Can you spot young Rui En in our midst?
 
26 October 2016 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD Bai Nian Tour 2016

When: 20 February 2016

Melissa, Participant:

This year’s CNY gathering was a cosy affair. Although it had a much smaller turn-out than previous years’, we still had fun and laughed a lot. We did our traditional tossing of the yusheng, and since there were only 4 of us, we each had to eat a really big portion! But, in true RBKD fashion, we went elsewhere to eat even more after that.

I hope that more members will join in for the next CNY Bainian as it’s a really joyous time to know each other more (and yusheng tastes better in smaller portions ). Thank you Bihui for “opening” your house to us this year!

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19 October 2016 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD’s Reunion Dinner

When: 23 January 2016

Where: Mookata @ Ang Mo Kio

Weijen, Participant:

I look forward to dinner after activities because to me, dinner is a time when all of us can really sit down, relax, talk and bond. During activities every one of us usually has a duty to do so there is not really a proper time to just talk with our minds blank, we can have this luxury during dinner though.

The reunion dinner was fun as we laughed together while talking about the charity drive during the day. It is also about filling our stomach as we only had a quick and brief lunch break. I was really hungry because I missed my breakfast too

The dinner is a memorable way to end the day’s activity and I certainly look forward to participating in the charity drive in years to come.

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10 February 2016 | 01:00 pm

What: Railway Corridor Trekking

When: 10 January 2016

Where: Bukit Timah

Participants: Allan, Angel, Bi Hui, Edith, Eqsha, Jamie, Jiamin, Rebecca, Shannon, Shu Pei, Vanessa, Xinyi, Yanjun, Yanping, Yeeling, Yvonne

Shu Pei, Participant:

The weather was hot, sunny and humid and we were perspiring a lot from the short distance to the railway entrance. The trees along the corridor provided some shade from the hot sun. We chatted with each other while walking along the path. Some parts of the route were muddy and some of us tried to find the best way to cross to the other end to avoid getting our shoes dirty. We ended the walk at the old Bukit Timah Train Station by taking group photo.

Eqsha, Participant:

This is the first time I’ve ever met the members of RBKD. I was a little nervous at first as I didn’t know most of the people there, apart from some familiar faces. It was a time where us, non members, could meet the members to get to know them better.

It was extremely fun! While walking towards the railway, I still remember myself only talking to another non member as I knew her from previous events. After a while, both of us were asked to talk and mingle with other members instead. At first, it was quite shy but after a while, I started to realise that we were able to find common topics of interest. We talked about our studies and how stressed we were about school under the 36 degrees hot sun!

We also stopped at landmarks along the way to take photos and got many nice ones! At the end of the whole trip, I found that I got to know most of the members much better and it was a great experience!

I really enjoyed myself and I hope to be able to go for these fun bridging activities again

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11 November 2015 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD’s Inaugural Durian IPC

When: 24 July 2015

Where: Whampoa Market

Participants: Bi Hui, Candice, Edith, Melissa, Rebecca, Xinyi, Yanping, Yvonne

Melissa, Participant:

I was so excited that Durian season coincided with my school holidays again this year!

A really interesting thing happened at the Durian IPC. We were happily chatting while eating, and watching Our Homeland live via an iPad (IKR? You only get to experience such life events with RBKD xD) when everyone looked at each other and went “this one is really good!” Of all the durians we’d bought, one of them stood out, and everyone agreed that it was the best out of the lot. That particular durian was devoured in record speed haha!

And it made me think “ah..this is why we are all in RBKD.” Like how when we go for durians, we go and have proper 猫山王 from reliable sellers – none of that 3 for $10 stuff for us – and agreeing on the best 猫山王 out of all the 猫山王s on the table, it’s because we only go for what (or who ) is the best, and we appreciate the best. It’s not a mere coincidence that we are in RBKD.

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28 October 2015 | 01:00 pm

What: Basketball IPC

When: 19 July 2015

Where: Sports Hub

Participants: Bi Hui, Melissa, Vanessa, Yanjun, Yanping, Yvonne, Zhiqing

Yvonne, Organiser:

It was my first time organising an IPC and also the first successful Basketball IPC. I have always thought that renting a basketball court would be easy but I was wrong. The timing was either limited or place is too ulu. Luckily with the help of fellow member, Yanjun, we managed to book the court at the sports hub and it’s free of charge.

I was initially worried that the IPC would not be successful as the sky turned cloudy in the afternoon. Thankfully the sky cleared up by 3pm, but the scorching hot sun came out as a package too. With a group of 7 participants, we utilised only half the basketball court but we could hardly survive 2 games of it. After all we are not professional basketball players.

