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Isn’t it A Lovely Day By Irving Berlin… A song to sing in the X-country rain

By BERliN

The weather is fright’ning
The thunder and lightning
Seem to be having their way
But as far as I’m
concerned, it’s a lovely
day

The turn in the weather
Will keep us together
So I can honestly say
That as far as I’m
concerned, it’s a lovely day
And everything’s O.K.

Isn’t this a lovely day
To be caught in the rain?
You were going on your way
Now you’ve got to remain

Just as you were going,
leaving me all at sea
The clouds broke, they broke and oh!
What a break for me

I can see the sun up high
Tho’ we’re caught in the storm
I can see where you and I
Could be cozy and warm

Let the rain pitter patter
But it really doesn’t matter
If the skies are gray
Long as I can be with you
it’s a lovely day

‘Lovely’ is a word that is rarely used nowadays. The last time I heard someone say the word ‘Lovely’ was when my great-grandmother described the time she had at a dinner party. But ‘Lovely’ is a word that we should use more often and is a word that may not be associated with today’s Cross Country run.

The afternoon started with pouring sun and ended in blazing rain, not exactly the loveliest of weather but somehow everything’s OK.

Many people started the day hoping and praying that it would rain. Many of us prefer not to  run . However much to our dismay the clouds didn’t break and oh, no break for us. Then it did rain when we least expected and wanted it to.

Nothing seems to bring people together like rain. As people scrambled towards shelter under umbrellas we will find ourselves sharing an umbrella with someone we never really talk to. We will find ourselves grabbing the bags of strangers to put in a safe place and following strangers to shelter. So yes, you were going on your way, now you’ve got to remain. Let the rain pitter-patter but it doesn’t really matter if the skies are grey, as long as I can be with you it’s a lovely day.

To say that people were unhappy with today’s weather arrangements would be untrue. People embraced the stormy weather and were happy just to be with each other in the shelter of the Void Deck of Block 244 on Ang Mo Kio Ave 3. There were the loud hailers that shouted instructions to whoever would listen. The Choir People were hanging around, waiting together for the rain to stop so as to be able to leave together…people hanging around just waiting for the rain to stop in general and people hanging around who were entertained by Xue Yi’s and Loga’s attempted performance. I can see the sun up high though we’re caught in the storm, can you?

So yes, the weather is frightening, the thunder and lightning seemed to be having their way, but as far as I’m concerned… Its a Lovely day.

p.s. the song written by Irving Berlin here is not the the same person who wrote the post, aka me.

pp.s. for Photos please refer to Ms Chng’s article on the Cross country.

Cross-Country 2009: a teacher’s perspective

I have fond memories of every single one of the ACJC cross-country events that I’ve participated in. How could I forget, say, ACJC Cross-Country 2002: The Mudbath? Or the extraordinary ACJC Cross-Country 2007: Sahara? So when Oldham’s housemistress Ms Lim Oon Hua asked me if I would run this Wednesday, I naturally said yes. And I’m glad I did, for the experience constitutes the latest exciting chapter in my cross-country history. It’s ACJC Cross-Country 2009: The Deluge.

Oh dear.

Still, it was lots of fun while the good weather lasted. There were high spirits:

There were students brimming with love and joy, comforting those who for some reason or other were unable to take part in the race:

Not to mention sunshine and flowers and a general festive feeling:

And, after the rain started, the students got to see the entire ACJC teaching staff under a single tent, packed like sardines and every bit as damp. A sight that is arguably worth running 3.2 km to behold.

Last but quite the opposite of least, I’m sure I’m expressing the sentiments of the whole school when I say: a million thanks to the staff and students who put everything together. These are the people who also had to tidy up, and drag all the paraphernalia of the event back to school, even after the rest of us had waded off. For this alone, you deserve a full year’s supply of hot and cold Milo.

“Those boys are SO slow! When our turn comes, we’re gonna ANNIHILATE them.”

