Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summing up VoM & BPoM

2 years and 4 months, had passed since the first VoM winner was announced on April 2010, then followed by the first BPoM winner announced on July 2010. In the period we had received lots of support from cheerleaders and cheerleading teams, so please allow us to thank everyone for your support in the past 2+ years!

Allow me to provide our score card for VoM and BPoM:

Video of the month (VoM) sponsored by me:

Date of inception: 05 March 2010
Total number of VoM entries: 158
Total amount of cash given out: $ 1,868
Total number of individuals who have received this award: >28 (including those who tagged)
Total number of teams whose cheerleaders have participated in this award: 13

Blog Post of the Month (BPoM) sponsored by Mr. Lee Chaang Ru:

Date of inception: 31 May 2010
Total number of VoM entries: 69
Total amount of cash given out: $ 1,728
Total number of individuals who have received this award: 20
Total number of teams whose cheerleaders have participated in this award: 10


A total of $3,596 cash prizes had been given out for VoM and BPoM. We hope that the cash prizes given out have benefited our cheerleaders in one way or another!

We had a great run during this period, where I personally got to meet many new faces and also new teams. I felt it was still a great initiation in Singapore cheerleading scene. I do hope to see more individuals coming out with new initiatives to encourage and boost the cheer scene more (great example is by Ochi who did his 5 rep challenge). Singapore cheerleading scene needs more collaborative efforts and support for each other. One who does not support will never get support.

For me it was a sad decision to make, to stop VoM totally, on XWonder 6th Anniversary (05 August 2012). Today marks another transition of my life. Whilst VoM and BPoM had been able to reach out to many cheerleaders out there, there are still some pockets of the market that we cannot reach out to, plus everyday new cheerleaders come onto the scene that do not get to know about VoM and BPoM. Yes we do still have new cheerleaders participating in the contest, eg. Jeric who just won the last BPoM, but we felt that the reach is still not far and fast enough.

I still have a dream in cheerleading that I had not fulfill, but I know I will get there one day. I will continue to give back to cheerleading even though VoM had came to an end at the moment. I will think of other ways. For now I shall put XWondercheer aside for the moment while I fight on other fronts to help cheerleading. Something great which I felt will make a big difference for every cheerleader in future. You can read about it in depth in my next post, the last and concluding post.


Words by Chaang:

While Xingwei and I continue to be supportive of the local cheerleading scene, we have come to a unanimous decision to temporarily cease giving out cash prizes until further notice.

The original intention of staring this VOM and BPOM collaboration were due to 2 reasons:
1) To path the way for Singapore's first ever cheerleading scholarship
2) To reward young and deserving cheerleaders continuously for their passion and commitment to the sport.

Xingwei and I have been working very hard to achieve both (1) and (2) over the past 2 years. However, we have noticed that VOM and BPOM is no longer to keep up with its modus operandi : which is to continuously reach out to the younger generation of cheerleaders in Singapore.

As such, we have decided to continue to save up (yes we really believe in giving back to the cheerleading society) until we are able to think of a better idea as to how we can achieve the said agenda.

--
Cheers,

Chaang
Senior Vice- Chairman
Wildcards Cheerleading Team, Singapore

Mobile: +65 9783 4702
Email: chaangru@wildcardscheerleading.com
Address: 170 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-01, Singapore 279621
Website : www.wildcardscheerleading.com"



We would like to hear from you. If you have any ideas on how we can build on our existing template to achieve the intention (1) and (2) that Chaang had pointed out, do write to us!

$100 WILL BE GIVEN FOR EVERY IDEA YOU CONTRIBUTE THAT IS SUBSEQUENTLY IMPLEMENTED BY US!

Until then, both of us will continue to be cheering for cheerleaders in every way possible. We believe everybody can make a difference. We believe your ideas can too!

If it had become a habit for you all to tag me on Facebook, pls do continue even though there will be no prizes now. At least I will definitely share the video and post with all my friends on Facebook. =)


P.S: This will be the 2nd last post on XWondercheer. It had been a great 6 years together with all cheerleaders who had followed us and seen us grown over the years. Snow and I will not have lasted so long without your support. Thank you.

Prize Presentation for VoM August'12 Winner

This is super super belated prize presentation; also the last ever prize to be given out for VoM. The winner for Aug'12 VoM is a video by Chzehao winning himself a prize of $50..

Video of the Month August '12

For VoM's video of the Month August'12, we 3 entries. And they are:

1. Video by Chzehao and tagged by Perle
2. Video by Zhaoming
3. Video by Simin


A total of 3 entries in all.

And so for the winner of the VoM August'12, we have.......

The video by Chzehao, a nice summary of all the fun and laughter, the achievements and hard work of Alpha Verve over the past few years. A great video used for their recruitment fair.




Once again great video by Chzehao. I would like to congratulate and thank them on behalf of the team for doing up such a fantastic video.

Chzehao and Perle you won yourselves $50.

It is really a fitting end to VoM after more than 2 years.

Blog Post of the Month August '12

For BPoM August we have 3 entries and they are:

1. Blogged by Jasmine Tan
2. Blogged by Jeric
3. Blogged by Jeric and tagged by Alicia

Once again as there are no BPoM entries for the July'12, the prize was rolled over to this month, August'12 BPoM, and the winner this month stand to win $100.

