Bowling with RBKD

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.

Bowling with RBKD

My New Guitar!

As the title says, I bought myself a new guitar! It’s a low range acoustic guitar. I didn’t need one that’s too good (read: expensive), because I am an absolute newbie! I have ZERO idea how to play. It’s a matte black Fina and it looks really good! I couldn’t get a picture of it that justified how good it looks though but basically it’s true to that colour you see in the image below.


My friend, who is self-taught and super awesome, helped to pick this one out for me. She’s also very generously teaching me how to play! I’ve been practising daily. Fingertips don’t feel as painful as they did on the first day now, but I still can’t manage the get the chords spot on GRRR. Need to practise more!!!

Abruptly, goodbye.

My New Guitar!

Thankful Fridays: 12 July 2013

This week I am thankful that:


  • I spotted a haze free, super blue, super white clouds sky. Sometimes the most beautiful things in life are really free. It’s just up to us to keep it that way by reducing our carbon footprints!


  • I helped Lush Singapore in their Guinness World Record attempt. They are trying to raise awareness of the cruelty that’s involved in cosmetic testing and how LUSH does not test on animals and also do not condone it or support it in any way. All of the ingredients used at LUSH are purchased from sellers who do not test their raw ingredients on animals, unlike some other brands who claim to be cruelty-free yet have their raw materials tested on animals behind the façade.


  • Melly (a friend, not me), helped my get some things from the YG eshop and I met up with her to collect them! Also met Yawen and managed to score stuff at the Accessorize sale!
  • Got a new coat of color at the salon


  • Tried out Bull and Butcher and the food was quite good! Especially loved the Petit Tender and the Banana and Toffee tart. Recommended! But, do go in when you have lots of time to spare because the food took quite long to arrive. Service is so-so.
  • Went for tea with the family at Goodwoord Park! Seriously the durian mousse cake is to die for!
  • Finally submitted a proposal and it’s totally weight taken off my shoulders. It’s not the end of it though so still a little nervous but at least the first step has been taken..
  • The peony has been 80% finalized and I am so in love with it! Can I say more? NO hahaha.

Is this part of being an adult? I feel like now, there are so many things that I really cannot disclose. :/ Ok the last point is a choice but still. Like how I said in my previous post that my next post would be about *** but I haven’t put it up because I’m still waiting for clearance..hahaha.

Anyways, back to my project life! (Keep checking back for scoops~)
Melissa xx

Thankful Fridays: 12 July 2013

RBKD Orientation 2013

On 8 June 2013, I participated in my 2nd RBKD Orientation. I enjoyed it in a different way than my first one. Firstly, I already knew some people and so it wasn’t as awkward as my first. Secondly, the location was different and less hot and stuffy than last year’s in Sentosa.

The day started early. The meeting time was 9am! Everyone who knows the sort of vampire I am will know that this is a huge challenge for me. I couldn’t sleep properly the night before because I was so worried that I’d oversleep. Anyway, I made it~ Wasn’t late at all. Of course it helped that the meeting place is so near my house.


So everyone arrived dressed in their team colors. It’s a tradition for RBKD Orientation to have Teams R, B, K, and D and each team will have a randomly allocated color. I was with Team R and our color was Red! We proceeded to have “family” breakfast at KFC and Team R got to set off first on the “amazing race” because we were the first team to send a full group photo.

The first task was a “fill in the blanks” of her quotes. Holy beezus this was difficult! The organizing committee really did their homework man! Some of the quotes were from really old interviews! And then there were those in Mandarin..which most of my team couldn’t read HAHA. So we went from being the 1st to the last also because we couldn’t decipher the 2nd location.


But! After we got to the 2nd location, we actually completed it 2nd I think. Then things went on and it didn’t really matter what position we were anymore because nobody really knew.. we just enjoyed the journey. And it was one hell of a journey. We basically was led from Harborfront all the way to Keppel Island then ended up in Labrador Park. All that while running/walking/baking in the sun ON FOOT!

We played an obstacle course game and it was here where I heard the quote of the year from the Pres: “In RBKD we don’t sabo each other, there are no forfeits, because the point is to have fun together.” She didn’t say it exactly like that but it was something like’s been a month I can’t remember! But anyway yea I remembered feeling a sense of wondrous revelation. It was just like “WOAH (Y)” Follow her on twitter! She will wow you too.


