GB Friendship Day 2014
GB Friendship Day 2014 fell on the 19th of July, Saturday. Shirim and some Year 1s took a bus from our school to Yishun where GB Friendship Day was held. There were many tables and chairs set up and banners being put up. In addition, there were also many game and food stalls set up by the various companies. All of the companies mended their stalls to the best of their abilities with a common goal in mind, which was to let the LENS enjoy a day of fun!
Dressed smartly in full uniform, Shirim practised their tune at the open space, while many curious onlookers stopped to listen.
The Activity cards! For activity 3, we were required to ask any LENS for his/her birthday and sing a birthday song to him/her. We approached an elderly and it turned out that her birthday is in exactly one week’s time! And of course we sang her a birthday song! Though we sang it with a little too much passion while practising singing a birthday song and even considered harmonising like choir singers. Unfortunately, we did not manage to harmonise because our voices were too melodious.
These are some of the origami hearts we folded for the LENS. Can you recognise our palms?
Oh look! A photo of Mrs Lee with a LENS!
Our stall set-up! (feat. Ryann)
The first batch of chicken wings arrived! Cradling a tray of chicken wings, the Nek’s Special canteen uncle approached our stall.
Shift 1 + Shift 2 + Shift 3 during preparation time!
We must not waste food! Some of us started packing the fried leftovers at the bottom of the tray, which we threw away at the end of the day ultimately.
With arms akimbo, Mrs Lee showered us with lots of tips and guidance.
Shift 1! They had the most preparation time and so they had time for a group photo.
The second shift however, was so busy that there was even a queue! And we even faced a Chicken Crisis! We ran out of chicken wings! We could only ask if the LENS could come back 5 minutes later, when the second batch of chicken wings were being delivered. Not to forget that the heat emitted from the oven was practically roasting our faces, like undergoing a sauna.
When it came to the third shift, the crowd dispersed and we could call it a day at around 12 plus. With the remaining time in hand, we enjoyed the last one and a half hours of GB Friendship Day.
“左三圈 右三圈 脖子扭扭 屁股扭扭
抖抖手啊 抖抖脚啊 勤做深呼吸
Enthusiastic and passionate people raised their arms, as they danced to 健康歌(healthy song)! And Weitong’s posing for the photo, or was it coincidental o_o
Shirim performing for Mrs Mary Tan. Oh Wow! Shirim was featured on Dr Tony Tan’s and Nee Soon Constituency’s facebook page! (Disclaimer: The number of likes for these photos were as of 23 July 2014, night time.)
After GB Friendship Day had come to an end, we were led in the closing prayer, acknowledgements of the organising committee and Vesper.
- Amanda Lai
- Valerie Tay