distance along the new My Punggol Waterway, for free. Pay to run? This notion certainly sounds strange.
Perhaps next year, we shall walk! Less strenuous. But The New Paper Big Walk now costs $32 as compared to the nominal $5 registration fee during my school days... =[
Started in Nov 2005 as a bonding time for the 5.1 pupils back then, this annual BBQ party has now become a regular year-end event on my class calendar, of whichever class that comes to me - 6.1 '06, 6.7 '07, 6.7 '09, 6.2 '10 & 6.2 '11. =D
The time, effort and money invested each year to organise this gathering is always worthwhile. There's no better way to celebrate the success that we have achieved together for the year or to reminisce the good old times of the past. ^_^
With the gradual increase in the number of kiddos, I am not sure how long this tradition can continue. Nevertheless, I hope everybody had had a jolly good time this year, again, especially with the 'inaugural' water fight between the classes of 2010 & 2011. Next year, there will be more 'bombs' for a more 'fulfilling' experience! (>_<)
Finally to our dear Joe, if we could turn back time, my reactions would still be the same. Unfortunately... ='[
Meeting Place: Anderson Primary School Meeting Time: 8.48am
Attire: Beach wear only (Helmet optional, flip-flops recommended, leaf not provided)
Things to Bring: 1) Moments-freezing device (Highly recommended, though free photo-taking is provided) 2) Handphone & camera chargers (Never go on a trip without them) 3) An extra set of clothings (Two sets recommended for those staying over) 4) Toiletries such as towels, shower foam, toothbrush/paste etc. (U may arrange to share some items with your friends) 5) Sleeping bag from your P5 camp (Camping in an air-conditioned environment this time) 6) Frisbee, watergun/bomb, basketball, soccerball, PSP etc, as u deem fit 7) $6 for bicycle rental (An hour) 8) Rollerblades (No rental of rollerblades @ Aloha Loyang) 9) Tidbits (To prevent developing horizontally, please SHARE them with your friends) 10) 50-cent coins (Bring more if u want to play in the arcade) 11) Swimwears (Undies not recommended, black shorts maybe can) 12) Energy and enthusiasm (Please pack plenty of them with u)
For a fuss-free and more enjoyable staycation, please avoid bringing too many valuables.
House Rules: 1) Safety first (Anytime, anywhere, no further explanation required) 2) Keep the chalet clean at all times 3) Good conduct & mannerism in all situations
We'll together make this day a very very memorable experience of the year! =)
Partying is strictly by invitation only. (",)
UPDATES (as @ 27 Nov 2011, Sun, 8.00pm)
Confirmed attendees: Guo Zhong, Pierre, Joe, Samantha, Ryan Lai, Mitchel, ShiHui, SiYing, Ryan Tan, Jingqi, Jie Yi, Cai Xuan, Joshua, Valery, Hilary, Ms Guo, Mdm Phua and me
It's 5 days from now, and counting down to our 6.2 '10 Alumni Reunion Party 2011! =D
These are the confirmed party animals who will be with us @ this annual event: Guo Zhong, Pierre, Joe, Samantha, Ryan Lai, Mitchel, ShiHui, SiYing, Ryan Tan, Jingqi, Jie Yi, Cai Xuan, Joshua, Valery, Hilary, Ms Guo, Mdm Phua, Mrs Soh and me. But I am sure there will be more come 29 Nov! (",)
Please meet @ Anderson Primary School on 29 Nov, Tue, @ 8.48am. There will be a school bus to take us all to Aloha Loyang. Alternatively, u may make your way there yourselves. From there, it's free-and-easy! =D U will need some extra cash for bicycle rental, arcades etc.
The return bus to APS will pick u up @ Aloha Loyang @ 9.30pm the same day for those who are not staying over.
U are only allowed to stay over with consent from your parents. Remember to preapre your toiletries & at least 2 extra sets of clothings. Swimming is only allowed with parental consent and under adult supervision. Only swim wear / or shorts is allowed, if u do not want an earful from the lifeguards. =O
A mini bus has been chartered to send those who stay over back to APS @ 10.38am on 30 Nov, Wed.
It will then perhaps be a "see u next year" or may just be the last Alumni BBQ. ='(
The subsidized cost is $19.99 per person, inluding Pizza lunch & BBQ food. This is to help me offset some of the expenses. The cost of organising this BBQ is approximately $800-$900, including chalet rental, food & transport.
Last year we bade goodbye, this year we say hello.
The long-awaited 6.2 '10 Alumni Reunion Party is here! Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch up with many of your ex-classmates at the very same place that held plenty of our fond memories at the same time last year! =D
This year's reunion will see only 6.2 '10 & 6.2 '11 on 29 Nov, while the techno junior & senior - 6.7 '09 & 6.7 '07 will come together on 28 Nov. ^_^
All members of this extraordinary class of 6.2 '10 are cordially invited! =D U are also welcomed to stay over with permission from your parents/guardians. I am just a phone call away! They can call me to confirm. =)
Why wait? Come join me and everyone else to relight the blazing fire of 6.2 '10! (",)
Reply, "I ish wanna WAHAHA! =D" now!
