Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Bears Cheerleading family from Japan. CUTE!
Many many entries ago, san san posted a video of this family performing at a competition in Japan. This year, they're back again. Sooooo cute!!
Makes me want to influence my kids to take up cheerleading in future. haha.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
hmm, I know I am a little behind time for this post, but I was having my exams (though I still ended early than some of you guys here...) Well 5 days before my first exam paper, ten of us from team spectrum went to cheer the runners on for the Standard Chartered Marathon 2010! More photos can be found on the Team Spectrum Facebook website. :)
Cheering for the runners at before sunrise, improvising with the props provided. :)
Supporting our hall/ team members (Jerome and Suelin) who went for the run!
Cheering for about 4-5 hours is definitely new to many of us instead of a 3 minute routine... Unfortunately there are no photos of stunting cos usually I am the one stunting.
Post-event, the guys lifting the Singapore Flyer. WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!
Special thanks goes to Phei San for her supervision, Jianing for her super high MVP performance that day and Veron for her guest appearance and doing the routine. Also a big thank you for the rest, youjin, matthew, weekeat, dajun, nabil and chengyee. Hope this event will boost our spirit of cheering to a greater level for HO!!!!!
Sunday, December 05, 2010
While reading my lecture notes, I came across this autism picture. After taking a closer look, I realise I actually can relate to some of them. Lol!!
Tweaked the picture a little to put into cheer context. I think it could look cute on the back of a t-shirt.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Other random pics...
Once on the mats, everyone started to behave crazily and do stupid things. Kind of like a destress session for the working ones. It was a rare opportunity to stunt again after stepping out into the working world. Super funny to see the "rusty" seniors stunt again, using all sorts of cheatcode to get up the stunt. AND UNCLE LAWRENCE CANNOT DO EXTENSIONS ANYMORE! LOL!
playtime in between stunting...
Lastly, it was debrief, then CHEER OFF! Cf led the cheer :)
Huge THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible!! (and made my job easier too :) )
Next, current spectrum members (you all know who you are), for preparing this and that, buying food, collecting money, borrowing equipment, replying to messages, blah blah. I LOVE YOU ALL! Please mug hard for the upcoming exams and dont be like gerard!
Picture credits: Samuel, Elisa and Delan
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
had hall dance lesson with jianing the hiphop instructor today.
the head bobbing thing. body wave. arm wave. bounce. groove. krumping.
i was looking at jianing the whole time and i dunno what i was doing.
i look like an idiot with two left feet. noobshit.
but actually, the whole thing was quite fun, plus the people there are nice also :) (spectrum!)
i just wish i have more time so i can join more things :(
Monday, November 08, 2010
JIA YOU EVERYONE. back to memorising my financial statements....
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Sorry for taking so long to upload this video, and the mats-washing photos. Recess week was hell week for me, and my hell just ended this morning.
Anyway, I compiled all the videos into one due to convenience.
Thanks once again for helping out with washing mats! I'm sure we had lots of fun, so let's do it often! lol.
Enjoy the video and see you at training soon!
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
cya babes and hunks later!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
For those who dunno me, i m ah fai yup!
and for all, yup, its someone who MIAed for a verryyy longg time..
Still, I got read the blog from time to time update myself with all the new UPDATES!!!
Firstly, wanted to say that, the blog has really been upgraded/improved and also, been much livelier! Everytime I check in, i have to click "to Older Post" to start.. this shows how often you guys post! Great job la!
Next, Although I didn't been to trainings for a lonng time, I notice that, practically EVERYONE in Spectrum has imporved many many many levels.. Some even doing things I never done before, haven succeed in trying and others.. Congrats people!
I really got to give credits to all who Never stop giving up and keep on going! I m impressed!
I cant wait to see all the members to do their stunts myself! Show me when i go down for trainings ok??
I promise i try to go down for trainings more often ok. Just to cheer with you all, and even to learn from you all! =)
Keep up the great work you guys are doing aite!
yes, its important to TAKE 5 from all those muggings, and the main reason why im here blogging its bcos my media play is playing "For Your Entertainment" and the first thing that came to my mind was the routines that Spectrum did for the performances.
yes thats so random of me -,-
anyway, exams, tests and quizes are coming or had already came and say hi to us, so study hard guys!
oh yeah, rmb to bring $10 on thurs! million thanks!