Despite the hot weather and my “need to brush up” basketball skills, I enjoyed the game with fellow members. I think we should organise more sports related activities to keep ourselves fit and healthy.

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21 October 2015 | 01:00 pm

What: Sunset Walk @ Southern Ridges

When: 27 June 2015

Where: Southern Ridges

Participants: Allan, Bi Hui, Candice, Melissa, Peijun, Shu Pei, Vanessa, Xinyi, Yanjun, Yanling, Yanping, Yeeling, Yvonne

Allan, Organiser:

This is my first time organising an event for the FC. I have gained quite a lot of experience through this event. At first I was worried that the route I planned was too far. Moreover, that day’s weather was not helping us.

While planning, I estimated that we will take 2-3 hours, however everyone completed the walk within 1 hour. Next time we should take a longer route!

I hope that I will still have the chance to organise such events again. Really appreciate everyone’s time and effort for coming down!

Yanjun, Participant:

Not my typical Saturday evening but it feels good to be immersed in the beauty of nature after a week of work. The Southern Ridges – I’ve been there a few times but never in the evening nor in such a big group. It was a completely different experience with the beautiful sunset, the evening “breeze”, the companionship and the chance to have a hilltop view of snippets of the aircrafts segment of the NDP rehearsal.

I believe this calorie-burning walk has helped to cut off a small amount of guilt from the amount of food we have eaten during the buffet after Orientation, the week before

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30 September 2015 | 01:00 pm

What: The “Don’t Need for Reason” Korean BBQ Dinner Together

When: 9 May 2015

Where: Ssikkek @ United Square

Participants: Allan, Bi Hui, Candice, Daphne, Edith, Huiyi, Jiamin, Peijun, Phyllis, Rebecca, Shu Pei, Suwei, Xinyi, Yanjun, Yanling, Yanping, Yeeling, Yvonne, Xinyi

Edith, Ordinary Member:

Although it wasn’t my first time having dinner with RBKD, I was very excited for this dinner because it’s my favourite Korean BBQ!

Upon reaching the location I was kind of excited and found it rather cool to know that we actually have a private room for ourselves and of course we started cooking the food and eat and eat and eat!!

Apart from the good food, it was the company that made me really happy that day. Hope to have more of #noneedforreason #rbkddinnertogether soon!!!

Daphne, Ordinary Member:

It has been a long time since we had a dinner together. Also, it was a wonderful idea to go to Korean BBQ to catch up and fill our tummies. Because we have to wait for the meat to cook so during this time, we talked about what we had been doing and how our lives were going. I always have a great time catching up with them and would look forward to the next time we meet again!

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19 August 2015 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD’s Reunion Dinner

When: 24 January 2015

Where: Ang Mo Kio

Participants: Adelyn, Allan, Bihui, Candice, Corine, Edith, Huiyi, Jean, Jiamin, Joanne, Jolie, Melissa, Shannon, Shu Pei, Squeen, Weijen, Xinyi, Yanjun, Yanling, Yanping, Yeeling, Yvonne, Zhiqing

Jolie, Participant:

All of us were tired and hungry after the CNY charity drive and when it was time for dinner, we cannot help but just cheer. I think this is the first reunion dinner with this many members and it was quite a fun dinner. It was awkward at first but with both tables interacting non stop via Joanne, we did get many laughs. Towards the end, there will always be leftovers and hence start the “KEEP GOING” to finish up all the food. With Jean and Corine, we managed to finish up everything but definitely we managed to catch up with each other and have a fulfilling reunion dinner.

Huiyi, Participant:

This year was my first time taking part in the CNY reunion dinner which followed the Charity Drive and it was a really enjoyable experience!

We were all hungry (and tired) from all the activities earlier in the day, and could only sit and drool at the tempting plates of food placed in front of us as we waited for all the dishes to be served before commencing our meal! A few of us kept snapping pictures of every dish that came along; it was quite amusing! There was laughter and animated conversations throughout the meal, as we commented on the food as well as help to serve each other from opposite sides of the table

It was a welcome feast after a fulfilling day’s work, and I’m sure we all enjoyed it immensely Definitely looking forward to future RBKD events and the Charity Drive cum Reunion Dinner next year!

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22 July 2015 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD in Penang: Overall Trip

When: 20-22 March 2015

Where: Penang

Participants: Allan, Bi Hui, Candice, Celest, Jiamin, Joanne, Peijun, Phyllis, Shu Pei, Weijen, Xinyi, Yeeling

Jiamin, Secretary:

Not the first time RBKD flies overseas to visit Rui En on set, but this trip was really an impromptu one. 5 days after booking our air tickets + settle accommodation, we departed for our 3D2N to Penang!

