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Wildcards Blood Donation Drive @ Bishan CC!

One fine training…

We received news that there would be a blood donation drive to be held at Bishan CC! Of course, Wildcards wouldn’t miss it for the world! So one 29/6 Saturday, we all went to donate blood after training!

A chance to save lives! In general, 14 units of blood is needed every hour, for surgery, medicine, haematology, accidents, and emergencies. Something that cost us only 15 minutes of our time can save a life.

Registration!! We have to fill up a looooong list of questions to ensure we are suitable for donating blood! This process took about half an hour but we were accompanied by H-TWO-o, Milo, and biscuits hehe.

Registration!! We have to fill up a looooong list of questions to ensure we are suitable for donating blood! This process took about half an hour but we were accompanied by H-TWO-o, Milo, and biscuits hehe.

We had a fun time filling up the questionnaire too! “Since when you went to Vietnam how come i don’t know!”

We had a fun time filling up the questionnaire too! “Since when you went to Vietnam how come i don’t know!”

Some felt nervous about donating blood…. unsure if they will still have enough blood left after the donation. Pease la pease la….

Some felt nervous about donating blood…. unsure if they will still have enough blood left after the donation. Pease la pease la….

Initial assessment measures your height and weight! Flyers were nervous for this one… They also check if you have enough iron in your blood! Almost there…

Initial assessment measures your height and weight! Flyers were nervous for this one… They also check if you have enough iron in your blood! Almost there…

Some were nervous… never donated blood before, it could be a daunting task. How would it feel? What could possibly go wrong? What if the blood overflow out of the bag? What is mosquito fly into my bloodstream? Erm.

Some were nervous… never donated blood before, it could be a daunting task. How would it feel? What could possibly go wrong? What if the blood overflow out of the bag? What is mosquito fly into my bloodstream? Erm.

“Maybe if I close my eyes and take a nap, I wouldn’t feel a thing? Hmm….Goodnight. ”

“Maybe if I close my eyes and take a nap, I wouldn’t feel a thing? Hmm….Goodnight. ”

“"WWWWAAAHHHHHHHHH. WHY THE NEEDLE SO DUA DEI ONE?!!??”

“"WWWWAAAHHHHHHHHH. WHY THE NEEDLE SO DUA DEI ONE?!!??”

“Chey…. not too bad la. EzPz.”

“Chey…. not too bad la. EzPz.”

“Wah, sit here for almost one hour already… want to collect 1l of blood meh? Wah need to pee… how ah”

“Wah, sit here for almost one hour already… want to collect 1l of blood meh? Wah need to pee… how ah”

Nothing beats having your buddies support in times of fear! Reassuring voices and familiar faces, no challenge is too difficult! As for all things in life, it is always better to face it with your brothers (or sisters) in arms!

Nothing beats having your buddies support in times of fear! Reassuring voices and familiar faces, no challenge is too difficult! As for all things in life, it is always better to face it with your brothers (or sisters) in arms!

“Wah… aircon got on anot? Why so hot one? Sweating liao la….”

“Wah… aircon got on anot? Why so hot one? Sweating liao la….”

Of all the people that tried to donate blood, only 6 were eligible!   From left  1. Zara  2. Yi Sheng  3. Chris  4. Vince   5. Rynell  6. Jasmine Tan (Not in picture)   Wildcards salute you heroes!

Of all the people that tried to donate blood, only 6 were eligible!

From left

1. Zara

2. Yi Sheng

3. Chris

4. Vince

5. Rynell

6. Jasmine Tan (Not in picture)

Wildcards salute you heroes!

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We had a blast today!! We were glad to be able to give back to the community that has supported us in so many ways, and do a good deed at the same time!

Everyday, blood is needed for medical reasons. We hope our contributions today will make a difference to somebody who needs it! And we hope that we would never encounter a situation when we run out of blood when somebody desperately needs it.

Do check out this website to find out where and if you can donate blood!

https://www.hsa.gov.sg/content/hsa/en/Blood_Services/Blood_Donation/Where_to_Donate.html

Till next time!

Introducing, Wildcards Committee 2019/20

Hello Hello everybirdy!

As Wildcards AGM concluded on 18 May 2019, we are pleased to announce our new committee for Season 19/20!!

