Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Inauguration Ceremony for SSEAYP 2010

The Tokyo tour was awesome! SPY10s went for sightseeing and a shopping spree, grabbing whatever cute and sweet souvenirs for all our families and friends.

Early today, the various Discussion Groups went to our respective institutional visits!

[DG1. Corporate Social Contributions] visited Pasona Group Inc.
[DG2. Cross-cultural Understanding Promotion] visited HIPPO Family Club - Institute for Language
Experience, Experiment & Exchange
[DG3. Environment (Climate Change)] visited FoE Japan - International Environmental NGO
[DG4. Food Culture / Food and Nutrition Education] visited Tokyo Kasei University
[DG5. Health Education (Measures against HIV/AIDS)] visited Base for Raising AIDS Awareness for Tokyo Teens
[DG6. International Relations (Japan-ASEAN Cooperation)] visited Development Education Association and Research Center (DEAR)
[DG7. School Education] visited Takashimadaira Network for the Future (TNF)
[DG8. Youth Development] visited The National Council of YMCAs of Japan

In the evening, we had our Inauguration Ceremony! This officially marks the start of our wonderful SSEAYP 2010 journey!

The Welcome Reception followed next.

SPY10s rest for the night and look forward to our Local Programme at the various Prefectures. We would be homestaying at the Prefectures based on our Solidarity Group (SG) groupings:

SG-A: Iwate Prefecture
SG-B: Fukushima Prefecture
SG-C: Ishikawa Prefecture
SG-D: Nagano Prefecture
SG-E: Gifu Prefecture
SG-F: Nara Prefecture
SG-G: Wakayama Prefecture
SG-H: Tokushima Prefecture
SG-I: Kochi Prefecture
SG-J: Hakodate City
SG-K: Kobe City

Monday, October 25, 2010

Konichiwa Japan!

SSEAYP 2010 Singapore Contingent has touched down at the Narita International Airport of Japan safely and excitedly. Never mind the 7-hour flight, SPY10s will check into New Otani Hotel and anticipate the Tokyo tour tomorrow!

Our Homestay Representatives Jon and Margaret also joined us in the flight to Tokyo. They have been homestay families to SSEAYP for more than 10 years and would be enjoying their trip to Japan.

Stay tuned to our Blog for updates!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Handing Over Ceremony for SSEAYP 2010 cum Briefing for New Host Families

2 days before SPY10s leave for Japan, on 23 October 2010, we found ourselves back at Eunos Community Club to do the final sealing of our logistics boxes.

Dewi: "How much are you offering to buy this carton?"

Patrick: "Hope they tip me for this!"

Sherry: "I'm drowning in this symphony of clear tapes and shifting of boxes."

Vania: "Encore! Encore!"

Jed: "Are we not taking our photo here?"

Yoong Kheong: "That's our Survival Handbook aka Info Booklet aka 'Little Red Book'!"
Rehana: "Hmmm, where's the red?"

Rheea: "Tag me on my namecard k?"

Zatan: "Mummy asked me to bring more lah..."

Jun Yi & Dayanaa: "Oh, where's the Photographer?"

Fairuz: "I'm using the latest reflection technology to capture you girls..."

At about 3pm, SPY10s made our way to Simsville, where the Handing Over Ceremony for SSEAYP 2010 cum Briefing for New Host Families was held.

Patrick: "Sorry, talked too much and mouth is cramping now..."

Jiale: "Hey, is this group photo for girls only?"

"Left, Left, your Left, Right!"

Khamsiah: "Hey, this person here resembles me, doesn't it?"

Patrick: "Let me show you my favourite ring file of documents."

Dewi: "Ethel, your hair is tickling my face~"

Fizah: "Yay! I got a Love Letter!"

SSEAYP International Singapore President William Cheong gives a speech

William: "With this flag, comes great responsibility!"

Desmond: "Yes, the responsibility is really heavy!"

Youth Leader Zatan gives a response speech

SPY10s with our epic cheer~

And for the first time, SPY10s recited our pledge to commit ourselves to the SSEAYP programme.

SPY10s with SIS President

SPY10s with SIS Board Members

SPY10s with New Host Families

Patrick: "Oh, you want an encore as well?"

Sherefudin: "Yeah! One day I'm going to put this up on the moon!"

SIS Director (Homestay) gives a briefing

Wei Siang: "I get it~"

Jed: "Where do I sign on this form to keep my hair?

Our lovely Logo Collar Pin

Fizah: "Trying to get fresh on me?"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

PDC Preparation 2 - Voices of the Children

The Actors & Actresses met on Children's Day (1 October 2010) to do their voice recording.

Parveen: "What a way to celebrate Children's Day!"

Vania: "Let me start reading my script..."

Parveen: "Sir, this line says you're going to give me a Children's Day gift."

Fairuz: "I feel like I'm in an aquarium tank, floating & floating..."

Jeane: "Why does everyone look so serious?"

Patrick: "Let me stretch my lungs by doing back scratching"

"We're waiting~"

Patrick: "30 more minutes okay?"

Gentleman: "I'll take over your role then"
Patrick: "You think your voice sounds sexier than mine?"

Jeane: "Fight fight fight"

Parveen: "They're gone! Peace now!"

Vania: "Oh, you mean this is my Prince Charming?"

Sherefudin: "Or you want this gentleman?"

Fairuz: "Shiok!"

Patrick: "Can I have the massage too?"

Vania: "Patrick, not now!"

Vania: "Director Sherefudin, can we get in the aquarium tank?"

Parveen: "Huh? It's my turn?"

Parveen: "Am I so funny? No one asked me to wear shorts!"

Jeane: "Neh Neh Ni Poo Poo! I got the aquarium tank all for myself"

Jeane: "And I have the footage yet again!"

Fairuz: "This ain't as easy as it seems..."

Fairuz: "This is easier~"

Patrick: "Hey Fairuz, didn't you just get massaged?"

Vania (still reading the script)

Sherefudin: "Such a hardworking actress!"

Sijie: "Jeane, don't worry, you're next in the queue"

Fairuz: "Let's see whose voice breaks the glass first"

Hafidz: "Unglam shots of you guys. Interested to buy?"

Parveen: "Didn't know the aquarium tank is this hot!"

Khamsiah: "And something just got into my eye!"

Sijie: "Khamsiah, need me to help you blow it out?"

Parveen: "Did I just hear 'blow'?"