picnic at the park

today after YM cell, i went to public by the park, an event organised by aljunied GRC, at maple wood park (lorong ah soo), in which vjc set up some funfair games booths. i wonder why/how is vjc related to this GRC since we are so far away in marine parade…

anyway there’s a big tent with people picnicing…got a ticket for free goodie bag from uncle heng as they gave some to church…but was too carried away filming and shooting that i didn’t bother to collect the “picnic basket”.

so i saw the icomp/robotics booth at the end of the row…mini bowl (xiao wan?), bowling with bottles filled with sand and a softball. haha people end up throwing instead of rolling. haha.

later on was the first mass dance, whiney and friendship. i must say atiqah and alvin dance very well, esp the mash potato! haha very energetic and good, the scs were. many people danced on the grass near the funfair booths too, along with the SCs on stage.

at abt 7pm+, PM Lee arrived. SC danced two more songs – neutron and I want you. I think the crowd was quite amazed at our dances, though simple to us, might seem impressive to them. PM walked passed our funfair booths, visited two games stalls, and dropped some money into the buskers’ booth in which the RGS girls who participated in musicfest were dancing. he smiled, waved and went off. i had a hard time filming him, chasing him, cos the crowd was surrounding him like never see him before, asking him to sign autographs, shaking hands, letting him carry children etc. aiyo. i had to walk around the muddy grass around the crowd and try go get a good shot of him. throughout the evening, I was multitasking too, videocamera in one had, and still camera in another, putting my little still camera on top of the huge vid cam to take still pix. haha.

after that, went with zhanhui to eat dinner with mr chew h e since he wanted to check out the eating places around the area. mr chew is zhan’s CT. zhan decided to go to the teochew stall near GTC, a place where I go too often. had a nice chat with mr chew, and a nice dinner =) after that, even though it was nearing 9, I had an urge to go back to the park. lol. took the same bus again for the 3rd time, went there, they were packing up. took some group pix/vid, of icomp and some other groups, thought there were some mass dance/cheer but there weren’t any. soon the CT council bus left, and a few of the CTs and us did a cheer or two, and we dispersed.

what a day!

Moosicfeast 2005!

yesterday was musicfest 2005!

i finished sch at 2pm. i can’t believe that i spent so much time from 2pm-5pm thinking about the camera arrangement, checking the cams and the tapes, checking out the PT, checking out the camera in the PA control room, testing out if can capture to laptop directly etc. wah i thought i had a lot of time to waste. thought…i can’t imagine how I actually spent so many hours doing it…thought I had better things to do…

anyway at about 6pm the rush began to set up the 5 cameras in the PT…3 stationary, 1 mobile, and 1 in the PA control room to capture the CCTV. and then some of us have to eat dinner bought by muzz. haha it’s so fun to walk in out freely identified as video crew by our newly printed tags which I did on wed.

and soon it was 7pm n everything started. well went on well except that the laptop using stupid FAT32 had 4GB limit…later intermission I managed to convert the other hard disk to NTFS in order to capture fully the 2nd half. at first was quite worried about the camera control and footage and tapes unaccounted for. but later everything was alright…was sitting on the right side most of the time with joel, yh, yt n hoosy.

matt said he managed to come in through the right PT door, no security lol. but ya he got ticket la so actually it’s alright for him. haha actually i think they welcome crashers…but SC rejected people in school U at first cos they thought it was too formal. but too many people in sch U (aiya normal school day mah) so they have to let all in.

the performances were not bad. some were funny. some I missed due to busy touching the laptop and camera. sometimes I think i’m not enjoying the concert enough. but nevertheless, it was good. then the guest performance was a 3-person band called Parousia (pronounced as per-ru-sia), which sang 2 songs. they have a super good vocalist, beat all the rest of the performances! haha…at first I did’nt know it was THEM, and then the lyrics and voice rang a bell in my mind, that I borrowed their CD before last time. they are a great local christian band and they sang two new songs which I think impressed many people in the PT.

and then was prize giving…i must say cho is a very good emcee…he was running around stage during one of the band’s performance lol, wonder if it was planned beforehand. though the prize giving a bit messy, in the end ended off with Victorian Anthem…hah sometimes I wonder what if the winner of the solo vocalist can’t sing the anthem…ahem..