Friday, September 21, 2012


Last Wednesday (5th September 2012), we had our team building games! Both teams were involved in planning the games, Lennard from Team 2 and Khatau from team 3 were the in-charge of the event.

The objective of this event is to bond both teams together, allowing them to interact with one another and of course to have fun! Apart from each team's individual events, this allows both teams to work together as one.

This event consists of various games – starting with the mass dance, followed by an integrated version of running man and lastly, captains' ball.

For the mass dance, we are divided into both our teams. Lennard and Shi Rong guided us with the dance steps for the song "Oppa Gangnam Style". At first were rather reluctant to learn and start dancing as we felt that the dance moves were very awkward. We spent most of the time laughing at each other, and our in-charge Mr Sudesh even joined in to dance with us after much persuasion. With the encouragement from Mr Sudesh, we finally started attempting to dance. After about 5 minutes of practice, Team 2 had a mini dance off against team 3. While Team 2 had some very enthusiastic individuals, (Lennard and Sean did the all the step; the rest were not taught) Team 3 had slightly better team coordination, and the dance ended in a draw.

Shi Rong and Lennard were teaching us the dance steps.

All of us were paying attention to them.

We were trying out the dance moves.

Next, all of us went down to the atrium to continue our second game, which was the integrated version of running man. 12 cards were taken out of the deck with one card to each member, and hidden around the fountain near the atrium. The students were then to find the cards to decide on teams for the next half of the game. For team 2 was required to find all the "hearts" poker cards while for team 3 was required to find all the "clubs" poker cards.

Where are the cards?

Team 2 spent a long time searching for the last missing card, while team 3 had already found all the cards, which meant they had already won half of the game. When Team 2 had finally found all of the cards, with everyone in the team holding on to one card, the students found their counterparts from Team 3 who held the card with the same number.

 Participants with the same numbered poker card were to pair up and to have one of their arms taped together. They were to then stick a strip of masking tape to their shirt with their names written on it to represent their name tags. The objective of the game was for pairs to tear out the name tags of the other pairs, while defending their own. When the name tags of the pair were torn out, they would be out of the game.

This was purely coincidental.
Some tags just wouldn't stick.

Unfortunately, in the midst of the game, Sares from team 3 fell and injured her leg when she was running down the slope. The in-charge had overlooked the considerations to be taken during the game. To make matters worse, we did not have the first aid kit on hand. We should have considered that it was a sloped area and exclude the area during the game to avoid any accidents like this. However, through this game, the pairs from the two teams have an opportunity to interact and to get to know the other team’s members.

Lastly, we had our captains’ ball match. All of us find that this game was the highlight of the event because it was the enjoyable and competitive. Initially, all the members from both teams were playing together, and subsequently followed by gender matches. Though Team 2 did their best, Team 3 won the game in the end. Improvements to be made would be to have better team coordination. Most of the class thought that the time for the game should be extended. Through this segment, it seeks to help both teams to work on their teamwork toward a goal – to win.

Team 2 strategizing!

Team 3 strategizing!


We then returned to class for debrief, where everyone shared their opinion about the session. The general consensus was that everyone “hated” the dance and loved captains’ ball. While embarrassing and awkward, the mass dance helped to bond people together through the “we did something ridiculous together” effect. Prizes were also given out, to Nabilah and Rebecca for winning the Running Man game by tearing off the most tags, and to Team 3 for winning Captains’ Ball. Unfortunately, Team 2 was too busy with their project to join the subsequent feast outside the class.

Through this event, we are able to get to know more about the whole EMRS members and also learnt that it is vital to take into considerations of any possible hazards, so that we can minimise any injures that might arise from the game. We also learn the need for planning contingencies should unexpected events occur, and thinking through plans thoroughly and carefully. A checklist of items needed would have also helped us be more organized.

Overall, everyone enjoyed the event, and suggested we have a games day more often.
Stirling Graduation Event
On 7th September, NYP hosted a graduation event for the school of Stirling. Dress code of the day is white top with black pants/skirt. Our job scope is to be ushers. It is a small affair where there were close to 300 people attending the event including the 60 proud graduands. To add on, our principal,  Mr Chan Lee Mun also received an award from Stirling!

                                      Guests starts streaming in
Parents registering for the event- Our ushers hard at work! :)

Our 'guard' manning the refreshment.. ;)
Refreshments provided before the start of the ceremony
Inside the TFA
Piper being blown to signify the start of the event 
Graduands making their entrance!
Making their way towards the stage 
Congratulations to Mr Chan!!
Proud graduates together with their parents!

Once again, we would like to congratulate all the graduates who have persevered for the past two years and also to Mr Chan for receiving an award! This event was as an eye-opener to us as we now know how an overseas graduation ceremony is being executed. One of the lesson learnt is that we now know how to react to an unexpected the situation when it arises. For example, we were informed at the last minute that ushers were needed for the gown room and registration table but manpower was limited. Thus, some of us would have to play dual roles and support one another to ensure that the event was smooth-sailing and proceeded without any hitches. Overall, it was a great experience and everyone enjoyed it!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Entrephoria @ Bugis Street level 3 Atrium


Bugis Street level 3 Atrium 
16th and 17th August 2012

EMRS Team 2 was assigned to organize an event at Bugis Street level 3 atrium from 16th to 17th August 2012, from 12pm to 9pm. 

OICs - Min ming and Renald
A&P - Sapnaa (IC), Nigel, Adeline Seah and Sa'adah
Fiance - Si Ying (IC) and Marilynn
Logistics - Adeline Tan (IC), Hamdan and Wang Peng

Initially, we came up with two proposals, "Cosplay showcase"  and "Student Entrepreneur Fair". However, our team decided to carry out the Entrepreneur Fair, due to time constraints and the event will be held during exam period. 

We came up with a few themes: "Like A Boss", "Bizworks", "Young, Alive and Enterprising" and "Entrephoria". We voted and concluded with the theme, "Entrephoria" as it takes a combination of entrepreneur (which is based on our proposal) and euphoria (meaning a state of intense happiness and self confidence).

For this event, we source for student entrepreneur vendors namely, G-Feel iphone, Shop 23, Summerlove, JNR entertainment and 90's candy. We also brought in two external vendors such as Benta Berry and Sticky candy. 

Benta Berry
Photo Booth

To showcase our event, we came up with a banner design draft and brainstormed on the design of the main poster, flyers and vendor posters. We decided to use the Bugis Street building as the background for the main poster and backdrop for the Polaroid booth. We also uses the product images provided by the vendors to draft out the flyer and vendor posters and decorated the booths by designing them according to what the vendors are selling. 

On the first day, the setting up of the event was done smoothly and efficiently with the help of team 3 members. However, half way through the event we received feedback from our supervisors that our floor plan appears defensive and not attracting shoppers. Hence, we decided to change the formation of the floor plan from 9-booths to 7-booths. This then attracts more customers at the later part of the day. 

Initial Floor Plan
Readjusted Floor Plan
At the end of the day, we conducted a debrief and inform the team that we has excess manpower due to the change of floor plan. Hence, a few of us will report later for the next day. 

On the last day there was a slight delay with the set up as the new batch of team 3 members were unfamiliar with the products. Everything resume to normal and sales start to pick up slowly. 

Tear down on the last day was completed fast and more efficiently as everyone were brief on their tasks and cooperate well. 

We had a hard time during the pre-preparation of the event and encountered many problems such as changes to fixtures needed, urging the vendors for stock list and time constraints for A&P. However, we manage to overcome all these and make the event a success! Although, its a lot of hard work, everything is worth it after seeing how successful the event turned out to be. 

Special thanks to everyone .....