Thursday, November 29, 2012

Aspire Dinner and Dance!

Greetings from the S6 Crew !

Thank you for registering your interest with us promptly fellow 'cruiser'.
We do appreciate your enthusiasm and support as you will be on board the cruise with us real soon on 21st December 2012!

The lucky draw prizes this year together with our wonderful programme will make this DND an unforgettable experience for you!

Top prize for this year's lucky draw is an iPhone 5 (64 GB)!

Note: Aspire! HQ will request for your early release from school officially from 1pm on event day (Friday, 21 Dec 2012) to prepare & attend this annual company event.

Let's groove and cruise!

~Aspire! Dinner & Dance Committee 2012~

Sports Rumble for All South Cluster!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Capstone Bowling Challenge

So here we go again!!! The moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived.
On the 3rd September 2012, we had our annual Bowling Challenge. Although the plan initially was
to have a Family Day for Aspire Family at Pasir Ris E-hub, due to unforeseen circumstances, it was
held at Safra Mount Faber. As the organizing committee, E3 tried our level best so as to make the
event a eventful memorable day. WE had the Deco, Banner, Food and Door Gift in place on time!
Phewwww! Timothy,as usual ,did great as the host.

And so…..
The turnout was beyond expectation!! Most of our fellow colleagues turned up in their retro outfit
as the theme was RETRO except Aziz, who turned up in his black Baju Kurung with Songkok. We
are guessing that he is still in the mood of Hari Raya! HEHE. The main activity was the Bowling
Challenge, in total we had 15 lanes to cater to all Clusters, HQ Group and not forgetting our dear
Kampong Group Friends.

As we the bowling challenge was ongoing, each cluster had to present a cheerleading to the judges.
You should have seen the different styles of cheering that the groups presented. We are very sure it
tickled the judges funny bone.

And how could we forget about the food! As the time strike 12, everyone’s stomach grumbled and
yes, each and everyone of us was greeted with delicious buffet. And to make it special, our dear
ZM,AZM, GM not forgetting CEO served us food. How nice!

This was sure an event where all bonded together, a great way to distress and have lots of fun.
A very big thanks to Cluster E5 for supporting the Event, also not to mention Sing Ho and Raimi who
had helped out and make the event a success.

Till then,
E3 Signing out! Adios Amigos!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Project 'Deliver Me' by Peh Kian Chai

 On 8 September 2012, South 2 cluster volunteered for the National Library Board’s (NLB) Project “Deliver Me” initiative. Project “Deliver Me” is a special service that engages NLB’s community of volunteers in the delivery of library materials to the doorsteps of those individuals who are handicapped / have no means of getting to a library. We reported at Central Public Library at 9.00am to collect the books and listened to the briefing. We were split into 3 groups with at least one experienced volunteer with us. Each group was given 3 addresses to visit. After checking that the recipients’ books were in order, we set off via pre-arranged cabs waiting outside the library. For every home visited, we would try to have some light conversation with the recipient or their family members. We would find out about their reading preference and types of books they would like us to bring in the next round. We would also collect back the books that they have borrowed previously. The recipients are delighted to see us and are appreciative to us for delivering the books to them. Some even offered us drinks and snacks!

We ended our trip by dropping the books to the nearest public library. In our case, it is either Jurong West Public Library or Clementi Public Library. Although the total time spent is only about 3 hours, but we have definitely brought a lot of happiness to the recipients. We are grateful to be given the opportunity to volunteer for such a meaningful project.

Like what our manager, Mr Tan Boon Chuan, who was able to join us for this project, said, “It is so simple. Anyone can do it!”.  Indeed, we hope more CCPEs can join us in this initiative. No special skill is needed just a willingness to do something to give back to society.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! :-)