Without further a do, let's announce the winner for BPoM August'12, also our last BPoM award. And the winner goes to the entry by Jeric on his post on Calisthenics . Congratulations Jeric, you have won yourself the prize of $100.

Calisthenics


Comments by Chaang:

Aside from this being the final BPOM cash prize given out, this blog entry is indeed very special because it has given due recognition by a cheerleader from TP Blazers to another cheerleader from RP Rexaz (Yiren). Without this blog post, a lot of cheerleaders in Singapore would not have been aware of Yiren's efforts in upping his game through Calisthenics training.

Most importantly, this blog post has shown that Calisthenics is a feasible alternative to conventional weights gym training for cheerleaders who wish to be bigger, better, stronger.

Last but not least, as we count down to Nationals 2013 - do not simply count your days to Nationals. Make your days count!


--
Cheers,

Chaang
Senior Vice- Chairman
Wildcards Cheerleading Team, Singapore

Mobile: +65 9783 4702
Email: chaangru@wildcardscheerleading.com
Address: 170 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-01, Singapore 279621
Website : www.wildcardscheerleading.com"



Congratulations once again to Jeric for winning $100


P.S: A nice way to come to an end of a this journey.

BPoM 3rd entry for August'12

The 3rd entry of BPOM August is by Jeric again and tagged by Alicia from TP Blazers - A post titled "Motivation VS Discipline".

The post talks about what is meant by motivation and discipline, according to Jeric, the 2 most important factor to determine how far one will go in cheer and in life. He goes on to elaborate on how motivation and discipline go hand in hand.

My favorite quote from the post:

"Motivation is doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, when we want to do it.
Discipline is doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, when we don’t want to do it.
"
- Jeric (Taken from a quote I read before somewhere I think)

Check out the post by Jeric and tagged by Alicia: 3rd BPoM August entry or here

3rd entry for August'12 VoM

A video by Simin for our 3rd entry for August VoM and also the final video for VoM. This is a video of Denvers Cheerleading team on an island wide outing, having fun, taking videos and pictures as they go from location to location. Nice to see every cheerleader having so much fun outside of training as well. Great way to build team bonding.



A great way to end VoM.

2nd entry for August'12 VoM

2nd entry for August VoM is by Zhaoming. This is a video of the performance put up by Ian and Jessilyn at their wedding last week with the help of generations of ACES cheerleaders and chereographed by Zhaoming. The performance well very well executed and brought lots of cheers on that afternoon, and more importantly was the wedding. The wedding brought together all the cheerleaders from ACES, all the way from the 1st batch in 2003 till the 2012 batch. Let us congratulate Ian and Jessilyn once again, and wish them a blissful marriage.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Prize Presentation for VoM June'12 Winner

The winner for Jun'12 VoM is a video by Fairul winning himself a prize of $50..



Prize Presentation for VoM May'12 Winner

The winner for May'12 VoM is a video by Kahau winning himself a prize of $50..







Prize Presentation for VoM April'12 Winner

The winner for Apr'12 VoM is a video by Daryl winning himself a prize of $50..




Tuesday, July 31, 2012

1st entry for August'12 VoM

The 1st entry for August VoM is by Chzehao from Alpha and tagged by Perle. It is a great video used for Alpha Verve recruitment drive at their matric fair. Nice effects and music editing. I also liked the descriptions used in the video and overall it made me want to join cheerleading after watching it.


Monday, July 30, 2012

BPoM April'12 Prize Presentation

The winner for BPoM April '12 is by Matthew. He won himself $50. Congratulations.




For those new to BPoM, pls refer to this link: How to make $50 and more just by blogging!!

Prize Presentation for VoM July'12 Winner

The winner for Jul'12 VoM is a video by Zhaoming winning himself a prize of $50..





For those new to VoM, pls refer to this link: Video record, upload and tag to win $50 and more

Thursday, July 26, 2012

BPoM 2nd entry for August'12

2nd Blog Post of the Month August is a post by Jeric from TP Blazers. This is a post about calisthenics, a new word to me too. So basically calisthenics is define as gymnastic exercises designed to develop muscular tone and promote physical well-being. Basically this is an alternative way of training up the body for cheerleading without having to go to the gym to lift weights. In the post it briefly explains some exercises for pull ups, push ups, squats and abs.

After doing a little research myself, I personally feel that this type of workout is very good for cheerleading too and it actually also keeps your body very tone. It will be good to compliment going to the gym to lift weights with calisthenics.

Check out the post yourself for more details.

Some words from the post:

"Why I love calisthenics exercises so much is because I dont have to hit the gym . I can do it at home since I have a pull up bar and have ample space at home to do push ups. Which Im sure everyone has that kind of space, even if you stay under the bridge or something. Your workout routines can also very fun to do with a bit of creativity.
"
- Jeric

Check out the post by Jeric: 2nd BPoM August entry or here

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

BPoM 1st entry for August'12

The 1st entry of BPOM August is by Jasmine Tan from Wildcards. The post is about Wildcards Annual stunt fest 2012 on the 14th July. Basically Wildcards organise this stunt fest every year to allow cheerleaders from every team in SG to miggle with each other and stunt around. Good post to sum up about Wildcards Stunt fest.

Check out the post by Jasmine Tan: 1st BPoM August entry or here

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Video of the Month July '12

For VoM's video of the Month July'12, we 4 entries. And they are:

1. Video by Clement
2. Video by Benedict and tagged by Prunella
3. Video by Zhaoming
4. Video by Weihan


A total of 4 entries in all.

