Thursday, December 31, 2009

Spectrum Cheer Camp 2009


Some random pics..














































we divided ourselves into 2 grps and each had a mini routine..

Grp 1: Team Nua





























performance by team Nua:



**team nua's music done by uncle kah xian


Grp 2:Team Rainbow..


performance by team Rainbow:



**and team rainbow's music is specially done by ah dee


Happy new year to all =)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Updates!!!

28 dec 2009 - Denvers Cheerleading workshop feat. Taiwan Monster team
*meet 9 a.m. at Potong Pasir MRT station (north-east line)
*we have to reach potong pasir CC by 9.45 a.m for registration
*pls come in Spectrum t-shirt, appropriate shorts (no berms & surf shorts), proper shoes and socks
*bring a water bottle & towel(optional)
*for more detailed info on programme and what to expect, read the letter from denvers

29 & 30 dec 2009 - Spectrum training
*meet 7 p.m. at function hall 12

Please try your very very best to attend every training from now onwards, because we'll be training specific stunts and pyramids for HO. Each and every one of your presence is extremely important.

Lastly, to all of Spectrum and to all readers of this blog, have a blessed and sparkling christmas! :)

Love,
Veron

PS. ah feng!! where are the cheer camp pics and vids??? upload on fb! :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Spectrum Cheer Camp 2009!
Date: 14-12-09 (Mon) to 18-12-09 (Fri)
Time: 9 a.m to 10 p.m daily
(with adequate break-time in between)

Please meet outside hall 12 function hall by 9.00 a.m. sharp daily. Don't be late ya!
And do stay around in hall during the break-time so as to get enough rest for the next training session later in the day.

What to expect?
Intensive training on basics, exposure to a variety of different group stunts and partner stunts, pyramids pyramids pyramids!
Also, we'll be having a steamboat session on friday night to end off the camp. Everyone is expected to be present :)

What to bring?
- $15 (inclusive of cheer camp t-shirt and steamboat), please pass to huiyang
- Training shoes, pls wear shoes for all training
- Water bottle
- for those who're going for Monster workshop, pls pass huiyang $45
- for those who haven pay for justshutupandlock t-shirt, pls pass jeanette $12 (t-shirt) or $10 (singlet)

Lastly, ALL THE BEST for those who're playing for IHG, be it for sports or rec. May you trash all your opponents and do Hall 13 proud!

See you soon for the camp :D


Saturday, November 28, 2009

hello hello, i finished watching most of the cheerleading videos on youtube and started watching something called sports acro which is some super high level gymnastics! check out the video below!

Monday, November 23, 2009



Champion team for Seacon Square 2009 - Swan
very neat routine. i like their 1-1-1s towards the end of the routine.
P.S. their music sounds weird to me, but its probably the bad sound quality.

BU has crazy crazy stunts and pyramids.
FYI, they're 3rd in Seacon Square 2009. But this is not their routine for the finals, this is only for semi-finals.
And i'm very amazed with their single base tossup BASE to shoulderstands, and their energy level.

Yes, I know we're still having exams. Sucks but we have to persevere! Jia you everyone! Missing all of you...

veron

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Check out this Rythmic Gymnastics




Chris, must teach us wor!!!!

Gd luck for exams

Cheers
Laolao

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hey peeps, as mentioned, theme for the upcoming HO is 'Fashion'. And as you all know, fashion also has its many genres. For our team, we'll be going for the 'Futuristic' look. Reason: its more powerful, and easier to relate to our fast-paced stunts and routine.

And to accomodate to the theme, we'll be changing the team uniform. The floor is open to all YOU ppl who have any idea on what YOUR uniform would look like. Submit your creative ideas and post them on the blog! Don't be afraid to send in crazy designs, the more the merrier ;)

Givenchy, spring/summer 2009
Think space-age, science-fic, astronaut suit, robotics, hi-tech, the galaxy, the universe......
However, we'll be sticking to our hall colours: Orange, white, and gold or silver.
Go according to the likes of lines/strips, cut-outs, exaggerated shoulders, asymmetrical designs, zippers, funky collars, patent/shiny/metallic materials, etc etc etc.

Manish Arora, spring/summer 2009
Take it as a stress-relieving and relaxing break out of your studying hours.
Looking forward to your designs! =)

Sunday, November 08, 2009




veron says: pls laugh at BARNEY!!! haha

*edited by veron:
i found some pictures of the performance on this blog. go see go see! there's a pic of delan's and sr's btoss pike which i think is very nice!*

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Howl-O-Scream Fright Night 2009


Babes and Dudes!

