I hope I will have the energy to blog about the rest of the ADSALympics events which just wouldn’t stop.
For those who are not from my university or my course, ADSALympics is an annual sporting event held by the AIMST Dental Students’ Association. It is basically a crazy week of non stop sports, reducing us to soggy tissues at the end of it all.
On Day 1 we had the long awaited Cheerleading event followed by the Basketball game on that very same day. Swimming, Dodgeball, Ping Pong, Badminton, Futsal, Amazing Race..all within the span of one week. On Monday would be track and javelin and on Tuesday, we hope to be done with the rest of the Dodgeball matches.
I never knew one human being could do much in such a short span of time. Ask any dental student (who contributed ahem ahem ahem clears throat) and they would raise one finger with the help of the other finger, supported by raising their knees slightly for a larger force…..just to show you that they are still alive.
Body Evolution (our local massage center located at our usual dinner spots) would be filled with BDS people over the next few days. I had my full body massage there a few days ago and if any of you saw ugly red spots on my right and left arm (bilateral ugly red spots), that’s because the china masseuse talked me into getting the hot cup treatment. Don’t know what is it lah, I thought she wanted to use the cow bone on me to ‘kuat sah’ and before I knew it, my flesh was being sucked into tiny bowls. I had a very turtle moment and it hurt like a mofo bitch. That’s why it is very important to send your children to chinese schools.
SO! Here’s a summary of our cheerleading preparations over the past few weeks. All these photos were up on facebook weeks ago but privatised to only my classmates as we did not want to show any of the juniors or lecturers what we had in store for them come ADSALympics Day 1! Our hard work really paid off with all the awesome comments we have been getting. For eight days of practice, I think we did pretty good. We got second place though Maxis wanted us to be number one! We are complacent people and it was more than we could have asked for! Full coverage on the Cheerleading event will be after this post. 🙂 PROMISE.
Photos are below but do watch the video of Batch 1’s entire cheerleading journey thus far. PLEASE WATCH AH. I took such a long time to put it together.
Our first ever practice was held at the jetty in our housing area, BLM. Trivia: The jetty is rumoured to be haunted after 7pm.
The happy faces of the eager participants.
Ee Chean with our squad leader, Maxis. The girls from the other batches had a good laugh when they found out that our squad captain was a guy. I tell you, he is the best squad leader EVER. So determined, so focused.
HAHAHA my favourite photo of Chwan Horng which he hates. It’s like he was fantasizing about something.
Me loving Nien who was protecting my baby. My baby MBP contributed to the group’s cheearleading lessons. Then the monster behind us is negligible. No need to care about him.
Monster scared of paparazzi.
Touristy photo with the Merbok river which runs through our housing area, runs under the bridge which we take to uni everyday, runs all the way to the sea and bypasses the foothills of Gunung Jerai. I’m like studying at a fucking resort place. Ahhhhh.. but why don’t I appreciate it and hire some boat and explore?
Plenty of photo taking during our first practice because the sun was lovely.
Monster dribbles water from his chin seductively.
Got warm up session somemore..hahaha.
Showing you how it is done wtf
Sett abit lost the plot.
One of our first few attempts at hoisting up the flyers.
Zhu Zen has a fear of heights.
Maxis just climbs on top of anybody forgetting that he and whoever who was kesian enough to be the base weighed about the same.
Just trying a few positions to see which fits.
The humble beginnings of our female star. GO LIE YUEN!
Should see the video of Poh Yee screeching and screaming when she was climbing on top of Andy.
Ee Chean’s attempt at being a flyer.
The boy bridge. Initially, Lie Yuen and Sock Nee were supposed to run across it together. I was also supposed to be on one end of the bridge as an extra boy, since there weren’t enough boys in the team and the only girl who had the physique (body mass) of a guy was me, so fml. Nothing has changed since kindergarten, as Lie Yuen reminded me. Sad flashbacks of wearing a tuxedo and twirling my classmate who was wearing a yellow dress, dancing to the song “Happy Together” at our kindergarten concert played in my head. Not enough boys back then too.
I love boys’ backsides.
The original fan members. Only remaining members towards the end was me and Narjit. 😀
LMAO at Cze-Yin. Why is she always so funny..*wipes tears from eyes*. It’s like her world has a totally different gravity pull.
Our mad squad leader trying out the vision in his head.
One of our star flyers too!
The two lightest ones in the group with the two strongest bases.