And so for the winner of the VoM July'12, we have.......

The video by Zhaoming of a routine put up by magnum seniors for their freshmen during their recruitment




Another very nice video showing the liveliness, energy and fun that cheerleading can bring out. Sometimes after going through tough competition trainings, some cheerleaders will forget why they joined cheerleading in the beginning. Let us always constantly remind ourselves why we are doing this, for the real love of cheerleading.

Zhaoming you won yourself $50.

Continue to support VoM.


For those new to VoM, pls refer to this link: Video record, upload and tag to win $50 and more

Blog Post of the Month July '12

As there are no BPoM entries for the July'12, the prize will be rolled over to August'12 BPoM.

Sometimes you want to "give" also very dificult; when people are not ready to "receive". Also often Chaang and I have to go great distances to pass the winners their prize money (I still have on hand prizes for the past 4 winners of VoM not collected yet).

For BPoM August, pls write a blog post based on the topic of giving back in cheerleading and/or also suggest some ways for us to improve VoM and BPoM so that we can gather more participation and really reach out to help those who wants it. If your suggestion in your blog post is implemented, you stand to win extra prizes.

Get those entries in before 5th August 2012 and stand to win over $100 next month!!


For those new to BPoM, pls refer to this link: How to make $50 and more just by blogging!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

4th entry for July'12 VoM

The 4th entry for July VoM is by Weihan from Gusto. Once again another insanely awesome stunt by 1 of the best flyers currently Ainslie with Weihan. Rewind Cupie!!! This is definitely the first rewind cupie that I see done in Singapore. Weihan once again showed us what a "beast" he is and Ainslie makes stunting looks so easy as always. Jiayou guys.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

3rd entry for July'12 VoM

A video by Zhaoming for our 3rd entry for July VoM. This is a video of a routine put up by magnum seniors for their freshmen during their recruitment. A casually put up routine in less than a few hours as told by Zhaoming, showing more of the fun side of cheerleading but at the same time maintaining the skills and level we expect to see from Magnum. Great routine once again, so full of fun and energy; I will definitely join cheerleading after seeing this performance.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

2nd entry for July'12 VoM

2nd entry for July VoM is by Benedict Koh from Magnum and tagged by Prunella. Wonderful stuff by Ben once again; doing a round off layout full. To be able to learn such an advance gymnatics element is really no easy feat, especially if you started gymnastics only later in your life. Well done Benedict, hope to see you doing that on the competition mats soon.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

1st entry for July'12 VoM

The 1st entry for July VoM is by Clement from Gusto. It's a video of himself stunting with Ainslie; hitting a rewind, cupie low over. Simply awesome stuff by Clement and Ainslie. Keep them coming.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Video of the Month June '12

For VoM's video of the Month June'12, we 4 entries. And they are:

1. Video by Jen and tagged by Ochi
2. Video by Fairul
3. Video by Fairul
4. Video by Fairul


A total of 4 entries in all.

And so for the winner of the VoM June'12, we have.......

The first video by Fairul; video of the team routine by Singapore Team Lions performing at CAIO 2012.




Great job once again by Team Lions. You guys really did Singapore cheerleading proud, producing the best result ever for us internationally. All these would not be possible without the guys at FCS too. Thanks all of you who made this possible. A truely worthy winner for this month VoM.

Fairul you won yourself $50.

Continue to support VoM.


For those new to VoM, pls refer to this link: Video record, upload and tag to win $50 and more

Blog Post of the Month June '12

For BPoM June we have 3 entries and they are:

1. Blogged by Ochi
2. Blogged by NYP Grizzlers and tagged by Fairul
3. Blogged by Ochi


The winner for BPoM June'12 goes to the entry by NYP Grizzlers. Congratulations Grizzlers and Fairul, you have won yourselves the prize of $50.

Our Club "CLAW" 2012 journey



Comments by Chaang:

This is one very solid blog entry! An original blog post with lots of photos, captions and an accompanying video makes it truly a winning entry. Kudos to the individual(s) who took all the time and effort to publish this entry. Well done!

A lot of people do not realize how much background work needs to be done to produce a routine, and I really hope this blog entry can shed some light (especially to non-cheerleaders) on how much we cheerleaders need to sacrifice to even produce one routine. It is also heartening to see how a Legacy cheerleader actually coming to aid NYP's performance routine. Awesome!

Cheerleading IS growing in Singapore so we really need all the help and support we can get from each other. Blog entries like this one will definitely inspire new incoming cheerleaders to better appreciate this Sport.


--
Cheers,

Chaang
Senior Vice- Chairman
Wildcards Cheerleading Team, Singapore

Mobile: +65 9783 4702
Email: chaangru@wildcardscheerleading.com
Address: 170 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-01, Singapore 279621
Website : www.wildcardscheerleading.com"



Congratulations once again to Grizzlers and Fairul for winning $50

For those new to BPoM, pls refer to this link: How to make $50 and more just by blogging!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

4th entry for June'12 VoM

The 4th entry for June VoM is by Fairul again. This is Team Lions group stunt performance at CAIO 2012 which clinched us our first Gold medal at CAIO. A huge round of applause to them. In my opinion, overall this batch of Team Lions put up the best showing in CAIO so far. Everyone in Singapore got our part to play to ensure cheerleading in Singapore will continue to grow and prosper. Jiayou everyone.


