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Sunday, October 05, 2008
10:24 pm

Inter - Ministry Volleyball 04 10 2008

The competition took place at CCAB. The first game started at 10am and ended near 6pm. Double knock out system. MOE sent in 3 ladies' teams.

MOE Ladies Teams - MOE Team 1, 2, 3

MOE Ladies Team 2 and 3
Woke up at 7.30am and went for breakfast with pb at ang mo kio ave 10 blk 409 market. Had a bowl of yummy yong tau foo soup and was very satisfied :P Arrived at CCAB about 9.15am. Got change and got ready for warm up.
Hmmm, left shoulder had a nudging pain...i strained it 2 weeks ago when playing volleyball...guess had not done proper warm up...put 1 'ko yor' patch on the shoulder praying that the pain will go away...but nope...shoulder became tighter...finally had to ask Aggie to tape it up for me which i felt better.

Our TALL giants of the team (Aggie, Val & Liza)

the two HENGs in the team (Jessie Heng & Irene Heng)

Daze, Jessie and Marie (having fun during lunch time, look at marie :P) Having our lunch between games break - Duck rice from Adams.
1221 (mirror image)

2112 (mirror image)

Having fun with numbers 1 21 12

More numbers!

Discussing and planning our positions and strategies

Our team MOE Team 2 had achieved a 2nd runner up, there was an improvement this year.

MOE Team 2 players:
1. Aggie (Agnes)
2. Marie
3. Liza
4. Daze (Daisy)
5. Poh Bee (pb)
6. Jessie Heng
7. Hengie (Irene)
8. Valerie
9. Jing Jing
10. Ai jiao
11. Jing Jing
12. Irene Lim (serving national service - having baby)

After the award ceremony, we went for dinner at The Chinese Feast - Chong Qing Hot Pot @ Suntec, 3 Temasek Boulevard #B1 - 061 Suntec City Mall. It had been my craving to eat there for weeks. Simply loved the thinly sliced belly pork, really tasty! Savouring every bit...yummy. The 'ma la' spicy ala carte buffet steamboat, my favourite :D The 'ba bao cha' 8 treasure tea was rejuvating to a long day i had. You've got to try the cool 'ba bao cha', heavenly :B Had a fantastic meal with aggie, marie, liza, daisy and Jessie. Arrived home at about 10.30pm.

Knees were stiff, left shoulder strained, fingers were aching from setting up the balls in the games I could hardly bent weekend will be spent on recovering myself for monday's corporate netball league. More 'ko yor' then.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008
1:29 pm

Singapore 19s & Under Teams 2008

Head Coach : Irene Heng :D

Assistant Coach : Huang Bo zhen :P

Team Manager : Gouh Dingling :J

19s Schools Players
National League Team
1.Koh Hui Yi, Christina
2.Pamela Liew
3.Aow Cihui
4.Jaime Lye.
5.Tan Jie Qi
6.Yeo Mei
7.Low Yu Hui
8.Tessa Tan Yi Xin
9.S. Nikhita
10.Bhaama D/O Padmanathan
11.Wong Pui Yen
12.Melissa Ng Xih Yi

19s Schools squad Players
Chan Silei
Yap Siew Kim Kalusha
Claudia Emillia D'Silva
Nur Syafizah

19s Tertiary Players
1.Goh Si Yun
2.Lur May Juan
3.Elizabeth Ann Cheong Ming Li
4.Cheer Chong Han En
5.Charlotte Ng Kai Wen
6.Wong Khang Ting Jolene
7.Amelia Tan
8.Paula Ho Aizhen
9.Brittany Ellis
10.Ong Pei Shi
11.Rachel Murphy

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Thursday, July 24, 2008
11:37 am

Presenting our capable and inspiring
yio chu kang sec Netball Level Captains

Sec 5 Captains (Rebecca & Serene)

Sec 4 Captains (Sufaizah & Christina)

Sec 3 Captains (Fiona & Joanne)

Sec 2 Captains (Wee Theng & Christine)

Sec 1 Captains (Cassandra and Amalina)

"The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us."