The Colosseum will be having the first ever Halloween LAN Party on 31st October 2009 (Saturday). Come prepared for a night that will blow you away with amazing performances by Singapore’s Kumar, premier local R&B talent Mark Bonafide and SHINYA lead by ex-singer of Lucify from Channel U’s Superband Season 1. Witness the Femme Fatal Fashion Show and test your fate at our Deal or No Deal-styled lucky draw, where you will have to decide to either walk the true path of the righteous, or stray off to temptation where exciting prizes worth over $4000 lie in wait for the taking.

Cheaper tickets if you get it now*

Moonlight Pass
Early Bird $32
Door Price $38
(2 drinks** + 3 hrs of gaming + uber cool performances)

Cauldron Pass
Early Bird $22
Door Price $28
(1 drink** + uber cool performances)

If you order more than 10 tickets at 1 go, I could give you better rate. =D
Dress up for that day and you can get 1 more free drinks**!
Simple dress up will do too. Etc.. devil horn, cat ear, blood on face....toilet paper around ur body! and my fellow cheerleaders, just come in your cheerleading costumes, la! hehe.. then we can have some fun stunting at the halloween party! i miss cheer!

*before 26th Oct 2oo9

email me at thisstarisverybright@yahoo.com to book your tickets now yay~!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Some random training pics:

from far u can see the height difference...
tall vs very-tall

Non-training pics:
guess who?
p.s. read the chinese characters
now, any volunteers who wants to 'bao' this lonely guy?

Friday, October 16, 2009

cute little dancing girl





hey guys, for HO i just need you all to dance better than the little ger in the video can le.. not asking for alot... hahhaaha

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

There's alot of amazing cheer videos posted here,
but i have an amusing one to share.


MTV Super Made - MTV Made takes on a cheer team


(Off Wikipedia)
MTV's MADE is a self-improvement reality television series broadcast on MTV. The series follows teens who have a goal and want to be "made" into things like singers, athletes, dancers, skateboarders, etc. The teens are joined by a "Made Coach", an expert in their chosen field, who tries to help them attain their goals over the course of several weeks. Made documents the process the teens undergo as they try to achieve their goal.



It's a full episode, so it'll take up about half an hour of your life.
Happy Recess!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cutesy little baby panda... orh~~~~





cute little panda sneezes.. very very cute!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hiho!
Training dates for RECESS WEEK:

1 Oct (Thursday) - 7 p.m
2 Oct (Friday) - 2 p.m
Venue: Hall 12 Function Hall

We may organise a steamboat on thursday or friday night in hall. To be confirmed.



Anyways, handsomes and prettys, pls do contribute more to the blog yea?
Post a link, photo, video, crappy jokes, whatever you like, something, ANYTHING! hahahha thanks lots lots!

*edit*
i HAVE to add this in:
meow meow has a omg-super-gorgeous-and-to-die-for BURBERRY bag, and a c****o iPhone! lol!
ok cant reveal the reason here, its our circle of trust...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hi all ! Wrote an entry out of sheer inspiration so thought I might want to share with you guys. This entry, however, is entirely me. If it doesn't make sense to you, don't do it. Cheers!

Why is cheerleading ''not growing'' in Singapore


After reading XW's post on ''fatter but not taller'' , I came across another interesting article that puts things into perspective:

Liverpool and Standard Chartered announce sponsorship deal


Now, I am not somebody that like sad stories. Instead of complaining why cheerleading is not growing in Singapore and how unrecognised we all are, let's look at how we as existing cheerleaders can help our sport establish its niche.

1) Stop living in the past

What your seniors have done in the past remains as history. What we need to understand now is; what worked for them, might not necessarily work for us (and vice-versa). Techniques are constantly changing and people across the globe are constantly improving. If you are a team coach, it is your responsibility to keep up with the times. If you are a team player, it is your duty to contribute constructive ideas. Not complain. Complaining (No action, talk only) is not constructive at all.

An example of this point is our classic ''toss to hands'' technique. I have been cheerleading since 2004, and I changed my toss to hands technique at least a dozen times. The reason to this is so that we can progress on to harder, more difficult stunts. (I explained the importance of constantly improving in my pervious post ---> here). While the ''flick back'' method may have sufficient height for some, it definitely will not work when you are going for a full up. This was taught to me by Kentucky Head Coach Jomo Thompson during his short stay in Singapore.

Ultimately, you must be receptive to changes. Everybody is resistant to changes but it is those who dare to change that will make the difference.