The Orator’s Trophy – An Inter Secondary School National Oratorical Competition

By Anne Tan

On the 21st of Feb 09, the inaugural Orator’s Trophy was held. Formerly an invitational known as the Zhou Yi Nian Inter-Secondary School Oratorical Competition, this year we made it a national tournament by inviting all schools in Singapore. With 36 schools from all over the country, it was by far one of the largest turnout for any oratorical competition in Singapore.  For those of you who are not familiar with oratorical/debate, an oratorical competition is different from a debate as there is no clash between 2 teams; instead an individual just has to make a speech about a given topic. A winner is decided based on delivery and content. There are only a few other oratorical competitions in Singapore as unlike debate, oratorical competitions are not as explored a field. Also unlike the other oratorical competitions, our tournament was completely impromtu . This means the contestant knows the topic 5 minutes beforehand. This made it both challenging for us and the competitor, though for very different reasons. This is why I must commend all our finalist for what they did that day. 4 impromtu speeches is no joke, even if you do tell some during the speech!

The winner of the Orator’s Trophy 2009 was Nishanti of MGS. First runner’s up was Jennifer of NYGH and Jonah of ACS(I) took third place. The theme of the competition was “Humanity” with the competitors speaking on topics such as “Anger” during the preliminary round to the topic “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, courage is all that counts” (Winston Churchill) during the finals. The refreshing and varied takes on perennial topics about “humanity” was indeed entertaining both for the judges and for the audience.

I would like to thank all the participants for coming and being part of it; a competition is as interesting as the competitiors. Also I must thank the judges, the teachers and alumni who spent their Saturday with us, as a competition is only as credible as the judges.

A competition is only as efficient as the organising committee and the society running it are. From an administrative point of view I would not say that everything went smoothly. We had lag time and hiccups along the way. I wish I could turn back the clock and do it all over again with the knowledge I have now so I could do everything right. However, you and I both know that that is not possible.

Some people tell me that my standards are too high and that I should ‘take it easy’, it’s normal and expected that there will be hiccups along the way. The important thing is that we reacted fast enough and make sure we don’t repeat the same mistakes. I am feel both heartened and humbled as I think of the things we did right and the things we did wrong yesterday. I am heartened as I remind myself that no one in Singapore has ever done what we did yesterday. I had no precedence to draw from when making plans, as no one has ever done what we did on such a scale. I am humbled by the many lessons I learnt in organising an efficient competition. Yesterday was a good reminder of all the things I did not know.

 In ACJC, we hope that every year will surpass the last and seniors always come back to lend a hand. We have a culture of excellence that we pursue the only way we can, with hard work and a sense of fun. As I told the J1s during the debrief, we have a”debate tradition” for a reason so remember today and make sure you do it better next year.

The Zhou Yi Nian Cup

By OriAna

This week, the Orator’s Trophy was held in ACJC. This Inter Secondary School Oratorical Competition was formerly called the Zhou Yi Nian Cup, so named after an alumnus who sponsored the cup.

Nicol, as he is more commonly known, is from the class of 2003. In ACJC he was an Arts student and debater. Now he is studying at Amherst University in the USA. A man of contrast, it is sometimes hard for me to reconcile the person who mocks me in debates with the generous person that he also is. I still have memories of him using his loud and distinctive voice as well as his overwhelming physical presence to tear down the cases that I present in a debate. Of course, that’s just a debate and he is really an incredibly kind person (not just because he sponsored the Cup and agreed to this interview) who will still come back during his holidays to spar with the present debate team and buy gummies just because my team mate likes them and she gets hungry easily.

Seeing that the Orator’s Trophy was given out yesterday, I thought that an interview with its namesake would be nice as we are reminded of the people who just keep contributing … an inspiration to us, in the present, to keep coming back too. Since he is overseas, the interview  took place via Facebook and is as follows:

  1. Did you always want to come to ACJC? Why?

I didn’t always want to come to ACJC, and I didn’t actually identify strongly with the Methodist Schools culture, even though I was from FMSS. I wanted to go to RJ  but as it happened my grades weren’t good enough, so I ended up in ACJC.

2. How did your ACJC experience impact you?
The ACJC experience was transformative for me in the sense that I went from being a mediocre student, academically to being quite academically accomplished. I was offered significant academic opportunities as well as a lot of extra-curricular ones, and that really put me in a position to apply to elite American colleges, in a way that I didn’t really imagine was possible before. Even though I came from a school outside the top tier, and even though I didn’t have stellar grades coming into ACJC, I was offered so many chances to succeed and that is something I’ll always be grateful for. I’m especially indebted to Mrs Creffield and Mr Ngoei for their help in the university admissions process.

 

3. Were alumni a big part of your ACJC experience?

I actually didn’t have too much contact with the alumni, (besides Mr Ngoei and Mrs Creffield), although my secondary school debate coach was another famous former AC boy, Jason Chan, who did have a significant impact on my love for debate. The alumni were very committed to coming back to judge at debate tournaments of course  but because I wasn’t on the main team in JC1 I didn’t have that much exposure to them outside that setting.

