*During the second week of April 2010, my faculty held their annual games which we have so aptly named ADSALympics. ADSALympics is a monster of a sporting events. I like how my junior Shing Hui put it: ADSALympics = Cheer 2000 + NBA + Olympics + Thomas CUP + FIFI World Cup + Reality Show Event (plenty of drama). I’ll probably blog more about the other events, but by now most of you should be well acquainted with my blogging style, so don’t set your hopes too high. 😀
At the ripe old age of 23 (*dodges tomatoes and banana skins from the rest of the classmates*), I took part in my first ever cheerleading event!
A pre performance photo of some of the team members. We were praying that no accidents would happen that day.
Poh Yee recaptures her lost youth. 😛
This picture trumps all – it is by far the cutest! It also generated a whole lot of comments on facebook, becoming one of the more loved photos among all the ADSALympic photos.
L-r:Â Ee Chia, Steven, Angela and Narjit.
Ee Chia worked really hard on the banners for our team. The job was delegated to her as she is the most artistic one in class. Alongside a few others lah, don’t emo.
This is Batch 2 practicing for their performance. Everyone was trying to do some last minute fine tuning. It was almost impossible for all batches to practice constantly due to our overbearing schedule.
This is how Jimmy deals with stage fright.
Our class is seriously so small that our entire cheerleading team could practice in a single squash court.
Not exactly ideal but we only had minutes before the performance and were nervous like hell!
Damn hot in there with everyone sweating due to nervousness and also the lack of any sort of ventilation. Still smiling though!
As I was about to caption this picture, Lie Yuen walked in to my room to moan about our day/discuss dinner/weekend plans so…. which movie you want to watch ah woman? Robinhood or Kidnappers?
Trust batch 4 to come up with a creative name!
The eventual champions. Sorry I gave it away.
Batch 5 made sure we knew they were there with their super glowing jerseys!
Our dear lecturers who sat in as judges for the cheerleading event!
L-r: Dr. Nanditha, Dr. Niekla, Dr. Kalyan and Dr. Senthil.
Presenting Batch 4!
I love it that the boys held pompoms too!
Wonder if the ones at the bottom felt any pain.
Batch 4’s Diazepom’s cheerleading routine.
Some team spirit thingie we did at the beginning of our act.
Being in the front line, it was our job to lay down the banners.
GO GO SHOCKERS!
Too bad Wuan Phing didn’t manage to capture our fan formation! See the video for the full formation:)
We have this formation called The Bridge where Sock Nee runs across the boys’ backs. I was supposed to be an extra boy but after being all drama queen and squealing and screaming everytime Sock Nee stepped on me, they kicked me back out to join the girls shaking the pompoms. So happy to be back as a girl.
Everyone feared for Lie Yuen’s life with this formation. It was a three layer pyramid with the second layer’s boys’ hands extended all the way up, holding on to her feet. She then falls straight down from the top to the waiting hands below.
One of our prettiest formations!
Lie Yuen and Steven with their synchronized cartwheels.
See the video okay! The first video is shot in HD by our lecturer Dr. Kalyan and the second one was with my camera by Brenda. The second video is of course not as pro as the first but at least you can see Jimmy’s super high jump!
Batch 1’s Shockers Cheerleading routine
From the side. heh.
Batch 3 performed after us and gave it their all. They have been practicing for more than a month prior to the competition and with Deniece as their squad leader, they pretty much dropped all the jaws in the badminton court that day.
The Batch 3 can seriously seriously dance. There’s one part where their tummies tuck in and their chest stick out and back in in quick succession…that was awesome. I tried that in front of the mirror and failed embarrassingly.
Batch 3’s Sirens Cheerleading routine
CY YOU DAMN SEXY LAaa. Especially when you walked out to the front with that super intense look in your eyes, sending electricity to all the judges (Dr. Kalyan and Dr. Senthil also ng fong kor..haha) to the Sorry Sorry song.
Batch 2’s Thunder cheerleading routine part 1.
And here’s part 2!
There is one particular move that I liked a lot! The girls had this puppet move where they have their arms sticking out robot style and then they turn their heads to us in puppetry fashion. 🙂 Nice touch!
I must apologize though as I don’t have Batch 5’s video up on youtube and I must not procrastinate any longer with these posts so I won’t be showing Batch 5’s video here. It’s on facebook though…I think.
It was certainly a rewarding experience coming in at 2nd place after the few but intense cheerleading practice which was done military style by Maxis. This is probably the last time that I’ll ever get to be part of a cheerleading team. 🙂