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HSS FOC 2014: Veni Vidi Vici

6th, 7th~11th July 2014

WELCOME TO THE RED BLOODLINE!

Stepping up as a senior this FOC proved to me that I had made the right choice by not letting myself pass something off, especially when I know I will regret it in time. It wasn’t easy being a GL, with last minute plannings and unclear directions from the Main Comm of how the camp and programmes were going to be like, but we managed to pull through safely and I think a big thank you goes out to all the wonderful people I have worked with this FOC. To the seniors of IRON MAN, I have said this before but I will say it again—you guys are amazing and capable people. I’m sooo glad to have you guys around—dividing the work load, having AAR each night, looking after the freshies and hyping them up day after day (especially a chore when their energy level drops). I am really grateful and proud to have this opportunity to work together with each and everyone of you and I am glad I didn’t let my reservations prevent me from signing up as a GL this FOC, because I have gained so much more this year round. 

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IRON MAN SENIORS!

Gabriel & Henry, the GLIC and 2IC. You 2 have held the GLs together and it must have been crazy tiring to run between the OG and Main Comm, taking and relaying instructions, making decisions, guiding the GLs and taking care of the freshies all at once. I salute you guys and admire you 2 for all that you have done for the OG, even more so when you guys were losing your voices but your spirit and enthusiasm did not drop. 

Jackson & Zhengyang. Ehhh the 2 laojiaos haha. Thanks so much for your advices and being around to guide the GLs. Your words, advices and experiences were pivotal encouragement for the rest of the GLs during camp. Thank you. And also a million thanks to Zhengyang for buying supper! Best OG welfare ever! :)

Secrene, Caren & Xue Er. I am so glad and thankful for you girls, for just being around. Thank you for being so approachable and I honestly feel that you girls are part of the family although you all were not from M5 or even HSS FOC the previous year. Kudos for doing so much for the OG and contributing so much with regards to efforts and welfare. Special mention to Xue Er for volunteering as a tribute to be the fake freshie! Hahaha. It’s never an easy role but you pulled it off darn good and I am sure that it is an unforgettable experience right, especially initiation hahaha. *winks* 

Last but not least, the rest of the M5 seniorsGran, Raymond,Tiffany, Cheryl, Yiting Charles. Gran, GLIC number 1 (haha), it’s a pity you can’t join us for camp but thanks for doing up all the admin stuff before you left (even though I feel that you tank too much upon yourself when you could have delegated the tasks). But still, thanks for the OG shirt, the buff and the publicity photos. Charles, even though you were only here for 1.5 days, you were great with the OG and *ahem* husband material already lah haha. Thanks for pointing out what I feel—that the freshies too choing, very hyped but never think. At least I know someone shares my sentiments during Amazing Race haha. And the rest—Yiting, Cheryl, Raymond, Tiffany—thanks for just being an indispensable presence during camp. It feels weird whenever we are missing a senior but I am thankful that you guys are around to share the GL role and lighten each others’ workload, making breakfast, doing welfare and back-end stuff and sacrificing on your precious sleep. But to be honest, the lack of sleep was quite worth it in the end, no? :)

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IRON MAN FRESHIES! 

Thank you guys for being the most enthu/ hyped/ cute and lovely bunch of freshies! (Well… at least you guys are when you all are not tired.) Anyway, I couldn’t have asked for a better OG this HSS FOC and you guys have made this camp experience another one to remember. I am so glad to have met and known each and every one of you through this FOC and I really hope that you guys can stay bonded. You guys are the reason why the GLs willingly stayed up late/ woke up early to do up welfare/ back-end stuff, have AAR and discussions every night on how to make this camp a better one for you all, and the list goes on… But I swear everything was worth it when we received the handwritten notes from you guys. I now understood how the M5 seniors must have felt last year when they received the thank you cards, because it made up 100 times for all the saikang and lack of sleep during camp. Thank you for such a thoughtful and lovely gesture. I am sure that you guys will be wonderful and capable seniors in your own right for next year’s FOC and I hope that it will be as good an experience as it was for me. :) 

