Can you spot young Rui En in our midst?
15 November 2017 | 12:05 am
weareone: our ninth chapter

The Road Not Taken

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

– Robert Frost

Yes, this is the very poem which inspired our club’s slogan – “Traversing The Road Less Traveled, Lux Veritas”.

I especially like the last sentence, “And that has made all the difference.”


We all started as individuals,
Each of us beginning this journey alone,
No one knew what we were in for,
But along the way,
We found each other,
Walking together,
Watching each other’s back,
Willing to just be here,
We chose to stay and continue as a team,
And that has made all the difference.

Sometimes, it’s not so much about what we can do for each other now. It’s not so much about what you used to do, the past versus now.

It’s about getting drenched by rain, and remembering how we rather chat in the cold, under the stars than have a hot shower after our water fight;
It’s eating a cake and remembering how we started spooning because it doesn’t come with a knife;
It’s passing by some ulu ulu places, recalling that we were there with RBKD, with mosquito bites all over;
It’s having sore throat together after SA, but still going for Roti Prata / McDonald’s supper, and Korean BBQ a week later;
It’s taking wefies and recalling how someone will always say, “自己找角度”;
It’s having someone who understands,
our smiles, our tears, our struggles, our persistence;
It’s having someone who is willing to walk alongside you, all these years;
It’s these and so much more.

Been there, done that, with RBKD.

9 years is an understatement of our journey and experience, but step by step, it’s a testimony made possible only because we have each other.

Happy 9th Anniversary, RBKD!

Big 10 next year, time to pop some champagne then! Happy Birthday x9!

Loving Rui En Since 2008,
Your RBKD.


  • Poohbear commented on 15 November 2017, 08:34am:

    Reading all the well-wishes and this lovely message showed how much both RBKD n Rui En have come. Thank you for bring there n supporting one another. RBKD +Rui En = truly the Dreamteam. Happy anniversary!

  • RBKD commented on 16 November 2017, 12:28am:

    Xinyi: Thanks & continue supporting Rui En :)