Ok this post is about one of the most valuable experiences I have eva got, that's the CD AYL camp 2008 in Singapore.
I remember that was on saturday 8th March when I was informed I was chosen to take part in the camp ( at that time I though it was a convention for leaders -.- ) . It was a big surprised and I was really excited about this event. Yeah I had never gone abroad before . Well we had to consider quite carefully because the fee for the program was not low at all. At least, 10 millions VND at that time was a big problem to my family. My parents agreed to let me go .
Our team has 5 members. Except for me, they are all talented and study very well . It didn't matter, the camp was not only for nerds or excellent students anyway. We prepared quite much for the trip cos we all thought we would come to Sp on the behalf of our country.
It was all wrong.
Rite after we arrived in SP, we realized that this so-called convention was just a traning camp. Waaw, I was a bit dissapoited. Yeah I had been elated and proud. Sure, being the reprentative of a country is a big pride but actually I just came here to take part in a for-fun camp!
Luckily it was just a negative thought. I think I gained much valuable things from the camp. And I could learn from many people. Let's see.
About the teammates.
They are all excellent students! Hard-working and intelligent and they get very very good results. As for me, just a President but study badly -.- I though it was shameful. Ok, let's stop talking about that stupid issue! Linh was a shy girl before the trip. She always looked very confused and she was worried about nonsense things that could never happen. However, she always willing to learn from others and try to take every chance that could help her become more confident. Say, at the gala dinner ,she tried to make us believe in her and let her to come on the stage to receive the award ( or something like that, I'm not very sure -.- ). And after the camp she completely changed. She became much more active and she really wanna make a difference for our school. heh heh, and she got somebody to love. it's hendy. Now , Tien. A very smart girl. She 's very quick and seemed to be a good team leader ( actually the team leader was me ..lolzz). She arranged things well. Talking to her is very funny as well. And we shared the samr interest . that is JJC cute cute boys. Ngan is a lovely girl. Looks pretty and she gets along well with others. However she is not good at Englisj cos she's a french-specialized student( she got first award for the International contest in French -.- ). Viet is a crazy guy . hah hah. He changed his mood all the time. Say in the morning he was very happy and over-exciting then in the afternoon he looked sad and didn't wanna say a word. Waw sometimes he acted like a true man but sometimes like a cutie cat which needs caress . So lovely !! Well, all of my teammates are awesome. They teach me lots of things!! special thanks for my schoolmates!
Oh well most of the campers are younger than us. We met very friendly girls and guys from SP and other Asean countries. Say in our AG 4 there wre full of Indon students. They are just fifteen or younger ( CLifford is the youngest- a 12 year-old boy). They came from 2 schools in Indo. 5 from Kuala lumpur and the others from Medan. And all of them are young talented leaders. Very friendly and kind. They always take care for each other and for us. Talking with them was full of fun. Well I have to say thanks for them , really. During the 3 days camping at JJC, I was seperated from my schoolmates and I was in LG7. Most of them knew Chinese except for me and Alfred. However, they never let me alone. Always observe if I was alone and If I was, they came and talk to me. Of course I'm not thay shy but sometimes I just couldn't listen to their English and they were really willing to repeat wht they wanted to say until I could understand. Vania and Lingga seemed to have special feelings for me. Lingga had a pain in her leg and she always looked unhappy but talking to her was really interesting. She is very knowledgeable and was always ready to tell me anything bout Indo . vania is tactful and always took care very carefully for Lingga. Oh it would be a serious mistake if I dun mention here my 2 roommates : kae Jun and Wei chee from Malaysia. Waaw they are soo coool and amiable. It was easy to share with them many girl-problems. Kae Jun is easy to cry. She was crying much on the last day and Wei Chee seemed to be more mature. the 2 malaysian girls were a beautiful memories to me.
I dunno how can I express all of my feelings for them. Our SLOs were hendy and Cheri. Hendy is seventeen. like us but so mature. I dunno why he could took care for every of us like that. He was always ready to help and never let anyone alone. HE has a shining smile which could please any girl. He's a calm man too. Well on the fourth day, Linh got lost at the shopping mall and he was looking for her. After Linh came back he didn't seem to be angry at all. Just smiled and told Linh to be calm. Cheri is a well-rounded girl I guess and she's very cute, I think she loves to dance.
Oh my gods! There are so many cute boys. How can they be soooooo handsome! Ok, let's talk about ALL OF THEM first ( and pretty boys later :P ) . Howver sometimes I felt so passive because they cared for us like for kindergarten babies. I think they are the ones who become more grown-up after the camp , not us. However they did really good jobs . my LG 7 facs gave me a card to say thanks but sadly, they thought I came from Indo.. Lolzz. maybe because I sticked to my beloved indon friends most o' the time. And about the cutie boys, they are all cool except for Yew Tong. Deyan is a tactful fac. Once he asked me if the food was good enough to eat and he always smiled if I said hello. Yew siang was a bir shy and didn't talk much but seemed to be very responsible. And Benny is so cool. He's a good cheerleader. And.. er and... omg so many. Well now I still feel regretful because I shouted at yew tong and said that he was annoying person (actually he was really annoying during the lantern-making competition) and I required a JJC boy to stop making noise when he was talking to Yew Siang. I'm sorry. I was really quick-tempered.!! Special thanks to our LG7 facs!
But for his help, we hadn't had the chance to come to SP. And he was really helpful during the camp eventhough he was not a SLO or a SF. He's enthusiastic and has a positive attitude to life. Bak from SP, we've been chatting a lot and I discovered that we have quite a lot in common, say our plan to organize a camp, our favorite subs .. etc
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