Can you spot young Rui En in our midst?
 
03 September 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: Star Awards 20 Walk of Fame

When: 27 April 2014

Where: Suntec Convention Centre Main Atrium

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Lionel, Priority Member:

It was my first time attending Red Carpet Star Awards, so I was excited and unsure of what to expect, except for loud cheering and shouting. The whole experience can be summed up in three words – tiring yet satisfying.

Why was it tiring? Cheering and hollering at the top of our voices, with the lifting of big boards was hardly an easy feat. Yet, all of us pulled through, raising the boards and shouting at the top of our lungs to give the best presence we can. And that is where the satisfaction comes in, knowing that our efforts were appreciated and that it made a difference on that day.

While the stars were the main attraction, we were there to ensure our star received her attention in full glory.

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27 August 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: Star Awards 20 Show 1

When: 20 April 2014

Where: Mediacorp TV Theatre

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Peijun, Priority Member:

Fact: It’s totally different watching SA on a flat screen at home vs experiencing it live.
At home, a 30-45 secs ad on tv felt almost like an eternity.
You could take a trip to the bathroom, make yourself a cup of drink, and still have enough
time to “wayang” back to your seat.

But over there, the show probably got started the moment you push open the empty cubicle door…

Yea, I’m a newbie and it’s my first time at SA.
I finally got to experience the legendary hellish hot car park
that some whined at the thought of it lol.
Respect to those who queued overnight.

Anyway, I am really amazed by how well RBKD & Elvinology gets along.
E.g. Sharing “screen time” for the banners and cheering for one another.

#ruivinforthewin

One last thing.
Let’s not forget the delicious london choco roll.

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20 August 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: L’Oreal Paris Roadshow

When: 29 March 2014

Where: Compass Point

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Yanjun, Priority Member:

Sometimes, going for her events makes me feel like I’m exploring Singapore because apparently, I never knew that some of these malls existed. :P If my memory doesn’t fail me, this is probably the first time I stepped into Compass Point cause I missed the L’Oreal Paris roadshow there last year. Having seen from the video that the one that was held last year had a rather large stage area, I was expecting it to be similar this year. However, it ended up to be at an area a lot smaller than what was expected.

When I reached, it was around two hours away from her appearance but the front of the stage was already completely occupied by her fans. The crowd just became larger as it approached the time for her appearance. Due to the large crowd and the small area, it was as though we were on the MRT during the peak hour period where we were close to being packed like sardines. As always, despite all the discomfort when surrounded by a crowd, it was an enjoyable event where we screamed our lungs out for her. Yes, because she’s worth it. :)

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Yvonne, Priority Member:

I was kind of excited for the road show at Compass Point as I missed the previous one. Reached the venue as per reporting time; there were already quite a number of fans at the atrium. It seems like there were quite a lot more people willing to wait for hours for her appearance. (Of course we are happy for her!!)

Thought that the host for the roadshow was rather nice; not only did he do his part in promoting the L’Oreal Paris product, but also constantly reminded the audience on Rui En’s Star Award Top 10 hotline. As always, Rui En looked stunning when she made her appearance at the roadshow. Am glad that she is so cheery throughout the event, all her smiles and laughter are so genuine and sincere. Even though I didn’t participate in any of the activities (games/photo taking) up on stage with her (which I won’t dare to either), I am already contented as the view from the second row was awesome too.

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13 August 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: L’Oreal Paris Roadshow

When: 15 March 2014

Where: Tampines Mall

Yeeling, Priority Member:

The venue wasn’t that packed yet when I reached early to help my fellow Rangels look after the space. When the host announced that Rui En was the celebrity for this event, we screamed and the host thanked us for the screams.

When she was on the way to the stage, you could see all the hands raised up with phones, cameras and video recordings turned on, spamming flashes, snapping sounds from DSLRs and our cheering.

During the event, she kept all of us entertained by her speeches, waves and smiles.

There were two awkward moments that day, first when the host said that if any audience knew the answer, please shout “I Love Watsons”, and I shouted too loudly until she heard me. When I saw the make-up items on the stage, I was shocked and had no idea what to do. The L’Oreal staff guided me on what to use but my mind was blank and my hands were shaking while I was drawing. When she looked at me, she said I looked like “Faye Wong” and like “I was having a concert”. That made me more embarrassed because that was my first time drawing eyeliner in front of her and the public.

I enjoyed the time spent with Rangels, working together to look after the space for our videographer and photographer so everyone would be able to enjoy the event. I also enjoyed shouting for her and also got to see lots of her cute expressions throughout the event.