2) Money Talks

Robert Kiyosaki mentioned in his book ''Increase your financial IQ'' that - It is not the love of money that is evil - It is the lack of money that causes evil . I once remembered someone telling me that passion and money should never mix. Refering to my point (1) above, I strongly beg to differ. Loving cheerleading is a luxury. Making ends meet remains a reality. The ernest boy you see working part time every evening after school at a local supermarket may well be the next legend in our field, but the opportunity costs for commiting to cheer might simply be too much for him to bear. We must find alternatives to offset these opportunity costs so that talents in our field can continue to grow. Setting up a cheerleading scholarship is one way. Finding sponsors who share your ideals like how StanChart is sponsoring Liverpool will be next.
Remember, money is not evil. Money is just money.

3) The power of marketing

No matter how good you are, it will be useless if nobody knows you exist; less to say acknowledge your existence. Nevermind the stereotype that cheerleading is a bimbotic and weak sport. As KR Steppers would put: Blame no one. Expect nothing. Do something.

I started the idea of a team blog back in 2006 with Team Spectrum because I found it as a more interactive way to engage with the Netizens unlike the conventional homepages. That being said, having a blog with no updates is as good as not having a blog at all. Nobody is born a blogger. Learn. You will be surprised how powerful search engines such as google can be. Being a faithful reader of your own team's blog does not contribute to your team's growth. Stop expecting 'somebody else to blog'. If everybody is waiting for everybody then nothing will be done! The least you can do is help to contribute a post or two to alleviate the burden of your severely overworked ''key members''.
Of course, after blogger will come facebook. See and be seen. This way people can know that you exist. This is not being narcissistic. There is nothing to be paiseh about. This is about helping our sport to grow.

4) Don't take up space

Personally, I view a successful team with experienced seniors doing shoulder stands and juniors doing the pyramid tossing. With reference to an entry from blog MDK on the fish analogy , juniors can never progress if the seniors are taking up all the ''major roles''. The same goes for flyers. Regine in this aspect is really worth highlighting. She volunteered out of SKM (despite really wanting to finish her last competition) so that new generation Candy can take over. The result? Candy having the opportunity to fly, and is now the new generation top flyer for Wildcards.

5) Take pride in being overtaken.

The traditional ''kung fu master theory'' states that the coach will never impart all his skills to his students for the fear of being overtaken one day. This is a very wrong mentality. We will ultimately be killing ourselves in the end when the new generation does not have enough knowledge to pass on. My personal experience taught me that by teaching 100% of everything I have, I will discover an additional 10% in the process.
You are a successful team if you can produce new blood who are able to supersede your pervious routine. You are a successful coach if you can build pipeline for the future. And this is instrumental in making cheerleading a successful sport in Singapore.

Give, and you shall receive.

6) Stop being a keyboard warrior

Hiding behind nicknames and spamming behind youtube comments and tagboards is nothing to be proud about. Likewise, acting hero and shooting back on condescending remarks is not productive at all. At the end of the day, it makes our sport look bad. Either you meet up to settle your differences in person, or delete the useless remarks that prove nothing but an eyesore.

7) Discard the wrong mentality of winning

While you might have a personal difference between an individual, leave that person's team out of the picture. His/her team has nothing to do with your problem. You settle your own problem. Getting your entire team to hate his/her team and henceforth making it ''compulsory'' to win National Championships is dumb. Not only that, you effectively elevated that person's status making an individual tantamount to a team. Not a very clever thing to do.

The above 7 points are derived from my personal experience. These are my own suggestions as to how we can help cheerleading expand both ''vertically and horizontally.'' It may or may not work for you. If what I have written doesn't make sense to you, don't do it. On the other hand, don't just make noise and provide no constructive suggestions. And don't just give suggestions; act on them. Walk the talk.




What have YOU done for cheerleading to date?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Photos from Jeanette's and San's bday celebration. Only a few cos our dear san san was rushing off. Nonetheless, Spectrum wishes our two dear flyers HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Big big thank you to the two roomies who have been with us since the start of their uni life. Both of your presence means a lot to us! =D

the adorable pair of roomies, with cong yan the monkey and his banana.


ok make a wish!
(one of the candles got blown off by wee keat, so if one of their wishes dont come true, its all becos of wee keat! :P)

That's all! thanks ah dee for buying the cake :)
************


Next up, photos from Army Open House 2009. Check out the coolio tanks (okay only one tank) from SAF and the CHIO and macho cheerleaders!

even gerard look small standing next to the tank.
and its only a XS tank! didnt take pics of the XL tank.

this is super HILARIOUS!
hang on for our lives~~~!

that "bar" is so huge, we're all slipping off :D

Good job to the Spectrum team who performed for 5 days consecutively at Army Open House 2009. You guys and girls were fantastic! 3 cheers! :D

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thank you SPECTRUM for the bdae celebration!!!
I will be back for training very soon! :D

Sunday, September 06, 2009

NOBODY!!!!!!!!!!




