Just back from IT Club camp, went for the first night after I settled some stuff in VJC, and they did some field cooking, then I went home and came again on the second night.
Broke record, for I stayed up till 6am and woke up at 9am this morning, and am still awake. Cos we finished nightwalk at 4.30am (broke another record), and I played a free-for-all Generals game with richie and ivan before we slept. I got thrashed by richie, and ivan too. hahaha.
On the second day, when I went there, it was almost dinner time, and they starting to prepare the BBQ. There wasn’t enough food, so me richie and mr you went marine terrace to buy. After that was a simple talent night, and since such a small group with only 3 watches of They threw and one landed into the leaves of a small short tree. Just at that particular moment, I walked out of the D&T corridor towards the rubbish chute area, where they were, on the fire engine road. I was curious why they were squatting down, and when I went nearer, they realised it was me and they stood up. Guess what? They thought that they had disturbed some tree spirits when they threw the lightstick (cos derick told them to beware of trees), and when they heard my footsteps, they were afraid and squatted down and buried their heads in their hands, and (they said) they were saying sorry sorry to the tree. LOL LOL!!! I’m very amused by this, and told them it’s just a tree. The next morning, I asked them if they have removed the lightstick, they say just leave it there lah. lol.
The next day was just a leisurely walk to McDonalds’ for breakfast, clearing up and debriefing. They went D&T lab after debriefing, so that I show them a page from the past – photos of us back in old VS, from hozefa’s first ipwdc, previous camps etc. until now. (Actually, it was already showed during last year’s camp.) After that, I showed current – icomp videos: teachers’ day, special effects, I want you mass dance, open house promo, sea carnival, dota video….6 in total. Haha. Actually only planned to show the first one, but they kept asking for more, so I show lor. Good promotion for VJC and iCOMP. hehe. Ms Yap (a new IT Club teacher i/c) was interested in our videos and what we do in VJC, cos she’s an Art teacher, and they are going to do some video stuff soon. She showed me their new media lab and studio (replacing the GEP rooms), which is very very cool, more zai then what VJ has…Mac G5s, nice widescreens, nice environment, soundproof studio, photo studio, chroma screen etc. woah…you go in, it gives you the ‘wow’ feeling. maybe next time VJC and VS can collaborate and develop our video culture =)
We ended at about 3.30pm after all the packing up and all, and we had nice anthem and cheer (uh they wanted to ‘salute’ the projector (imaginery flag in the middle) but i told them not to. lol), and luckily the cheer didn’t break off halfway.
It was a good experience, bringing back all the fond memories and goosebumps of camping in VS again, along with the feeling of being with people whom you have worked with for years in the past. A lot of flashbacks of the good ol’ days in Geylang Bahru and also in Siglap Link. Maybe we should make a short film (about ghosts? hmm maybe too taboo) in (old?) VS. I wished I came for the daytime activities so that I can know the juniors better. But thanks to waiting for josh, I had to come later.
Well, there’s always another camp to come next year. Till then, should I join the Board of Advisors (BOA)?