MUG HARD, PLAY HARD, CHEER HARD! (Y)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Age aside, I am really very happy to see Spectrum blog being active all over again! This blog is where a lot of memories are kept. Whenever I am stressed, or feel lost in life. I will always come back to this place. So please please please do whatever it takes to continue this blog, and keep the Spectrum Spirit going!
As mentioned during our short meeting last wed, Spectrum actually started when I took over in 2005 from my super senior Willie. Spectrum is the place where I started coaching. Whenever I thought it was impossible to push on, my senior would tell me that ''so long as you put your heart to it, everything will fall into place eventually.''
And things did. I only came to hall 13 when I was in year 2, so besides the hall vice-president; I didn't know anybody else. All I knew was I am here to assemble a cheerleading team for the HO2006. So I went to approach my neighbours. The foreign students. The anti-socialists. Yes, I pratically knocked on every single door in hall 13.
NTU Hall 13 in 2005 with our 23 man routineTeam Spectrum turns 5 this year. This is a team which possesses a rich culture, rich tradition and has people you can rely on. i honestly hope to see Spectrum picking up where your seniors last left off. Don't give up on cheerleading. And NEVER give up on yourself!
NTU Hall of Residence 13 Cheerleading Squad (Team Spectrum)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Okay right. I am at work now, but I NEED A BREAK!!! Why is there no recess week for IA students? WHY WHY WHY???
Anyway I was just searching for some information online and suddenly I realized I am reading spectrum blog... >.<
I can see big changes here since the last time I logged in ( I am pretty sure it wasn't that long ago okay). Kudos to YJ for making the efforts to take photos during training and constantly updating the blog! And SL too! Somehow the blog becomes more lively now! So people, keep your post coming in!
I felt happy as I was reading through the entries. :)
Everyone (both seniors and juniors) is working hard to improve I can see!
Juniors, this may be the toughest period for you guys as you guys are just starting to pick up, but remember that the first step is always the hardest! Stay strong and overcome this! The seniors are always around to help! Quote from some taiwanese drama "不要轻言放弃，否则对不起自己“！
Seniors, continue to train hard and cheer hard! :) All of you are becoming better! I am telling myself now that I will train hard too!
Everyone, 'We are a family' isn't something that is only said, make it happen!
One SPECTRUM, One family!
I feel like posting a blog today because I feel really happy that everyone is trying so hard today and everyone's improving, bit by bit. Huiyang trying out her front tuck, Youjin tossing like mad these days, Suelin attempting the gladiator, Veron doing her level up heel stretch, the junior bases popping and reloading like nobody's business. Everyone is trying hard to achieve something at the end of the training and it makes ME want to accomplish something too. I guess that's how we stay motivated even though we may be shagged out.
So GUYS MUST JIAYOU JIAYOU JIAYOU ADD OIL ADD OIL ADD OIL! Show ourselves (and others) that we can do it. YES WE CAN.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
few lines that just leave u to ponder with :)
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Do not limit yourself to what you think you can do and what you can't.
Especially late night supper!!!
That's why we got to work together as a team to overcome our flaws and enhance our strengths.
The toughest obstacle has always been yourself.
A last note for every one:
and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Koh You Jin (Left) and Chong Suelin (Right)
Nevertheless, im sure friday's D&D was a blast and hope everyone enjoyed themselves ;)
SEEYALL HOURS LATER
Sunday, October 10, 2010
I believe you all had received Cheng Yee's e-mail on the list of cheerleading squads, both international and local. She sent the e-mail on her own initiative, spent hours collating the links and searching for the teams' websites, with the sole intention of exposing all of us to cheer, and what we can aim to achieve in future. Good job cheng yee, and thanks a lot! *HUGS* So guys, do visit the websites, or search for the teams' videos in youtube, you'll be amazed at what others can do, but more importantly, it can give you a better idea of what you can do too!
One of the teams she mentioned in the e-mail is KR Steppers. Like us, KR is a hall team. Like us, they started from humble beginnings. KR is one of the teams I really look up to, and when I read the blogpost below, I was really touched.
The entry talks about how KR was formed, how they stand up strong amidst the obstacles, and perservered to be where they are now. The message is simple: Do not forget where you came from. Do not take what you have now for granted.