- Hubert Humphrey, U.S. vice president, senator

"A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better." Jim Rohn

"The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says "I"; The leader says "WE". The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, "GO"; the leader says "LET'S GO!" H. Gordon Selfridge

"He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander."Aristotle

"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority."

Kenneth Blanchard

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Sunday, July 13, 2008
11:34 am

Olympics Day Run on 12th July 2008 @ West Coast Park
(7.30am to 11.00am)

Mr Ng Ser Miang making his speech.

Yes, that was our YIO CHU KANG SECONDARY SCHOOL flag at the starting point !!!

Tao Li, the national swimmer with the torch.

National 19s netball players (from both schools and tertiary 2008), a fantastic and energetic bunch of girls to work with :D

It was a great bonding session for all of us.

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Monday, July 07, 2008
10:34 pm

Key personnel and some teachers from Lesson Study went to Hong Kong for school visits during March holiday 2008.
At the Hong Kong Airport where i found the count down clock for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Hong Kong Sceneries

Night comes alive! We hunted for all the good food we could : )

'Yu Dan' (Fishballs dipped in sauce, as seen in movie)

Waffles, crispy and nice!

The 2008 Olympics Mascots
Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni

(Bei Bei, Jing Jing, Huan Huan, Ying, Ying, Ni Ni)

Sport Act in a primary school

I simple loved the colour combination!

Hunted for more wonderful food.

Here we had plain steamed milk, really smooth and good for complexion

(as told)!

Steamed milk with eggs

My all time favourite dessert (as shown below)- mango with mini glutinous balls. There is mango with pomelo too. Really yummy!

Must have if you are there :D

Interesting trade in Hong Kong which we do not see in Singapore at all.

Funny thing was the customers change leg at the same time :)

Another Olympic count down clock at their MTR

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9:48 pm

Yippy, i finally managed to upload the pictures for my blogs!
It was not so difficult afterall :D
Ahahahahahahahahah!!! Gone crazy already!

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8:20 pm

Date : 23rd to 25th May

Venue : Malaysia, Kuantan, Pahang

Hotel : MS Garden

Meeting place : CCAB at 9pm

Ladies representing Singapore MOE team in Netball

(Back : Liza, Su Rin, Agnes, Daisy, Lu Zhi)

(Front : Irene, Iryianna, Yu Lan, Clare, Fen)

Took night bus to Kuantan

(about 8 hours journey...poor butt and back...)

Arrived at Kuantan at about 5+ am

All alighted the bus and had breakfast (pratas)

Then off we went to visit a craft shop planned for us before we checked in to our hotel rooms

The Malaysians were very hospitable. We were given welcoming lunch. See the happy and satisfied faces :D

Liza and me @ the beautiful kuantan beach :D

Both the Netball and Volleyball Teams took a group photo.

Getting ready for Malaysians welcoming dinner on first nite.

At the netball playing venue

Once again, we took a team picture before the farewell dinner hosted by the Malaysians


At our table, we were seated with the Malaysia soccer players.

We won our games so do other MOE teams. MESRC Singapore was OVERALL CHAMPIONS. See ya (MESCA) next year in Singapore!

Our medals!
It was a memorable and joyful journey for all! Laughters all the time!

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8:16 pm

Been feeling breathless these two months...

So many things to do with so little time

Its all those little things that kill...

Breathe in breathe out

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
12:43 am

Which car should i get ?
Budget to buy a car is about $60k...
Few Options to consider...

