Monday, December 12, 2011

Cheer Camp 05-09 Dec 2011

Mission accomplished! Cheer Camp 2011 was done with 3 objectives in mind: getting back in shape physically, revising our foundational cheer stunts and trying out new stunts for the routine. It was a gruelling week for many of us as we had 9 training sessions over 5 days, which include PT, jumps, gymnastics, dance and of course stunting. However though training was tough I am sure all of us had fun in the process, swaying our hips to the music and going for supper on one of the nights! Alas there was no official photographer for this camp, but I hope pictures will be out soon! :)

Enjoying our meal out at the end of cheer camp 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Cheer Camp Day 1

Hi Guys,

Welcome back to HO 2012. Today marks the start of our December Cheer Camp! The joy of trying out new stunts and the pain of the PT sessions. I'm pretty drain out too, so let the photos and videos do the talking.................

And the video of the day.. Sunnyside up shoulder sit with Yi sheng!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Do what we do best, MAKAN!

This day, men own the kitchen...

...while ladies enjoy our fruits of labour

Let's go for the food!
Team Spectrum... MAKAN!

Mid-Autumn Festival, Spectrum-style!


Ops =P

How much you willing to bet that the lantern is still flying around somewhere, carrying our wishes and bringing it higher? =)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Don't give up.

I think everyone should have a look at this. Look at how nobody is giving up when things don't go well. Also, look at how the other teammates cheered her on. 

Sometimes, a stunt does not always go up nicely, but if possible, if everyone is fighting for the stunt, the least one could do is don't give up. Fighting a stunt is part of parcel of cheerleading. It's important to know how to fight a stunt because during practise, yes, we can try and try all we want until we hit the stunt, but if it's the real competition or a performance, we don't have that luxury of trying over again. Therefore, in competitions, it's all about fighting stunts if things were to not go so well, so might as well make use of normal training to also learn how to fight stunts instead of giving up. That way, you can gain some experience and if similar situation were to occur during competition(touch wood), you know how to handle it.

I believe as cheerleaders, we should have the never give up attitude. After all, we are supposed to cheer people on. How are we supposed to do that if we can even cheer and motivate ourselves?


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hann Bin: our new assistant coach!

Spectrum welcomes our new assistant coach, Hann Bin! He will be helping us with the standardisation of our techniques and starting on our routine choreography. Main Committee page will be updated soon!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Spectrum Latest Promotional Video

Nanyang Technological University Hall of Residence 13 Team Spectrum


what is a ''level 5'' routine

Hi Peeps,

I have got news that there is a possibility of HO being judged under a ''level 5'' scoring system this year. Although this news is not official, it is always good to know what is a ''level 5'' and the things you should look out for.

1) Basket tosses that you can do are restricted to:

Toe touch, around the world, pike, kick single full, kick double fulls (being the highest scoring basket toss).

No head over heel stunts allowed. ie: no backtucks, no layouts,

2) Gymnastics - the usual standing and running gymnastics apply. you are not restricted to a 3 pass tumbling sequence so long as you do not tumble off the mats.

3) Dance - compulsory component.

4) Jumps - the more variety the better. ie: Pike, toetouch, herkie

5) Pyramids - max 2 man height. eg, liberty hitch, M-pyramids.

Pyramids that are NOT allowed are for example - 221, gladiator, flat backs, swedish falls.

Take note that you are allowed to, however, do stunts which will go beyond the 2 man height so long as the stunt does not hit beyond the 2 man height. eg: Fork lifts

6) Group stunts - 2 man or 3 man group stunts. The more flexibility elements you can display, the better. ie: scorpions, heel stretches, bow and arrows are high scoring elements. Dismounts are very important as well. Single full downs, double full downs. Arabian/front tuck dismounts are NOT allowed.

While the above info is FYI, do clarify with the HO committee which rules they are using. If you want to win, you most certainly have to play by the rules.

Good luck!

Monday, September 26, 2011

This is really awesome!

Not only are their stunts really good, their jumps and dance are also very syncronised. Just awesome!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Asian Thailand Cheerleading Invitational 2011 Videos

Just reposting; enjoy the videos and be inspired!

1st Place - Team Japan (NBU Braves)

2nd Place - Team Thailand (RSU)

3rd Place -  Singapore (Team Lions)

4th Place - Chinese Taipei (Monster Cheerleading Team)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Masterchef 1: MUA CHEE

Masterchef Augus with a very spastic me :X

This will be part of our brand new masterchef series since we have AUGUS in our team. Today shall mark the beginning of his cooking exploits (while we exploit him of course!! :P)

The ingredients in position

Dough making in process. Note the speed of the mixing!!