I did not come from the pioneer batch of Spectrum, nowhere near, cos I'm not as old as Uncle Chaang (oops). But I heard a lot about them. I can feel the Spectrum spirit they left behind. The closest you can get to them physically is lying on the (smelly) mats and the crash mats. Hahaha. Fyi, our seniors bought the crash mat using their own money, for the intention of practicing our gymnast more safely. So, I get really pissed off whenever I see people lying/sleeping on the crash mat during training times. OKay, that aside, I am really grateful of the foundation that our pioneers laid down for us.
Stepping down as Vice-captain is truly a happy thing to me. Not because I can finally put down all the sai kangs and nua, but because I know Spectrum has grown one more generation. I know I have found the right group of people to entrust Spectrum to, and I trust that they have the same passion that I have for Spectrum.
No, I don't feel emotional at all, because I know I'm still part of Spectrum, and Spectrum will always be a part of me. From year 1 till year 4, my entire uni life is filled with memories of Spectrum (and hall 13). Almost everyone who knows me knows that I am a Spectrum cheerleader. And I'm very proud of it.
I can still vividly remember the days when I just joined Spectrum. Together with yin xue, adeline and teresa, we endured stretching, locking exercises, going up and down shoulderstands and elevators. The seniors were like angels, and chaangru, the devil. Hahaha. They would always protect us from chaang, divert chaang's attention away from us, and console us when we get f**k updownleftright by chaang. Chaang is the big baddie. But without him, there would be no Spectrum. He is the person who formed Spectrum. He is also our coach, critique, direction-setter, team manager, music maker, nagger and many many things. He is now the Vice-Chairman of Wildcards. I know some of our seniors will go, "veron, dont por cr so much, he will fly." but I really remember him doing a lot of things for Spectrum. And I never truly wholeheartedly appreciate it until I become the vice-captain myself. Every team needs someone like him. Chaangru, even though you have left Spectrum, I still want to say Thank You.
The next person I want to thank is Goh Kah Xian, now known as Victor Wu Zhao Heng, for convenience sake I will call him uncle. Uncle was my HGL (anouka!!), and also the the person who brought me into Spectrum. If not for him, Spectrum would probably have one less pretty flyer (LOL! =P) Uncle would always be very patient when he's teaching stunts, very encouraging, and very impartial. Although he's very busy, he would always make it for cheer trainings. I don't know why, but I feel that he's happiest when he is cheering. He taught me a lot, about cheer, life and work. And I believe he has taught many of the current Spectrum members a lot too. I feel so weird thanking him here, but yah, thanks uncle!
I dont want this to become a thanking entry so the last two people I wanna mention here are Wen Feng and Sirong. My favourite Captain-cum-topfly, and my favourite mid-tier, respectively. Ah feng has really guided me a lot in terms of managing and training the team. Besides, she constantly pushes me to go beyond my comfort zone and she's always always there whenever I need her. Xiao rong was my GL (anouka!!) and she's the sweeeetest girl ever! She always has a kind word to spare and gives good advices. Ahhhh I miss them soooo much! Thanks ah feng and xiao rong, pls pls pls come back for training more often!!
Being a cheerleader has changed me in many ways. It made me a better person, I feel. The major reason being that cheerleading is a team sports. Every single member counts! I can do hundreds of project in school but I cannot truly say that I am a team player. Being a cheerleader gives me the damn right to say "I am a team player!". HAHAHA this may sound very mindless to some, but that's how I feel. The way we train together, discuss our failures, continue from where we fall, spur each other, celebrate our successes and never giving up on each other - that is a team. I love my team.
Being a vice-captain taught me a lot, too. A team player recognises that every member is unique, a leader identifies that uniqueness, and develops it to contribute to the team. No one is perfect, but in a team, we complement each other. Just like I am not the perfect vice-captain, but my team mates gave me their utmost support and trust that enabled me to do my best for them. Sometimes, when I'm really tired and depressed and frustrated that I am sacrificing so much time for Spectrum, the mere presence of the team being there for trainings makes me feel that everything is worth it. This one year is not without obstacles and setbacks, but every situation I face, I learn something out of it, and I emerge a stronger person.
There is so much I can say about being a team member and a vice-cap, but that would be too long to read, so I'll stop here.
I remember every single detail from my journey in Spectrum, every face/name that comes and go, every stunts I did, every performances - these are all memories that I cherish. However, my journey is not over yet, and there are still more memories to collect.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
I made a BLOGPOST on our F1 performance about 3 weeks ago but I did not post it until today so please take a look at what I wrote about our performance k? It's on 13 September. To view the video please scroll down on the right and watch the second video, proudly uploaded by our IT officer.