3rd entry for June'12 VoM

A video by Fairul again for our 3rd entry for June VoM. Another video on Team Lions performance at CAIO 2012. This time it is the partner stunt category, represented by Weihan and Vinnie. Superb job by the couple, considering the injury Vinnie suffered in the last week. They even tweaked their routine for the 2nd day to score even better. The cupie lib tick tock pop over was simply jaw dropping. Jiayou guys and hope to see you all for the next partner stunt competition.



2nd entry for June'12 VoM

2nd entry for June VoM is by Fairul. This is a video of the team routine by Singapore Team Lions performing at CAIO 2012. Team Lions definitely did very well this year, going out with a pool of fresh new faces, and putting up an excellent team performance. What was realy amazing again was that there had to be a change in the routine in the last few days of training, with a flyer getting injured. With their strong pool of talent in this team, they managed to pull it off once again.

Team Lions went out there for the win this time round and did us Singaporean cheerleaders proud, clinching the 1st runner up position after a strong Taiwanese team. This batch of team lions is really young and very promising, with the oldest player at only 22 and majority of the rest not even in their 20s yet. Great job once again by FCS, the huge effort put in by the president Ong Wei Cheng, his coach Luo Zhaoming, his committee, the team managers and all the support from the various teams in Singapore.



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

BPoM 3rd entry for June'12

The 3rd entry of BPOM June is by Ochi. This is an update for Ochi's 5 rep max challenge.

Basically it now includes a pound for pound category. The calculation for the winner will be based on:

(SUM TOTAL OF ALL LIFTS) / (Body Weight)

The person with the highest (SUM TOTAL OF ALL LIFTS) / (Body Weight) will win themselves another 5 pounds Myoblaster protein (courtesy of Xingwei) =)

Check out the post below for more details and information about Ochi's 5 rep max challenge.

Check out the post by Ochi: 3rd BPoM June entry or here

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

BPoM 2nd entry for June'12

2nd Blog Post of the Month June is a post by NYP Grizzlers and tagged by Fairul. This is a post about their "NYP Club Crawl" journey. NYP Club Crawl is NYP's their recruitment fair and Grizzlers put up a great performance for it.

Check out the post for the tough journey that they have been through, the difficulties that they had to endure and then finally the great routine put up; nice pictures and the video can also be seen from the post.

Some words from the post:

"We have come so far, so very far. Now its really up to us to make sure the spirit, the drive, the determination, and the passion lives on and let Grizzlers keep on growing! We are finally recognized in school now. People know Grizzlers and are talking about us. be it good or bad people know we exist. We are not the best in Singapore, but we will work hard to get there. at least now the school knows us. and some people in the cheer scene too! so happy to know that we are slowly getting support and fans from our very own local cheer scene! at least we not so lonely anymore. heehee. We have cheer friends already!!!" - Grizzlers


Check out the post by NYP Grizzlers and tagged by Fairul: 2nd BPoM April entry or here

Sunday, May 13, 2012

BPoM 1st entry for June'12

The 1st entry of BPOM June is by Ochi. Ochi's 5 rep max challenge. Great initiative started by Ochi. Ochi has establised himself as the leading fitness guru and supplier of nutrition products in the cheerleading community. If you need any tips on how to train and what to feed yourself, go look for him. Ochi will be able to help you achieve your dream stunt and shorten the learning curve for a cheerleader greatly.

Basically this challenge set by Ochi requires one to go to the gym and video down themselves doing a 5 rep maximum for deadlifts, squats, standing military presses, and flat bench presses; which we shall call the 4 core exercise. After recording down the video, pls kindly tag Ochi on facebook. Deadline is 30 June 2012 and winner will stand to win a 5 pounds Myoblaster protein.

For detailed information pls check out the post by Ochi (links below).


Check out the post by Ochi: 1st BPoM June entry or here

Friday, May 11, 2012

1st entry for June'12 VoM

The 1st entry for June VoM is by Jen and tagged by Ochi. A video recording of their performance at the Asian Basketball League. A almost identical routine of their championship winning routine at SNCC'12; great improvement shown once again to showcase a national standard routine for a performance.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

VoM

Check out the history of Winners for VoM Contest from 2010 to 2012 here - http://www.xwondercheer.com/p/video-of-month.html

VoM had given out a total of $1,618 cash prizes, plus 1 bottle protein powder to date. We intend to increase it further in future.

Pls help to spread to new emerging cheerleaders who do not know of VoM and whom might need that extra bit of encouragement and motivation.

Continue to support VoM and keep it alive.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Video of the Month May '12

For VoM's video of the Month May'12, we 5 entries. And they are:

1. Video by Clement
2. Video by Kahau
3. Video by Zhaoming
4. Video by Zhaoming
5. Video by Danny Jumari and tagged by Jay


A total of 5 entries in all.

And so for the winner of the VoM May'12, we have.......

The video by Kahau; of him doing a awesome stunt sequence with Jasmine.




Great video by Kahau once again, not only the stunts are great; the video is very nicely done too. I am really happy to see you gone so far together with Jasmine. I am really glad to be able to share your moment of happiness with you 2. Continue to live your dreams.

Kahau you won yourself $50.

Continue to support VoM.


