Afternoon, went to National Stadium to support the national track n field championships. this year, we sat at a different area of the stadium in the “yellow” south sector instead of the usual “green” north sector. at first I thought we sort of dissected from VS, but upon arriving the seating area and hearing cheers and seeing justin, then I realised we are beside a huge crowd of VS.
VS crowd was better than last time, heard sec 1 classes got buses. but VJ crowd was quite pathetic…about 5-6 buses yet so few people it seems. then VS alumni from my batch started arriving and sitting in between VS and VJ. what an ideal place to sit haha. saw yaw hwee, hongxuan, matthias, 4E people like kenneth, wayne, tinglong, sherman and many others…it was quite a crowd. saw some teachers, mr oh, mr you as excited and enthu as ever at the front
Meanwhile, I was filming for iCOMP and taking pictures for myself. Then, it started raining. firstly not that heavy, and VS crowd just remained. Slowly, gradually it got heavier and VJC crowd dispersed. As for VS crowd, the alumni batch got into the middle and the whole VS started cheering and cheering in the rain like it’s never going to end. As for the VJC side, it’s pathetic as only the SCs left waving flags in the rain and trying to cheer. It continued until the rain quietened down and VJC people started coming back in.
Then, it rained AGAIN! this time even heavier. VJC crowed dispersed, VS crowd cheered even more. The VS alumni group was leading the cheers to a certain extent. At one corner, mrs chan and ms tan (chinese HOD), were sitting under a big umbrella, seemingly not bothered by the rain. Well of course, the VJC crowd left nobody.
when the rain finished, everything was sort of back to normal. luckily the VJC crowd regained its numbers. there were quite a number of exciting races, boys and girls.
at the end, prize giving, first time the whole VS crowd went down into the field. at first I was filming, then I went down and joined in and film there. A div boys got 2nd, girls got 4th I think. Then it’s anthem and cheer time. At first thought we gonna combine with VS, but don’t have, we gathered beside them and sang and cheeered ourselves. As ever enthu Daniel Lim was running ard with the flag. After VJC subsided, then we joined in the large VS crowd. cheering continuously with quite a few alumni members in the centre leading.
Almost finishing when some of them grabbed the flags and started running. We sang anthem for the 2nd time when runnning around the field and back, then did a cheer. santosh were amongst us too. fortunately someone reminded everyone not to push, luckily there was no stampede like cross country haha. it was quite good and got everything on tape for once 🙂
oops some of my stuff got wet in the rain