Friday, May 1, 2009

Zone Outing at Botanical Gardens

We were off to the Botanical Gardens last Sunday after service for a great time of pinic cum telematch with other cellgroups within the zone. It started with a nice weather and some cool breeze. We also had a great pinic under a nice bamboo tree with delicious food from Botak Jones.

Lovely park, nice weather...

The huge bamboo tree we are sitting under...

and the rustling sound of bamboo tree leaves in the background...

Our yummy food from Botak Jones!

Enjoying the pinic...

The sleeping 'prince' (don't know why he's smiling to himself in sleep...)

What a nice environment and weather right? But then things took a turn suddenly and the sky was filled with dark clouds soon. We were getting ready to start our captain's ball when the rain started pouring, so we have no choice but to hurry and seek shelter at a pavillion. We didn't get to play any outdoor games because of this heavy and enduring rain, but we did however get to play an indoor 'telematch', praise God for creative response!

One of the games we played is a theme based one that can start with something like 'the smallest, the biggest or the fastest' and each cellgroup must anticipate what the challenge is and send a representative they think can fulfill it. The challenge is then being revealed after that, such as the smallest feet size, so the representative that has the smallest feet size wins. We won one of the rounds on 'the biggest' theme and guess who we sent? Of course none other than our tallest, hunkiest brother Gavriil! We place our stakes right because the challenge turned out to be 'the biggest biceps', which Gavriil won hands down...and without much effort. :)

Another round we won is with the theme 'the fastest' and so we sent our dear Joy to compete because we thought it's going to be the fastest sms. It turned out to be 'the fastest person to finish drinking a packet drink'! Joy was so 'zai' in this round, check out the cool video below:

Next we played charade, where we won two rounds. Check out a cute video of michele below acting out the phrase in which guessed correctly.

We also played a game where each team has to translate the word 'goodbye' and the team with the most number of translations in different languages wins.

Wrecking our brains to think of saying 'goodbye' in foreign languages.

Our work-in-progress...

Perhaps it's God's will for us that it rained because in the end our cellgroup won the 'indoor telematch'! :P And here's what we got for our prize:

Five $10 vouchers from Ben & Jerry's! Hallelujah!

Ultimately, the most important thing is that everyone had fun despite the heavy rain and we did not let it dampened our spirits. Indeed, we have all obeyed the verse "This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)

N116 group photo...with someone trying to make a funny face :P

The kids had fun too.

Who are they 'bio-ing'?

The loving couple of N116 - Daniel & Shaoqing

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