japan - the land of cutesies~
there even is such cute version of their map =)
so what do i love abt japan?
the vending machines?
yeah they are found practically everywhere
and u can buy almost anything from their vending machines
from normal ones like cold or hot drinks
to cigarettes and condoms
they seriously made full use of this invention for their convenience ya~
and i love tokyo!
(well its the only place i’ve been to in japan..)
love the ppl there
they are always so disciplined and polite
always keeping to the right
(yeah it might sound like a small thing but i am damn irritated with those ppl standing here there everywhere on the escalator blocking my way while i am rushing!)
its so difficult to find dustbins ard there but..
the streets are still so clean!
i found out later ..
the japanese actually picks up OUR rubbish
and and theres more to it
we can eat on the subway in japan hooray!
all boils down to the ppl being disciplined
they wont litter and dirty the train!
i love their culture and how disciplined (considerate) the ppl can be!
for all the above mentioned
i have to go to japan to experience it myself
but way before i went to japan
i love japan already!
and slam dunk gotta be my all time fav!
accompanied me through my sec 4 life
slam dunk made me laugh so hard and cry so much!
even now when i see them
i can still feel the clinch in my heart =)
slam dunk forever yay!
and how could i ever miss this out..
omg i love jap food so much!
jap food anytime for me man!
favourite is sashimi!
and favourite sashimi is mekajiki (swordfish!)
i can go to jap buffets and jus whack on the sashimi =P
and japan is such a lovely country
with the cutest things on earth!
one of the shops in tokyo
it was a sponsored trip to japan few years back
i wanna save money to go there again!
last but not least..
why was there sponsored trip?
cos of my favourite sports - cheerleading!
japan cheerleaders are one of those greatest around the world
it was such great exposure to be able to even watch them live
we couldnt even match up to their ALL FEMALE teams!!
it definitely opened my eyes
and widened my horizons!
i still kept thinking abt cheer after the comp
even though i have alr stopped competing for 2 years
once a cheerleader always a cheerleader
me and regine together cheered for ALL the competing teams
especially those teams whom nobody cheered for
but deep down inside my heart
i know which are the teams i really want them to win
yeah 2 teams
aces and wildcards
i dunno whether i shld feel happy abt the results
because both teams were the national champions
both teams won~
i was telling my colleagues before the comp
either team wins i would cry
cos i really dun wish to see any of these 2 teams lost
but do i feel happy abt the results now?
honestly i think nobody is really happy haha
its just a -_- feeling
i rather feel sad when either of these team loses than feeling this kind of
totally sian diao feeling
when it really shldnt be the feeling u feel aft a major comp =P
its still good
it might not be the best results but at least
neither team needs to feel sad
aces is still the defending champion!
the juniors, both team gold and blue
whom majority i dunno the names
have surprised me in many ways!
mostly new and inexperienced cheerleaders
they’ve shown us how much they have progressed in this short short period
and i really meant ALOT!!
well done aces~
i have my share of happy and unpleasant memories with aces to be honest
but afterall aces is still my home for cheerleading
i dunno how the relationship turned out to be so awkward
cos of some ppl in the team
but i still always see myself as an aces flyer
a fact that would never change
i remember the times when zm always talk to the flyers on msn
the times when neville n i were bitching abt other ppl
(mostly done by neville tho =P)
the times when rara bear would tell me its a routine he talks to his animal family on msn everyday
the times when spencer would msn me asking me abt my ankle
(i dunno why i even rmb this)
the times when ian just loved to give all sorts of nicknames some seriously awful
the times when i helped xw in wooing xw (haha~)
lots of things happened in the short 2 years i competed for aces
i guess i was too emotional back then
but then i think again
if ur friends cant accept ur emotional part
they arent really ur type of frens
lots of memories which nothing could change them
but memories are part of u which shldnt be left behind
they helped u to move forward to be a better person
i am still emotional
but good friends help me steer my emotions in the right directions =)
u have finally proven urself to be the national champs!
the best in singapore!
i am really really really ^10000 proud of you
wildcards are really like my little babies
(but stop calling me mama.. -_-)
i have been watching them grow
from the beginning until now
despite being a social team with limited time to train
and different commitments for everyone
you have grown sooo much
everyone surprised me in every possible way
with zero experience in cheerleading and inflexibility
plus psychomotor problem! (i still rmb e doraemon dance
u have became one of the best midtiers in my mind
and of cos a great cheerleader!
continue to strive hard ok?
and keep surprising me!
probably the tallest flyer ard
an almost impossible build for cheerleader
but u did it girl!
u proved to everyone who thot otherwise!
and i love the way u cheer e crowd~
never thot this monkey would be serious
but u pulled it thru all the way with wildcards
from cheerobics 2009 to SNCC 2010
never think u cant achieve things ok?
always have faith in ur coach n ur teammates
look at how great u performed on 20th march!
a born cheerleader with never ending energy!
and also great determination
u have great potential to grow girl
continue striving hard k!
known to be the flyer who eats alot
actually i think u are perfectly fine
ppl tease u cos they like u k!
hehe so jus be urself!