No time to waste! First up!!

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Head Coach

Kimberly Chen

Wildcard since 2016

Don’t be fooled by her small stature, she is actually one hella woman compressed into her small frame. She is often overlooked by people due to her vertical challenges. She overcomes this by being able to holler louder than 10 guys combined. If she finds out you are late for training in Bishan, she will shout so loud you can hear it from Jurong and some say JB. Good stuff.

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Coach

Nigel Sim

Wildcards Since 2014

Not an uncommon face in the cheer scene, he is known fondly to many as the stunt magician. But in his older years, he spends his time trying to plant his seeds impart his magic to all other cheerleaders (Oops). He will make your dream come true, unless your dream is to grow taller. Unfortunately he cannot help you with that as he is still trying to figure that formula out. 10/10 Base

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Coach

Lum Zheng Yao

Wildcard since 2018

The new beng on the block yo. Dont be fooled by his gangsta appearance. This man is a man of justice. Legend has it that he once ‘summon’ a base for wearing a ugly yellow shirt to training, disrupting the peace. Better dont pray pray around him. Having Zheng Yao as the coach, he helps to make up for what Kim might lack (eg. Physical size), so that the coaches can work together as a team. Safeguarding every day

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Vice-Chairman

Boulder Loong

Wildcard since 2013

Know to many as Broooulder. Mr Looooooong. Boner Loong. 怪叔叔. Right now we refer to him as Mr Loong. One thing is for sure. When you ask him how strong is his loyalty for Wildcards. His reply will always be “As solid as a boulder.” Being the most experience dude on the team, he can give solid advice to the coaches (As solid as a boulder). Being the constant for Wildcards every year, he will surely value add to the team in many ways.

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Captain

Rynell Lee

Wildcard since 2018

Hot stuff Captain right here. Adding to the list of all the hot stuff Captains. Has nobody realised that Wildcard’s Captains has always been some hot stuff?? Rynell is a man of many talents. By day he works to keep our nation safe. By night he becomes the lemonade man delivering sour beverages ;) to thirsty girls in our nation. Thank you for your service Sir! Rynell’s bubbly personality always never fails to brighten people’s day! Captain bubbles.

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Vice-Captain

Annabella Tan

Wildcard since 2018

Our Vice-Captain Bella! She may be known by some as the ice-queen in Wildcards, as her face looks like ready to murder you when she is not smiling. But she is a really soft girl and will immediately soften up if you give her her favorite food, POTATO. (Did i mention she loves to eat potato? Her fav is potato without skin ;)). Having many years of cheer experience, she can surely value add in many ways! Also, if she ever strangles you just sing “Let it go, let it go…”

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Team Manager

Cheryl Chuah

Wildcard since 2018

Being the Team manager is not a simple task. Cheryl has replied so many emails and written so many documents that her biceps has grown twice in size since she took up the post (as seen in the above picture). If anybody out there wants to achieve similar results, don’t hesitate to contact her! Better not mess with her… because she is also known as Cheryl Jam. As in Jam your face up your a***. Oooooooo

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Business Manager

Raihan Osman

Wildcard since 2017

Raihan is also not a new face to the cheer scene! Being very talented in gymnastics, he has helped many girls bend over backwards…. *ahem* I meant he has helped many cheerleaders get their gymnastic elements. Yes. Being multi-talented, he can be a base, flyer, or both (?). He is in charge of getting business for Wildcards! When he cannot find business, he spends his time tekan-ing Wildcards members with his grueling PT sessions.

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Finance Manager

Joyce Lim

Wildcard since 2017

Ah Lian alert!! Joyce is also a familiar face, but familiar because you may have seen her at the coffeeshop, basketball court, arcade… kidding. She may be the most lovable petite girl on the team… but there is nothing petite about her *****. I meant there is nothing petite about her financial skills. That is why she is our Financial manager! O$P$ or else… Huat Huat Huat!

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Social Media Manager

Clinton Chua

Wildcard since 2015

Clinton is also sometimes known as Mr. Tomato. This is because there is something similar to Clinton and Tomatoes - both are good for you ;). Clinton might have a tough guy demeanor, but is actually a really soft and nice guy on the inside. Just like a tomato! Slurps.

