We did come in 8th position. Not the best position to be in, as there were only 8 international teams competing. However, Magnum's strategy was not there to win at all, proabably closetly hoping to come in top 5, but at the end of the day with all that was thrown at us, we were contented that we did our very best on the 2nd day and pulled through. We are still a growing team, and will continue to be growing with every new batch who joins us. Most importantly is for the team to stick together and to give each other moral support through every obstacle that we face. For this i would like to thank the members who went to japan to compete. Thank you for giving each other the necessary encouragement through stressful and overwhelming moments and for pulling through and not giving up despite being under unexpected conditions. Also i am proud of you guys for staying positive by recognising both your strength and weakness. This is not the end of Magnum going for CAIO, there will be much more ahead of us !!!
All Juniors, thank you for coming down to send us off, the team truly appreciates every single effort you guys had made for us !!!
Jiawei and Eugene..are they holding hands ??? hrrmmmm....
Jodi made this HAWT PANTY card with all the juniors well wishes inside!!!
BTW !! The comptition wasn't the only thing that we experience, this country sure had alot to offer, did i mention that its the country with the world's best toilets ? i mean, those bowls washed my ass for me after crapping. If my ass had a mind of its own, i think i'll be stuck in the toilet most of the time. Maybe thats why ZL kept going to the toilet. lol. I know i very swakoo, but high tech is the way to go man. Even in the most run down eateries, the waiters take orders through wireless PDA technology (or whatever you call that), plus i was pretty impress by how fast my order came !!! Like in less than 30secs !!! I SWEAR !!! Go to that beef bowl place in Shibuya, next to the AM/PM convenient store, i ordered, turn around for abit, then my food appeared. Not bad sia. *CLAP HANDS*
So on the first day that we arrived, we were hit by the extremely chilly weather. Someone back in Singapore said it would be 20 something degrees, felt more like 10 something degrees. We were however having fun with our fog breath, heh.
Raining @ Narita Airport = Much colder weather
Jen sure has alot of water vapour in his breath.
We also met our lovely tour guide, Marie (pronounce as Ma-Ree-Eeh), who is a cheerleader from the University of Waseda. She was really kind to have taken us around to all the different places. She spoke really good english, god bless Marie.
Marie liked Horny alot.
So Marie brought us back to the National Olympic Youth Center, where we bunked for the rest of our trip in japan. Its was an hour and a half journey from Narita Airport, as expected, most of us slept through it. I was busy analysing the buildings of Tokyo and realise how much they resembled our HDB flats. Too bad i didn't get any pictures, was too tired to reach into my bag (har!), but for a moment, it really felt like Singapore. Heard from Ben, Japan copied our HDB ideas. Really meh ?!! So we settled down really fast at our hostel, cause we didn't wanna waste anytime, plus we had to take the train, so it would take us quite a while...
One of the many small alley streets of Tokyo, on our way to the train station.
We had to cross the train tracks to get to the streets, some of them got stuck on the other side, cause a train was coming. Not bad, got to see the train before we sat it.
Now you see them.
Now you don't
Vending machines selling Ciggies !! NICE !!! Japs sure know what convenience is.
Water-proof Chalk ?? It was raining, just a thought.
The Subway Map !!!
We were staying near the station "Sangubashi", it look like a pretty old station, where it was build of metal shelters and had tracks that ran through houses. Everything looked pretty run down and historical at the same time.
Jap schoolboys, reading while waiting for the train.
Jannies and Amy looks lost in translation
Andra and KL found good translation
So thanks to Marie, we had a clear idea of where we had to get off the next time we were left wondering and getting lost. Fortunately, we didn't had such a problem. Oh wait, i think they did on the last day. The Subway map looked like a plate of spaghetti, with japanese alphabet soup splashed all over it. Thank god for english speaking japanese man and woman.
The japs are really discipline. I did some research before japan and found out how much japs love text messaging, but i was surprise to have not hear a single ring tone sound when i was there. There were all these people with beautiful phones, but no sound...weird....
Then i found out, that you had to silent your mobile phones on the train !!! Now i know why japs love porn. Too much vibration.
Oh..and you had to refrain from speaking on them too. Awww. WTH !!
KL does a KAWAIII !!!
The train ride took us one whole hour to get to our destination. Before we knew it, we were out in the freezing rainy weather. But the sight of the land of dreams and fairytales did kept us going !!!
So we fairytaled until we drop.
Till the next post and more pic-posts to come.
(people please email me all your pics so i can post them on the blog)
over and out.