(cr gonna kill me help plsssssss!!!)
a small girl with great strength!
first met u at the grassroot perf
this cute lil girl came to me to ask me how was her stunt
heh?? interesting.. new wc flyer i nv met before
but she turned out to be so much greater than her size =)
one of the most flexible flyer i have seen!
i am so envious of ur flexibility can!
congratulations u r out of ur sad story corner!
and became such a confident cheerleader on stage
i am super proud of u watching ur routine girl!
a flyer whom i dun really know well
but in such a short time frame u r able to compete in that routine
with ur weight advantage
u can be a great cheerleader!
gain some muscles k! hehe~
dun really know all the bases
but there were a few i wish to mention..
my fav xiao di whom i always miss alot
who is always so emo
but also always so considerate for others =)
and of cos
u r definitely one of the greatest bases in singapore!
the cutest giant i ever seen but such a lil boy at heart
a lil boy who can protects me
and have always been there for me =)
super determined to achieve
and of cos turned out to be one of the greatest bases too!
succeeded tth with me e first time!
but it stopped there leh..
heard u tossed other flyers also the same height =P
but a great partner stunt base nonetheless!
might not be the biggest cheerleader ard
(esp with all e giants in the team =P)
but u have everyth else that a cheerleader needs!
great extension w me super long time ago
next time lets try more!
the most all-rounded cheerleader + coach!
we know u can handle flyers whom cr cant handle
and u can teach each intrigue details of the stunts so well!
best thing is u r a great designer!
from routine chloreography to uniform design
u r the best la~
the only (known to me) ah beng coach in singapore
noone points middle finger more than u
noone scolds more hokkien vulgarities more than u
but u were really a great coach to wc
and i believe u have found ur home in wc too =)
and to other bases esp the new bases:
kahau, ken, small gary, jayson, winston, harry, richard, wei hoe
(sorry if i missed out any name!)
u guys have really done such a great great job!
really really proud of u wildcards! =D
i can write a whole long essay for each of u!
but i shant bore u guys with old grandma story
(this post is long enuf already =P)
wildcards have ppl from all sorts of background
different levels of experiences in cheerleading
from zero experience to cheerleaders from the champions teams
at the end of the day
everyone of u has found your home in wildcards
and i am really happy to see that everyone is so bonded
keep it up cards!
you can achieve greater things in the future~ =)
now its the waiting time again
for next year nationals
this year all the teams have improved so much
i love rexaz and gusto performances too!
gusto improved tremendously
*applause to them!*
argh i am getting tired..
3 cheers for all the cheerleaders out there!
old + new members + an extraa free lunch from cr for weng weng and another for mc~ congrats on weng’s first heel stretch! nice one regine! =) xp’s right lib xp’s left lib and xp’s cupie! (missed the cupie lib shot) mass liberties mass Qs everyone is doing partner stunts! yay girl power! i also wanna do partner stunts! on hands! must practise single ex without back spot! next is a series of silly/retarded pictures =P
what we doing? the colours of our socks were traffic light combi!! cam whores….. =P super unglam! erm.. attempting ‘chin chin’ ruth too! stretch stretch stretch! everyone joins in the fun~ scorpions~ mass scales must aim to do 180 degrees one ok! first bNa attempted but we were not satisfied… so we tried again.. worse… and then again! omg!!! poor isaac!!! moral of the story: thou shall not be greedy and shall be contented with what you had initially =P
on the way to holland v after recruitment essential brews love the seats (which is no seats at all) then another series of stupid pictures….. cant stand not to cam whore myself =P group photo! and us =) and my fav photo of the day……….. i must stretch more!!!!!!!
oh oh btw.. received these from kong ping mun chun on cheerobics day which kong ping passed him a long time ago! so sweet of him them!! (wahahahaha happy bro? =P we haven exchanged the medals back!)
cheerobics is finally over congrats aces for clinching the champions again yay~ and team red for 1st runners up i didnt even cry when myself won the trophy years back i dunno why i did last night perhaps because there was a stunt fall and everyone was worried me lx yb mc holding each other’s hand throughout until the moment the result was announced everyone jumped up in joy well done everyone~ all teams did great wildcards did great too as such a new team i truly think that they did a fantastic job~ cheers for everyone~
after an exciting busy and tiring day i am back to work on monday boooo yeah no doubt i love my job but i totally dun feel like working today sick and tired with a sore throat =(
i dun understand why some ppl like to talk abt their sickness shouting across abt how sick and miserable they feel wanna get the whole world’s attention; when i am sick i just wanna keep quiet and rest maybe only getting attention from someone =P but he is at work too boooooooo i dun understand why a sick person can still have the energy to shout n stuff perhaps when i am sick i just want a quiet environment just to rest without any noise or distraction and thats what i cant have now and thats why i get irritated more easily and thats why i am so unhappy now and………. boooooooooooo!