OK cheer clinic! It was held 2 weeks ago, 23 September 2010, with the purpose of exposing our hall residents to the world of cheerleading. The seniors were up and ready by 7pm and we patiently waited for hall residents to come down as though it was a chinese wedding banquet. Kudos to those who came on time! Like Suelin. :)
We did some stretching with the hall residents and after a short opening speech by our new captain CHOON FU, we started off with the ultimate cheerleading experience! Everyone got a taste of locking, going up an elevator, trust fall, doing on ground extension and even trying out a pyramid. Some year 2 seniors like our current JCRC President Amin and Publication Secretary Kim Fatt also gamely took the challenge of going up an elevator too. Personally, I have never heard Kim saying so much swear words at one time. Mwahahahaha.
There were plenty of fun, laughter and screams as girls (and GUYS!) got to try out things beyond their comfort zone. Hopefully, at the end of the cheer clinic, we truely let them have a taste of what cheerleading is and that they will be interested to join us in TEAM SPECTRUM.
Which they did! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
For more pictures, please view the album at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=549041610#!/album.php?aid=240436&id=549041610
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Following the clinic, we will be starting our proper training on monday, 27sept, 7p.m. Venue will either be at function hall 12, or blk 64 carpark (depending on which is available). We will start to teach new-comers the basics in cheerleading stunts, how to spot for your team mates, and learn some gymnastics as well. You are bound to learn something new here!
For those who missed the cheer clinic, don't worry!! You are still welcome to join us on monday! Just come in your sports attire and shoes (girls, do remember to wear tights), and approach any of us! If you're shy, grab your roomie/neighbour/og mate/senior to come along with you. All are welcome!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Join us on the 23rd September and have fun! You'll get to try out some simple stunts that you have never tried before in your entire life! This is also an opportunity to get to know more people from the hall.
What attire to come in?
Come down in your sports attire (t-short, shorts and sports shoes). We would advise you to wear contact lenses on that day, but it's alright if you don't have them. Bring along your water bottle as you would need to hydrate yourself.
For the guys, do come down in a dark coloured T-shirt. Avoid coming in singlet.
For the girls, do wear tights. For shoes, we would recommend flat sole shoes if possible, but any sports shoes will be fine for that day.
Bases: Cheerleaders that stay on the ground providing the primary support for the flyer during a stunt.
Flyers: These are the people that is in the air during a stunt.
Why come down?
I believe most people would not have tried cheerleading(with stunts) before, so we're giving everyone in hall 13 an opportunity to try this out! Really, no experience is required. Just come down, experience cheerleading and have fun! Who knows? You may love what you see and join us. For those who don't, at least you tried and we thank you for giving us this opportunity.
For some guys, you might probably be thinking, "I don't think I am big and strong enough." To be honest, cheerleading is not fully about strength and size. We have male cheerleader as bases that are neither build nor tall(read: me). Stunts don't always depends on strength, but rather the techniques. So come down on that day, and we will show you what you are capable of doing.
For the girls, most would go "I cannot!!! I'm too fat/heavy la!" Again, cheer is not about size or weight, but rather the technique. Most of our flyers are not super-skinny or feather-weight, they are all normal girls! I believe you would have already seen the pictures in the facebook album. Everytime a flyer goes up in the air, all the attention will be on her. Come down for cheer clinic, and have a feel of what flying is all about!
Just think about it, where else can you try such stunts? We have the techniques, skills and the necessary safety precautions for you to learn and try cheerleading safely, and all that in the comfort of our own hall.
It may be interesting to also note that while we're a hall cheerleading team competing in Hall Olympiad, we also accept external public performances. Some of the videos are available in this blog. This means that your effort in training will not just be seen by people during Hall Olympiad, but also by people who are not from NTU(In fact, we had just completed an assignment for Singel Formula 1 roadshow at clarke quay). This, I feel, is great exposure and makes your training meaningful.
We only have 3 to 4 years in university. When you step out to work, it's almost impossible to find time and energy to try something new. It's up to you how you want to live your university life, and what you want to achieve while you are here. Give cheerleading a shot, feel the satisfaction and adrenaline rush, and make your NTU life a memorable one.
We have a date with YOU on 23 Sept, Thursday!