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Presenting, Wildcards Committee 2019/2020!!

Bring Wildcards to greater heights and greater glory!! Huat ah!

WILDCARDS CASNCC & ACIC 2019

7th April 2019, Sunday.

This day struck excitement for some, but rendered fear for many. It was the day of reckoning, judgement of a year’s worth of sweat, blood and tears. A lot was dependent on today, and the stress was immeasurable.

At the crack of dawn, the phone alarm rang through the silent morning, and on the screen it reminded us that today was ACIC and CASNCC, the yearly affair that tested our determination, our mettle, and our ability to do what we do.

Many turned in early the night before, in hopes of getting a good nights sleep. But ironically, everyone barely got a wink of sleep, in anticipation of the day to come.

Tired, groggy, and dazed, we pulled ourselves out of bed. As we looked in the mirror for the first time that day, we expected to find a half-asleep creature, as we would any other regular day.

But it was not any other day.

As always, we arrived early to the competition. “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” 
― Robert Schuller

Gears on smiles on, we were raring to warm-up.

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“It was a regular day. No different from any other training. Nothing odd, nothing special.”

These phrases were commonly exchanged during the warm-up. The effort to calm the nerves and to pretend that it really was just a regular day was commendable . But in the cool morning breeze, everyone could feel the unmistakably tense and jittery atmosphere.

Few words were spoken. In our mind, everyone knew what needed to be done.

The preparation process included looking fresh and ready to fight the battle ahead. Girls did their hair and makeup to look their best for the judges.

Comforting words and laughter lightened the mood, and calmed the nerves just a little.

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Time works in a funny way. During happier times, it zooms right past without having the chance to appreciate the moment. While waiting to perform a 2 and a half minute routine, made up of a year of pain and suffering, it goes at a painstakingly slow pace.

Sitting around, twiddling thumbs, and reading text messages were some of the ways we used to pass the uncomfortable experience.

But alas, there was no avoiding the imminent… The final moment approached.

Walking through the terminal passage, anxiety and unease started to build. Palms became sweaty, and a lump started to grow at the back of the throat, making it difficult to talk. It also seemed impossible to stop shaking. Gosh

Reflecting on all the sacrifices made up to this moment, everyone knew… that there were only 2 outcomes.

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Standing upon the final rehearsal, of the routine we did a 100 times, and a 1000 more in our heads.

Standing upon the final rehearsal, of the routine we did a 100 times, and a 1000 more in our heads.

Doubtful and unsettled, we do what we can to remain calm.

Doubtful and unsettled, we do what we can to remain calm.

At the final moment, our minds were blank. We kept the fear and doubt at bay, and trusted our bodies to do what we have to.

At the final moment, our minds were blank. We kept the fear and doubt at bay, and trusted our bodies to do what we have to.

Time to give 100%, and nothing less. When this is over, you can’t give any more, no matter how much you want to.

Time to give 100%, and nothing less. When this is over, you can’t give any more, no matter how much you want to.

Some fumbled, but kept going. They knew that giving up would seal their fate, and it was not a fate they desired.

Some fumbled, but kept going. They knew that giving up would seal their fate, and it was not a fate they desired.

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The crowd roared. The Hall shook. The applause deafening.

It was a good feeling. It was a validation and acknowledgement of what they had put out. And we knew, the audience was entertained. Individually, it comforted us. We feared a silent audience at the end. Thankfully, it was not the case.

And just like that, 2 and half minutes was over. And just like that, another year, another season was over.

But the question lingering on everybody’s mind was… was it enough?

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Nevertheless, it was a huge relief.

No more struggles, no more uncertainty. Nothing more could be done, and it soon it was time to rest.

We could only wait and hope we did our best, and that our best was enough.

Waiting anxiously, the outcome of a year’s worth of work.

Waiting anxiously, the outcome of a year’s worth of work.

In the final moments, the coach reminded the team:  “We did our best. I am very proud of all of you, and you should be too.  Whatever the outcome, we will take it graciously.”

In the final moments, the coach reminded the team:

“We did our best. I am very proud of all of you, and you should be too.

Whatever the outcome, we will take it graciously.”

In a tense situation, nothing feels better than a brothers embrace. Counting down to the final moments.