E6:25th Anniversary Homecoming Carnival @ East View Secondary School

E6: 25th Anniversary Homecoming Carnival @ East View Secondary School

East View Secondary held their 25th Anniversary Homecoming Carnival on the 14th July 2012. The E6 team were fortunate enough to have a stall to help raise funds for the needy, thanks to Terence! A few of us came down for set up the day before, and to be honest that took longer than we expected. But in the end we all pulled through making the signs and last minute changes to our 2 games at our stall; "Fish Me Up Leh!" and "Mini Beans Lor!". "Fish Me Up Leh!" is a fishing game where we used curtain hooks tied to skewers to fish out cleaning sponges that we've cut out to spell 'RECYCLE'. Cable ties were stuck to the sides of the sponges to be hooked. We then filled a kiddie pool with water and placed other recyclable items in there (cans, bottles) to make it a little more challenging. This game was very popular amongst young children, with some even coming back to play while their parents enjoyed the other stalls! "Mini Beans Lor!" is a sorting game where you start with a bowl of assorted beans of different sizes and you are given 3 minutes to sort them out with your hands into seperate bowls. We initally set the time limit to only a minute but after trying it out ourselves, we realize that it's so difficult! So 3 minutes it was. Quite popular with the teenagers, and it was also amusing to see that a lot had a hard time handling small beans! At the end of the day we managed to raise a significant amount from our stall. We're all glad that we got to help out the less fortunate in a way that promotes fun and saving the environment by using as many recyclable materials as possible. Another successful activity organized by the E6 cluster!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

South 2 Berlayer Creek HIW

South 2 Cluster HIW Activity

South 2 Cluster embarked on a nature trail at Berlayer Creek Mangrove Trail on 1st June 2012. We started the trail from the entrance of the Berlayer Creek (beside Labrador Park MRT station). The air was cool due to the early morning rain which stopped just before our trail began. For most of us, it was the first time visiting the place. The members were excited as we explored the diverse range of mangrove flora and fauna found all around us. At the Bukit Chermin boardwalk, we enjoyed the beautiful views of the Keppel Harbour and its surroundings. Our leisurely stroll soon took us to the public promenades at Keppel Bay where the greenery and sight was breath-taking. We had a relaxing morning indeed.
This HIW activity has further bonded the cluster members together. We are definitely looking forward to our next outing.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

E1 Kite Flying Competition

E1 HIW Kite Flying Competition

  E1 HIW Kite Flying Competition
@ Marina Barrage on 14 December 2011

Despite pouring heavily before the start of the HIW Kite Flying Competition organized by E1 Cluster, the rain did not stop around 30 participants from Aspire! Group Headquarter as well as Co-Curricular Programme Executives to gather at Marina Barrage on 14 December 2011 for the event.
Armed with kite designing materials and keeping the theme “SAVE THE EARTH” in mind, participants moved into groups to unleash their creativity and express their environmental-friendly self through their pieces of artwork. The participants were embraced in a relaxing atmosphere as they design and munch on the cakes specially baked by Siew Hoon for the Kite Flying Competition.
Teamwork was well-displayed throughout the event as they share their thoughts and discuss as one. Design concepts and ideas related to the theme were presented to impress our judges, Paul & Siew Hoon. To add to the excitement, an indoor kite flying competition was held to test the ability of participants to keep the kite flying the highest over the designated distance.Organic soaps were gracefully sponsored by Siew Hoon as prizes which blended in with the event for “health is wealth” and bought out the message of being environmentally-friendly to nature.
The day ended with a BIG thank you to all who were present to join in the fun.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Dinner & Dance 2011


“Samba De Rendezvous”. That was the theme of 2011 much awaited Aspire! Dinner and Dance (in short Dnd).  It was not an ordinary Saturday, 17 December 2011, a night filled with Brazilian colours of green, yellow and blue where all the Aspire! Groups congregated at Hotel Rendezvous for this event of the year.

Kicking off the evening at 6.30 pm, Aspireans were occupied with range of pre-event activities while pre-cocktail were served.  Aspireans posted their glamorous shot putting on props readily available at the instant photo booth. A memento which they will always remember!  Some mingled amongst each other and made a stop at the Tattoo Spray and Limbo Dance booths.

As the door opened at about and Aspireans started pouring in passing through the Limbo Dance stick, members of the committee readied themselves to start the show.  The programme of the night included engaging games, mouth watering buffet dinner and of course the highlight, the Best Samba King and Queen.

