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

What: Basketball Bridging Activity

When: 1 June 2014

Where: CCAB

Participants: Adeline Tan, Amirul, Bi Hui, Cheng Yee, Jia Hui, Jiamin, Jia Qi, Kexin, Phyllis, Sandra, Shu Pei, Xing Xian, Xinyi, Yanling, Ying Mei, Yun Teng

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Sandra, Participant:

It’s my first time attending bridging and it was a really fun experience.

Before the event started, I was feeling excited and nervous. As I was making my way down to the meeting venue, my nervousness intensity compounded as the negative thoughts started to sink in. I was afraid that I couldn’t mingle well with the participants, afraid that things would be awkward, afraid that my basketball skills would implicate the team’s performance etc.. However, after the game, I realised that all these worrying thoughts were redundant.

During the game, everyone was participating actively but at the same time, looking out for one another. There was loads of laughter as we braved through the sun and sweat together. It amazes me at how a simple basketball game could turn us from strangers into friends and I’m thankful for the new friendships I forged during this activity.

Heartfelt thanks to the organizers who took the time and effort to organize this activity which serves as a platform for fans to interact and gather together. Thank you to all participants who made this event memorable for me in one way or another. Overall, I had a fun day out and would be looking forward to more bridging activities to come!

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Vanessa, Participant:

At last, there’s a Basketball activity that suits my schedule.. Being a Basketball player, I was surely anticipating the sport that I’m most familiar with. :)

When we finally gathered together, we split into our groups and started playing, even before our 3+1. Sure feels good to play again! As we balled, I realised that there were some good players as well, which pumped up the excitement during each match.

After a short break and (finally) our 3+1 intro, we came up with this rule that we have to shout out the name of our team member whom we want to pass the ball to. It really brought the game to a whole new level since we have to remember and shout out their names and to watch out for our opponents within that fraction of time. But this rule was good in the sense that we had to recognise and know our teammates, allowing us to get closer to one another.

Towards the end of the session, a ball accidentally rebounded onto my face, causing my nose to bleed. Though it was sort of a norm for me, people were repeatedly asking if I’m alright and asking if I needed tissue, it’s nice to see their caring side even though we just met. Good to say, my nose turned out alright (I hope) since it stopped bleeding.

I’m sure we had a good time playing and running about on court, giving everyone a chance to work out and have fun with one another.

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Yun Teng, Participant:

The June holidays kicked off with a great start – 1st June and this would be my first ever bridging activity. Truthfully, I had mixed emotions for this. I was nervous yet somewhat excited to be able to meet so many rangels at once and the thought of getting to meet new people did frighten me a little. But we all start as strangers, don’t we? ;)

It was good of course, that there were people I knew who were there too. A few of us actually met at the L’Oreal Paris event earlier this year (15th March) and signed up for the bridging activity together. At first when we arrived at the station, it was kind of awkward and we were just standing there using our phones after a bit of self introduction. I expected there to be more people, but having a small group made it easier to communicate and there was more interaction between the participants. Yet, when we set off to CCAB, we began to talk even more and opened up a little. During the game itself, everyone was chatting away at ease and we had to do a 3 + 1 introduction, which meant giving 3 facts about yourself along with your name. KeXin and I were trying to memorise the names and we ended up getting called on to introduce everyone again, going around in a circle. It was actually pretty funny when we messed up and it helped us remember better too!

When we had breaks in the middle of the game, we would substitute members in and out and would sit down in the shade and just talk. We also bought drinks from the uncle who was walking around with his carton of chilled beverages and ended up finishing about 2 to 3 cans each. It was so much fun playing and getting to know each other through sports. It really helped with teamwork too! Making sure that we were spaced out properly so that there was space for the person holding the ball to pass it; ensuring that there was another member from your team catching the rebound, otherwise we would have lost an opportunity to shoot again. It was a friendly game filled with laughter and I enjoyed every moment of it. Of course, there were incidents that occurred throughout this activity and I accidentally injured one of my team members as I wasn’t paying attention to my surroundings. (Sorry, Vanessa!)

By the end of the day, most of us were sweating as we walked back to the nearest MRT station. We chatted along the way and there was no hint of awkwardness, as compared to when we first met. Some of us even stayed for dinner at a McDonald’s outlet nearby and met some others who were at the bridging activity there too! This activity has allowed me to forge new friendships and it is definitely something I would be extremely interested to take part in again! :D A big thank you to the organizers and everyone who was there for making this such an amazing and unforgettable experience :)

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10 September 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: Star Awards 20 Show 2

When: 27 April 2014

Where: Suntec Convention Centre

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Yingmei, Priority Member:

It’s the second time I’m attending Star Awards Show 2 and I was really very excited, mostly about what Rui En was going to wear haha and I can’t forget how everyone was like WOW when we saw her outfits for the night. I totally loved the white gown~

It was great to have the chance to attend and see her in real life going up on stage and thanking us while we were all waving our fanboards and cheering for her :’) And I didn’t know we had red boards! The new boards seem totally awesome haha kudos to the committee for making them visible from the front and even from the back :) It was so heartwarming to see her so happy when her 最火搭档 won the Best Actress Award and we were all so happy for the two of them hahaha.

It was nice to see many bridging peeps join us for the night and I look forward to next year’s SA and seeing all the new members too!!

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Clarence, Ordinary Member:

This was the first time I attended Star Awards, and I was really excited and nervous at the same time. I met up with the rest of the RBKD members at the location where the red carpet walk would start later on. We got all the sign boards and posters of our one and only Rui En ready, and we even had a pre-rehearsal by Snail to make sure that we knew what we were supposed to do.

After much waiting, the time came and the red carpet show began. It was not long after that Rui En came onto the red carpet, and we were all shouting like crazy and holding our boards high to show our utmost support for her. She was in a red dress which was just amazing and she looked super gorgeous.

Then, it was time to enter the Star Awards main show location. It was really an eye opener for me as the place was really grand and the stage was huge. Not long after we were seated, the show started and I had this funny feeling that in the past 25 years of my life, I have not seen a live award show. I really enjoyed myself a lot and am thankful for the chance given by RBKD to join in the fun and to be part of this big family. Even though Rui En did not win the Best Actress award in the end, I am still very happy for her as we all know she is the best.

After the show we had a short meet up with Rui En, and I must say I was just speechless. She was in her beautiful white dress, and to be able to see her in person made my night. I really appreciate this chance and I hope that I will have the privilege to attend this event with RBKD again.

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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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