Monday, February 28, 2011

Prize Presentation for VoM February'11 Winner

Wenjie won himself a prize of $88. for winning VoM CNY special.

Stay tuned for even more specials coming up.

BPoM February Prize Presentation

The winner for BPoM February is by Chew Long from Alpha Verve. She won herself $138; this is the largest ever payout to 1 single winner.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

2nd entry for March VoM

We have the 2nd video entry for March VoM by Li Jing from Alpha Verve. Simply an amazing video done, I really loved the effects used (teach me one day ok? haha). The video showed the "sunshine after the rain". The beginning of the video was in black and white (rain), showing all the failed attempts; and then transited to colour (sunshine) showcasing all the glory of Alpha Verve. Alpha had come a long way this season, and I had seen all of you grow together with the team, become stronger, better and most importantly more united even through adversity and hardships. Jiayou Alphas!

P.S: The title says episode 1 so there will be an episode 2 coming soon?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

BPoM 2nd entry for March

The 2nd BPoM October by Stanley from Team Seven of NTU Hall 7. Stanley talks about his 4 years of cheerleading in NTU HO with Hall 7. For each year, Stanley noticed the rise in standards, hitting higher level stunts. However Stanley feels that the ever rising standards is also a double edged sword, with the greater possibility and risk of getting injured. It was highlighted in the post his opinion of the difference between "theme cheerleading" and "cheerleading cheerleading"; their pros and cons and how each affects the safety of the competition in general.

Stanley also talked about how cheerleading have helped mould himself and his team. Here are some of the qualities learnt through the journey:

1) Trust - without the trust of every individuals, we will not be able to hit high level stunts.I personally will like to praise the flyers and mid-tiers for all the trust they had given to the bases and believing that we will catch them no matter what happen.

2) Determination - It has not been a smooth ride to the competition from the starts and we certainly encountered alot of obstacles along the way, i.e stunts failed, injuries, personal commitment, but the team had shown great determination in overcome the challenges and obstacles.

3) Courage & Bravery - The flyers shows tremendous courage in their willingness to try difficult stunts despite being in mid-air and also the bases which shows tremendous bravery in catching the flyers no matter how they dismount from the stunts.

4) Belief - To have the belief that you can achieved when all odds are against you. To believe in the coaches, seniors, juniors and everyone around you. Tell yourself, you can do it. Do it with no regrets.


I have to agree totally with Stanley about what cheerleading can bring to a person in terms of character building. At every phrase of cheerleading, we always learnt something new, or discover something about ourselves we did not noticed before. I believe cheerleading as a whole in SG is very young, and even younger in NTU context, therefore there are still many things to learn, by the committee, the players, the coaches, the judges and everyone involved. Let's take every year as a stepping stone and build towards a brighter future for cheerleading together.

Check out the post by Stanley: 2nd BPoM February entry or here

Sunday, February 13, 2011

1st entry for March VoM

The 1st entry for March VoM is by Kerry of Astros. The video is the performance by Astros at Shingda CNY celebration dinner. This is also the first time all 12 members of Astros are performing together on stage in the new uniforms. Good job Astros, wishing Astros a prosperous new year.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

BPoM 1st entry for March

I really hate to be posting up the entries so late these days. Arghh! Anyway the 1st entry of BPOM March is a little special; a post on Spectrum blog by Ah Fu (I assume is the Captain CF?) but the post is a message by their coach Vincent. And then BPoM entry is made by Vincent himself by tagging me. I guess should be Vincent asked it to be posted on Spectrum's blog on his behalf. So if the entry wins, you all go sort out the prize yourselves k. haha.

Ok the post a "Message from Vincent" is a message from Vincent (duh obviously, haha), also the coach of Team Spectrum; a sort of wrap up message to them just before their HO performance. A very heart warming and inspirational speech by Vincent. I believe that it is every coaches role, not only train the skills required for the routine, but also to motivate and encourage, to bring the members morale up. Vincent has indeed done a fantastic job as Spectrum's coach.

"I see it more as understanding each other’s strengths and weakness, accepting it and helping each other fill up the short-falls. It is also about backing each other to push for greater heights. Encouraging your team to persevere, to weather shit together." - Vincent

Check out the post by Vincent: 1st BPoM March entry or here

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Video of the Month February '11

This month we are having the CNY VoM Special, where the winner will receive a prize of $88. We have 2 entries for VoM February. And let's recap:

1. Video by Wenjie
2. Video by Jayson tagged by Ochi

So the winner of the VoM February goes to.......

