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 that..it’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!