Regional Student Convention 2015: Day 5 😭

Opened my eyes and wondered why the sun was already up, instead of the past few mornings where we got up before the sun did. I looked at my watch and jumped up in shock. 7am. Our roommate who was supposed to collect breakfast didn’t wake up. As the eldest student in that room, I got dressed and went to get breakfast for the room in her place and woke the rest up. we were slightly late for the last rally. During the rally time, it was awards after awards after awards. The results of the mixed quartet event were out and our names were called up: Ethan, Janelle, Jireh, and Joanna. And to our greatest surprise, we placed 2nd! Jan and I were screaming hahaha literally shocked cus we didn’t expect to be placed that high even after our stumbles.


 Our supervisor was at the other end of the stage waiting for us and Jan and I jumped into her hug as she told us how proud she was of us. 2nd place! We were thrilled, exhilarated, blessed. 

I was really eager about the photography awards because I knew the scenic photo I had entered was one of the finalists but I didn’t know which spot I had secured myself. When the results were finally read out, I found that I was the first place winner for the senior color-scenic category! The RSC experience couldn’t have closed better for me, winning a first place medal.

 this was my scenic picture, taken with my iPhone 4 😂
When the Reverend finally announced RSC 2015 officially closed, I felt a twinge of sadness, I was super gonna miss all of this. When rally was over, I took a few pictures with some new friends I had made over the 5 days but sadly, I didn’t manage to find all of them.

Nicole from LAP

Isabelle from LAP with Jan and I

Head prefect of All Saints AA, Jensen

Gem from LAP

We had to rush to change out of our uniforms, eat our lunch and then get our bags and luggages down to the lobby because our coach would leave at 1.15pm. I managed to make one last new friend at the last minute haha after bringing down our luggages and haversacks, we waited at the hotel lobby and this kid and I just struck up a conversation.

 Joshua from All Saints AA
We were all reluctant about leaving so early. why must the coach leave at 1.15? Can’t it be at 3 or 6pm? Man I’m gonna miss this all. Are you going for the next RSC? Hope to see you next year! 

The coach ride back to SG seemed really fast compared to when we were on the way to KL.

 We made one stop between KL and SG. And it was only 4.45pm when we stopped. Asking the guide how long more we were going to take before reaching SG, she replied much to our dismay, roughly one and a half hours more. Despite our disappointment, we still had to settle dinner. We went to the toilets first though, forewarned of the consequences of not answering nature’s call earlier in the bus with one of our guys having to jump around the coach trying to hold in his pee. Bumped into another RSC School contingent otw back to SG at the dinner stop. Made us feel better knowing we weren’t alone haha.

All too soon, we hit the customs and found ourselves back at SG. One of our guys thought he had lost his passport after leaving the SG customs but thankfully, he found it under his seat.

Most of us alighted at khatib mrt at about 7.30pm, back at where we first gathered to go to RSC. We said our goodbyes and sadly made our own separate ways to our separate destinations.

Personally, I felt sad cus after all this months of going to school and developing friendships, this was sort of the end of wearing the school uniform and seeing my school mates regularly, I mean, till the next time I participate in RSC again. In retrospect, I’m thankful to God for all the new experiences I had (this being my first RSC), meeting new friends that were super awesome, all the wins we made as individual students and as the whole school contingent. The messages were rather doctrinally sound though worship time wasn’t. And for all the ups, I’m also grateful for all the downs, when we got on each other’s goat when the pressure started building up, snapping at each other and the mistakes made during the process of preparing for this rather major event and during the RSC itself. Though I didn’t achieve what I wanted in some areas, I guess it’s not important what I have lost, but rather what I have gained. Although I got pretty exhausted and on the verge of crying at some points, I had loads of crazy fun those 5 days and I’m looking forward and starting to countdown to next year’s RSC!



Regional Student Convention 2015: Day 4

Woke up with a shock that it was the last full day of RSC. Breakfast was promised to be better but all they gave us was a piece of bread with butter and a piece of cake. Funny.
We gave up on the bread because the butter wasn’t good for any singing we were gonna do that day cus most of us had one singing event (For me, I only had my mixed quartet event left on Thursday).
 pre-photo-taking, with my roommates wearing the RSC shirt and school skirt.

First thing in the morning was photo-taking of the entire RSC team, participating schools, mincluding supervisors and sponsors. After that we split into our schools and took our own photos.  
 Jan and I changed into my school uniform because we had events later on and headed down to the music rooms where we did the piano accompaniment for two of our juniors who entered vocal solo events.

 practicing with the juniors before their solos.