Helpers hard at work to make the mua chee..

Noodles as side dish to fill our tummies :P

Faces of satisfied customers!

Oh, I didn't really show the final product here? Well, you just have to join us for supper after training every monday and thursday (sometimes wednesday too!) to feast (your eyes or your tummy) on all the good stuff masterchef augus offers. To greater food and beyond!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Let's try to do this for HO!

Posted on behalf on Captain Sia, because he don't know how to upload video. =P

Do take a look at this video. It's quite a clean routine, and the stunts are quite achievable!

PS. To all the freshie, if you are still deciding, do still come down for trainings. Give cheerleading a chance, you may find yourself enjoying it a lot, like i did. I'm currently in sweden right now for exchange, and one of the things i miss a lot is cheer trainings. It gives me an avenue to forget about school work for a while and just enjoy myself. To be able to hit stunts give me a sense of satisfaction, knowing that someone like me(not very big sized or muscular), can be a cheerleader. When i first started cheerleading, i really didn't think i would stay on. But after a few months of training, i began to enjoy it more, and wanting more to improve myself. Cheerleading is now a big part of my hall life, and i hope by joining, you will feel the same. Trust me, the feeling after you complete a routine for HO is awesome. The sweat, the efforts, at the end of the day, when you hear the crowd cheer for us(cheerleaders) and their roaring applause for, you will feel that everything is worth it. You can have a taste of it by watching the videos of past competitions. Team Spectrum always get roaring applause and cheers. I've been in many activities that requires me to be on stage, and i can honestly say, the most awesome feeling comes from a cheerleading performance. Therefore, do give cheerleading a chance, also give yourself a chance to try something you'll probably never get to try outside of hall. Uni life is short, and probably your last few years to really enjoy yourself and commit to try something new.

Team Spectrum! GO!


Attendance and Committment

Hi guys! Recently I feel that there have been issues about getting everyone to come down for training and to get everyone down on time as well.

  • If you are still considering if you wish to join cheerleading or not, PLEASE COME DOWN for trainings first as every training you miss is a lost chance at improving your cheer basics and techniques.
  • If you have study committments (e.g. project meetings, quizzes, deadlines) or CCA committments outside cheer, PLEASE try to manage your time around cheer trainings. Many of us also have to cope with these committments as well and this is a chance for you to master your time management skills! Also we will take a break from training about a month before exams so that everyone can study hard for exams! Of course if you have an urgent committment that cannot be changed please let Suelin or I know, we are understanding people too! ;)
All in all I know that everyone has to make some sacrifices to come for trainings, for me I am also missing out on the time to study and to spend time with friends in hall. Please try to arrange your time around cheer trainings as much as possible so that we can all improve as a team! As I mentioned in my debrief just now, I hope to focus more on the training content than to worry if my team members are actually attending trainings or not. Cya on Thursday!

Friday, September 09, 2011

The recruitment doesn't stop...

This picture says a thousand words!

September Babies!!

More bday celebrations for the next month!!

Spectrum 11/12 Main Committee Recruitment

Hi all! This post is just to keep everyone up to date about what positions are available and what are the respective job scopes:

1) Publicity/ IT Officers (x2)
  • Manage the Spectrum blog and Facebook page
  • Design posters and/or T-shirts for Spectrum events (Cheer Camp, Cheer Clinic, Spectrum bonding, Spectrum Anniversary)
  • Design any props that we need for Hall Olympiad (banner, flag, etc)
2) Welfare Officers (x1)
  • Organise Spectrum bonding events and arrange food for Spectrum Anniversary
  • Organise monthly birthday celebration for Spectrum members!
3) Logistic Officers (x1)
  • Manage all Spectrum logistics (uniform, mats, props, banners etc)
  • Organise mats washing if necessary
4) Business Managers (x2)
  • Look out for and arrange canvassing opportunities for Spectrum
All the above job scope are not exhaustive, do come to me if you are interested!!