Toyota Rush (Lime Green)

[1.5 Lady's SUV, est $68k+]

Honda Civic (Black) , 8th generation

[1.6, est $75k+]
Toyota Altis (White)
[1.6, est $68k+]
Finally the new Altis (with some of the Camry's feature) is here!
Went with my sister-in-law Geraldine and brother Marcus to both Toyota and Honda showrooms.
I went to view the car with the intention all ready to buy the new Altis with Geraldine. Hoping to get more rebates when we buy together. I was determined to buy Altis as i have heard so much about it and seen it in New Zealand last year.
I felt Honda was a little did not think too much about it. However, when i saw Honda Civics on the road i simply envy the driver behind the wheel.
Went to Honda showroom, walked around and admire the Honda Civic 1.6 and 1.8. Sat in it a few times rotating between the driver's seat (the sporty cockpit is so cool, digital meter wow!) and passengers' seat (spacious and so comfortable) :D The design was indeed aerodynamic and state-of-the-art!
Geraldine : Want to test drive?
Me : need (in my heart was like wow such a sleek car, really like the physical form of the car but...always a but...)
Geraldine : Sure?
Me : Hmm...think no need
(kept thinking in my heart how nice if i can afford it?)
Geraldine : Let's go over to Toyota's showroom
Me : Yeah!
Went over to Toyota showroom and headed straight to Altis. Sat at the driver's seat to see if i could feel any connection with it. More compartments and a dvd player (caught my eyes)...
An ancle came in and sat next to me..."he went ouch!" and i wondered what happened. He hit his head at the car roof. Then we realised that the car roof was low. I went behind to sit at the passenger's seat and straight away i did not really like it as it was kind of uncomfortable.
So we proceeded to test drive the car. The feel was not as good as the old Altis which my dad drives. The speed did not pick up as fast as i expected compare to my dad's. I did not feel as exhilarated as i should be then...feel was only so so. All 3 of us test drove and had a discussion after that. The price was $65 800 and the car was made in Thailand.
We decided to go back to Honda. Asked to test drive the car. Geraldine wanted to test drive first. I had a chance to sit at the passengers' seat and it was already so comfortable and spacious. When it was my turn to test drive i was already feeling excited. The moment i took the wheel and drove...the feel is indescribable. Sooo shiok! The drive was so smooth!
That was it! Did some calculations and decided to buy Honda Civic. Asked to include the DVD and the agent agreed. Deal sealed at $70,600. This was my biggest $$$ payout but i was satisfied. I am finally owned a Japan-made car :D
Can't wait for the new car to arrive!
Decided to get white colour.
Part 2
A week later, received sms that says "COE at $15389, new car expected to arrive 3 weeks time.
Another sms came and showed 3 weeks time, you may collect your car. I simply could not contain my joy. My family was equally happy and looking forward to seeing the new car :D
2 weeks passed, "New car number SJE XXXX C "..haha everyone in the family bought the number.
Collected the car and it was like collecting a new born baby. So new and so fragile...i drove very slowly during the first 2 weeks ...was so afraid to ......avoided lorries and pickups...not easy.

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Friday, February 29, 2008
8:55 pm

Singapore Youth Olympics Games Bid 2008


Our runners waited patiently at our allocated checkpoint to take over the relay from Cedar Girls at Kallang Riverside Park.

Sports & Wellness Dept
Siva, me, Geok, Su Rin

(Always united as ONE)

Geok & Su Rin

Siva - pro cam man

Our enthusiastic YCKSS Runners

Matthew, Justin, Ivan, Jia Yu, Ismail, Yuan Jie

Fiona, Valerie, Sally & Serene

Here came Cedar Girls

Group picture with Cedar Girls, well done girls!

Our runners set off with a purpose -

to complete the route!

Here they go...all the way!

At Bugis Junction

Our Runners paraded

Our proud runners took a group photo

Our student supporters made up of student leaders

Sports & Wellness department and our student leaders supporters

Our Ministers Dr Vivien, Mr Teo Ser Luck and
Olympian Mr Tan Howe Liang

Hema :"Unbelievable, this is great!!!"
(when the result was announced)

Fiona and Justin looked on as Valerie and Serene
went hysterical! The huge celebration was on!

Singapore won the bid! Victory!!! Call for celebration!

Still jumping for joy even after the celebration!

Singapore's night

Serene & me :D

Christina & me

It was a night of jubilation for all Singaporeans !

We won the bid!

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