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06 August 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD Bai Nian Tour 2014

When: 8 February 2014

Where: Phyllis’s and Jolie’s Houses

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Jiamin, Participant:

CNY Bainian tour started off as a simple IPC but it seems like this has become our annual event :)

Yes! It’s the time of the year for us to meet up, have a good chat and most importantly lohei :D

This year, we went to two houses (Phyllis & Jolie). After a short chit-chat session at Phyllis’s place, we started to prepare for the highlight of the day – Lohei! It is fun to see each of us coming up with different auspicious words for RBKD and trying to toss as high as possible. We then proceeded to Jolie’s place and had a second round of Lohei during dinner time.

Though we repeat this every year, it is never boring. I just like the feeling of us coming together like a family.

Wishing a great year ahead for RBKD. Huat ah!

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Shu Wen, Participant:

It’s time of the year for house visiting and exchanges of auspicious greeting. The arrival of Chinese New Year.

The first house that we visited was Phyllis’s house. We had our usual bai nian session with her mum, followed by the Lo Hei session. Each member was given the chance to have the auspicious phrase said accompanied by their chosen ingredient before mixing it together.

The next house that we visited was Jolie’s house. We spent our evening there before heading over to ichiban sushi for dinner. Over at ichiban sushi, we had another round of Lo Hei session.

Chinese New Year is a good time where everyone can gather together, visit each others’ houses, and have a good chat while enjoying the company of each other.

May 2014 be for everyone and RBKD. Huat ah!

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30 July 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: Chinese New Year Charity

When: 26 January 2014

Where: Ang Mo Kio

Participant(s): Bengyan, Bihui, Candice, Clarence, Corine, Eunice, Jasmine, Jean, Jiamin, Joanne, Jolie, Junyee, Lionel, May Yen, Ming, Peijun, Phyllis, Ser Chee, Shirley, Shu Pei, Shuwen, Vanessa, Xin Jie, Xinyi, Yanjun, Yanling, Yanping, Yeeling, Yingmei, Yunxian, Yvonne, Zhiqing

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Vanessa, Participant:

Being just my second year participating in the charity, I was eager to find out what was in store for the day. There were new items to be distributed, and more blocks for us to visit, so it was no doubt going to be quite a busy day for us.

I reached early to help out with the unloading, and one by one, everyone arrived and soon we had everything set and were ready to go!

As usual, we went through our list and distributed the rations to our old friends, having small talk with them and greeting them “新年快乐” and “Happy New Year!”. Some households still remembered us, and it’s delightful that they look forward to seeing us every time. No doubt, there’s that subtle sense of happiness when they thanked us, or said things like “God bless you”.

We ended with our lohei and well wishes for the new year; another moment when I felt that we were together as a family again, with everyone aiming together for our goals~ :)

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Yanling, Participant:

This was actually my first year taking part in the distribution of food packs directly to the elderly. Initially, I was kind of worried as to what to say to the elderly because I basically can’t lame and crap with them right.. Haha.. But thankfully, when we were at the first house, the aunty and uncle were very friendly! In addition, we were conversing in Hokkien which is the same dialect as my family, “ga-kee-nang” man! Chill la~ haha..

The aunty was really friendly and kept saying that we were of her grandchildren’s age. She also kept asking what we were doing (schooling or working) and commented “Oh can get married already!” Hahaha something that you really get when you 拜年 to your relatives!

We then had a group photo with the two elderly people at home. When the photographer, Vincent, was counting the usual 1, 2, 3, he actually said it in hokkien “Yeo, li, sha”!! Hahaha it was totally unexpected and we had to control our laughter to maintain our smiles for the photo!

Although I left my group earlier, there were many interesting stories shared during our debrief for me to experience the joy of giving as well :)

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Jolie, Participant:

After so many years, I finally managed to join RBKD for the charity drive this time round. As I missed out on the past few years, I was kind of clueless about what we had to do, but my group leader, Joanne, showed us the ropes and we caught on very quickly. I have learnt that a trolley is very important. If it is too bulky, IKEA’s recyclable bag is even better! Bananas, thanks for not sharing such a good and useful item.

Whenever we go to the houses and give the CNY goodies to the elderly, the thankful smiles and looks they have on their faces are really the best part of doing all these. A couple that we visited even had the polaroid that some of the members took with them last year. They shared with us that during the previous CNY, his wife was unable to celebrate CNY as she was hospitalized, and so they were looking forward to celebrating it together this year.

I’m definitely looking forward to next year’s charity drive and hope I will be able to join again!

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23 July 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: weareone: our fifth chapter celebrations

When: 15-16 November 2013

Where: HomeTeamNS Pasir Ris Holiday Chalets

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Bengyan, Priority Member:

How time flies and now we are celebrating our fifth chapter.