We were done with everything at 6+pm and all of us were so tired and so hungry but we still had to hike 1km to the MRT station. It took us about an hour to finally get back to Harborfront and that’s where we had our dinner!  Steamboat with RBKD is always, always fun let me tell you. Always. There was lots of laughs at my table alone, and there was just non-stop chatting and laughing coming from everyone else! We also got a view of RWS Sentosa and were treated to lots of fireworks while having dinner!


I really enjoyed the Orientation but every year when I get home, I’d be thinking  *OMG I am so-freaking-tired I’m not going to do it again next year* *I’m gonna dieee* But you know what? When it does roll around next year, I most probably still would do it all over again.

Hope YOU join us for Orientation 2014! See you there!
Melissa xx


NOTE: ALL photos in this post credits to: RBKD Instagram
You can read more write-ups about this event on the RBKD Blog. Do check it out!

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RBKD Orientation 2013

Thankful June

So..I’ve pretty much disappeared from here for the month of June because 1) My laptop broke! and 2) I’ve been crazy busy. I still am super busy and will continue to be until probably the rest of the year. It’s not that I got a job or got back into school though. I’m not trying to be mysterious and stuff but I just really cannot disclose what exactly I’m busy with. HAHAHA it’s funny because I’m not even kidding. But, June was really quite a good month!

June was filled with many eventful days spent with RBKD, most notably our 2013 Orientation which I will put up a detailed post of, 2 Youth Code events, a Masquerade Party, and a few other gathering sessions. I have a write-up featured on the RBKD blog in this post, and if you’d like to read more about the fun stuff RBKD does together, you can check out the blog right here.

Basically for June, I am thankful that:

  • I am a part of RBKD (I know, this is repetitive, but I really am)
  • I had a chance to take part in all of the awesome activities with super awesome people

    Picture from: Candice. PS none of us are smiling cos we’re taking a “in character” shot. We’re supposed to look badass. LOL
  • I saw her many times in June, each time, she was prettier than the last.
  • I made and successfully passed her a handmade card which I’m quite proud of
  • ZZSF ( The Dream Makers; Mediacorp Channel 8 drama) finally debuted and #zzsf trended on Twitter. This continues the streak of all her shows trending on debut since Unriddle 2.
  • We managed to get #fangtonglin up in the trending topics upon her character’s debut as well. This is extra significant because…(if you really want to know, ask me privately..I can’t throw it out here :s )20130611_203740_wm
  • We took a picture with Sam Ong and he even reposted it!!
  • My laptop could be fixed (for free!). Because I absolutely hate buying new electronic gadgets like computers and phones. I’m very stone-age..I don’t understand product specifications and don’t really want to have to

    Picture from: Peace;
  • I went to Pink Dot 2013! I’ve never been able to go in the previous years cos I was always working on that day20130614_173448
  • Leila is growing up well!

So yea, June was amazing and there are still many things to look forward to in July! Check out my next post which will be about the RBKD Orientation!

Melissa xx

Thankful June

Laptop Revival

So about 10 days ago my laptop decided to go all Windows blue screen on me just as I was trying to draft my post about the RBKD Orientation.

Luckily, my brother in law is some sort of a geek, so I sent my laptop to his place and he managed to get it running again. I just got it back yesterday, and I’ve missed a few Thankful Fridays.

I have many events to catch up and write about. I will try to get them up quickly so stay tuned!

PS: Alchemy Light has brought to my attention that the Moon’s energy is really strong tonight so it’s a really good time to charge your crystals, especially the Moonstone! 😀

Laptop Revival

Thankful Fridays: 31 May 2013

This week I am thankful that:

  • Tried Pete’s Place for the first time (yea very slow hahaha).
  • I caught Fast and Furious 6! I felt the movie was just mediocre but Vin Diesel is hot! And I liked that it was totally spontaneous. Like, we booked tickets for a midnight show at 10+pm and just went
  • I went for a chill-out session with my fellow Rangels! We just walked and talked and enjoyed how beautiful Singapore is. I really like this IPC for some felt like I had more time to talk to everyone.
  • Finally met up with my bestie for supper!

I am so excited for this Saturday afternoon!

Thankful Fridays: 31 May 2013