Upon touching down, we hopped onto our rented mini-van and RBKD food tour officially begins! Look at the amount of food we managed to cover during our trip, amazing right?


And of course in between our food tour, we had the opportunity to pop over to The Journey: Our Homeland’s filming sites for a total of 3 times. It was great seeing our idol ‘adapting’ well to Penang’s (very hot) weather and I personally enjoyed the little chats we had with her in between her filming breaks. Not to forget the many selfies/welfies taken while waiting

So yup, time flies whenever you’re with good company and having lots of fun. It’s time to bade goodbye to city of cheap and good food – Penang. Shall let the pictures do the talking

Phyllis, Treasurer:

If you were to ask me what’s the thing that I love most about this Penang trip. It would definitely the food! We literally went on a 3D2N eating spree in Penang, filling our stomachs to the brim at the end of each day. It totally did not help when Penang street food is so affordable and wallet friendly. Haha.

Assam Laksa? Yes! Rojak? Yes! Char Kway Teow? Yes! Chendol? Yes! Lok Lok? Yes! Yes! Yes!

As I am typing this, I am starting to think about all these local fare all over again….. Yum!

Well, other than the really good food, the great company made this trip an even better one. Moments like when we hid in the back alley to watch the filming process, ate ice balls along the roadside or running around the beach trying to take pictures with stray dogs were unforgettable. It’s little memories like these that define a RBKD trip.

I am looking forward to another trip to Malaysia! Where we can continue to eat our hearts content and have more fun together.

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15 July 2015 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD in Penang: Site Visit

When: 20-22 March 2015

Where: Penang

Participants: Allan, Bi Hui, Candice, Celest, Jiamin, Joanne, Peijun, Phyllis, Shu Pei, Weijen, Xinyi, Yeeling

Bi Hui, Priority Member:

I wouldn’t deny that I was really looking forward and excited about this trip, since this is really the first time I ‘fly’ with RBKD members, even though it was just a short trip nearby. On the day of takeoff, I remember it was really shag and tiring for everyone… cause the flight was really early in the morning!! But things turned round when we reached our destination. Finally we’re here!!! We dragged our luggage with excitement, and drooling while thinking about the mouth-watering food waiting for us in line.

The first day was seriously a cha kway teow fever. I think we had like more than 3 different stores of CKT in a day, so much that I admit I was sick of CKT then! And even though the food was a little more salty than what we have in Singapore, the fragrance and uniqueness of the food definitely makes you wanna keep eating and sometimes, you would hope that you would not have to kill fats after eating that much in a day D:

What I liked most about this trip is how Penang could look so much like the old Singapore we once had in the 80s and 90s. Street stores just by the side of the road, cheap food, old buildings… it’s as though we flew back to the past. We even had the chance to try snacks like the ice kacang balls which our parents once enjoyed in their childhood days there! But things didn’t just go as enjoyably as it was really hot during that period of time, and most of the time we were complaining about the heat… how humid it was… and we even went to find places to “hide” ourselves in when we were resting (we actually went into a hotel and sat there for minutes just to have air-con there hahahaha!)

Then it was that small section where we had free time to visit Rui En on her shoots. Its definitely an eye opener for me as i had a little interest in how films are made behind the scenes. What really shocked me were the number of repeated scenes taken in a day. I always thought 1 scene could only take at most 3 repeats if there is no NG… apparently not. What makes things worse was the really hot and humid weather while filming…it really makes me admire the determination of every cast in the film.

Though it was a really tiring trip (I guess partly because of the really bad hot weather), somewhat I feel that it is a nice experience to go on a trip with someone you may know, but don’t know too well, to the state where we suddenly could understand each other well after a 3 day trip… That, I must agree that it is a trip that I would never regret travelling on.


Peijun, Priority Member:

On the very first day of the trip, I’ve realised that I’m not a foodie I thought I was after all this while.

While Xinyi & gang chiong-ed stalls after stalls, all I wanna do was to chill and take it slow man… I was hoping to buy something weird/special from those rundown looking shops but nothing caught my eye…

Anyway, after a visit to set, I felt that one of the perks of being in the filming industry is to be in an unreal environment that seemed real.

I mean, it could be a real place stimulated by unreal stuff – actors and props to make the unreal environment real.
I hope you get what I mean…

And the beauty of being an actor?

To immerse in the stimulated environment and feel the emotions of the character while delivering lines…

Hope your brain’s not fried from the
real and unreal.

Ciao.

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