SABE Dinner and Dance 2011

The dinner and dance that was hosted by SP SABE was awesome. Though small in scale (no one would have denied that), it was fun, fulfilling and most importantly, fruitful for my class - it's like a need event for us to be bonded.

Truthfully, for three years I have seen my classmates and myself went through our rough patches among ourselves due to personality clashes, communication breakdown and misunderstanding, and then we take the sides of our cliques and thinking rationally is almost out of mind. It didn't give us much time to be as bonded, and as brotherhood as other classes have been but at least we don't resort into breaking apart and request for a change of class for a 'better life' and that makes us stronger, even better for facing through all odds.

We went on, telling ourselves, things would have been better, or it would be over real soon. After all, three years, it's a short time isn't it? It feels real short when you realize that you have finally get along just as well - just when the final year was about to end.

This has proven one of our lecturers remark was wrong. One of them told me personally our class is not as bonded as others - not the type who would die 'one for all, all for one'.

I have many to be thankful to in my tertiary education life. Lecturers who fried us like nobody's business topping the rank in the gossip list almost each day, followed by each and every one of you who has made me who I am today. Without the above mentioned, I won't be where I am now sharing this joy.

In this event I finally met those few who I've not seen for more than two years in campus! People like Iffa and the likes, I will always remember all of you for giving me a good time, bringing smile to me when I'm around you guys.

Hopefully all of you were surprised by my performance. Firework doesn't happen on its own and has its purpose. That song was dedicated to all of you. The lyrics are more important than my showmanship. It was sung right from the bottom of the heart. Just got to ignite the light and let it shine!

With this, I wish us the best in our upcoming exam results, whatever result that we get, there's a reason for it, you just got to look at the glass half full. We'll get through this, see all of you again on graduation day!

Other highlights to those who missed:
  • I was there before everyone else for sound check - I sounded off-tune. I almost backed out, Alvena S. was cool enough to give me some confidence boost.
  • The cab that I took was simply too early and he complained I was late, this was an add-on to his lousy service. Newsflash: I've start tipping for great services and you missed your opportunity.
  • Our class met at the lobby and we were surprised with each others outfit - beautiful dresses and jackets.
  • While on my way up to the ballroom, I saw Ms J. W. I was so delightedly surprised.
  • The food was great - from traditional fried rice to barbecued fish. They served salmon and hopefully none gets lead poisoning. Just kidding.
  • The lucky draw was fantastic - iPad as first prize. Newsflash, most of the prizes were grabbed by people from my class. 
  • Can you imagine Qiu Yan playing XBOX Kinect while Kiji toasting bread (totally luck that befalls onto the wrong person), and Lingfeng snapping Huiting who'll be Swensen's overdosed using here new won camera and Huihui who'd probably turn into round Ferrero Roche if she doesn't share those chocolates with her boyfriend? Haha!
  • The night ended with the class heading to Chijmes to wrap up the night.
  • Everybody (mostly from my course) were busy taking photos because everyone is simply too well dressed to be missed out from photo op.
  • I performed. Watch the video in YouTube, Facebook or here. It has been embedded below.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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