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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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19 February 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: Indoor Soccer @ Kovan

When: 18 December 2013

Where: Kovan

Participants: Cindy, Daphne, Edith, Jaslin, Jiamin, Lixian, Madeline, Rebecca, Phyllis, Suwei, Xu Hui, Yanling, Yingmei, Zowee

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Xu Hui, Participant:

I have to say that my first bridging activity with RBKD was really fun.

Before meeting the participants, I was feeling uneasy and afraid. I was not confident of joining them in the games due to my lower limb weakness, and while everyone was enjoying themselves playing soccer, I was involved in taking pictures. And wow, I realised that Jia Min was a really good striker! :D Later on, Phyllis encouraged me to join them for the captain’s ball game. I was rather hesitant, but decided to give it a try.

Well… It turned out that everything went well! Everyone was having fun and there was loads of laughter. While everyone was engrossed in the game, they still kept looking out for me and did not mind that I wasn’t able to catch the ball many times. I was really enjoying myself and when the game ended, I felt that I didn’t have enough fun and wanted to continue playing! And of course, after a whole afternoon of playing and laughing, everyone had a great time during dinner, eating and talking and getting to know each other better. Overall, it was a nice day out with RBKD.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the organising committee for planning this bridging activity and for giving me the opportunity to join them. Here’s to more activities with RBKD! :D

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Rebecca, Participant:

This is the first time that I attended an event without knowing anyone, and I felt really excited yet nervous.

However, when the game started, it was better than I thought it would be and with the fun we all had, everything went very smoothly. Everyone felt comfortable with one another and enjoyed themselves there.

Thanks to all the organisers for organising such activities for fans to bond together! My first bridging activity was a very enjoyable and memorable one and I hope there will be more to come ;)

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11 February 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: Bowling Bridging Activity

When: 7 December 2013

Where: Yishun Safra

Participant(s): Adelyn, Allan, Celest, Cindy, Edith, Huiyi, Jaslin, Jiamin, Lilian, Melissa, Phyllis, Yan Ling and Zo Wee

Melissa, Organiser:

About a month ago I was asked to help with organizing a Bridging Activity. I was really excited, but because this was the first time I’ve ever organised anything for RBKD, I felt really pressured as well.

I was so stressed out because I wanted everyone to have a really good time, and I didn’t want anyone to get hurt or injured. Luckily I had a really nice mentor who listened to and subdued my worries.

So after planning and with quite a few hiccups along the way, it was finally D-DAY. The day of the Bowling Bridging Activity.

It was really fun. I love the playing method whereby it wasn’t the usual one person to a 10 frame game. We played, in all essence of the word, randomly. We took turns to throw once each and in the end it was more of having fun together as a team instead of gunning for an individual final score. It’s really difficult to explain (see! if you joined us you’d know! :p). I guess the best way to describe it is organized chaos. This really paved the way for natural interaction. We talked and laughed a lot. It was definitely not as awkward as I thought it might be. Props to whoever came up with this idea! I love that the Teamwork that RBKD is all about was brought out so clearly.

I enjoyed myself thoroughly and all the preparation work was well worth it!

Jaslin, Participant:

At first, it was a bit awkward as I did not know anyone from the group but Melissa started giving us sweets so it somehow made me feel that I was part of the group.

During the first game, we did not dare to participate but it got better as it went on. I felt welcomed by the members as they initiated conversations and were very supportive! Yan Ling was very enthusiastic and encouraging, making the activity fun and lively.

This is my first time joining such an activity, it was a meaningful event I would say, meeting people with the same interest. Hope to join more activities with RBKD and be part of it soon! Thanks for the effort of the organization committee!

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05 February 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: National Museum of Singapore + TV50 Exhibition

When: 21 December 2013

Where: National Museum of Singapore

Participants: Bihui, Candice, Jean, Joanne Chong, Jonah, Madeline, Melissa, Peijun, Phyllis, Yanling

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Jonah, Participant:

The TV50 Exhibition at the National Museum was an interesting visit to re-look at how TV has evolved throught the years in Singapore. From the days where TV was just black and white to the current modern colour TV, dramas, variety shows, and news updates are more interesting to watch.

Overall, it was a great experience through this visit.

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Bi Hui, Participant:

It was a very nice experience going out together with RBKD to this exhibition, where we got to see the history of how Mediacorp was “born” up till today. I was really excited for this IPC as I had a lot of interest in the history of films and stuff. But sadly to say, it was a very short exhibition that only took a few minutes to finish, even though we were told to walk slowwwwly by Yanling haha!