Everybody tried to give their own ideas.
As Andy said in cantonese, “Ngo dei Batch 1 mou mat yeh geh, hai cheh tor jek” (Us Batch 1 people don’t have much one, only got damn a lot of cars.) 37 students in my class, I think we have 33 cars.
For our second cheerleading practice, Maxis found a shady area near the first guard house at uni. It was a spot that most of us did not even know existed. Another reason to give my hat off to him.
L-r: Xin Yi, Poh Yee, Pei Zhi, Angela amidst the brown leaves.
Sock Nee so cute <3
Narjit and Socknee so cute <3
That’s right Joe, cheerleading in your formal clothes.
Ah Thong trying out some moves.
Obligatory photo with the grass.
While I’m at it..
Monster Jimmy actually gives a very nice commentary in the Batch 1’s Cheerleading Journey video! He explains how he does his now famous jump that wowed the whole school. 🙂 SO PROUD OF YOU MONSTA.
For the past few years as Lie Yuen’s sister, best friend, classmate, housemate, ex college classmate, KL kaki lang… I have always had a feeling that she used to cheerlead in high school but would always get scolded from her for getting my facts wrong. Seems that I was right all along. She does have natural cheerleading talents! Climbing up to the third layer..etc.. she can do it all lah.
Both hands have to raise at the same time so that the flyer will feel more stable.
Pure look of terror on Sock Nee’s face!
Narjit giving Cze-Yin a kiss.
Xin Yi the goddess with her humble followers bowing at her feet.
Chwan Horng tried to run away from me in case I snap another photo of him to frame him.
Zhu Zen’s japanese emoticon eyes. <3
Must teach Cze-Yin to stand like a woman.
Auditioning for flyers.
Looking for cheerleading videos to inspire the group.
Looking back at the photos, we really had a lot of fun practicing as a team. 🙂
It’s almost like I’m in some huge campus in a foreign country where the ground is always clean and never muddy.
I love this picture of Sock Nee and me!
This would make an awesome Maxis Broadband advertisement. We were gathering around to watch the youtube video which we replicated with a few modifications.
Can see everyone’s shock expression. This is the part where the japanese boys did that crazy high jump which Jimmy successfully pulled off.
Practicing some cheerleading steps.
An accident happened.
CSI came to investigate.
Hopefully the dead leaves can help with the decomposing process.
At our third practice, we had it at Gemilang the futsal court. Maxis was taking this so seriously, he even printed out instructions for everyone. We were so proud of Maxis for taking so much initiative that we scolded each other if any of us forgot to take the paper home. LOL.
Practicing the dance for the first time.
Dinner after that third practice was at a rather high class chinese restaurant. But shared among so many people, it was only RM10 per person.
Sock Nee and her monster. I had to Â force him to open his eyes because he was spoiling all the previous photos.
Maxis and Yi Ting who is practically our classmate now.
L-r: Thong, Me, Zhu Zen and Nien.
L-r: Nien, Lie Yuen and Ee Chean.
After class, we gathered to start on the pompom making process. It was a futile session as the material used was not ideal. 😐
I did ask them to smile properly!
We felt like a china factory.
Wah, Wuan Phing and Jaya dressed for the occasion.
Long story short, most of the pompoms were done by my grandmother, mum and me as I thought it would be better that I finish the pompoms since if a few people took it back to their respective hometowns during the holidays to complete, there would not be any form of standardization. So, I took one for the team!
The science student who is also a cheerleader. It is possible.
Ba di ya…dancing in september..~
Here comes the bride..
Trying out our skinny pompoms.
Wig test passed.
Bra test passed.
Warming up again. Very fake one la.
This was our second run through with the music. It was already our second last practice. Hahaha.
Trying to get the dance moves perfect.
Ah Thong poses for a squashed like a fly photo.
After our one week holiday, we rented a badminton court somewhere in town for our final rehearsal. It was also the first time we attempted that super dangerous three layer formation where Lie Yuen falls backwards to the waiting arms of the boys.
Lie Yuen falling. Sorry my camera sucks. 🙁
This formation was also thought of super last minute. I think the actual performance was our second or third time going through the whole routine. *bows*
Pompoms are good to go!
The banner was done creatively by Ee Chia, Nien, Chwan Horng and a few others. I loved the glittery gold paint! We have a banner that rolls down from the top of the three layer formation. You can see that in the video! 🙂