 4. What role did debate play in your ACJC experience?
Debate was pretty crucial, given that it was my main CCA.  Although I wasn’t a major part of the team, I did learn a great deal from the experience and gained a love for the activity that has yet to die. ACJC debate was most crucial because so many of my best friends (as well as classmates) in Singapore were fellow debaters and the teachers who would prove most important to me were in charge of the debate team.

5. What role do you think the debating society plays in ACJC?
I think ACJC Debate has played an important role in the college’s history and culture, and I hope it will continue to do so. It showcases the talent that ACJC students have and our long history of competitive success against schools that are supposedly academically superior demonstrates the resilience and excellence of our team culture.

 6. You have seen quite a few batches of ACJC debaters as you come back and spar, how have they changed if at all? Or is there a quality that unites them all?

It’s different every year but every batch (bar a few bad seeds) is willing to work hard and challenge themselves to get better. Although our core demographic has changed now that ACS(i) and MGS are sending fewer students to ACJC, our programme continues to demonstrate significant achievements, something that is impressive and a testament to the talented coaching staff and dedicated alumni who help to bring the team along every year.

 7. Has your ACJC experience prepared you for life?

As much as I could have hoped it would. It certainly gave me the opportunity to excel much more than secondary school ever did. I became a much stronger writer and critical thinker at ACJC, skills that continue to serve me well and I made friends who are still dear to me. This is probably the most important thing anyone can take away from any experience.

Got Love? ♥


It creeps slowly, gradually infringing on your life. It starts small, the gradual appearance of roses at the gift shops and heart-themed decorations. It’s not until the day of February the Fourteenth that it suddenly hits you like an unattended water hose held by a mischievous friend. Valentine’s Day is upon us and may we survive the deluge of chocolate, balloons and the ubiquitous flowers.

We’ve got to admit that Valentine’s Day is one of the more exciting days in school.

Lots of us came to school with a bunch of roses in hand, or a file full of sweet handmade cards, or loose pants weighed down by the immense weight of all those assorted chocolates. On the other hand, many came to school empty-handed. (What gift could possibly best the act of serenading their true love from the vantage point on the bleachers?)

Already, one can only just walk into the school and see the walkway littered with pink hearts carefully plastered onto the cement; some hearts even had love quotes typed onto it. These caused students to stop for a while to scan through what was written on the heart. What’s more, once you step foot into the lobby, a big heart hangs down from the balcony with the words “Got Love? AC has it” printed  prominently on it … love songs wafting out from the pulsing speakers. 

I wondered if V Day would be different in AC – the biggest difference being that JCs are co-ed schools. I even wondered if AC celebrated V day at all! Well, I walked into school and received a pleasant surprise – heart shaped cutouts pasted on the walkway, with love quotes written on them! “Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!” I knew immediately that it was going to be a day filled with love, love, and MORE love.

During recess, I walked to the candeck, and MY MY, love was in the air -literally! There were soooooooooooooooo many huge red/pink helium balloons floating around, and the atmosphere was just so awesome! There were people hugging each other, giving flowers, giving prettily decorated cards, giving/eating their baked goodies (I received a few too and they were yummy!), taking photos, making song dedications and MOST IMPORTANTLY, everyone looked so happy! There was not one student who didn’t have a smile plastered on their face. I couldn’t help but smile to myself as well.

AC’s got love, definitely! 

I’m so glad I got to be a part of ACJC’s Valentines Day celebrations 2009. I
can’t wait to see what’s in store next year!

I love Valentines Day. And I think EVERYDAY should be Valentines Day. What do you think?

P.S: I learnt something new this year too – it’s not just girls who get hyped up about V day. Boys do too! 

One particular group caught my attention: They are hereby dubbed the Apathetics (I’m in severe doubt of the existence of such a word, but that is irrelevant.). These people are single. They are so single, they didn’t even bother being resentful or happy about being single. It was sad. Depressing, even. The stony expressions – they killed me. I think one of them was actually studying H2 Math but I was too frightened to investigate further.

So, it turns out, we have people who are so unenthusiastic about romance, they actually used February the 14th (Well, 13th.) to go over their lecture notes. They didn’t doodle hearts on lecture notes, or alternatively  wrote ‘I Hate Valentines” and ‘Single and Proud of It’ statements. They didn’t even give chocolates or other objects of sugary goodness to their friends. The point is – it’s really amazing how startlingly different the person sitting at the other end of the table can be.