For those new to VoM, pls refer to this link: Video record, upload and tag to win $50 and more

Blog Post of the Month May '12

For BPoM May we have 2 entries and they are:

1. Blogged by Ochi
2. Blogged by Elvina

The winner for BPoM May'12 goes to the entry by Elvina. Congratulations Elvina, you have won yourself the prize of $50.

Elvina's Blog Post


Comments by Chaang:

Perhaps one of the most crucial things in life is knowing that you have put in 100% effort in something you truly believe in. This is very important because excuses are often things created by those who fear their own inadequacy.

The one very important thing I derived from Elvina's post is: every cheerleader has a limited time frame in this sport. Regardless of how passionate you are about cheer, eventually you will be ''done, dusted and time to move on'' due to various reasons (work, family, relationships.. etc).

As such, it is instrumental that all of us learn how to cherish the here and now. We cannot change the past, neither can we predict the future but we must definitely take ownership of what is present to truly make a difference. Blame no one. Expect nothing. Do something.

PS: On a personal note, I still feel that KR is the better team for Season 2011/2012.


--
Cheers,

Chaang
Senior Vice- Chairman
Wildcards Cheerleading Team, Singapore

Mobile: +65 9783 4702
Email: chaangru@wildcardscheerleading.com
Address: 170 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-01, Singapore 279621
Website : www.wildcardscheerleading.com"



Congratulations once again to Elivna for winning $50

For those new to BPoM, pls refer to this link: How to make $50 and more just by blogging!!

Prize Presentation for VoM Mar'12 Winner

The winner for Mar'12 VoM is a video by Winston winning himself a prize of $50..





For those new to VoM, pls refer to this link: Video record, upload and tag to win $50 and more

BPoM March'12 Prize Presentation

The winner for BPoM March '12 is by Winston. He won himself $50. Congratulations.




For those new to BPoM, pls refer to this link: How to make $50 and more just by blogging!!

BPoM February'12 Prize Presentation

The winner for BPoM February '12 is by Ochi. He won himself $50. Congratulations.




For those new to BPoM, pls refer to this link: How to make $50 and more just by blogging!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

人生的路就几十年,梦想是需要靠行动去实现的,如果我们总是犹豫不前浪费的只是自己的生命,做好最坏的打算,尽力去尝试,无论结果如何至少都是一种体验,好过生命里一段段空白。

Taken from: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6794c473010171k2.html

Saturday, April 28, 2012

5th entry for May'12 VoM

The 5th video entry for May VoM is by Danny Jumari and tagged by Jay. This is a video of the performance put up by NYP Grizzlers Cheerleading Team for NYP Club Crawl. Grizzlers had impressed me many times in their short span of formation of less than a year. I have seen previous videos of their camps and some performances and I can really see them improving as they moved along. Great job by their coaches Fairul and Jay too, you guys really brought lots of joy and value to the cheerleading community in Singapore.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

BPoM 2nd entry for May'12

2nd Blog Post of the Month May is a post by Elvie Na. This is a post about her experiences and thoughts on SNCC 2012.

Some words from the Elvie Na:

"still, it the process that counts. and honestly, i really love this team alot, loved all that we've been through. i love this routine because it gave me many opportunities and challenged me a lot. i am proud of what we've accomplished. deep down in our hearts, we know what we really deserved, the spirit of champions.
i wouldn't want any other team but kr steppers.
it's been an awesome and remarkable journey, whether this is my closing chapter or not, at least i know, that we made it this far. i've made it this far.
:)"
- Elvie Na

Everyone is a winner in their own rights. To have the blessing to be able to stand on the blue mats amd perform your routine for 2.30mins is already to me the most wonderful moment of one's life. My 2.30 mins had so far been the most memorable 2.30mins of my life so far that I could still remember.

Check out the post by Elvie Na: 2nd BPoM May entry or here

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BPoM 1st entry for May'12

The 1st entry of BPOM May is by Ochi. In this post Ochi is discussing about Pareto's Principle aka as the 80/20 rule. Ochi's aim is whereby we can all create a 100/200 rule, whereby 100% of your organization generates more than 200% of your output.

A little abstract from the post.

"The wisdom of chop sticks say that if you guys stick together, its hard to be broken. As we have seen or know, a bunch of chopsticks all made of wood would still be far stronger than a bunch of chopsticks comprised of gold, stone and wood. Why is that so, because a structure of different densities is definitely weaker than a structure that is homogeneous." - Ochi

Check out the post below for more insights by Ochi.

Check out the post by Ochi: 1st BPoM May entry or here

Saturday, April 21, 2012

4th entry for May'12 VoM

The 4th entry for May VoM is by Zhaoming once more. Another take of the double toe touch 1-1-1 with front tuck dismount. Hope to see even more from you guys soon. Jiayou.



3rd entry for May'12 VoM

A video by Zhaoming for our 3rd entry for May VoM. Zhaoming, current coach of NP and SMU cheerleading and also the coach of Team Lions (CAIO 2012). A awesome player himself and then becoming a even greater coach to impart all his experiences, knowledge and techniques to the new generation of cheerleaders. Great video taken of the double toe touch 1-1-1 which Magnum did during SNCC 2012 which left many people mouths wide open. You think possible to do triple next year? hmm. lol. Continue to support VoM.


