Monday, June 05, 2006

A family divided


The school holidays are here. The first Friday (2nd Jun 2006) is our first-ever staff Family Day. Staff spouses and kids are all invited. Set in Sentosa, it is a bright hot day with no cloud cover.

Today sees a family divided. Dinah is in the yellow team, Dan is in red, Deb is in blue and I am in green. Since Thursday the Blue team has been declaring all over the office that they rule. Red team respond by declaring that red is the colour of victory. Yellow and Green teams exercise sober-mindedness and Spirit-controlled demeanour.

Family Day starts with team joke telling. Next is the guess this thing you-never-knew-about game. One particular revelation almost knocks us over. When we recover, it's time for morning tea. Then its team games. The first few are typical tele-match type games. But in the hot sun.

Then comes the water bomb game. Several start releasing bombs on their supervisors, colleagues and event organisers. For about 5 minutes all hell breaks loose. Somehow I manage to side step the aggressors. After the wet and wild episode comes the frog game. Teams are to grab a frog and have team members kiss it. One female colleague kisses a frog thrice. She seems disappointed it does not turn into a prince.

Somehow Wan Leng and Pastor Lawrence are not competitive and agressive as before. Have they mellowed? Well they are probably rebranding themselves. They have a successor. A normally gentle staff member turns totally competitive. Her gentleness is nowhere to be seen as she releases water bombs with a fury not seen before.

Its so good to see staff playing together and letting their hair down. In the end, green team wins by a very large margin. Overall team scores were 88, 65, 59 and 47. But we keep a magnaminous spirit. We remember we're Christians.

10 comments:

yeu@nn said...

Wah, super-funny... can't stop laughing when I read your droll description of the games. Very tongue-in-cheek, your style... :D

^_^ said...

sounds fun! did the frogs survive? :P

Huanyan said...

you mean it's actually real frog???

jaRain said...

EEEEEEEEE to kissing real frogs!
I know what to do for Unit Outing next time! o_O!!! can kiss the frogs!

yeu@nn said...

huanyan: "Teams are to grab a frog and have team members kiss it." yah, think the frogs must be moving... which means they are REAL... haha... wonder what the frogs think abt being kissed...

jarain: hey, great idea! see what ur UL says... hahaha... if s/he approves, then tink shouldn't be a problem! ;D

ben kc lee said...

yeu ann, glad you like the style. thanks for answering the queries.

keng suan, the frogs were left in a plastic bag after being kissed. several of us released them into the woods

huanyan, they croaked and leapt around so should be real. our colleagues bought them from the wet market. yes the edible type

jarain, many staff declined to to kiss them. hope keng suan likes contact with moist amphibian skin.

The Recreation Corner said...

Ha ha

^_^ said...

... my most recent experience with amphibians of that sort was when i was at a famous porridge stall in chinatown. :P~~

Siang said...

KS, well you had a VERY close one with your terter at Kawan camp too :P
Anyway, check out camp photos and clips at our CG blog : ng5a1.multiply.com

ben kc lee said...

KS, the frogs were purchased in the Chinatown wetmarket. These two were fortunate not to end up in your porrige.

Siang, thanks for dropping by. think you meant 'turtle'