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14 August 2018 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD Orientation 2016

When: 18 June 2016

Where: Toa Payoh

Junqi, Participant:

It was the first time we are having this game, so most of us were a little lost at the start, not knowing the trick to completing the task… but i guess that was also what made it interesting.

Each team was given 4 items – a rubber band, balloon, key and chopstick. With each member holding on to at least one end of a rafia string, we had to transport the items across the playing area and place them on the corresponding letters – R, B, K and D – on the floor. Naturally we thought that it was R for Rubber band, B for Balloon… etc. but turns out, we were very wrong haha xD

It was only until the end that it was revealed to us, how each object signifies the corresponding team name.  Even though it was a simple game, I was really impressed by the amount of thought that went into it and how the game was eventually linked back to RBKD.

So kudos to the organising team!

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09 August 2018 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD Orientation 2016

When: 18 June 2016

Where: Toa Payoh

Zhiqing, Participant:

It was my 5th Orientation with RBKD. As usual, I had a lot of fun meeting new people and knowing the older members better.

One of the activities that I enjoyed most at this year’s orientation was the Structure Building Game. We had to build a structure using recycled materials that is able to withstand the weight of three of our bags and tall enough for a group member to crawl through. Initially, we felt like it was almost a mission-impossible as the newspapers were too flimsy and we did not have much resources with us. Luckily, after some brain-storming, we figured that we could use our water bottles as the base and build a ‘cover’ for our structure to place our bags on.

To be honest, I did not have much confidence in our structure as it didn’t look as stable as we had expected it to be. However, we do have a very positive Team Leader who had so much faith in our structure and was constantly encouraging all to press on. Thanks Weijen! Through this activity, our team managed to become more bonded. Even though it was a simple activity, all of us had great fun together!

Yeeling, Participant:

Every year’s orientation games would be somehow similar as most of the games require team spirit, but some of this year’s games gave me quite a surprise.

To highlight some of the games below:

Firstly, the structure building game was CREATIVE, a piece of ART and SAVE THE EARTH! WHY?

Save the earth – we had been using recycled items to create obstacles,
Creative – we needed to create an obstacle where it can carry the weight of the bags with a person crawling through underneath,
and an Art exhibition – each group had to display their obstacles.

Every group was laughing at other groups’ obstacles but most of us enjoyed ourselves.

Next, the spider web unity game:

At first our TL told us that we could only use a rafia string to transport the items on the floor. I was thinking how we were going to transport it? But one of our group mates suggested to do something like a knitting pattern with the string and when we started walking, the item did not drop down easily. I was surprised, IT WORKED.

Next, the mahjong paper game:

First time playing mahjong paper with all members and it seemed that we were very united by helping each other. Although, we lost but it was fun.

Lastly, I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all organisers, who organised a fun and challenging amazing race. I just want to shout out to my team – Dedicated!! Thank you everyone for putting great effort in it and also to my TLs and ATLS too. Although our team might be the smallest than other teams, but I really enjoyed myself and did not know Toa Payoh Park had such a great place.

Cheers to next orientation!!

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08 August 2018 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD Orientation 2016

When: 18 June 2016

Where: Toa Payoh

Yanling, Participant:

The first task for the day was to complete a crossword puzzle – to find a number of words related to the idol. Kudos to the organisers for coming up with the puzzle – it was rather challenging and we had to take some time to complete it!

After a while into the game, we started to split the work within our team to look for specific wordings instead of having all of us aimlessly looking for the words. That indeed speed us up and we eventually managed to complete the puzzle in the shortest time Yay to our group work, Team R!

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07 August 2018 | 01:00 pm

What: RBKD Orientation 2016

When: 18 June 2016

Where: Toa Payoh

Edith, Organiser:

I’m always looking forward to orientation every year as it’s an opportunity for me to meet new faces. This is my 3rd year participating in orientation and this year, it’s slightly different as I’m one of the organisers of the orientation. To me, one of the hardest thing being an organiser is that it’s not easy for us to think of games and activities that can be linked to RBKD. But at the end of the day, it’s really nice to see the smiles on the faces of the participants while they played the games. I really hope that participants enjoyed and had fun during this year’s orientation.