Oh and I am so darn fucking proud of you all when you guys won cheer fight! Like seriously bursting with pride y’know! It was all on your own efforts and 5-0 for the win leh! We were glad that you guys took the cheer fight champion title home when we missed it last year, because it made me feel like I achieved it as well. So thank you for being so enthu and lupsup (haha, for cheers la) and especially to Isaac, Chun Wai, Yingbin and Kimberly for stepping up as the Cheer ICs although you guys were being arrowed out but still, thanks and A+ for effort! :)

IRON MAN SONG BO? SONG AHHH!!! 
SATKI BO? SA SA SA SA!!!

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HSS FOC 2014

Veni, Vidi, Vici — We came, We saw, We conquered. 

The games, planning and welfare for this FOC were lacking as compared to when I was a freshie, but the people I met are gems. I am glad I signed up as a senior; I am grateful that I met this bunch of crazy/ hyped/ lupsup people; I am thankful I decided to go ahead for the role of a GL and not live in regret/ solitude that would have been the case if I had not signed up to be a senior. 

So thank you HSS FOC 2014. You could have been better, but you have already given me more than I could possibly asked for. So for that, I am grateful. HSS FOC 2015, let’s go! IRON MAN, you guys onz I onz okay! :) Love y’all deep deep! <3 <3 <3 

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P/S, Not even sure if anyone is going to see this but oh wells, here are my thoughts and I hope in the future when I look back upon this post I’ll be reminded of the good times I had and the lovely people I met/ reconnected during HSS FOC 2014. Oh and I think I would like to thank Brandon as well, for following the OG around for Amazing Race and chionging with the freshies (even I am tired leh haha), and always being so nice and approachable. It was good knowing you this FOC! 

P/P/S, Special photo with the HSS OEP 2014 peeps during FOC Beach Day! Missing Myanmar and these guys. The 15 days will always be part of something we shared. :) 

Link to HSS FOC 2013 post: http://the-lifecapsule.tumblr.com/post/56963536357/ntu-hss-foc-2013-09-7-13-7-2013-9-13fm-turn-it 

Maybe it’s time to stop thinking I can’t, and start believing I can too.
Perhaps when I stop doubting, good things can happen to me too.

Someone once told me that the universe wants to align itself in ways that act in your best interest, based on how you actively express your desires to it. Also, it doesn’t understand negatives.

What this person meant was if you’re running late and you think to yourself “I don’t want to be late” then the universe doesn’t understand the negative part, the “don’t” part. It thinks you’re saying “I want to be late.”

Instead of thinking “I don’t want to be late” think “I want to be early” or “I want to be on time.” The universe understands these requests and will align itself to give you them. If you think “I don’t want to be late” the universe might give you the opposite of what you want!

I’m not sure if I believe it, but I find if I think in positives instead of negatives (“I will do better” instead of “I don’t want to do worse”) it makes me feel more powerful. It makes me feel like the universe is on my side.

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Food doesn’t taste better or worse when documented by Instagram. Laughter is as genuine over Skype as it would be sharing a sofa. Pay attention. Take in nature, hold someone’s hand, read a book. But don’t ever apologize for snapping a photo of a sunrise after a hike, or blogging about the excitement of having a crush, or updating your goodreads account. All of these things are good and should be celebrated. Smile at strangers on the sidewalk and like your friends’ selfies. It’s all good for the human spirit.

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Normality is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.

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You only lose when you give up.

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Nothing will ruin your 20’s more than thinking you should have your life together already.
We cling to music, to poems, to quotes, to writing, to art because we desperately do not want to be alone. We want to know we aren’t going crazy and someone else out there knows exactly how you’re feeling. We want someone to explain the things we can’t.
My problem is that I fall in love with words, rather than actions. I fall in love with ideas and thoughts, instead of reality. And it will be the death of me.

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You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger.

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And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”

Iain S. Thomas, I Wrote This for You (via feellng)

if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands

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