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haha im finally back from OBS camp. i thot it was kinda a 'hellhole' but actually my campsite was the 'heaven' one so not so bad ha.
anyway in the morning saw my hamster 'praying' for my safety :)
so went to punggol and then from there took a boat to pulau ubin. gosh the campsite was kinda cool. and this is the multi-purpose hall. with rock-climbing, ropes, everything... you can see all the wooden stuffs and ropes hanging all over. yar super high up. THE outward bound logo. it looks like some ship logo cos outward bound is started by a seaman so yala.
then after that, they collected all our wallets and handphones so couldnt take any photos of any activities larh.
anyway we did lotsa stuffs.
Day 1: some usual teambuilding games, then practised belaying with ropes. means that one person climbs while three others hold on to the ropes attached to him. used for rock climbing too. then we cooked dinner ourselves lorh. cooked rice and canned food. then pitched our really nice tents (no sacarsm). and then it RAINED and OBS was so so so very very kind that they let us move our tent indoors into the hall to sleep. :D
Day 2: did kayaking from 8am onwards. had to practise how to climb into a kayak and all that stuffs. then had CAPSIZE DRILLS!!! argh. we had to do deep sea rescues meaning that there has to be another kayak to save you larh. which is like really tiring and troublesome and wet. of cos got drenched and soaked to the skin. man, like i hate being wet for like 6 hours? long shirt long pants stuck to your skin and then you kayak with sea water and your hair hardens cos of the salt and you cant bathe!!
wah then my kayaking partner dam smart. say want to do the capsize drill again in the deep sea. then capsize, then in the end no one can save us cos we washed to the rocks. so we swam with the kayak to the shore -.- lunch was mageemee at some beach and then we turned back. the sea was super choppy and started to rain and got soaked even more. row until hands super tired and blistered then reached at around 4 something. then our instructor say.
"nevermind, got just 1 more activity left for the day"
"rock-climbing only larh"
wah siao larh hands tired, legs tired then now must use ropes some more. then they try to be funny say must earn your dinner. say what fish is $3 and rice is $1 and chicken is $5 etc. then one panel of the rock climbing wall is either $2 or $1 depending on difficulty. so climb climb. then me and another gym guy went to climb the $2 one and it was like siao larh. dam difficult and scary cos it was like up to 5 storeys high..... man.
then the instructors scam us say dinner everybody also got fish, got meat, got soup.. rice.... -.-
Day 3: went on land expedition. carried those camping bags and unpitched our tents. brought all the mass tins, bottles, pots and thousands of packets of food and traveled across pulau ubin. i was navigator so was quite fun :) walked about 6 km or so with 20kg backpacks, not bad huh. arrived at campsite and pitched our tent together with other groups. then later we went to some quarry which was shiok! it was like 30m deep and we had to build our raft but we all wear the life jackets and don care jump in hahaha. the water was like cleaner than swimming pool lorh. so clear. (no sacarsm again) haha then i joke say 30m swimming pool can have 10 families of crocodiles then everyone scared and go up shore :P hehehe
pitched our tents and then was dark already so we cooked until like 9pm. mageemee and mushroom soup and uh sardine and corn. cook until everyone not hungry (not full yet). then went to sleep in tents.
Day 4 (today): woke up at 4 something and pack stuffs and unpitched tents. got ready all the kayaks and from the campsite, we kayaked all the way back to our (original) camp. about 4km or so but the sea was so real calm and really thankful to God man. so took like only 2 hour and then reached. haha then i cop the solo boat which was so easy to paddle cos i din have to coordinate with anybody :D :D
went back camp and then packed up our stuff and cleared the storeroom, toilets everything. the toilets were made of concrete and was really clean and nice. but of cos no heater lah.
so i slacked rested. i got back my phone and wallet! then cos we were the first group to finish so we had really alot of time left so went to take pictures hahahaha.
okay, this is the assembly area. every morning had to come here at 5.55am (cos they say it was a nice number) to watch the flags rise. meaningless right.
haha then alot of places had nice names. this place was called orchard road cos they say here got lotsa 'junctions'. yar i know it's kinda lame larh actually.
this is the external rockclimbing wall, the one i climbed. very tough larh cos all the rocks are all spaced out and you really need alot of muscle strength.
i strong mah
during meals that we don cook ourselves, food was catered. so this was the cookhouse. quite good larh actually. nice canteen
the campsite (camp 1) really looks like a chalet. then those that went to camp 2 very jia la cos down there like prison like that and it was really a 'hellhole' experience for them...
so army style lorh. after eating, wash dishes by ourselves. teamwork teamwork.
the camp (camp 1, i was at camp 1 all the while) had even a SWIMMING POOL! but then they say out of bounds to participants.. that's why camp is called 'outward bound'..
the giant logo imprinted on the ground
jetty jump!! this is like the walk the plank thingy and my group did it lah haha. had to say something about OBS and then jump down into the sea. you think it is shallow right?
how about from the side view huh? haha quite high larh but dam fuuuunnnnnnnnn.
hai. then all good things must come to an end. so this was on the way back to the boat to punggol to home..
home sweet home
anyway this is my group 'KURT' haha. cool name huh. named after kurt han, founder of OBS.
from top left: jeremy, chieh loong, isaac, me, kang tai, wei chieh, han quan, jordan
from bottom left: clarence, lim kiat, xing zhi, juan yi, kester, kwang ming, jill
then they ask us to pose fun, then dono why only i pose.
and yar, that's me in camp. had fever but then still able to pull through heh.
OBS is really fun and adventurous man. so go for it!! :D
tomorrow is chairman elections so ya, gotta go rest soon!
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