Rebecca, Organiser:

Planning for the location to hold the orientation is the toughest because there are too many considerations to consider especially when we need a sheltered place to hold everyone. However, we starting googling for locations and found Toa Payoh Town Park. Coming up with the games is not an easy task as well as we have to think of the rationale behind each game and whether it represents RBKD. I’ve got to say spider web unity is the favourite game – I love seeing them play as they have to communicate with one another, move together and consider which item represents R,B,K and D.

Hope all the participants had fun that day and enjoyed the games with their teammates

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15 November 2017 | 01:00 am

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15 November 2017 | 12:55 am

It could have been others,
But it has always been you.

You & I could have sat out,
But we decided to step forth.

You & I could have stayed away,
But we chose to stay.

And hence,
We started on a journey,
We would never have imagined.

Sailing away,
With such camaraderie,
I know is rare.

We venture in darkness,
Seldom knowing what lies ahead.

Still, we try.

Because even if we are clueless,
We trust.

For we know we have each other,
For friends don’t let you do silly things alone,
For family means no one gets left behind,
For we are RBKD,
ONERBKD.

Resilient. Boundless. Knitted. Dedicated.

Even when no one is on our side,
We knew we have each other,
We knew she knew she has us.

For us, for her,
That was enough.

Sometimes, people achieve the unthinkable because of friends and family who believed and stood by them.

Everything that is made possible by RBKD is because we are in this together.

So as long as the ship continues to sail, we will and we can make it sail away even if we need to build it up again.

It was never the easy way out we signed up for,
It has, and will always be,
The road less traveled,
The road worth traversing.

Happy 9th Anniversary, RBKD!

You have been through a lot,
You have survived it all,
It’s time for our lux et veritas.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Onwards to 10 & beyond, let’s sail together!

一个都不能少,
一个都不想少.

Happy Birthday! I love you & you a lot!
.

Your Xinyi.

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15 November 2017 | 12:50 am

Happy Birthday RBKD!

It’s been a wonderful 9 years. Thank you for having me on this journey. May we continue to grow in wisdom, strength, and unity.

Junqi

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15 November 2017 | 12:45 am

Happy 9th Birthday RBKD!

May you always stay knitted and resilient ❤ Blessed birthday!

Phyllis

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15 November 2017 | 12:40 am

Yet another year has passed and while counting the numbers, I was reminded of one song:

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea
I’ll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see
I’ll be the light to guide you

Find out what we’re made of
When we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like one two three
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like four three two
You’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah
Oh oh yeah yeah

As we count down towards our 10th year, on this 9th anniversary, I hope we can always remember that we have each other to count on, anytime.

With lots of love,
Yanling

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15 November 2017 | 12:35 am

Happy 9th Birthday to RBKD!!!

虽然没能够在最初的时候参与,但希望能够一直继续支持RBKD 💪

Many more blessed years to come

Ashley (Singapore)

22nd October 2017, 18:52h

Happy birthday to you RBKD! Always proud to have you in my life, wishing you a blessed 9th and you know, can’t wait for 10th!

Weijen (Malaysia)

29th October 2017, 12:04h

Happy 9th birthday RBKD!

May you grow by leaps and bounds! Wishing you every success!

Joan Chen (Singapore)

29th October 2017, 23:06h

Happy Birthday RBKD!!

I’m glad to be part of this family. Thank you for the memories.

Looking forward to more activities together!

Ernie (Singapore)

30th October 2017, 18:06h

Wishing you a happy birthday RBKD!

Thank you for being in my life and changing my life for the better.

Hoping for a great year ahead!

Bihui, Forum Team (Singapore)

7th November 2017, 22:53h

Happy 9 anniversary RBKD,
may we be 长长久久!

说久不久,又一年。
Let’s chat over dinner,
And toast one another
For the fun year we had,
And wish for a fruitful year,
The following year.

Best wishes RBKD!

Lionel (Singapore)

8th November 2017, 23:49h

Happy birthday RBKD!

Thank you for another year of wonderful memories. Looking forward to our 10th!

Madeline, Blog Team (Singapore)

11th November 2017, 22:19h

Wish RBKD a happy 9th anniversary. Stay stronger and united.

Best regards,
Yee Ling (Singapore)

11th November 2017, 23:49h

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