To each his own, I say. Whether you’re single, attached, or very stylishly not caring, I wish you a Happy Valentines’!

Got love? Got milk? Got money? (What am I saying? )

Well, sadly I didn’t have any money to buy my friends and OG mates chocolates or anything, so I spent the day only receiving and not giving. But I guess I didn’t really mind. In all of my 16 years spent living in this country, I’ve never really cared about V-day and giving roses and chocolates and stuff although I did buy daisies for my friends some time back in secondary school. Of course now it’s a little different since I just can’t be bothered and I love the feel of money resting snugly in my wallet (for a certain period of time before it disappears magically).

Oh well, time to celebrate Total Defence Day.

Frankly, I felt quite out of place with the blaring music and the choruses of “thank you” echoing around the canteen. Now, one might say that I am being a wet blanket and ruining a good day of fun by having it run in my head all day that ‘V-Day’ is merely a regular day very well commercialized by the overzealous employees at Hallmark. I do not deny my (occasional) less-than-friendly sentiments.

Valentine’s Day has just passed, and what this girl sees is absolutely phenomenal. With the number of roses being packaged inside paper, plastic or otherwise, it is a miracle that we still had space to grow anything else.

Truly, this so-called “special day for lovers” has morphed from a day to quietly spend time with your loved one lounging in the park with interlinked hands into an occasion to buy gifts, go for a movie and then wing it for dinner at breakneck speed. Whatever happened to picking some wild flowers in the park and then serenading that special one with melodies strummed from a guitar?


How can Valentine’s day be overrated? It’s just another event in commemoration of something. Take Christmas, a celebratory time for Christians, a day to remember the birth of their Lord Jesus Christ. But where’s the fun in that season if you take away the decorations, lights, gifts and dinners? They shouldn’t be the focus but they help add to the mood. Likewise, Valentine’s Day is a day which celebrates love  and the thoughtful gifts and gestures help show what that person means to you.

Use Valentine’s Day to spread some love. You might go: Why all this extravagance on Valentine’s Day? And then I go: but why not on Valentine’s Day? Go ahead and show your appreciation to your loved ones everyday but think about this: if you’re too lazy to give a little more on a day that celebrates love and friendship, would you bother doing it any other day?

Should this not be displayed everyday? Well, if it is, then congrats for a great memory to fit this into your lives every moment. For the rest of us plagued with existing trouble, may be this is the occasion to just kick off your shoes and enjoy time with your precious persons.. Annoy them, compliment them, talk to them, that is the simplest way of giving thanks and celebrating, because at least we are not indifferent. This Valentine’s Day … I spent the day doing something completely un-romantic, but I enjoyed it as a fun, bonding exercise and I challenge you to do so too. Next Valentine’s, celebrate your close relationships, thank God for people who stick with you and enjoy time spent with these people.

 

With love (and some cynicism),

the Class of 2010

XOXO

WELCOME TO MANIAC! :D

RadioACtiveFilm presents “The Lady Eve” (dir:Preston Sturges, 1941)

Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) and her fellow con artists

If the romantic comedies currently on general release are anything to go by, feminism is dead. The female characters in these movies seem to be either wedding-obsessed harridans, weak-willed nincompoops or irritating kooks. We need to go back to the Golden Age of Hollywood to find a romantic comedy with a strong intelligent heroine. A classic of the genre is “The Lady Eve”, starring the incomparable Barbara Stanwyck.

In “The Lady Eve”, a father-daughter pair of con artists set their sights on Charlie ‘Hopsy’ Pike (Henry Fonda), the snake-loving heir to a brewery fortune. The daughter Jean (Stanwyck) falls for Charlie, is rejected by him, and seeks revenge in the guise of an English aristocrat Lady Eve Sidwich.

Jean pretending to be ‘Lady Eve Sidwich’ and a very confused ‘Hopsy’ Pike (Henry Fonda)

Whether she’s casing a joint, befuddling a patsy or just yearning to be loved, Stanwyck’s Jean Harrington is never less than a woman of character — a far cry from the insipid girls of today’s romantic comedies.

RadioACtiveFilm will be screening “The Lady Eve” at 2:30 pm this Wednesday, 18 February, in Room 3.06. All are welcome.