Wenjie for his video on NTU Hall 16 Team Xtreme. Wenjie will be walking away with a prize of $88.

A video showing Team Xtreme in action, some of the stunts that they done for NTU HO 2011. I really love such videos, showing the confidence the team has right before the competition. Cheerleading is never only about the results. The process is always more important and forms the biggest part of your memories and builds the strongest bonds between team mates. Congratulations to Wenjie once again for doing up a wonderful video for Team Xtreme.

P.S: Hope to see some really interesting videos for March VoM.

Blog Post of the Month February '11

This month we a total of 4 entries for BPoM February and they are:

1. Blogged by Jialiang and tagged by Wee Keat
2. Blogged by Joseph
3. Blogged by Ken
4. Blogged by Chew Long

We have no winner for Jan's BPoM, as such the prize of $50 was rolled over to this month on top of the $88 CNY special. We welcome the response for this month's BPoM and without further ado, the winner for BPoM February goes to...

The post by Chew Long on "Keep holding on.. (:". Congratulations Chew Long, you have won yourself the total prize of $138.

Chew Long's Blog Post: Keep holding on.. (:

Chew Long's post was written from the bottom of her heart. I feel it is a must read for every cheerleader as it contains many experiences and lessons of a fellow cheerleader. One of the main purpose of BPoM is for cheerleaders to share their experiences and exchange pointers. Once again my favorite quote from Chew Long;

"And though at times it may seem too difficult to continue, hold on to your dreams. One morning you will wake up to find that you are the person you dreamed of, doing what you wanted to do, simply because you had the courage to believe in your potential and hold on to your dreams. (:" ~ Chew Long

Comments by Chaang:

"Fear is something experienced by everybody; it's only a matter of how to confront it. As cheerleaders, we are trained to defy the logic of falling. Ppl normally panic when they fall. Flyers are trained to ''justshutupandlock''

Chew Long has touched on many important points of the true meaning of being a cheerleader. Learning how to CONTROL, CONFRONT and CONQUER your fears, trusting and appreciating your team mates and most importantly, daring to live and hold on to what you truly believe in.


A round of applause for all who contributed. In view that NTU HO Cheerleading Competition 2011 had just ended, we would like to encourage you to write a post on it, it can be about the trainings, the rising standards, the safety aspect, or any views and comments that can be shared with everyone. Special prize will be given if an entry on NTU HO 2011 wins March BPoM.

2nd entry for February VoM

The 2nd video entry for February VoM is by Jayson from Wildcards and tagged by Ochi. This is a video showing Jayson doing a single liberty. The gist of the video is not just about hitting the single liberty, but of continuing to cheer despite any setbacks (as you can see Jayson leg was in cast recovering due to a fracture about a month ago)

P.S: This video just made it in time for February VoM. Winner will get an $88 "Ang Bao"

Friday, February 4, 2011

Prize Presentation for VoM January'11 Winner

The winner of VoM January by Elvie Na from KR Steppers. She won $50; and we had the prize presentation...

P.S: Tomorrow we will announce VoM and BPoM February, CNY special.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

1st entry for February VoM

The 1st entry for February VoM is by Wenjie from NTU Hall 16 Team Xtreme. I would not say that the video is about the trainings they had for HO 2011, but I would say it is more like a little teaser of the show Team Xtreme is going to put up for NTU HO next week. It is a very very well edited video, using lots of nice and cool effects. All the best for the performance.

P.S: Everyone jiayou for HO!!

BPoM 4th entry for February

The 4th entry of BPOM February is by Chew Long from Alpha Verve, for her post on Alpha Verve Blog, "Keep holding on.. (:". This is the first time Chew Long is taking part in BPoM and she started it off with a very well written post, full of many of her self experiences and motivation to team mates. The post may be written for her teammates, but there are many lessons to be taken away by everyone too.

The post really touched me deep after reading it. There are too much goodness in the post and if I tried to summarise it, I would probably have to retype the entire entry; so everyone please take some time to read it and digest it for yourselves. I shall just end off with my favourite quote of the post:

And though at times it may seem too difficult to continue, hold on to your dreams. One morning you will wake up to find that you are the person you dreamed of, doing what you wanted to do, simply because you had the courage to believe in your potential and hold on to your dreams. (:

Check out the post by Chew Long: 4th BPoM February entry or here

P.S: Jiayou for Nationals everyone.