Damn they're hot!!!! Eh bahron teach the freshies this dance leh.. hahaha

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Happy birthday yang yang!!!!
may you stay healthy, free of injuries and sweet always =)


pictures taken during training:
(some not well-taken due to poor lighting/cui camera)

20 yr old!!!

thanks yang yang for being part of Spectrum =)

thanks dee for buying the cake. its pretty!

and delicious! lol!

*************************************

We've all been cheering together for at least one year now.

From the time when the juniors came in with totally no background and a lot of passion,
to what we are now - Bonded and united.
Now, let us all pass this spirit down to the new members of Spectrum.
Guide them in whatever ways we can,
grow together as a team,
teach each other,
learn from one another,
encourage each other,
cheer together.

I know we can be stronger.

Let's reach out for greater heights in the following year!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

At times, we take things for granted.
We din realise how important and precious something was until it is gone.

Yes.
Uncle Law has lost his beer belly *sob*

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Team Spectrum Committee 2009/2010

Introducing our new committee members...


Our welfare officer


Poh Kay Dee (aka Ah Dee)
















Publicity


Jeanette Yew (aka Ah Net)
















Financial Secretary


Tay Hui Yang (aka Yang Yang)












Vice-Captain



Veronica Leong (aka Veron / Vavaron)
















And our Captain


Cheong Chan Fai (aka Ah Fai / Bao Fai)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Recruitment 2009

This year, Team Spectrum and hall 5 Vikings performed together for our recruitment.

First stop @ hall 5 on 19th Aug.




And the next day @ hall 13.




Special thanks to CongYan and KangJun for helping out with trainings, Delan and AhLiang for helping us with the performance and also Marcus, SM, CC Ng and JieYing who helped out with spotting and video taking.

Well Done Spectrum and Vikings!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009



harlow guys. :)
woohoo! This is my first time posting something here.
Hahaz. A video to share with you guys.
It's cute! :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

No prize for guessing who this monkey god is. Will add on a gold hairband next time.
Since Mr KJ ask for it,

I shall post the pics for our kite flying event. But more pics need to get from bah-ron.

And so it goes...

One fine sunny day, a group of cheerleaders decide to gather and venture out to the far far south of sunny island to have some fun...

SMALL boy boy, our dearest and smallest male flyer decided to go 2 hrs early to explore the area because he was hungry.. To his dismay, there is nothing except grass and many many construction sites...

So he changes into his $8 for 5? piece shirt and waited for the rest to arrive...

The 2nd to arrive was barney and cy, followed by 四毛 , ah-dee and brian aka 酱油..
And the last to arrive was 肉-ron who was still along the MRT green line, when we were supposed to have met at the time.

Poor wenfeng was lock in her dad's office and wasn't able to join us.....


四毛,肉-ron, ah dee, small boy boy
and barney showing his paws over 四毛

As you can see small boi boi shagged face after waiting for 2hrs in hunger... But no fear, kind hearted ah -dee bought donuts when he came.


四毛 inspecting her walking stick
for retirement purpose..

She thinks that a thin one might be able to do it..


Soon the gang board onto the bus and travelled to Marina Barrage where Chris was already there enjoying some cake and coffee while waiting for us..

It took some while , but the team manage to get their kites in the air..
and this is all that I have, need to get wait from 肉-ron to post the rest..

Pls click on image to spot the kites.... =p


肉-ron and 四毛 with 四毛's kite, Pooh (deceased)


It was fun and all, and surely as usual, but as a team full of spirit for adventure and mischives, accidents happen...


Wat's that?????


Oh no....


Poor Pooh, was the 1st of the 3 victim to be engulf into the sea....
But as the team always care for each other, and we leave no man behind...
Sotong and pikachu soon followed after, of course UNWILLINGLY.....

After that, we also celebrated 酱油's birthday.

酱油 with his bitter-sweet smile...


Blame it on either poor economy or recession or whatever reasons we can think of...
Due to budget constraint..

Tata~~

The one and only unique birthday cake =)


Of course as cheerleaders, we will do our specialty wherever we go...


Getting ready...


1 2 3 jump and Failed....


Ready okay 1 2 down up and PASSED =)
(职业病)


Barney and ah-dee decide to join in too...


The guys decide that they want to do something too..



In position and Hmm.....


Small boy boy favourtie hand stand,
he must be training all these while for this day...


And ever since chaangru was around, we alway been hearing from him the term "UP LEVEL"
Here is a gd example...


The Normal Level


Up One level




and




Chuied...
(haha that me breaking ah dee virginity)


And the most pretty stunt of the day..
( 肉-ron was lazy and slacking one corner)


After that we left for shokudo and had dinner before all of us made our way back home..

and the team continue to cheer happily ever-after

~The End~

=p

By the lousy noob blogger,
Panda Tjong