Long long ago, when assignments were like buffet (eat whatever you can at your own pace), the Greenies escaped from the prison built with notes for a one-day retreat, together with Greenies supporter, Shize!
The first bunch of Greenies who escaped includes:
- From left to right: Ruseediah, Sarah, Shize, Michelle, Mariam & Chloe
And the first place they went to was…
As the Greenies were enjoying the beautiful (breathtaking would be an overstatement) view of Singapore, two of the Greenies can’t help but wonder…
- “When would we next experience such freedom again?”
But before the depressing thoughts could get them, the other Greenies came along, and got these two smiling like sunshine again!
The Greenies flashing their white teeth!
They had such a good time that they were all each wearing a smile that can light up the whole town when they leave the flyer!
Despite the good time, Shize, Ruseediah and Sarah soon found themselves making their way back to the prison built with notes, but Sarah Lee and Elaine managed to make their way to join in the fun!
So together with the two “newcomers” and the special guest of the day, ex-President of BSc Club – Sam, the Greenies made their way to Plaza Singapura’s Pizza Hut for lunch! Special guest, Sam, provided the Greenies with valuable advices on ___________ (confidential issues, so I can’t tell you ^^) over lunch, making the Greenies feel more confident towards our Green Future =D! MANY THANKS TO SAM!
After their satisfying meal, the Greenies decided to head down to the supermart for some exercise! They walked around the supermart so as to train the muscles of their leg, and lifted bags of chips off the shelves so as to train the muscles of their arms. Realising that those bags of chips were effective in training their arms, they bought back a truckloads of them, and took turn carrying them. Good thinking of the Greenies, since overtraining can cause muscle strain.
Together with their newly-bought weights, the Greenies headed down to Vivocity to collect the two lost sheep, I mean Greens, Zul and Hwee Jian! However, Zul was so lost that it took him forever to find the meeting place. So while waiting, the girls had a game with Life & Death! Kidding, they played the card game ‘Life’ actually! Well, the card game is ‘Life’ and you are supposed to ‘die’ when you hit 70 in the game, so it’s not wrong of me to say they had a game with Life & Death, is it?
Cards of Life spreaded out on the floor!
And through the game, we found out that… ELAINE WANTS TO GET MARRIED BADLY! In fact, she wants it so badly that she…
"I DOOOOOON'T WANT TO STAY SINGLEEEEEEEE!"
Apparently whoever’s up there saw how devastated she was, and decided to be nice to her by bestowing her a “marriage” card.
"OMG, I AM GOING TO GET MARRY!!!!!!!"
With the arrival of Zul, the Greenies made their way to their second hangouts of the day, COASTA SANDS SENTOSA RESORTS!
Not knowing that there was a shuttle bus service to the resort, the Greenies, took a tram and ended up having to trek to the other entrance of the resort. That was when they realised how grateful they were for the great companion and the greeneries surrounding them! And after 15 minutes of trekking, the Greenies finally reached their destination!
Opening the door of their room, they found….
The two comfortable beds of the resort
The frigde and its touch-and-pay content!
The TV which only shows Mediacorp's channels!
Upon settling down, the Greenies got serious and started on their long, intensive meeting to discuss the direction which the club should be steered towards in the upcoming academic year. Plans were also made for the upcoming year’s events which have to meet the 4As of NIEGreen Club’s mission: Awareness (of nature in SG), Accumulation (of knowledge on the environment), Appreciation (beauty of nature) & Action (sharing what we have learnt) . Such a pity I can’t share them with you, ’cause it’s CONFIDENTIAL, but I must say, those programs spell FUN and EXCITEMENT! So stay tunes to our WordPress (which is this space), Facebook & Twitter for more updates alright!
Back to the retreat!
So after a long meeting, it’s time to let the hair down and HAVE SOME FUN! Sad to say, Hwee Jian had to leave, but fret not, ’cause Grace and Vincent (another Greenie supporter) & family joined the group! But before I go into that…
The Greenies & their crazy poses while camwhoring!
I mean what’s a retreat without camwhoring?
So anyway, shortly after the Greenies were done with their camwhoring, Vincent and his family arrived!
Vincent's three adorable kids who got everyone's attention!
So while the kids are busy eating and playing card games, the adults were…
What?! Busy playing card games too?!?!?!
(Top to bottom: Chloe & Sarah)
Hmmm, if Mariam, Zul, Grace, Elaine & Vincent are busy with the cards, Chloe & Sarah are taking photos, then where’s Michelle???
Spotted, she’s hiding in another corner while using laptop!
I wonder what she's busy with...
And after a long long wait, the BBQ’s food was finally delivered, BUT… the delivery man forgot to bring along the charcoal!!! So poor Greenies had to bear with their hunger and wait, and wait, and wait… Ok, that’s not what happened! ‘Cause Powerpuff Vincent, was there to save the day!
While Powerpuff Vincent was starting the fire using the caveman’s way,
Powerpuff Vincent starting fire!
his two kids stood by the side, and watched with admiration!
"Daddy is awesome!"
And soon, the fire was ready to cook some food…
OM NOM NOM NOM
And more food…
OM NOM NOM NOM x2
And what’s a BBQ without taking photos with the prettiest girl of the night!
The 2 awesome photographers with the pretty lil girl!
Like what Nelly Furtado sang, all good things come to an end. So after the BBQ is over, everyone headed back home, besides Mariam and Sarah, who stayed over. After checking out early in the morning at 8am the next day, they both went back to the prison of notes, and worked hard for a future they call theirs.
For more photos, check out our 300911 Club Retreat + Outing photo album on Facebook.