Monday, May 2, 2011


SYF happened on 27 April 2011, Wednesday.

It was time for Guitar Club to show our abilities!

But first, let's meet up at JP for breakfast. 
Musn't perform on an empty stomach ^^


 On our way to RP,
Beautiful day, isn't it.

Then, at 1.30pm, we went backstage inside the theater. We were to be the first group to be performing after lunch break. Waaahh, so nervous. We went in and waited behind the stage for the audience to enter. Queued up as how we would be seated.

So quiet! Everyone was hushing one another. Shhhhh, shh! Then the stage guy stood near the entrance to the gate, holding onto a walkie-talkie, glancing out of the door to see whether the audience had arrived. We just stood there, holding our guitars and footstools. I didn't know how long it took before we went on the stage. Standing there, anticipating that we would finally perform, after 3 months of practicing. Wow.

Everything that we have practiced for is for this reason only. To perform in SYF.

It was now. The stage guy nodded. We went in. Off our bass person went. Then the first row. The second row. And it was my row. It was real, we are really gonna do it, I though to myself.

We bowed to the audience. Sat down onto the chairs. Lifted our guitars .... and performed.

And it was over. We walked out of the stage, out of the theatre and started chatting and sighing in relief. It was done. Let's just hope for the best, that's what I'm sure everyone thought.

After that hurdle was completed, it was time to .... CAM WHORE! What better time to spend our time waiting for the results to be released at 5.30?

A photo with the tall guy.  He's 1.85m! Can you believe it!

And for some pool :)

Singing along the pathway in RP. Haha! That was fun.

But we were so engrossed in singing that we were (slightly) late for the release of results. Haha. Rushed to the same theatre were we had performed.

The panels of judges were sitting in front of the stage and in front of the audience, about 40 schools and had around 150 people. Most were their for the guitar SYF while 3 of the schools were there for the Harp compeition. Yes, HARPS. That was so freaking cool! And unbelievably dreamy. Just looking at the harps made me imagine that the harpists were elfs and they've come to play a wonderful song. Haha! In hindsight, I should have seen their performance. Ah shuacks.

 "Where in the world can you find a CCA like this elsewhere?" one of the judges spoke. The 5 of them were all muscially acclaimed foreigners. There was one from Britain, UK, Austrialia and even Germany. They first remarked on how the style was overall. There was a need to make each repeated verse distinctly different, ie. having different speeds, the sounds and others. The way they spoke, in the muscial terms, which the common layman like myself could not understand a word, was so ... unreal.

How many times have I heard someone talk something this similar to me? NONE. But for me to hear it, it has made certain the fact that I have  we have done it. We had performed and it was only at that very moment that it hit me.

One by one, the judges spoke. And it was time for what we have been waiting for, the release of the results.
From the secondary schools and to the JCs. It was nearing our number. ..."Jurong Junior College. . . BRONZE." And I cheered.

It was a victory. Though we got a Bronze, which many would say that we didn't do so well, one has to look at the other schools to gauge how truly well we did. Hwa Chong, ACS and other top schools got Silver. I believe only 1 school got Gold. See! They got Silver! So, we did do quite well for a club that started practicing for only 3 months.

We did good.

I am proud of my club and of the members.