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Mr. Mervyn Sek and his Valentine!

By OriAna

Mr. Sek, is usually a boisterous teacher and his economics lectures tend to be some of the more entertaining ones. This is mainly because of his down-to-earth sense of humour and the way he is unafraid to use his booming voice to get our attention.  However, when he talks about his Valentine, he is different. His voice is softer, his speech slower. I would not say that this was because he was hesitant or uncomfortable with telling me about his fiancée, Candice. Rather his slow and soft speech seems to show his tenderness towards the subject. Also his willingness to share with me revealed his “settledness” with his valentine as there is none of the coquettishness of a ‘boy in love”.

Mr. Sek shared with me that he met his fiancée 4 years ago when they were both volunteering at the CDC. She was then in SMU doing her undergraduate studies and he was in NUS doing his Masters. Their first official date was going to the movie ‘Kumar’. With its crude jokes, Mr. Sek was worried about the ‘first impression’ he was giving her. I guess teachers are not immuned to insecurities about what ‘she might think’ any more than we are. They have come a long way since then and he says that despite things not being perfect, their commitment shows how ‘love is prevailing’.

Mr. Sek said that the organisation of activities for Valentine’s Day is split between the two of them. He’s in charge of the foot spa and the play they are watching. She will be in charge of dinner. He thinks that Valentine’s Day is over commercialised but that’s ‘the provocative of profit-motivated companies to capitalise on people’s demands’  (sounding too economics for you? J). However, he is  glad that there is a day set aside every year to appreciate our loved ones as we often forget to do so.

People are all the same wherever you go. Teacher or student, everyone wants to love and loved in return. Let us remember to show love everyday of the year and not let the businessmen get the better of us!

Friday the 13th

by Alon Mendez

While the superstitious may look at Friday the 13th as an ominous day of misfortune, ACJC welcomed February 13 with much love and anticipation. Wielding roses and armed with balloons, the students transformed the college into a hub filled with exchanging flowers, songs, and hugs.

Some changes were tangible. The hall was transformed (or patched, rather) to scream Happy Valentine’s Day at the students as cut-out paper hearts (some pasted, some hanging) and the candeck “metamorphosed” into a Valentine’s Day paraphernalia market while doubling as the radio station accommodating song requests and dedications. Posters, too, were up to publicize the day. Themed “Got love? AC has it!”, several A4-sized posters featuring the teachers, councillors and the clan heads od Orientation 2009 dotted the walls of the canteen. Students strolled bearing flowers and balloons, pretending to be nonchalant but secretly proud of the tokens of appreciation they have amassed.

But the essence of V-Day was not so much the decor and the music as it was the slight change in the culture for the day. Smiles were given less relunctantly and i guess there was an informal relaxation of the thou-shalt-let-the-light-pass-through credo. It’s one of the very few days of the year when we are given the excuse to express our appreciation and affection without attracting so much as a I-wish-someone-did-that-for-me-also glance. This is probably why this Friday the 13th was a very thrilling affair; everyone felt appreciated and expressed their appreciation.

The day ended with an outdoor screening of “The Notebook” for Movie Under the Stars. A huge mass of J1s and J2s occupied the basketball court. Some were chatting to their friends, some were exchanging gifts and others actually watched the movie. Popcorn and cotton candy flavored the air (as if all the “I love you” weren’t sweet enough) as the council provided snacks and refreshments.

I guess Valentine’s Day truly is not just a celebration of romantic love but of friendship as well. I even received a sunflower from a guy! And with a personal message to boot! While roses wilt, letters get lost, photos fade, the memories and the friendships that these represent do not.

Happy Valentine’s Day ACJC!

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS 2009 ♥

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I hope to give to you forever.

the Notebook

MUTS 2009 was more than a congregation of orientation groups and ogls, more than a gathering of old friends, new friends and current friends… It was more than the smell of caramelised popcorn and freshly-made cotton candy, more than a screening of a great movie under a starless sky… It was all of that, not forgetting how the “sex scenes” were replaced by finger-shadow puppet productions courtesy of the councillor… All these made the experience one so uniquely AC.