Hi guys! (especially those who didnt make it for training today)

There's a slight change for the next training as Hall XIII will be celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival on this coming Monday (12/09/2011). We will still be holding training AFTER the celebration :)

&&&im glad to see familiar faces coming down for training! good job today, you guys really picked up fast! let's look forward to learn more new stunts! :DDD

Team Spectrum, GO!

p.s. dont forget to mark your attendance at tagboard!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

JCRC rally

hey guys! I just attended the JCRC rally and I feel inspired to share with you all that we are not only Spectrum members, but also Hall 13 residents! So do look out for all the activities that are organised by the Hall and take part in those that will interest you. The next hall event is coming up NEXT Monday, which is the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration, so we have to reschedule our training as the celebration coincides with the actual lunar August 15 so I can't argue about that... Look out for Suelin's SMS on details for rescheduling!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

life in hall XIII

normal hall 13 residence simple just

conclusion: mundane


add more colours to life

conclusion: EXCITING

Friday, September 02, 2011

Just Some Words...

Veron said to me, "Aiyah, it's like that one lah, only the captain will be worried about the blog de."

True enough, I think my activity level in this blog increased by about 5 times since I took up the role of captain. (oh, if you don't know, I'm captain now, a blog on the main committee should be out soon). I would like to thank Choon Fu for giving me this opportunity to contribute to Team Spectrum, I hope that I won't let him down.

Spectrum gave me a lot of fond memories. Taking part in Hall Opening(Olympiad) when I was in year 1 was the best experience I have in NTU. Similarly missing out the chance to take part in HO when I was in year 2 was the biggest regret I have in NTU as well. The sweat, blood and tears shed during the HO period was definitely worth it and I had many wonderful seniors to support and encourage me when I was a junior.

Now I am the senior. Now I have to bring my team through the journey to HO. Now I have to create better memories with my juniors and give them the experience I felt when I was in year 1. But I know I am not alone, because I still have Suelin. And Huiyang. And Phei San. And Jeanette. And Choon Fu. and Wee Keat. And many many more.

There are definitely challenges ahead. Recruitment is an issue. Commitment is an issue. Team bonding is an issue. But I will forge ahead and continue with cheer trainings. Because I am happy when I train. And that's enough for me.

So that's that! It may be a new Spectrum in terms of the members, but may it be the old Spectrum where we are a family. Team Spectrum GO FOR THE WIN!


Status: Mats are clean again!!

Cheer Clinic 2011


Spectrum conducted our very own cheer clinic for the residents of Hall 13 on 22 August 2011 and it was a resounding success! (look at the number of people who turned up!) Residents and freshmen had a taste of cheerleading as they joined us for our warm up, stretching and locking exercises. Then they were split into groups and roamed different stations trying out elevator, shoulder sit, on ground extension (not ground up extension!) and also our very own trust fall (with our trusty crash mat at the bottom). After that we also let some of the girls try how it feels like to be on the very top of the pyramid stunt. We hope that this cheer clinic has allowed residents to gain a better understanding of how tough cheerleading is and also piqued the interest of some of our residents, new and old, to join the Spectrum family.

So join us! A new life awaits you!

Residents trying out how to lock...

A freshgirl on a pyramid!

Chengyee the GL with her group members :) Familiar faces soon!


Of course a cheer clinic post can't end without everyone who make this clinic a success.
  1. Vikings! Thank you for helping us with the running of this cheer clinic.
  2. Hall 13 seniors. Thank you for coming down to show your support and gamely join us for some of the activities even though you guys are probably 'old and rusty' already.
  3. Hall 13 freshmen! Thank you for giving us a chance to show you how cheerleading is like. Hope you can join us for many more fun trainings!
Okay that's about it.. signing off! (and spamming more posts!)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hall XIII Freshman Welcome Dinner :D

A belated post for freshman welcome dinner!

First and foremost, I would like to thank all the seniors who came down despite having a busy schedule and having work the next day, thank you seniors! Having moral support from you guys is one of the drive to keep the team alive :D

Next, on behalf of Team Spectrum, I would like to thank Vikings for training with us, providing us a place to train etc. It's indeed a nice experience training with you guys! Thank you Vikings!

Even though most of us were nervous (maybe because the audience is hall 13?), I'm glad that it was an ASU performance and love the claps from the audience! What else could be more rewarding than the thunder claps from the audience right?! :DDD

Well, there's more pictures to be uploaded, but for now this shall suffice :D

Opening stunt

Ending pyramid

Team Spectrum & Vikings

For the curiosity cats, here is the performance video!

p.s. Thanks Yirong for recording!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cheer Clinic 2011

Join us on the 22nd August 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-shirt, 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.