I still remember vividly my first RBKD anniversary celebration was weareone: our second chapter.

Every anniversary celebration just brings back fond memories.

This year’s 放天灯 should be the highlight I suppose. Carefully opening up the lantern, writing wishes, tying string, lighting it up and sending it up to the sky with all our wishes and hoping it will all come true. Though it is not done in the usual traditional way, it’s definitely a unique RBKD experience.

The individual and definition video would be the other best part of this celebration. I’m sure majority of us felt so awkward seeing and listening to ourselves on screen. But no doubt it’s a great platform for us to understand why RBKD is so special and unique to each and everyone of us. Lastly, thanks everyone for making this celebration an awesome and beautiful one.

Let’s all stay united and sail through the rest of the journey together.

Once again, Happy Birthday!!!

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Squeen, Priority Member (Malaysian Member)

星期四期待星期五的到来,结果,偶又失眠了,因为万分期待。虽然精神累,但是心还是热的,我记得那天是大包小包的到chalet,哈哈…一到案发现场,我们就开始整理,布置了,还在背景及漂亮的照片。

到了傍晚,Rangels陆陆续续到来了,接着En也到了。说真的,我没有发现她的存在,哈哈,可以看见她很爱这个fanclub,我们的存在是因为她的存在,万事都互相效应,也很感谢她让我能在这里认识一些人,事,物;我爱你们大家。

这次也是我第一次放孔明灯,之前都因为有个顾虑,怕撞到飞机,也谢谢这次可以让我很安心的抛开顾虑的随意而飞。我记得我写,身体健康,美梦成真, 美若天仙,吃饱饱,睡好好(Jean教唆)的。虽然我一向都拒绝”班当”,但是,偶尔大家可以让自己开心的事是好的,这也许是个简单又美丽的期望,但是 不是都可以实践。

接着,还有自己写的拔罐风铃给RBKD的祝福语。

接下来,就说今年的蛋糕特别漂亮,但是,好甜哦!隔天,我们到了Irodori吃晚 餐,谢谢各位的抽空时间陪我们。过后,我记得我有和大家握手当作回礼,不要忘记我哦!

在此,要谢谢你们大家的用心,策划,一切一切都不容易。谢谢你们的付出,才有这次美好的时光,除了谢谢也很感恩自己也在其中。

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Shuwen, Priority Member

Even though I left the celebrations early, there were are the few things that left an impression on me:

The video which Lionel and Phyllis recorded, it was indeed a huge effort for them to record that video describing what RBKD is about. I personally was amazed by their effort in spending a whole day just to record the video.

Members were each given a wind chime to have their well wishes for the club written on it. I like this idea because everyone got to write down their thoughts on it. We got to bring it home, which makes it feel like you brought a part of RBKD back with you.

The cake cutting session where all the members would gather together with Rui En, where everyone would shout for the toasting session.

It does feel good to have this chalet where you get to see other members whom you don’t see very often.

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Weijen, Priority Member (Malaysian Member)

I.had.been.waiting.for.this.

I simply couldn’t wait for this celebration after experiencing the 3rd weareone celebration 2 years earlier. It definitely felt like time had gone back to 2 years ago when we were celebrating it at the very same chalet unit as we used back then. It is like the ‘annual dinner’ of RBKD, a time for all Rangels to come together to mark our anniversary, to have new birthday wishes for the coming years and of course, to gather and catch up with each other.

It felt like such a joyous occasion that couldn’t have gotten better when Rui En made the special and surprising appearance to join us that night. We watched the videos edited by our dedicated committee that made us recall some crazy things we had done over the past 5 years or so, and I really like these moments because we share it together. :D

Then it was the yamseng and photo-taking session. We Yam~~~~ as long as we could (a must-do at every celebration) and then had our photo-taking session, which I feel was the most important because group photos are the best way to demonstrate RBKD’s family spirit.

The highlight of the night was undoubtedly the sky lanterns. It is a traditional yet unique way of wishing RBKD the very best.

That night, we released so many of them that towards the end we simply couldn’t think of anything more to write! (Wishes like Rangels are all 美若天仙 even cropped up :P)

I tried to stay up overnight and wanted to watch the sunrise at 630am, so a bunch of us were refusing to sleep at 4am but……it was too tiring and once one fell asleep, others followed because it was contagious hahaha :D

I feel really honoured to be part of RBKD and the celebrations, many thanks to the committee for organising this. Joanne once again received me after I touched down and showed me around. Maintaining a club is never easy; it is a new beginning for us after reaching our 5th birthday and I hope that this weareone annual celebration will keep going on until the 10th and beyond! :D

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16 July 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: Basketball & Captain’s Ball Bridging Activity

When: 11 January 2014

Where: West Spring Secondary

Participants: Adelyn, Allan, Cindy, Daphne, Edith, Huiyi, Lilian, Jasmine, Jiamin, Phyllis, Rebecca, Suwei, Xinyi, Xu Hui, Yanling, Yanting, Yingmei

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Adelyn, Participant:

Even though I don’t usually play basketball and can’t play very well, I had fun on that day. I feel that it was very enjoyable as I got to know new people who share the same common interests as me. Also, I have learnt team spirit during court games which allows us to bond.