Friday, April 13, 2012

2nd entry for May'12 VoM

2nd entry for May VoM is by Kahau. Another 1 of my favorite cheerleader out there. Toss cupie, full around,liberty tick tock low high. I first met Kahau almost 5-6 years ago, say short time but also not so short, and he told me his dream back then; and currently he is definitely living his dreams and much more. Kahau is another great example of never giving up and working hard for your dreams. I cannot wait to see your partner stunt routine in Nationals 2013. Jiayou, I will be your supporter.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

1st entry for May'12 VoM

The 1st entry for May VoM is by Clement from Wildcards. Toss to extension, hands left cupie, pop over with Joline. This might be quite a common stunt nowadays, but you have to look back to where Clement came from to realise how amazing this achievement is not only to him and also to the whole cheer community. Clement used to be small sized and not at all the strongest around; but he now showed everyone that with hard work, gyming almost everyday, you can still change everything around. Clement had really showed to the whole cheer community in Singapore that size does not matter but heart does. As long as you have the heart, anything is achievable. Jiayou Clement, you will achieve so much more in future, and you must always remember where you came from and how you started cheerleading. Cheers



Thursday, April 5, 2012

Video of the Month April '12

For VoM's video of the Month April'12, we 6 entries. And they are:

1. Video by Hann Bin
2. Video by Fairul
3. Video by Nalwi Kent and tagged by Fairul
4. Video by Daryl
5. Video by Muhammad Asyraf
6. Video by Jess Lynn Heisenberg and tagged by Gary


A total of 6 entries in all.

And so for the winner of the VoM April'12, we have.......

The video by Daryl; a video on Wildcards during SNCC.




Great video by Daryl. Daryl never fails to capture the best moments with his photography and videography skills. Coupled with his amazing video editing and designing abilities you can always expect the a video with the best image quality and story behind it.

Daryl you won yourself $50.

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Blog Post of the Month April '12

For BPoM April we have a total of 4 entries and they are:

1. Blogged by Clement and tagged by Ochi
2. Blogged by Matthew
3. Blogged by Perle and tagged by Ochi
4. Blogged by Jennifer


The winner for BPoM Apr'12 goes to the entry by Matthew titled,"After thoughts from SNCC 2012". Congratulations Matthew, you have won yourself the prize of $50.

Matthew's Blog Post: After thoughts from SNCC 2012


Comments by Chaang:

As Mathew has rightfully pointed out,

Cheerleading requires you to reach the level that you depend on your teammates with your life.

''You entrust your safety in them, have complete faith in them, and depend on them to bring back the trophy with you. I have not seen any other sport that compensates your other players in order to move the team forward. ''

I define compensation as a form of sacrifice. Be it your safety for the sake of others' or your time that could have been otherwise spent with your loved ones, - cheerleading is a sport that requires such compensation in order for EVERYONE to move forward.

It is important, however, to understand that you should not be compensating in the form of wrong techniques. For example, you choose to muscle a flyer upwards because she is not jumping. Or a flyer chooses to execute her twist earlier because her bases are not giving her sufficient pop. This is a wrong form of compensation.

The chain is only as strong as the weakest link. When the situation allows, we may compensate time/effort to strengthen this weakest link. When time is running short, however, compensation is no longer possible and the team themselves must decide if they want to take a risk with the weakest link, or have the weakest link replaced with a stronger one. There is no right or wrong answer. There is only a desired or undesired outcome to the decision that you have made!

--
Cheers,

Chaang
Senior Vice- Chairman
Wildcards Cheerleading Team, Singapore"



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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

6th entry for April'12 VoM

We have the 6th entry, video posted by Jess Lynn Heisenberg and tagged by Gary. This is a video of the winning PS routine of the 2nd SEACO competition by Gary and Jasmine. This pair are truely amazing and will definitely continue to bring partner stunting in Singapore to a whole new level. You may be able to hit stunts during training and caught it on video, but what matters is hitting them during the competition.


Monday, April 2, 2012

5th entry for April'12 VoM

The 5th video entry for April VoM is by Muhammad Asyraf from Gusto. This is a video on SP Gusto Road to Nationals 2012. Lots of hard work and also fun can be seen in this video. Gusto truely blown everyone away with their winning performance at SNCC 2012, and are definitely truely derserving winners of te overall champion title.


BPoM 4th entry for April'12

The 4th BPoM entry for April - Dont4get2fly by Jennifer.

Great post about the lessons cheerleading had taught her. How to pick yourself up each time I fall, how to grit you teeth and continue no matter how tough it is. And many more lessons that cheerleading taught about life. Continue to read the post many more life lessons.

A little abstract from the post.

"Even as we stop training and moved away from cheer, we should not forget about the spirit behind it and not forget to fly in every other aspect of our life. To continue to fly in our own way be it in love, relationships, friends, work & family." - Jennifer


Check out the post by Jennifer: 4th BPoM April entry or here

Sunday, April 1, 2012

BPoM 3rd entry for April'12

The 3rd entry of BPOM January is by Perle and tagged by Ochi for another post on NUS Alpha Verve Road to Nationals 2012.

A little abstract from the post.

"Cliche as it sounds (do pardon me here), the journey to this Nationals definitely wasn't easy. Sweat, tears, pain and blood were shed and shared as we encountered many obstacles and suffered countless injuries along the way. However, the team spirit, joy, laughter and experiences shared together and the bond formed between us definitely made everything worthwhile. I would say that almost all of us gained something out of this journey - we've mastered more stunts, became physically fitter and more importantly, emerged mentally stronger as Cheerleaders and individuals.

