About a month ago I was asked to help with organizing a Bridging Activity. I was really excited, but because this was the first time I’ve ever organised anything for RBKD, I felt really pressured as well.
I was so stressed out because I wanted everyone to have a really good time, and my imagination is really weird so I had really graphic thoughts. I didn’t want anyone to get hurt or injured and there was a moment in there where I actually couldn’t breathe. But luckily I had a really nice mentor who listened to and subdued my worries.
So after planning and quite a few hiccups along the way, it was finally D-DAY. The day of the Bowling Bridging Activity.
It was really fun. I love the playing method whereby it wasn’t the usual one person to a 10 frame game. We played, in all essence of the word, randomly. We took turns to throw once each and in the end it was more of having fun together as a team instead of gunning for an individual final score. It’s really difficult to explain (see! if you joined us you’d know! :p). I guess the best way to describe it is organized chaos. This really paved the way for natural interaction. We talked and laughed a lot. It was definitely not as awkward as I thought it might be. Props to whoever came up with this idea! I love that the Teamwork that RBKD is all about was brought out so clearly.
I also met many new people who loved RE, and I definitely hope that I will be seeing more of them in the future.
All in all, I enjoyed myself thoroughly and all the preparation work was well worth it!
Note: This was written on 16 Dec 2013, but I wanted to put it up only after it got up on the RBKD blog, and then when it was put up there I was so busy, so this is up on here only now.