cheers for everyone participating in cheerobics 2009!! cheers for for my aces juniors~ cheers for my wildcards babies~ cheers for my friends in spectrum, denvers, steppers cheers for the many more great teams out there! jiayou!
i dunno whats the point of helping you time and again and in the end guys are still more impt to you than the girl frens who have been by ur side in times of trouble is it really that u cant survive without guys? i dun wanna use that word on you cos i see you as a friend but why did you do that to me when u hate to receive it the most? a friend said you might be doing it unconsciously true enough unconsciously for so many times thru out the years doesnt sound any better guess girl friends stand no place in ur heart unconsciously too just disappointed that u haven changed abit after so long..
ok i might sound really agitated and stuff but i am alright haha i guess its the work stress thats getting me abit abnormal =P but i dun mind the stress at all rather than just slacking around happy-go-lucky i think i am finally like getting abit like everyone else being bothered by work stress n things like that need to push myself more need to stress myself a lil more i think i am too slow in picking things up i need to learn and do as much as i can within the time frame a year is really not long further more its not exactly a year its actually 8 months left and i round it up to a year just try la, ho? hehe
ok a more exciting note cheerobics is coming! so excited its gonna be the best cheerobics ever cos every time it will only get better hee looking forward to seeing all the teams showing their best skills cheering the crowd to cheer for them getting their names recognized in the cheer scene.. i will cheer for all teams for all of them have put in effort to prepare for this big day! lets hope everyone gives their best performance and get rewarded for something they deserved in the end =)
its the first year i am not competing feels strange haha miss the adrenaline rush miss the cheer from the crowd =P miss stunting
stay with people you feel obliged to or stay with people you feel comfortable with? the answer seems pretty clear but its not as easy as it seems still so many other factors to consider heck other factors la happy can already =P
first training (22 oct 2008): tried 3 assisted bhs at the end of visit to aces training didnt know how much to jump xp was using alot of strength but at least i overcame my phobia! xp felt that i need abt 3 months to do a good bhs that is if i train every week..
second training (1 nov 2008): tried bhs on my own after a few assisted ones managed to do it but i dun have much of a ‘feel’ to it to me, gymnastics is all about feeling without the ‘feel’ my bhs had been quite inconsistent but i promised myself i will train hard for a robhs
third training (8 nov 2008): feeling so tired and weak cos of menses but i was rarely so determined (ya i know..) so i still decided to try bhs after like an hour of warm up and i managed to ‘feel’ something! confirming that my bhs had been quite consistent at the end of the day i decided to go all out to try robhs not afraid of dying i managed to do a few okay ones but i still didnt get the feel and i would say i am still pretty scared to do it phobias are supposed to be overcame i will try harder next time!
you never know how scared i was to do a bhs i could do a robt but i didnt even dare to do an assisted bhs! phobia resulting from wrist and back injuries old and weak enough i was too afraid to break my bones again those who are close to me would have known.. and i know you are feeling so proud of me now! hehe
being scared is never the best way to solve problems injuries are inevitable in almost any kind of sports especially in sports like gymnastics and cheerleading being in both of the sports before i know how much trauma an injury could bring but at the end of the day being scared will bring you nowhere near your goal and it might even drag other people down if it is a team sports affecting everyone’s morale and spirit just hope that everyone can overcome whatever phobia you have be responsible to yourself be responsible to your teammates trust yourself and most importantly trust your teammates they are the ones who catch you when you fall
requested by cr this gonna be a picture post specially dedicated for those who didnt make it to the flyer =P
met up with zhiliang and ivan earlier to have dinner because i was really hungry =P ok although not the lead of the night jus find this baked rice in chinese dim sum basket very interesting!k back to the main topic =P the stupid forum going on i have no idea at all what was it abt bored zhiliang and self-entertained joline yay going up! “this way to the flight” =) and i admit defeat to the biggest cam whore!! just check his camera =PpPpP the night sceneries that we enjoyed up there and the flyer itself is beautiful
enough =) and i love love love this pic taken by vincent! storing power.. what was the first thing ivan trying to do? ivan: “i gonna kick all of you down and have this capsule all by myself!!” obviously, he failed vincent’s split couldnt be seen in the previous pic so i decided to do across the benches~ then its photo and photo and more photos… the girls and the guys amazingly this was the only pic i took of myself that night haha =P everyone’s having fun with this last stunt on the flyer =) (and i look at least 2 sized bigger -_-) vincent was taking a picture of…. me! heel stretch with justine =) vincent’s camera and heel stretch of copy cats =P *applause for their flexibility* 3 scorpions (charis blocked)=chair with justine (nellie, i want my chair pic with u!) pyramid under the flyer and lastly, realized i didnt snap any pic of the popeye chicken probably everyone was too busy eating =PpPpP
(was too lazy to blog, just copied the whole chunk from wildcards blog =P)