Also, super proud of the achievements we've attained!"
- Perle

Check out the post below for more photos and highlights.


Check out the post by Perle and tagged by Ochi: 3rd BPoM April entry or here

Saturday, March 31, 2012

4th entry for April'12 VoM

The 4th entry for April VoM is by Daryl. A video on Wildcards during SNCC. The video showed everything from their warmups, to prep talk, to performing, to waiting for results, to the celebration upon hearing the results. This year had been a good year for Wildcards, congratulations to Wildcards once again. Great video made too.



Tuesday, March 27, 2012

BPoM 2nd entry for April'12

2nd Blog Post of the Month April is a post by Matthew. This is a post about his thoughts on SNCC 2012.

Some words from the Matthew:

"Cheerleading is a sport that promotes teamwork and leaderships at its finest. There might be many who beg to differ, saying that any sport does that in the same way. However, other sports seemingly do not reach the level that you depend on your teammates with your life. You entrust your safety in them, have complete faith in them, and depend on them to bring back the trophy with you. I have not seen any other sport that compensates your other players in order to move the team forward. In other sports there may be star players, in cheerleading there are major players too, but case in point is, every single player in the routine is important. Each plays a unique part and is irreplaceable to some extent. This, my friends, is unique in cheerleading. So no, quit telling me that cheerleading is not a sport, when we as players train much harder and spend more hours of effort for that 3 - 5 minute routine on stage/mats." - Matthew

The most anticipated cheerleading event of the year had concluded and all the teams, players, coaches etc did a fantastic job. I would also like to thank the organisers SSC and of cos with the great help from FCS for the amazing event once again. Looking forward to the competition once again next year.

Check out the post by Matthew: 2nd BPoM April entry or here

Sunday, March 25, 2012

3rd entry for April'12 VoM

A video by Nalwi Kent and tagged by Fairul from Legacy for our 3rd entry for April VoM. Once again another video of our little ones starting to have fun with cheerleading from a very young age. Though she must be too young to know what was happening, but she sure must be having fun and looks very cute and happy in the video.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

BPoM 1st entry for April'12

The 1st entry of BPOM April is by Clement and tagged by Ochi. It is a post about the warm up procedure for SNCC 2012.

Nothing much to say about this post except for you to just go see it yourselves. haha.


Check out the post by Clement tagged by Ochi: 1st BPoM April entry or here

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2nd entry for April'12 VoM

2nd entry for April VoM is by Fairul. Super cute video of some primary school girls cheerleaders doing a ground up liberty. Karen Neo you have really done a great job with your kids. I can now start seeing more public awareness in cheerleading and hopefully this will allow cheerleading to grow faster and spread to even more primary and secondary schools. The younger you start getting in touch with cheerleading the better you can become great at it in future. Singapore cheerleading depends on you young kids out there. Jiayou everyone, especially the kind and nice coaches teaching these kids.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

1st entry for April'12 VoM

The 1st entry for April VoM is by Hann Bin from Wildcards. Full up to liberty, tick tock low full around liberty. Great job Hann Bin for hitting this advance stunt. Keep up the good work, efforts always pays.Jiayou.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Interview with Vincent Fok

Throughout my 7 years of cheerleading journey, I’ve met many teachers, coaches and mentors. Some taught me, some coached me and some mentored me, while among all these; there are a few that really helped me to be who I am today. And one of would be Mr. Vincent Fok, Assistant Coach of Wildcards Cheerleading Team back then.

Vincent has always been the counter balance of Chaang, Head Coach of Wildcards Cheerleading Team. One applies HARD approach, the other SOFT. Vincent has always been the one having the image of being soft, gentle, patience, communication expert and the ‘mummy’ of the team. He always has this, very ‘close’ feeling, whenever I see him, I just want to hug him.

Today, I’ve had the honor to be able interview him, as the Head Coach of Singapore Polytechnic Cheerleading Team, Gusto (SP GUSTO), for his views and opinions about the team’s recent win in the 3rd SNCC 2012.

Below is the transcript.

Ken: First and foremost, congratulation on your team’s winning in IHL Category and being crowned Overall Champion.

Vincent Fok: Thank you. It’s not my effort, it’s the team’s effort.

K: Today, I only have a few questions for you, approximately about 12.

V: Ok.

K: How do you plan your training usually? Do you plan the routine in your mind and push your player to acquire the ability to hit it? Or training your people up and choreography your routine according to their ability?

V: Well, you must first know the player and player’s ability well and then plan the routine, while being aware of the latest market trend. Stunt difficulty will always be the first, but should player’s ability have fallen short, put your creativity for modification.

K: How do you start the season? Do you set goals together with them?
V: We do set goals together especially during post training activities. For Team A, they are the senior team and more or less they already know what they want to do. Team A had 3 modifications in total; they’ve completed the first version by Dec 2011. Before they go for their exam break, they managed to upgrade to second version. While after they came back from their break, the third version, which is the final one. For Team B, the junior team, they still need guidance and in fact, we changed flyer TWICE for this routine.

K:What’s your training style or approach?

V: It really depends on the players. For example, Team A, they are more independent and opinionated, therefore, they wouldn’t require as much attention comparing with Team B. My role is more on cleaning up, brushing up and facilitate their training. While for Team B, they are new and therefore, there are more opportunities to explore for more options. Well, if you pull your players by their nose, they wouldn’t last long.

