Singapore Youth Festival 2014

Claypot noodle lunch! Lots of veggies ❤
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IPL appointment before meeting Joanjoan and Chienny! Zap zap 无毛了!
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Thank you my 2 cute friends for the Itacho meal and the pressies! Hehehe! It’s not a bad idea to have “shopping” listed as your birthday gift and you can buy whatever you want! More to come in the mailbox! Happy girl 😀
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Stocked up because I have been camping for the long-awaited offer that Yinning mentioned and it’s finally on now! Quite a good replacement for Long Flat!
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Tau sah piah all the way from Pontian!
你拜清明的啊???” LOLOL. Thank you lah!
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Saturdate brunch~
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Impromptu invitation from Queena to catch the Singapore Youth Festival outdoor band (aka military band) competition at the Indoor Stadium! This is like my first time watching it live and I was looking forward to see our Deyi band perform again!
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Back in school days, we always get to see the performance during Teachers’ Day, National Day or whatever special occasion but I never got sick of it! Cause it’s always so cool to watch them and they have really been a glory of our school.

The stadium was crowded with students and being surrounded by these little juniors made us all feel so old! Hahaha!
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Can’t believe we are at least 10 years older than them?! I thought Sec 3 was just few years ago! x.x
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The first school to perform was Ping Yi Secondary School~ They belong to category which has a smaller band size (<100 people).
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Hmmmm no offence but in my opinion, their performance is not up to competition standard =/
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Another from the smaller group category is Springfield Secondary School~
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Not a bad performance for a small band, but I still prefer watching bigger band sizes perform because they can form nicer formations and all!
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Next is the bigger band size category (>100 people) and the first to perform is West Spring Secondary School. Their performance is titled Colours and it left an impression on me because I like their colourful item! (:
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Love the colourful flags that brightened up the performance~
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No doubt they got the Best Visual award! Well done!
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Next up is Bowen~
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They used to be one of our competitors, but they did an okayyyy show this time…hmmmmm.
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Finally it was Deyi’s turn! The enthusiastic student leaders were cheering their lungs out as the band moves in~
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Standing up to welcome the glory of our school!
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Mr X teacher (new teacher; not from my batch) waving the school flag vigorously~
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The band size is so much smaller as compared to our days! I was kinda shocked but got to know from Queen that the CCA has lost its popularity over the years due to its strenuous and hectic training schedule =/
They trained really hard I tell you~
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Watching them perform really reminds me of our NDP performances! The formations, the steps, the memorisation, that nervous feeling, that “1 mistake and everyone’s able to spot you” self-reminder, and of course, that passion.
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I guess that’s why when asked why didn’t she jio the rest of our Clique, Queen replied that I’ll be the only one who is interested! Haha! Because I understand this passion and I’m proud of them for having it! Despite the tiring and long trainings under the hot sun, they were all into it just for this day! And while others may say this is stupid, we all share 1 thing that others won’t understand (:
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As a band senior, Queen was so so so nervous for them that she couldn’t sleep the night before! And when the drum major dropped his mace for the third time, I must admit that our hearts kinda sank… We were all feeling nervous for him too! But of course he’s still damn cool, just that I think no one beats our year’s drum major – Yi Qian!
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Despite the few failed attempts, we still continued cheering and showing our support of course!
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And it was still a splendid performance put up! Well done, Deyi Military Band #DMB !!!
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Next was another of our strong competitor – Tanjong Katong Secondary School~
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In my honest and unbiased opinion, I think they did quite well, so I wasn’t thattttt surprised or disappointed when they won the Best Band.
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Oh did I mention that their drum major is a female? But she threw the mace at pretty safe heights =/
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Last but not least – Bukit Panjang Government High School~ They had a creative and unique start of the performance by reenacting a war scene.
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Not a bad show, but nothing that spectacular I would say~
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At least they left an impression for being the most “drama” group!
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Result was announced according to order of appearance and we all think that the panel of judges are trying to be rather ‘fair‘ this year. At least no schools went back being too disappointed because everyone kinda won something and if not, got a Certificate of Distinction (aka Gold)! Haha! And yes, that includes Deyi!

Apart from the COD, we also got Best Music and Best Drum Major (Kai Wen) awards!!! Although we did not win the Best Band award, at least it was quite a happy ending already because DMB is back to Gold standard (we got Silver 2 years ago and they were mad disappointed) and we got like the most awards compared to others! Hahahaha!

All in all, it’s still lots of hard work, sweat and time from each and every student (plus teachers and alumni) standing here. So thank you for the good show, everyone!!!
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If anyone’s keen to catch Deyi’s performance~ Can’t find one that has both good quality and good angle; the best is still watching it live 😉

Ending the night with “sour” legs! Hadn’t cycled for so long!!!
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And the glutton who just had dinner an hour ago was hungry again~ So when he said he’s going to grab something to eat, I was expecting something small like curry puff or what. But he happily came back with a plate of rojak and he was so delighted because it costs him only $3 -________________-|||
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WJ’s goodies from Japan! There was this inside joke last year when Shrine asked him for his birthday present and WJ, who just came back from Taiwan at that time, gave him 2 太阳饼 and said, “There! Everyone gets 1 but birthday boy gets 2!” I could still remember Shrine’s speechless reaction…LOLOL. Yea but thanks to that, yours truly got double this time too~! xD
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