There was a point in the movie when I turned my head only to be surprised by the sheer size of the crowd that had gathered. The moment the glow from the projection lit up all their faces…each one was  completely absorbed. It might not seem like much but for the first time, perhaps due to the fact that the lights were too dim for anything but faces to be seen, it felt like everyone was truly part of the same community- j1s, j2s, crashers from other schools and all. ‘And in that moment, I swear we were infinite’

PS: I would post pictures but they really wouldn’t do the MUTS experience any justice. You just had to be there, and hopefully next time, you will. 🙂

Akan Datang: Non-Sequitur

 

 

By Ivan Ng

Are you sick of all those mainstream magazines infested with celebrity gossip?

Are you tired of all those annoying, whiney punk rock bands?

Is the R&B fever literally making you nauseous?

Is watching Tyra Banks and her horde of “next top models” (11 and counting) giving you conjunctivitis?

Greetings from the board of editors of the resurrected Non-sequitur! – The magazine that is the potential cure for all your mainstream woes.

Non-sequitur is an offbeat, indie, non-conformist but stylish magazine and it brings to you the 411 on the latest underground, indie and artsy happenings from around Singapore. This is inclusive of art shows, local band gigs, jazz performances, runway showcases of budding Singaporean designers, books by local writers and many more.

Well, the people in charge of this magazine can’t exactly be called a board of editors because as far as I know, there are only 2 people . Due to this obvious lack, you can certainly apply to be a writer for the magazine to help strengthen the culture of arts appreciation in ACJC, and maybe shamelessly use the magazine as an avenue to advertise for your favourite attention-deprived indie band.

So stay tuned for the first issue of the Non-Sequitur, your first dosage of this delightfully tasty medicine, specially concocted to cure ailments caused by the over-exposure to the mainstream.

Orientation; In Retrospect

Azlan, Aetos, Mushu, Crusaders.

What do they all have in common with us, J2s?

Walking into school on the first day of orientation 09, I was blurred by the sudden onslaught of voices in the school. It had never been that bustling in school when we started on January 12th . A myriad of uniforms and colors… people walked into the school gates as strangers to this new place, yet I could feel a sense of hope and excitement amongst the new cohort.

In retrospect, Orientation 08 was a good one. Honestly, I did not expect much from it last year but after going through the initiation process into AC, I felt a much closer identification with the school. Rah-rah, I personally am not but hey, looking at those J1s streaming in; taking up our seats in the canteen, filling our spaces at the bleachers, that was just secondary. As jaded and old this might seem, I felt as if vibrancy was once again injected into the dreary lives we had for the past few weeks as J2s, the seniors and the class of 2009.

I still remember my first day in AC, not knowing many people, coming into the school, hopeful. Meeting my OG for the first time and my wonderful OGLs; getting confused with the wonders of subject registration, getting icky during the games; screaming during mass rallies, not forgetting the mass dances …

Armed with my camera and clad in my secondary school uniform on day 2, I walked through the game grounds, and really I could feel that rush and excitement in the air. It was very nostalgic. Well, at that moment, it did not occur to me that the As were looming, not as close as the terms though; that I had other commitments, work to rush and a home to go back to. All I wanted to do was stay, and just soak up the atmosphere.

Campfire-less campfire was the highlight of Orientation 09, in my opinion. I gave up my camera that evening and told myself that I was to have as much fun as I could have, before reality hits. Indeed I did, with the new batch, the OGLs and fellow crashers. As off-tangent as this might sound in this reflective post, it was awesome. The whole atmosphere reminded me that in AC, we really are a big family, despite our differences; that we’d all unite in the AC spirit and cheer for a common cause.

J1s, the first day might be unfamiliar but after your time here, you’d realize how much of an impression AC would have made on you.

-Shu

 

 

Stepping into “Beethoven”

Alright everybody..Today, Miss Harr-Py received special orders from her Harp President to post something of HIGH importance!!

So here goes…

 Harp Welcomes You

 Hi there J1s!!

 Ever wondered how the harp is played? Or just love that awesome soothing music it produces?

Well, grab your pens and diaries! ACJC Harp Ensemble is having its welcome tea and all are invited.

 Date: 11th February, Wednesday

Time: 3 p.m.

Venue: ACJC Music Centre (Next to Oldham Wing), Beethoven room

You’ll get to enjoy a short performance by the J2s and even try your hand at playing simple songs on the harp!

Don’t worry about not owning a harp or not having any prior experience playing the harp. With Tenacity and Passion, we can progressively work our way to mastering this magnificent instrument!

 We’ll be waiting, so remember to mark this date on your calendar!

ACJC Harp Ensemble welcomes you!

 Love,

ACJC Harp Ensemble