K: What’s your secret of dealing with players effectively?

V: Empower them.

K: How do you empower them?
V: I don’t know how to tell you, but it’s just in the culture of communication of the team. When everyone first started, definitely because they are interested, therefore, whatever the player will do depends on how you build and handle their interest.

K: What’s your aim and plan for the next season?

V: More than half of the seniors from Team A will be graduating this year and I’m left with 5 players from Team A. Team B would be shouldering the responsibilities to carry on the team’s legacy of being crowned Overall Champion consecutively. I still would like to send two teams for competition next season, three would be ideal, in order to help the industry to grow. Definitely, the most important thing is to remain clean state, injury free. The big thing is still SAFETY FIRST.

K: How do you manage your time between the 6 team you are involved with? Namely, Wildcards, SP Gusto Team A, SP Gusto Team B, ITE College East Genesis, Spectrum and Team Lions.

V: Well, Wildcards is more or less settled by the rising coaches, Bi Yi, Jen, Gary, Ochi and others. Team Lions is handled by OWC and my role is to touch up and brush up their specific skill. Spectrum’s work load was shared with Hann Bin and others. I relied a lot on communication and empowering the leaders in each team, and also I believe in giving >100% in each team whenever I am around.

K: What do you think that you have done well and what are the areas you can improve on?

V: For things I have done well, first is definitely managed to introduce Gusto Team B. Then, set up my company Invincible Cheerleading and getting involved with FCS and Team Lions. Areas to be improved on, as I was transiting from being a SOLO, operation coach to a managerial coach, I need to improve on my management skills. Therefore, it would be better to have more support and advices, nonetheless, thanks to all those that have supported me. (He did mentioned A LOT of names, shall conclude in the other question)

K: What are your TOP 5 criteria that determine a good cheerleader?

V: 1.) It is a plus if you are talented, but you still need hardwork.

2.) Willpower

3.) Never lose sight of your goal

4.) Good team player

5.) Communication

K: What are your TOP 3 criteria that determine a good coach?

V: 1.) Passion

2.) Dedication

3.) Perseverance

K: Do you have anything to say to your team or anyone?

V: There are a lot to name.

K: Just name a few major ones.

V: From WCT, Chaang and the team for helping out at Spectrum during HO.

Ms. June and Ms. Linda, the teachers-in-charge from ITE College East.

OWC for engaging me to be involve in FCS and Team Lion and guiding me to be a better coach and better at management.
Lenny and James, without them, I would not have loved cheer this much

From SP GUSTO:

Poh Kang, Wei Han and Clement – they are the pillars of the team and helped push the team to upgrade the routine three times.

Ling Yao – For doing the administrative works especially when I’m busy dealing with both Team A and B.

Dominic and Song Rong – Thank you for coming back to assist especially during the final phase acting as a super strong support team.

Helmi – For agreeing to send the second team. Nothing can be done without the support of the school.

Last but not least, my parents, for always supporting me. Even when I choose to build cheerleading as my career.

K: What’s the one thing that you feel that you can do and that after doing it, Singapore cheerleading community will be propelled to another level?

V: Getting the support from government.

K: Last question! What is that one sentence that you would like to give to the cheerleading community if you know what you will be passing on tomorrow?

V: Wah, this one is quite difficult and I never thought of it before (XWonder agreed)

------ After 5 minutes -----

OK! Cheering is a way of life. When we step on the mats as cheerleader, we've taken on a culture, and the embodiment of being a cheerleader which is, all the qualities I've mentioned. And we do not wait for things to happen, and we don't wait for people to cheer us up. So if this is my parting words, I would say 'Do things not for yourself, but for others'

-END-

Vincent’s Profile

Vincent, a veteran cheerleader now, started his cheerleading career from Ngee Ann Polytechnic Cheerleading Team, Magnum Force. He had won countless of medals and awards before officially embarking on his coaching journey in year 2008 with Victoria Junior College. Since then, it is a journey of no return. Click here for more info.

Recently, Vincent had started his own company named InVincible Cheerleading. Below is the company’s profile. Please do visit the company site and like their Facebook group page.

Invincible cheerleading was founded in 2010, with the aim of providing a holistic cheerleading experience for the sports and education industry. Our success has been based on bringing together a team of stunts, gymnastics and fitness training experts, with strong relationships in the industry. This team has enabled Invincible Cheerleading to win major projects with the most prestigious companies in the sector.

Our events and performance team has been delivering deft-defying performances and impressing the audiences since 2005. Delivering excellent results, on time and to budget, has ensured repeat business and built Invincible Cheerleading a reliable business partner.

Check us out on www.invinciblecheer.com and https://www.facebook.com/InvincibleCheer

Monday, March 5, 2012

Video of the Month March '12

For VoM's video of the Month March'12, we 4 entries. And they are:

1. Video by Jancye
2. Video by Winston
3. Video by Kerry
4. Video by Kaibin


A total of 4 entries in all.

And so for the winner of the VoM March'12, we have.......

The video by Winston on his partner stunting improvements.




Great video by Winston. Everyone remember that in cheerleading there are many ups and downs, but if you continue to work hard, you will get to achieve what you want at the end of the day.

Winston you won yourself $50.

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