Monday, November 24, 2008

ICYL 08 : ASPIRE TO INSPIRE



This post will be in green in memory of RGS- the people who painstakingly organised ICLY (International Convention for Youth Leaders).

I was there the WHOLE of last week, and it was the craziest fun i'd had in a looong time. The people there (namely the facils JUAN WENCEN, and the people- XINPING FUXIN) are slightly out of their minds, and its hard to remember that THEY are the brainiacs, some who have perversely high leadership positions.

And i met the scary tracker from Sports School (Habbibah- erm i think thats how you spell it. Maybe its Habbiba, or Hahbbibah or something.) who sprints like a scariest wind you've met.

Used to be inexplicably terrified of her when she groaned and huffed anf puffed at the starting line, but when we i her out of the arena, she looksed so unterrifing and un-intimidating! IT WAS LIKE SHE STRIPPED OFF HER AIR OF GLACIAL PROFESSIONALISM.

It was so cool.

SO AMAZING-LEE COOL.

So, the acronym LEAD right, and heres how it went down.

L for LEARN
(EH EH WE SAW MR THARMAN SHANMUGARATNUM gosh i hope thats how you spell it, these guys have uber long surnames OKAY. HES THE BIG SHOT IN CHARGE OF SINGAPORES MONAYE. HOHOHO. I SAWWWW HIM. HE MADE A SPEEEEECH.)

On the first day we learnt to embrace our strenghts. (mine being ENERGY) Damn, they should see me during training. Im like a immovable dead thingy. But yeah, my energy level is disgustingly high. Its no wonder i annoy my family alot.

Sadly, my sense of PURPOSE is at an all time low. Almost the lowest in my Samonte Teamie.

I truly wonder why.

E for EMBODY
E was for the 2nd day where we sat through numerous talks and more talks and a speeches and more stuff. Then we had World Cafe, which was quite cool, cause i met loads of Auzzies and Indians and Vietnamese and Hongkees and Indonesians.

CALL ME WORLDLY, BABY.

A for ADVOCATE
Yeah.
We went down town to give out water bottles to ADVOCATE a cause.

Its was fun, though Singaporeans are grossly paranoid.
One Aussie was like
"Hey man, the people here accepted the bread more readily than the bottled water! Its not like it is more likely that we poisoned the water than the bread right? You guys are an awfully suspicious lot!"

HEAR HEAR.

Dude, man. We hear stories of rapists and how NOTHING IN THIS WORLD IS FREE AH, GIRL SO DONT ANYHOW ACCEPT THINGS AH. So its built into out little Singaporeany systems. Its a culture.

tsk.

D for DARE

DARE TO SPEAK OUT.
DARE TO DREAM.

Yeah. More speeches.
Inspiring talks.


Also had a revalation that Xin Ping is, undoubtly the unchallenged, BIGGEST, mighiest, MOST UNBEATABLE camwhore in the whole world. Honestly.



ICYL DA BOMB.

And i keep cutting my hair cause it always sticks out.

I reckon its never gonna grow out to its full, elegant glory ever again becasue of my obsession with chopping the parts of my hair that stick on bad hair days.

I am SO intolerant. GAH.

I've cut it 5 times since the first hairchop.
5!!

Woe is me. Hair.

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