 After they were done, we hung around and watched the dramatic dialogue event and one act plays by other schools. Had lunch and then it was finally time to do our last event of the RSC, the event that took the longest time to prepare and get ready for the actual day: Mixed Quartet

When it was our turn, we started off well. But towards the end, because the acoustics in the room was too great, our voices drowned out the audio recording, which made us, the quartet, lose our timing and the ATB lost it. At that point in the song, I had took over the S instead of singing A like I was since the start, and fortunately I didn’t stop even though the rest kinda did. Though it was a little messed up and it was obvious, what was more obvious to us was that the judges were impressed and so was the audience. We were grateful for that at least. After quartet was over, the guys in our quartet were visibly disappointed at the stumbling in the singing but Jan and I were in a stupid state of disbelief that all our events were over. We ran to our room, changed into the dress code we were told to wear and reported to our sponsor that we wanted to go out and get some stuff from the nearby ‘mall’ and because we had no more events, our sponsor allowed us to do so by ourselves, even though we weren’t supposed to. Haha. We went to reward ourselves with bubble tea and at first we were horrified that the a 24/7 squad member was queuing in front of us. The 24/7 squad were volunteers in the RSC, working behind the scenes and getting ready for events, helping the participants get along with their events etc. But fortunately, he didn’t seem to realize we were illegally on our own. We waved awkwardly trying to look confident and he acknowledged us with a curt nod, and we sighed in relief. no reporting to master control whew After we bought our drinks, we headed back to campus and found the small ensemble had just finished their event. As I saw the small ensemble emerge from the building, the leader was so relieved the next moment I found her hugging me. Funny but I guess we all have our ways of celebrating. Principal was proud of us all and took us for a treat. Ice cream for everyone! We were like little kids, excited about the ice cream. I had bubble tea earlier on and plus the ice cream, man, I was so full I skipped dinner haha.

That night rally,  our school placed 4th in the Group Bible Speaking. Our principal was the one who placed the medals around our necks and we felt a sense of achievement inside ourselves when we saw the pride in our principal’s eyes. All the months of hard work and rehearsals had indeed paid off.


  That night, we had a chips party in the girls room, and we initially planned to stay up as long as we could but ended up falling asleep as soon we lay our heads on our mattresses. We were all happy, tired, but a little sad that it was already the last night.

Regional Student Convention 2015: Day 3

Wednesday was stadium day. Woke up at 6.15am, and everyone was informed the night before that the buses to the stadium would leave at 6.45am. Collected breakfast which was some awful and I repeat aWFUL noodles. One look at it and I lost my appetite. It looked like leftovers from a kid’s plate. My brave Kat tried a mouthful and reported that it was spicy and it was another reason for Jan and I not to eat it cus we were gonna be singing for the mixed quartet event the next day and not to forget, Kat and Naomi were in the schools small ensemble. {Spicy food ain’t gonna do our throats no good at all sir} All 6 styrofoam boxes of mee goreng went to the over-stuffed trash bin. Donned our ‘p.e.’ attire and headed down to the lobby. Oh how my head ached at the sight of the over-crowded lobby. Buses passed and though 3 of the students went up an earlier bus, we were finally able to go board another one with the remaining contingent together. I was supposed to do my soccer kick but I reported sick to the in-charge because I felt abit breathless due to the haze and I didn’t want to embarrass myself in front of the entire stadium HAHA. Jk. I really didn’t train at all so I just thought I’d give this event a miss. Ran one round on the track with the running team just to get some life into my aching calf muscles after the badminton the day before. We reached the stadium at abt 8am and I just sat and cheered and drank 100plus for the following 5 hours. So tiring.

 our track team  fastest runner in our school 👆🙌

Headed back among the first buses to the campus and got ready for my table tennis event.

  All I’ll say is that it was a joke. I won the first match. But lost the second. It wasn’t really fair the second match but anw I didn’t expect to win anything anyways. Dinner was fine and then it was night rally. Went on stage during awards time for our bible bowl medals. Our team won the third place, better than we had expected. Our other school team placed 6th, so both teams won medals 👏👏👏 I was really proud of us all.

 3rd place Bible Bowl team 6th place Bible Bowl team 💪

Regional Student Convention 2015: Day 1 

Naomi and I woke up earlier than the rest in my room and we went to meet the principal at 6.30am at the hotel’s reception area together with Tim, another classmate, to buy breakfast for our school contingent. We walked to a nearby coffee shop and bought prata and some rlly sweet milk tea.
 Tired Tim
Reached back at 7.30, ate quickly, put on the school uniform and we all reported to the hotel lobby at 8.15am sharp for the RSC schools registration.

 If im not wrong, we were the first school to register and it went rather smoothly, for me at least. One of our guys had to go and get a hair cut after the dress check but that was that. It was a generally strict process. Skirts below knees, socks must cover the ankle bones, fingernails mustn’t be painted, boys sideburns must be above the ears, girls fringes must be clipped up and hair must be tied up at all times etc. handed in my photographs to be placed in the exhibits to be judged by the judges later on.

 After registration, we went for lunch and we were dying of thirst. There was no drinking water provided in the hotel (sTraNGe) and I had finished all the water I had in my bottle the night before. So we went to the nearby ‘mall’ to buy drinks, then we split into different groups and had lunch. Went back to the hotel aka campus to report back and figure out where the different events would be held during the week and how to get there. Watched the first event of the week: male-physical fitness. Stopped for awhile to cheer on one of the guys from my school before walking away to continue a tour of the campus with Jan. Got up to abit of mischief that led to uneasiness for the next two days but everything was fine after Wednesday. First seating for dinner was at 6.15pm and second was 6.45pm. Night rally began at 7.30pm, and I went on stage to get my first medal: MY ESSAY WRITING. It won me a 4th placing. Jan entered essay writing too she won 6th (the last placing).