The evening’s programmes began with welcoming speech by the emcee. Then followed by the soft launched of “iExcellence” by Mr Rockey Michael, the General Manager of Aspire! Group Pte Ltd and followed by reciting the Aspire! Credo.   After the soft launched, dinner time!  While enjoying a wide assortment of international buffet, Aspireans were entertained by Zahir, CCPE from E6 and also the member of the committee with his hip-hop genre song.  An unexpected wonderful performance!

In the midst of the dinner, the emcee aroused Aspireans by involving them in an Ice Breaker Mass Game, ‘’Bingo”.  The enthusiasm and rowdiness at every table have created the party ambience. Then, followed by the first part of the night’s lucky draw kept the Aspireans on the edge of their seats.   Next, the ‘ra-ra’ stage game called “Most Wanted”.  Two participants were selected by the floor. This game involved most all of the Aspireans. The emcee called up for the items and Aspireans came forward with the said item and support one of their favourite participants.  Naturally, the game was well-received by the audience, who cheered for their friends on stage.

The second half of the lucky draw was then held.  The prizes were attractive ranging from hard drives to digital frame.  To keep spirits high, Aspireans once again participated in another game on stage called “MTV Game”.  Eight participants were invited on stage to act out the scene from different ethnic songs, Indian, Chinese, Malay and English guided by the emcee.  Participants were very spontaneous, awesome and hilarious indeed in their performance.

Next upcoming was a surprised and unexpected performance.  Aspireans were amazed by the emerging of the Samba Dancers from the back of ballroom’s entrance with their colorful costumes and headgears.  It is the culture on every DnD, the CEO and Managers will be prank on stage.  They were invited by the Samba Dancers on stage to samba and were dressed up with feather boa and handmade props made by the committee members.

The last game segment was the Samba King and Queen. It started with the Samba King to show their macho post while the Samba Queen put up impromptu appealing dance. Aspireans were then asked to vote for the “Best Samba King and Queen”.

Before the final part of the lucky draw, the emcee invited the committees who have made this mega event possible on stage to take a bow, amid appreciative rounds of applause from the audience.  The final lucky draw prizes were even more attractive ranging from trip for two to Batam, digital camera, tablet and the grand prize of iPad 2. Aspireans were excited and enticed when the five top prizes were announced and the projection of the photographs of the prizes on screen.

This marked the successful conclusions of this year’s DnD, The programmes might have ended but some Aspireans were reluctant to leave, hanging around in the ballroom to take photos with their friends.  The Samba night will surely remain a fond memory of fun for every participating Aspireans.

Eastzone Telematch

 25th November 2011, a day CCPEs from the East Zones will remember.  Participating CCPEs congregated at Changkat Primary School’s Indoor Sports Hall for the event.  An event headed by E4 cluster and collaboration with E3 and E6 clusters. 

Four teams challenged and competed among each other. They named themselves on-the-spot as “”, “’A’ Team”, “RAZS” and “Scoot”. A total of seven telematches were played.  Games organized were rather simple and straight forward yet interesting and fun.

From the young to senior participants, every team did their best and the spirit of winning was shown on their sportmanship, enthusiasm and teamwork. While the other members in team RAZS were completing their rounds, the other members cheered to give them encouragement and full support to complete the course. That’s the team spirit!!
Teams were given time to strategize their tactics or ways to complete the course for every game played.  It was so encouraging to see their sportiness.  Some even gave a helping hand to the member who needed help during the game.
While the game helpers were setting up for the subsequent game, participants were provided with light refreshment and cold milo from Kampung Group to quench their thirst.  After the break, with full of energy, games were continued.  It brought you to old memories from olden days when you were young to the modern games.  Game equipments were easily accessible as games were designed based on the availability of equipments. The difficulty levels of games were also dependable on the age gap of participants.

The finale, all teams were required to carry their flag and sailed through the starting point. 
It was a great satisfaction and a day full of laughter.  Not only participants were exhausted and sweat out. Evidence had shown in their teamwork and enthusiasm in building a strong bonding and relationship among each other.  An objective which successfully achieved!
Every team is a winner.  Importantly, we have a great fun.
The champion team…..goes to…… “”………..

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Important dates & events to look out for!!

Family Day: 16 June 2012

Assisi Hospice: 17 June 2012

Work Plan: 19 June 2012

Dinner & Dance: 15 Dec 2012