Some Definitions
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. 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 Milo Easy Cool and Singtel F1 in 2010). 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 22 August, Monday!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Recruitment Performance at Hall 5

Today we just had our 1st recruitment performance at Hall 5! Though it was not the most perfect performance we had put up, it was still a great job done and lots of efforts can be seen from the cheerleaders from Spectrum and Vikings to put up a good show. And the free stunting after that was even better (for us and for the publicity to the freshies), because everyone had a go to try out their partner stunts. Suelin: our toss to hands will be there soon!

And many special thanks to the seniors who came down to support us: Veron, Chris, Brian, Sirong, Derrick and Lina! Hope to see more seniors and Spectrum cheerleaders to come down and support us next Tuesday on 16 August 2011 for our recruitment performance at Hall 13. See you there!

Thanks seniors for being there!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The end of 10/11 Season...

Time really flies... just a blink of an eye, I'm stepping down as captain of Spectrum with Sam taking over me.. For the past few days, memories and feelings flooded me, making me incapable of focusing on studying for the new sem.. haha!!

I miss the times when seniors and juniors alike return to basics training to prepare for the new season..

Miss the satisfied and motivated look of the juniors and seniors when they learn new stunts

Miss the debrief session when we ended up talking nonsense with weekeat dancing his signature move

Miss the supper at ahlian after a long night of training!

Miss yangyang doing her body wave and me + Gerrard tried in vain to follow suit

Miss Ah dee always cracking his brain on how to make our Best Mascot

Miss Yanheng super motivated smile that never fails to make my day

Miss Veron always trying to act cute and attract my attention(Heeheehee)

Miss Ah Sua crying and scolding the team!!

Miss Jianing, Connie and Chengyee always trying to shake their booty whenever those korean pop songs are played on the speakers

Miss Matthew aka Mr Angsty on his "tsk tsk tsk" when he fail to perform up to his expectations

Miss Nabil carrying the speakers and xiao liang carrying his first aid kit to training(seriously im really sad that both of you leave the team after we have gone through so much tog as a team, but i still wish you 2 the best for your future endeavours)

Miss Da Jun and his cockster face and trying to siam PT!! haha!!

Miss youjin cracking his GPA 4.9 style of jokes that owns ah dee..

Miss Vinette for never failing to come see the training even though she couldnt participate due to injury.. kudos to you..

Miss Da liang always hoping that theres no PT! haha!

Miss Ah Net undying spirit of always trying to hit better stunts

Miss Suelin crying when she cnt stunt under stress.. haha! but now she different person le kay... she now very zai liaoz.. got senior feel liaoz...

Miss Vincent with his famous Tagline ~~ "Du Lan Liaoz!! PT!!!" haha!! den all of us will sianz half coz he will bring us run all the slopes in NTU.. shag max!! But it is also in tough times like these that we bond together strongly!!

Thinking back, I really learned alot throughout the 10/11 season, how to deal with stress in times of pressuring moments, how to motivate the team in times of need, how to ensure the team push forward as one etc etc... theres really so much stuff that i had learnt and couldnt possibly state all down... Really thankful for veron and fai for choosing me to take over them.. and to the team, we may now walk separate path, but the memories shall always be with me.. Love Spectrum Deep Deep..

For now, i'm just looking forward for the new batch of freshmen to join the Spectrum Family and start their era together with the current batch and make Spectrum part of the life...

The Strength of the Team is each individual member
and the Strength of the member is the Team.

Coming together is a beginning.
Staying together is process.
Working Together is Success.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

WARNING: Don't put your mats on the field!

2 more days to Spectrum's and Viking's combined performance at Hall 5's welcome dinner and we were stuck without a place to train yet again! In a desperate move, we placed the mats at the grass area in the amphitheatre. The field is not wet so the mats won't get muddy, right?!