In a tense situation, nothing feels better than a brothers embrace. Counting down to the final moments.

Trust the process, trust the organisation. In the name of Wildcards, let the sun shine it’s victorious ray of light on this team.

Trust the process, trust the organisation. In the name of Wildcards, let the sun shine it’s victorious ray of light on this team.

“And the Champion…

of ACIC and CASNCC 2019 …

Goes to…

TEAM WILDCARDS !!”

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TEAM WILDCARDS!”

It rang in our heads again and again. It was euphoria.

No words can adequately describe the feeling.

We cried, hugged each other, and cheered like there was no tomorrow. For tomorrow didn’t matter. Nothing else matters. What mattered was… that our hard work had paid off. That we achieved our goal we set a year ago, as a team.

The sweet feeling of victory, unmistakable, unforgettable.

Wildcards Cheerleading Team: CASNCC and ACIC 2019 Champions.  CASNCC champions for the 9th time!

Wildcards Cheerleading Team: CASNCC and ACIC 2019 Champions.

CASNCC champions for the 9th time!

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The beast claims yet another victory.

For now, we rest.

And prepare again for the next battle in the upcoming season ahead.

#10, we’re coming for you.

WILDCARDS ANNUAL FOUNDERS DAY

What’s up beautiful people!

On the 25th of August, Wildcards celebrated our Annual Founder’s Day (26 Aug)! Founder’s day is very important to us, because it marked the beginning of Wildcards. Fast forward 10 years, and look where we are!

This year’s founders day was held at HAPPEN @ Jalan Besar. Every corner was packed with activities! From the mahjong kakis, to the loud karaoke singers, to the nostalgic arcade gamers. There was truly something for everybody.

For more information on HAPPEN, you can visit: https://happen.sg/

Alright! Now back to business.

Upon entering the event space, Wildcards was greeted with the best (and most practical) door gift - Our very own personalised shaker bottles!

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Safe to say, they were wiped out in no time!

The planning committee had also set up an amazing photobooth.

Lets look at a few of those shots:

Our Magnum Alumni! aka. Old birds.

Our Magnum Alumni! aka. Old birds.

And here we have the people of Alpha Verve!

And here we have the people of Alpha Verve!

Not forgetting, the kids of Rexaz!   (Who am I kidding, can you hear the old bones poppin’)

Not forgetting, the kids of Rexaz!

(Who am I kidding, can you hear the old bones poppin’)

Lastly, we have Audrey and… Raihan?

Lastly, we have Audrey and… Raihan?

Okay, that’s enough of the photobooth, it’s time for some fun and games!

In the next few photos, you can see our Wildcards superstars in action.

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Here, we have the super old birds reliving their childhood with a good game of toggle sticks and clicky buttons.

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The younger ones, on the other hand, prefer balls and longer sticks. 😏

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Safe to say, competitive grit runs in the blood of every wildcard.

A picture may speak a thousand words, but if the picture above could show how Carmen was screaming, then you’d wish the word limit was capped at 0.

A picture may speak a thousand words, but if the picture above could show how Carmen was screaming, then you’d wish the word limit was capped at 0.

As the night progressed, we sang Wildcards a big “Happy Birthday”, with this beautiful cake customised by our very own, Bella!

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Thank you committee, for planning this amazing event!

We hope that the Wildcards of yesterday, today, and the generations to come can continue to come together. After all, home is where the heart is, and our hearts are in the Wild.

Signing off,

Kim

WILDCARDS X ULU PANDAN CC (2008 - 2018)

Dear readers,


Ulu Pandan CC has been the home of the Wildcards for a memorable 10 years. There were many fond memories that each member would definitely take away. We faced many ups and downs and always looked forward to having our usual supper opposite the CC. However as of 15 August 2018, we have officially shifted to Bishan Community Club as our new home! Even though the environment changed, the people are still the same.

We would like to thank everyone for the unconditional love and support they have shown us for the past 10 years. As we move on to the next phase of Wildcards, we would like to pay tribute to the place in which all of us call home. Thank you Ulu Pandan CC for giving us a place to call home for the past decade.

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10 years have passed since Wildcards have been established, and we hope that we will be able to sustain another 10, if not more years to come!