Going on stage to get my first medal on the first night rally in the RSC, it felt like it was really a great start.

  1st medal: 4th place for Essay Writing

Pre-Regional Student Convention: Sunday, 23rd August, 2015

Had church in the morning, my mind was all over the place, the excitement all building up.We boarded the coach at aroundd 1.20pm and began our approximately 6 hour journey.

  When we passed the SG and M’sia customs, we ran to the toilets (we were needing to pee so badly  just kidding I don’t know why we even ran but lol) and I didn’t know my bag was unzipped and my pencil case fell out. It was only after I boarded the coach again, one of our guys handed me my stationery bag and asked if it was mine. I was like 😱 yes where did you even find it. He said it dropped from your bag when we were running to the toilet. My heart skipped a beat. My bag unzipped. And my Passport. My. Passport. Was. Inside. I checked frantically and fortunately, thank God, it didn’t fall out. We stopped once for a short toilet break and another time for dinner. We had burgers at Burger King.

Jan, Kat, Naomi and me!

 waiting to board the coach after dinner

  Reached Shaftsbury Serviced Suites at about 7.30pm.

 My roommates, Naomi, Kat, and Jan, were all keen on going for a swim but we had to settle some admin stuff with our supervisor. Okay I’ll admit we were horrible and rushed our rather stressed out supervisor with all the admin stuff we had left undone so that we could go for a swim. We finished it up in like 20 minutes and headed to the pool. We weren’t rly sure if the other schools participating in the RSC were there already so we were pretty grateful for the darkness of the night that partially hid our faces from any curious onlooker peering at a group of laughing girls splashing and jumping into the pool. After the swim, we went back to the room (not before discovering how inconvenient it was because each room was only given one key card that allowed access to the lift lobby, to press the level you wanted to go to, and to open your room door. ONE CARD for a room of 6 people. If you didn’t have the card, you had to run ard and find the person. If the person who had the card was upstairs in the room and you were at the lobby, the person had to come down and pick you up with the key card cus you have no way to press the lift level without the tapping the key card on the card reader.) and we had a shower. Had a brief run through of the next day’s programme with our supervisor and we all slept rather early that night because we all knew the next day was gonna be the Beginning of everything.

    all the girls and female sponsors and supervisors!! 😍

Countdown to the Regional Student Convention: 1 day to departure (GAAAHHH!)

I’m already almost done with packing hehe really looking forward to this whole convention. Timing to board the coach tomorrow has been pushed earlier to 1.15pm instead of 1.45pm. Just cannot imagine how rushed it will all be, driving from church to eat lunch and be at the station all in about 30 minutes. 

I think I’m all about ready for this 5-day trip and let’s not forget God in all this, thank God for bringing me through this months of preparation, giving me strength and wisdom and life. May the entire school contingent be always aware of His present help and be confident to do all for His glory rather than to feed our selfish pride. Praying for safety during our 6/7 hour ride and our contingent to be healthy throughout. 

   Last rehearsal at school

random pic of me in uniform haha 

 the sad state of my room earlier today

No commitments but I’ll try to write a post during the week about how the convention is going 😝 


Countdown to the Regional Student Convention: 3 days to departure (!!)

Today was the last day of rehearsals in school. Rehearsals started at 12pm and I just got home like half an hour ago? It’s 7.30pm rai now and I’m half dead. 

I haven’t packed any thing for the 5 day trip and AAHHH so stressed! 

For one, I’m fairly relieved of the quality of my photos that I sent to print out for the photography competition and I’m hoping my scenic or still life category will earn me a medal. 

I’m feeling rly jittery alr all the pent up nervousness UGHH I’m like 101% sure I’m going to cry halfway during the student convention cus I’ll be so stressed and my heart can’t take it. On a serious note, Im abit worried about my health specifically my heart/ lungs/ breathing(lol this sound like an old person talking since when do 16 year old girls worry about heart problems). Had sudden sharp pains in my chest around my heart area starting yesterday and today it happened a few times. What if I die in Malaysia 😱 haha guess I’ll just put it down to the high level of stress and nervousness I’m feeling. 

Boy, so maany maany things to do ADui 

Oh GReaT I just remembered. I’m teaching chapel on Sunday. 

Rushing down to khatib immediately after church for lunch and meeting the school team at 1.45pm, CAnNOt BE LaTE AH said my supervisor, bus leaves at 2 sharp, and its a 6/7 HoUR JOurNeY. 

Haven’t got my shampoo, conditioner, need to wash my school polo tee, the clothes I need to bring and ouhmy, the BLAck SOcKS. OUHMY. I.NEEDA.BUY.SOCKS.MY.SAINTED.PANTS.I.FORGOT.ALL.ABOUT.MY.SOCKS. 


I forgot so many things GOodBYe no time to continue this blog post alr