The most fun Family Day I ever attended

By looking at the cloudy sky above me, I can predict it will be a long rainy day. It has been raining since last night and as a matter of fact, it is still raining when I woke up from my sleeping beauty. Despite of that situation, I was still excited to look forward for my campus family day.

Under the pouring weather, with the blur vision from my car mirror (I really need to change my car wiper), I drive my car as slow as possible towards EastWood Valley Golf & Country Club. As expected there are only a few of us wandering around at the club main lobby due to the weather and I wonder whether the family day event would be cancel or postpone.

# these badges are only for kids – i have all of it ;p

I joined my colleagues (who had arrived earlier) for breakfast (although breakfast is provided but only after registration and my tummy can’t wait at that time) outside the club restaurant. Sipping my coffee while enjoying polluting the clean air under the cold weather is so damn complete and relaxing. I can’t think of a word to describe my moment of ‘orgasms’ unless you are in the same boat as me. ;p

# at the registration table with Mr. Model & Auntie Rock

Slowly as the rain drizzly drops on the ground, I get to see more and more staff coming with their family. It was such a relief to see them coming as I just can’t imagine if the family day event going to be cancel last minute and I on the other hand will definitely not going to join the event again on another arranged date. I’m a very busy person, remember? ;p

Knowing the fact that I can’t help myself taking pictures, my mission for the whole day was to take good shots of the event. Little that I know, my team captain dislikes the idea so he ‘makes’ me to participate in all of the matches.

You know what?! I have fun all the way and enjoyed it to the bits. 🙂

I started the day with the boat relay racing where everything was last minute arrangement by my team captain. I was busy taking shots of some on-going matches at the club musical corridor when my hand was grabbed by him and instructed me to standby at the waiting point. I realized I was placed in the second team and my team at that time was leading.

# everybody are adjusting themselves with the paddles

# waiting for my turn

# ready, get set, go!!

# woiiii faster lahh..

# adoiii..my back hurts ;p

The mission of the race was to compete with other team and each team must have 3 different group of the same team member (consist of 4 person-2 ladies 2 men in a team). Each team will need to paddle as fast as they can (from the starting point) and collect designated balloons for their team (which are tied at a bayou) at the middle of the lake. The team has to paddle back to the starting point, passed the collected balloons to the assigned person and the next team will continue the race until it reaches the last team.

My team – Wallaby won this boat relay racing and nothing is sweeter than the memory of rowing the boat under the rain. It was a blast for me, really. 🙂

# victoryyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

After the race, I decided to check out on the kids section.

# story telling time

# blowing balloon race

# jump as high as you can # face painting

# i have Wallaby tattoo on my face

# i just can’t escape from papparazi – Mr. Fly

# i shall call this as ‘sorang auntie yang siok sendiri’ ;p

While busy in action, again I was grabbed by my team captain to participate in another match – Cathy the Caterpillar. The mission of the game is to ‘glue’ each other (a team consists of 6 person), moves literally using your hand and at the same time tried not to break the eggs (2 eggs are placed along the way) until you reached the finishing point.

My team – Wallaby (ladies team) lost in this match as most of us end up laughing at each other. ;p

From a distance, I saw something that looks familiar to me but my view were been blocked by group of kids. Out of curiosity I went over and I saw ‘Chickies’!! The children can claim their kids’ fun meal package upon producing the kid meal coupon (which has been distributed to staff member the previous week) to KFS’s staff.

I also managed to get myself being tattooed on my hand and face for that day.

# before

# after

# before

# after – the sporty witch

I wanted to get another tattoo on my leg when my name was called by one of the team member. Again, I was dragged to participate in another match – The Drunken Sailor. The team must consist of 3 ladies and 3 men. Each of the team members must run toward a pvc stick (located at a designated distance) and had to make 10 round of circles. Upon completing the 10 circles, you have to run towards your team mate and give them a ‘high 5’ so that your team mate can repeat the same process until the whole team completed the relay.

I have to say when it comes to my turn; the world was spinning I was running side way towards my team. Soon after you’ve completed the 10 circles, you’ll be totally dis-oriented and once you can focus and start to run, you’ll not realized you’ll be running side-way lol… ;p

# laughing at other team ;p

# making the fun of myself

# the team in action

However, the organizing committee team had to stop all the matches for that day to avoid anymore unforeseen circumstances as one of our colleague passed out during the match. Although I was a little disappointed upon hearing the announcement but soon I was happy again as our lunch was ready at this point.

Because of the food are so damn good, I rather enjoying eating it rather than taking any shots of the food. ;p

After ensuring all of the staff had their meal, we had a simple prize giving ceremony. This year, only the champion of every match will get their prizes unlike previous years where prizes are given away to 1st, 2nd & 3rd winner.

# my champion badge that i will put on throughout 2008

I couldn’t be more than happy when my team – Wallaby was announced as the overall champion. The team received a trophy and a champion badge.

I had such an enjoyed week end despite of the cat and dog weather. The family day event itself says it all where you get to know other staff family member that comes from diversity of culture and races.

# the most sporting Wallaby team mate

One day, I’m sure going to miss these fun moments throughout my services in Curtin.

7 Comments

  1. melbie

    29 July, 2008 at 11:29 am

    “One day, I’m sure going to miss these fun moments throughout my services in Curtin.”

    Macam planning to leave Curtin ja that statement above? 😛 You sure had fun eh…. 😛 I wonder if I’ll get to experience this kind of activities with my new job – yep, I got another job and submitted my notice of resignation today… back to square one, but a step forward is a step kan… try sajala 🙂

  2. Mystery LadyBird

    29 July, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    mel,
    eh bunyi macam leaving curtin kah hahaha…oh well, i’ll definitely will leave the uni one day but not so soon lah. plus the statement above is something to remember when i retired from my career in the future what.. 😉

    btw, congrats on the new job!! 🙂

  3. Mystery LadyBird

    29 July, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    mel,
    eh bunyi macam leaving curtin kah hahaha…oh well, i’ll definitely will leave the uni one day but not so soon lah. plus the statement above is something to remember when i retired from my career in the future what.. 😉

    btw, congrats on the new job!! 🙂

  4. melbie

    30 July, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Thanks! 🙂 Hopefully siok lah kan walau pun sengsara tu kerja compared to my current job .. a new challenge 😀

    p.s: Pasal soalan ko tu last nite.. adalah sama sikit 😉

  5. Mystery LadyBird

    30 July, 2008 at 4:57 am

    mel,
    sama? bah tunggu ko datang sini next month ni (few days more though)..;)

  6. melbie

    31 July, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Ya ya .. few days more!!! Cucur campur, sotong kangkung.. here I come! LOL

  7. Mystery LadyBird

    3 August, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    mel,
    lol..ingat makan saja kerja kau ni tapi nda jugak badan naik2 bah, itu yang buat aku envy betul ni. 🙂

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