Oh well, at least for the next 2-3 years we would be smart enough not to do that again. Who wants to help us clean mats!!!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Taken from FCS website:

Singapore’s Cheerleading National Team

April 4, 2011 in Uncategorized No comments

Good Day to All Coaches/Team Managers, INITIATIVE TO FORM SINGAPORE’S VERY OWN CHEERLEADING NATIONAL TEAM The Federation of Cheerleading Singapore is proposing the formation of our very own local Cheerleading National Team. In lieu of the upcoming IFC Cheerleading World Championships 2011, which will be held in Hong Kong in Mid November, we are well-positioned and well-timed to field a team of the best cheerleaders in Singapore to compete. FCS is excited to announce that we are holding our National Tryouts on the 16th AND 17th April, from 10am to 4pm. Venue will be confirmed again. Please be informed that players considered for the National Team would have to follow these guidelines: 1) Commitment to 2 trainings a week (Tuesday Nights and Saturday Mornings, subject to location availability) 2) Availability for competition during 2nd or 3rd week (To be confirmed) of September 2011 for the 3rd Asian-Thailand Cheerleading Invitational 2011, held in Nimibutra Stadium, Bangkok Thailand. 3) Availability during 1st 3 weeks of November 2011 (To be confirmed) for the 6th IFC Cheerleading World Championship 2011, Hong Kong. The Co-Ed National Team is planned to consist of 9 Males and 7 Females and 4 reserves. Team Players will be sponsored by FCS and its partners/sponsors for overseas competitions with adhering conditions. We would like to appeal to the Coaches/Team Managers to assist in the formation of the National Team by recommending players from their respective teams to send for the tryouts. The tryouts criteria for both male/female players will be released shortly. As this is the first time a National Team is formed by way of selecting from the entire pool of cheerleaders in Singapore, we would like to appeal to players to step forward to represent their country in this initiative. With the talent exhibited in the 2nd SNCC 2011, the Singapore National Team is projected to do well in the upcoming championship(s) on the International Stage! _________________________________________________

Anybody interested? :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Scores for SNCC 2011

Here are the scores for SNCC 2011

Partner Stunts Co-Ed Category

Wildcards – 96.5
ASTROS 1 – 83.5
ASTROS 2 – 92.5
TITANS – 82.5
DINO – 57

Group Stunts (All Female)

KOSMOS – 49.5
SMU Team 3 – 61
Magnum Force All-Girls – 63.5
TH Twisters – 76.5
RP Rexaz – 88.5

Group Stunts Mixed

PocketAce – 99
TP Blazers All Stars – 69.5
Magnum Force Co-ed – 77.5
Wildcards – 94
SMU Team 1 – 77.5
SMU Team 2 – 87.5
Awe-stars – 90.5
DAS – 90

Primary School Competitive

MG Dazzlers – 141.5
Kranji Kougars – 90.5
ST Hilda’s Shooting Stars – 153

High School Team Competitive

MG Sizzlers – 150.5
SP Gusto – 203
Magnum Force – 192
RP Rexaz – 186
TP Blazers – 151

Open Team Competitive

Wildcards – 197.5
Denvers – 178
NTU Aces – 193
KR Steppers – 195.5
Legacy – 162
NUS Alpha Verve – 162


AMK Avengerz – 71
MGS Sizzlers – 75.8
Swiss Cottage Swiss Sports Leaders- 55.6
ITE Genesis – 82.4
KR Steppers – 81.6

Singapore National Cheerleading Competition 2011

Hello guys, for those who did not attend the SNCC, here are the results.

Open Category
Champion - Ulu Pandan Wildcards
1st Runner Up - KR Steppers
2nd Runner Up - NTU Aces

High School Cateogory
Champion - SP Gusto
1st Runner Up - NP Magnum Force
2nd Runner Up - RP Rexaz

Here are the videos that i can find

KR Steppers

SP Gusto


Cheerleading has definitely up its level in Singapore over the past few years. Believe you can do it and you will do it.. ^_^.. We got to Jia You on our part too.. Go Spectrum!! GO MUG AND WIN for now ^_^..

Thursday, March 17, 2011

San San's quote of the year!!

This video nvr fails to brighten up my day...

We got 3rd in stand Chart event!!

Hey guys! its good news for those whom participated in the standard charter event coz they just notify ah net that we got 3rd!!!! so it means more money(another $500) for u guys $$$$$$$ hahaha!!! but i needa whos free to help go collect cartons of 100plus and also goodie bags!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Congratulations to Effervesce!!!

You guys rocked the stage at LKC on thursday!

Hall 13 and Spectrum is sooo proud of you, especially our awesome cheoreographer Jianing, hall queen Vinette, power midtier Cheng yee, male lead Youjin, hall pres Amin and team slut Da Jun.

All your sleep-deprived nights, hard work, sweat and tears definitely paid off! Superb performance, really!!

Hope you all love the chocs, roses and sunflowers!