Tomorrow marks my last day with rioHC.
My experience has been tumultuous yet enriching :)
I still remember myself crying during Nov last year because I didn’t receive any reply from Cassmain after my audition. Then I decided to join Interact or something. But then a few weeks later Yu Xian contacted me and asked me to come so it turns out that I actually got in but wasn’t informed ._. This experience made me realize how fortunate I am to be chosen to be part of this choir. From then on, I told myself that I would treasure my time and put in my best for rioHC.
Holiday pracs were tough because SYF was coming and our standard was really quite bad especially the Sops >< We got singled out and scolded almost every practice. I felt so lost and scared at first because Ms Lim was always so angry at us :'( But my batchmates and Sop seniors were ever so supportive <3 I remember the IP ex-choir batch was rather awkward at first because we were still adapting to rioHC but had to come together to choreograph for CNY LOL. But I’m so glad we managed to break the ice and work together :)Although SYF was emotionally and physically draining for us, we managed to pull through and score Distinction. We also got some good feedback from the judges yay ^^
After that was preparation for VIM. J1s were in charge and I got allocated to head Ticketing with Josh. It was a pretty hectic and stressful experience because of so many things we had to do and so many details that we had to take into account. I’m really grateful for him during that period of time. If not I probably would have broken down or something. I’ve also learnt a lot of useful skills from the experience so YAY.
After VIM, it was elections and I was having a hard time choosing between 4 positions I was nominated for like WHUT… But in the end I chose Treasurer cuz I realized that I would be very very sad if someone else got the role of Treasurer and got to handle choir fund… Then I realized that Josh was running for Secretary and I was like YAY HOPE WE’LL END UP BEING SEC-TREAS TOGETHER and taadaa~ LOL
The next big thing was NDP when I had to work with Josh to choreograph movements for the songs HAHAHA. It was a pretty turbulent and intense(?) experience hehe. We also took the opportunity to get to know and understand each other more. I’m just so glad everything worked out in the end. :) I also had fun teaching Llama how to do a wave with his hand LOL. Really grateful to have Yunmei and Uncle to help us too~
Choir was a blur after that because of promos and HK trip and S. Africa trip but I remember Josh and I plus the RMs and seal coming together to plan chalet together heehee. Previously amongst all the batchmates I had only worked so closely with NYChoir EXCO and Josh and Bryce(?) (for CNY) so it was nice to work with Monkey Seal Tree Goose and Llama TAAHAA. Chalet was fun as I grew closer to the Tenors and realized that they are all really nice people to hang around with so :)))
I love my batch hehehe. Do you all remember the ships:
Cheung Cheng Yunshua Jiarah Keng Kang Rashen Jocy etc.
I’m proud to say that I invented like probably more than 80% of the ships LOL. Some of the ships are still flying pretty high like CAIRYCE <33333 Ultimate OTP no one can replace. Like seriously. THEY ARE SO CUTEEEEEEEEE
I’m gonna miss my batch so much :'( All the dinners and stuff. I’m so glad we have found our batch sound YAY. All the memories will be kept inside me forever. Many changes have happened when people (like me) just drifted apart from one another because of certain reasons and gotten closer to other people but I’m just happy that we are still one big family after all. :)
Thank God for giving me the opportunity to care for so many people in my batch. Watching you all mature and grow is really heartening for me :’) You know who you all are lah HAHA. I really love you all so much <333
May everything go according to your will, Lord.