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Suwei, Participant:

First of all, I would like to thank the organisers for organising this activity, no doubt it was another bridging activity where I reveled in the fun and excitement of meeting new people.

Throughout the game, everyone enjoyed themselves and all of us bonded well together. There was no miscommunication, and I really loved the feeling of playing the game as a team committed to a common purpose, which was to enjoy ourselves.

It was so heartening to see each of us helping out one another during the game even though we were in different teams, and this displayed the true essence of the statement ”enjoy the process rather than worry about the outcome.” I was gratified that all of us displayed sportsmanship and no one resorted to win the game through underhand means.

After the game, we went to have our late dinner and had small conversations. Even though the conversations were short, it allowed us to express ourselves and know others better. There was also a session to exchange our central bank of jokes, and we enjoyed many hilarious moments when we figured the jokes out.

To sum up, I feel that the purpose of this bridging activity was for us to realise that unity, trust and teamwork are required within a team, just like how a fanclub would brave through storms and overcome obstacles. Nonetheless, I definitely enjoyed myself and the company of the others. Looking forward to the next Bridging Activity and Orientation!

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09 July 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: New Year Countdown to 2014

When: 31 December 2013

Where: Boon Lay Place

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Ser Chee, Priority Member:

Counting down to a brand new year with RBKD has become a yearly affair. This year is no exception too; my fourth consecutive year with RBKD which I cherish very much.

There is always something memorable to remember each year. From the human train in the previous years, to taking group shots at ‘interesting’ places..

This year, (since there was a road block), we decided to take group shots on the slope of a multi-storey carpark. Like how often do you get such chances, right? Haha.. Memorable indeed. With RBKD always.

Here wishing everyone a Happy 2014 :D

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Xin Jie, Ordinary Member:

Boon Lay countdown to 2014 was a unique experience as it was my first time coming to a countdown venue from another countdown venue, Marina Bay Countdown.

I wouldn’t deny I was very tired but of course, attending the countdown was really worthwhile since Rui En was performing there!!! (: I was able to watch her performing Sky’s the Limit with Taufik live for the first time ever!! <3 I was sooo sooo happy & excited. Not forgetting her singing Ma Mu 麻木! Her presence, and her singing took away all my lethargy. (:

And then there was our group photo at the carpark which was really cute! It was my first time sitting down at a carpark and taking photos. A very hilarious and happy experience (:

Overall, Boon Lay Countdown '14 is another meaningful & memorable countdown that I won't forget & will keep the memories close to my heart. The 13-14 year transition too :D

Most definitely looking forward to countdown '15! (:

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02 July 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: New Year Countdown to 2014

When: 31 December 2013

Where: Marina Bay Floating Platform

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Yvonne, Priority Member:

I realised that I have spent quite a number of ‘first’ times with RBKD.

1st time queuing for the countdown event since morning; 1st time sitting by the roadside in town (with so many people walking past); 1st time experiencing both rain and shine within minutes onshore, and of course getting a chance to support Rui En at the red carpet.

Spending the last and first day of the year with RBKD and Rui En was awesome. The long wait for her performance wasn’t easy but it was all worth it. Guess it was a test of our patience and readiness for the countdown when it started drizzling since morning. All seemed to be fine while we were eagerly waiting at the red carpet area until it started raining again. It dampened our mood as we were afraid that if the rain were to persist, the red carpet show would be a no go. But thankfully, luck was with us as the rain stopped.

The whole craziness started from she walked on the red carpet till the end of her performance at the Marina Bay floating platform. Being able to see and hear Rui En perform Ma Mu live was awesome. Lastly, I would like to thank the members of other fan clubs who were willing to switch places with us during the red carpet event.

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Yunxian, Priority Member:

Marina Bay’s Countdown to 2014 was a really exciting one! It was a super rushed day for all of us as she was performing at 2 places so we had to rush down immediately after her performance. We were literally running HAHAHA.

It even rained before the red carpet show so we were all quite worried, but thankfully the rain stopped in time and we managed to watch it. :) We were super high during her performance as well because it was the first time she was singing Ma Mu live!!! It was amazing hehehehe. Overall, it was a really awesome day :)

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