Event: 6.2 '10 Alumni Reunion Party 2011
Date/Day: 29 Nov 2011, Tuesday Time: 9.00am - 9.45pm
Venue: Aloha Loyang (Seaview Bungalow 2)
Meeting Point: Anderson Primary School
Remarks: 1) U may make your way to the chalet on your own. By MRT & bus, check out the route here. 2) 6.2 '11 will be there too. =D
Fee:$19.99 per person (Price may be reduced depending on turn-out =D) (Inclusive of lunch, BBQ dinner, bus transport to-and-fro, and photo-taking!)
Hurry! R.S.V.P. by 15 Nov 2011, Tuesday. =) Spread the good news! Hope to see many of u then! =D
More info will be updated in due course. Stay tune! =D
UPDATES (as @ 21 Nov 2011, Mon, 1.30pm)
Confirmed Attendees: Guo Zhong, Pierre, Joe, Samantha, Ryan Lai, Mitchel, ShiHui, SiYing, Ryan Tan, Jingqi, Jie Yi, Cai Xuan, Joshua, Valery, Hilary
Possible Attendees: Alicia
Absent with Apologies: Ying Ci (CCA Camp), Keith (CCA), Dorothy (Z-Factor audition), Zhi Hao (Camp)
With reference to point 4 of my new year's resolutions for the year, I am pleased to declare that I have completed two 10-km runs this year, and with two more, or possibly three, to come!
Osim Singapore Triathlon comes next on 30 Jul, Sat, @ East Coast Park. Together with me are Mr Justin, who will swim, Miss Guo, who will cycle, and yours truly, who will run! All for the pure joy of it and not to win. >_<
The other confirmed event in the pipeline is the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2011 on 4 Dec. The three of us will go on the 10km again. As of today, all the 10km run slots have been fully taken! Interested parties should register early next year. ^_*
I am still contemplating if I should participate in the 10km run of SAFRA Singapore Bay Run on 4 Sep. ("?) This means a total of five 10km runs within a year! =D
30 kilometres. That's the distance we cycled today!
From East Coast Park to Changi Coast Road and back, a feat accomplished together by Valery, Jie Yi, SiYing, Pierre, Ryan Lai, Dorothy, ShiHui & me on 9 Jun 2011! ^_^
The light drizzle in the morning which started from a heavy downpour the night before almost threatened to foil this great feat of ours. (".) The weather was surprisingly cool and breezy for our cycling expedition, much to our delight. Thanks to the overcast sky, the beach was not as crowded as it normally would have been during school holiday.
I must say it was also a very enjoyable cycling experience for me. Besides setting the 30km record, the one thing which I like was the camaraderie. All eight of us cycled together at a leisurely pace, stopping over at the 'flowery' tower (on the initiative of one of the kiddos) for sight-seeing, and a stopover at the PCN* Pitstop for a drink, and stopping here and there to wait for the rest to catch up. This is what a gathering is!
Of course, every gathering of ours is sure to be accompanied with a eat-drink-be-merry session, and this time, we were at C-Nai Hong Kong Cafe. =D
When will we meet next? When it happens next. (",)
Following the highly-successful reunion lunch which saw 19 kiddos during the March term break, 6.2 20-Ten's gathering is back!
If u are keen to go on a cycling/blading expedition to the east of Singapore, on top of our eat-drink-be-merry sessions @ McDonald's and a HK teahouse, reply, "I wanna ride my bi...cee..ker!", in the chatbox or by sms now! (",)
9.30am - Assemble @ APS 10.30am - Arrival @ East Coast Park 10.35am - Brunch @ McDonald's East Coast Park 11.30am - Cycling and/or Blading 1.30pm - Tea Break @ C-Nai Hong Kong Cafe 2.15pm - Frisbee @ Beach 3.38pm - Home Sweet Home
$5 - McBreakfast $8 - Bicycle rental for 2 hours [Rollerbaldes could be more] $4 - Teabreak @ C-Nai HK Cafe [Cost may be taken care of (".) ] $1.80 - Large Slurpee from 7-Eleven Total: Approx. $14.80 - 18.80
1) U may bring your own rollerblades, if any, to save the rental cost. Afterall, it's the company that matters. ^_^
2) Travel light. U don't want to be carrying a lot of barangs barangs while cycling/blading.
3) Parental consent is compulsory.
4) Bring a set of dry clothings.
UPDATES (As @ 5 Jun 2011, 10.45pm)
Confirmed Attendees: Valery, Jie Yi, SiYing, Pierre, Ryan Lai, Dorothy, ShiHui and me
Possible Attendees: -
Absent with Apologies: Ying Ci (Lousy camp), Guo Zhong (Bike too small), Jun Xian (Stoopig camp), Gary (Smelly camp), Jamie (Too flimsy), Keith (Pesky trip)