After that, we went to another exhibition where they displayed all the local food. This was also the place where we all went in and started complaining that we were so hungry after looking at videos showing how different kinds of foods were made one after another. Because of this temptation we decided to get lunch together, and while we were taking the bus to Chinatown, Melissa the tour guide introduced to us many of the buildings along the way. It was a very fun experience because this was one of the few IPCs where we actually travelled from place to place, and more importantly, we all had fun!

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01 February 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: Our RBKD Story: My Rangel Chapter

Where: All around Singapore & Malaysia

Date of Premiere: 15 November 2013

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Celest, Priority Member:

It was really interesting to watch Rangels’ individual videos at this year’s 5th anniversary celebration. I had a multitude of feelings, accompanied by both tears and laughter. Because to me, they were all heartfelt words expressed sincerely by us; regardless of whether we are calm, cool, shy, soft-spoken or crazy, funny, outspoken in front of the camera.

As for me, I have never done such a thing before, at the most only self-shots. It was not an entirely smooth self-filming process as I had to pose accurately in front of the camera to ensure ideal lighting with the right filming angle and my audible voice. Nevertheless, with Yanling’s help, I managed to come out with a satisfactory one eventually. Although I actually had to do many takes, I certainly enjoyed doing every take. They were special moments and all worth it.

So if you are to ask me what is my most memorable experience this year? It would absolutely be doing an individual video of myself for RBKD. Thank you for all the stories shared. And indeed, what a simple and unique birthday gift from everyone!

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Zhiqing, Priority Member:

This year, in commemoration with RBKD’s 5th Anniversary, we were all tasked to do an individual video each to share with one another on our most memorable moment in RBKD.

Initially, I had no idea what it was for and hence just did as tasked. Luckily, we had a certain format to follow and hence I did not have to worry about not doing the right thing.

Even though it may be troublesome and perhaps time-consuming, the end product is really awesome and is definitely worth the amount of time and effort spent doing it. Years down the road, I’ll definitely be thankful for the video for it reminds us of all the memorable moments in RBKD.

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Yanjun, Priority Member:

“OMG! Can I not do it?” That was the first thought that came to my mind when I received the text from Yanling about the video project. Never had I thought that I would ever record a video of myself for others to see but yes, there’s always the virgin attempt. So I decided to make the video and this would be something that I can look back in the future.

Being a first-timer, it was quite an experience to record a video of myself. From the stacking of magazines and notes to obtain an appropriate height to the adjustment of the phone to get an appropriate angle to ensuring that my voice was loud enough and lastly, to overcome the nervousness. It was definitely not an easy feat. Although I still find it rather embarrassing, I’m glad to be part of this project and it has been a memorable experience.

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28 January 2014 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD: Of Things That Define Us

Where: All around Singapore

Date of Premiere: 15 November 2013

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Phyllis, Priority Member:

Script. Check.
Props. Check.
Voice Recorder. Check.

Our SOP (standard operating procedure) before we start filming each time. I am sure everyone involved in the filming can remember this!

The “events” video was a really memorable experience for me as we had to travel around Singapore (5 locations) in ONE day and get everything done within the day. Well technically we took only about 12 hours :P

MBS > Mediacorp > Serangoon > Punggol > MBS > Sentosa (!!!!!)

From braving the heat at MBS to trying to “hide” our RBKD tees at Mediacorp’s entrance to sneaking into the compass ballroom for filming, each location really left us some good memory!

When we were recalling the events that happened at each venue, it was like a trip down memory lane. I can’t believe that we have actually been through so many events together as one RBKD in these 5 years! Every event has something special to each and every one of you and hopefully this video has helped everyone to recall some of them :)

I think this idea of a “definition video” by the organizing committee is really a good one. Although it was tiring to repeat our lines over and over again, and to sit/stand under the sun for a long time, I am sure the end product was definitely worth it!

Well, another definition video 5 years later again? Haha!

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Lionel, Priority Member:

Being part of the definition video was certainly an eye-opening experience as to what filming a video possibly entails. Not only do you have to ensure the lighting of the environment, you have to be aware of every single word and (facial) expression used! We went to different locations to film the definition videos and while it was time consuming and energy sapping, the overall effect of the videos made everything worthwhile.

I do hope that the video brings out the essence of what RBKD does and what we are all about, and in the meantime, provide everyone a form of entertainment as well as conversation starter. Cheers everyone, and happy 5th anniversary!

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