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TPJC Farewell Assembly: The (Informal) Review

Before I begin, I would like to express my gratitude to one of the 23rd Student Councillors, Melvin Tan, for accepting my appeal regarding the Farewell Montage video. I kind of 'begged' for him to include my class photo in the montage. He was very cooperative and patient while handling my requests. The montage, by the way, was great! Good job guys!

Ok...ready, get set, go!

Firstly, I think the emcees that morning was great. However, I think Miss Dawn Ng took the limelight from her partner, Kim (I can't seem to remember what her full name is). Miss Ng was more spontaneous and articulate. I noticed at some points of her speech, she did try to sprinkle (unrehearsed) humour onto the script. I expected Kim to respond in her own humorous way, but instead she just drew a smile on her face. Kim seemed to be nervous and/or shy standing beside Miss Ng. Perhaps she felt uncomfortable working with her very own Council teacher-in-charge.

Next, the AVA crew kind of 'screwed up' certain parts of the concert. The good news for them is that Tpjcians were in a good mood that day and treated the event as an informal occasion. We all know that the AVA members who were on duty that day were humans and as creatures of God, they do make mistakes. You are forgiven (Haha). (But please, seriously, don't make the same mistakes during next year's Songfest or any other related formal college events. Thank you.)

The performers were great. I thought the 'Bye Bye Bye' song performance by Syazwan was hilarious and at the same time, original. Why do I think so? Firstly, the back-up singers were just TOO cute (and funny). The way they sang 'bye bye bye' simultaneously at the same time with their facial expressions were just awkward. And Syazwan was like in his own world, singing and screaming like there is no tomorrow. I am not sure if this is true, but I think this is the first time ever a singer actually performed complete with three back-up singers on our stage. Amazing!

Ms Angela Quek sang her own rendition of 'When You Believe'. It was a given an Opera cover. She sang sincerely and her emotions clearly accompanied the spectacular performance. Ms Fernandez was great playing the piano. I felt as if Ms Quek was trying to tell us a message or story with her hand gestures as she sang. It's all about believing in yourself and working hard to achieve that dream. Watch the performance below:



And then came Ms Choo's speech. In her 'speech', she shared the audience about the story of Little Red Riding Hood in an improved version (or to be more specific, the SINGLISH version). Many of my friends questioned the message she was trying to convey. In my opinion, the moral of the story was still the same as the original's, that is not to take shortcuts in life but to work hard for something we aim to achieve. The only difference was that she turned the story into a Singaporean version, using Singlish as the main language. In other words, it was the Singaporean Little Red Riding Hood.

The 22nd Student Councillors ended the whole event with a choir performance. They sang "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. It was a good performance, led by a total of three guitarists - Mark Chan, Choy Wai Wan and Lester. The 22nd Student Council President, Daniel Lim, introduced them after finishing his touching yet meaningful speech.

All in all, it was a great farewell assembly. Thank you everyone.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...
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i thought that the singers had done a wonderful job at singing! syazwan is well-liked by the j2s! the backup singers were both cute and harmonious! well done wooooooo!

hanjie said...
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wasted. my class din have foto for e vid. my class chairman say he cant open e fotos i sent him so he din send any.... y cant he jus tell meeeee.....sianz

Anonymous said...
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her name is kimberly wang, i think.... not a v. good job there, she sounds v. rehearsed unlike ms ng who was bubbly

Anonymous said...
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JAMES PLAYED THE GUITAR TOOO ALONG WITH MARK, LESTER AND WAIWAN.
HOW CAN YOU MISS HIM OUT!

berlin :)

Anonymous said...
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I think it takes a lot of courage and guts to perform on stage. Syazwan and his three backup singers did a great job in my opinion. It's not so much of the quality of the performance that counts, but the thought behind it. They did it as a farewell for the J2s and i believe that is good enough (:

azhar said...
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@berlin: Oh no! But I guess they all know.

@anonymous(14Oct): Yes, yes. They did a good job. I enjoyed the performance by Syazwan and company.

Anonymous said...
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erm,it's 4 guitarists not 3.u're forgetting james sim kim chung.

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