Turf Club's Fun For All Under The Stars,
26 Nov 2009
This was our day-out at the Turf
Club at their annual event "Fun For All Under The Stars." The main
attraction for us was the Transformers live show and photo session. The
pat-a-horse was also fun and the unassuming trailer swing was
great fun. When we heard that there would be a rope skipping
performance we had to see that too. The event lasted from 5pm to
9pm. Close to the end we had a bonus activity playing trick
football with the current street style football champion. Cutting edge
like we are, we soon found ourselves figuring out how to incorporate
freestyle football into fusion double dutch. Since props are allowed
for the DDCJ in Japan and Double Dutch Holiday Classics in New York we
may just use a football when we compete there next.
The queue at the Transformers photo session was so long we almost gave
We were rewarded with some great photos for being patient. While
waiting in the queue a family recognized us and took a photo with us.
Funny huh, having our photos taken while in the queue to take photos
After the rope skipping performance we got out our double dutch ropes
and started skipping. After a while our baby Jewels wanted to carry on
skipping at the workshop held by
rope skipping performers but we were not allowed. So we went to learn
football from the freestyle football team who performed earlier.
Should have bought candy floss earlier as it was not available when we
were leaving. The live TV coverage greatly enhanced the experience of
the event especially so with the Turf club's skillful inhouse TV crew.
Altogether it was a fun and under the stars outing where we met
some ex-school mates (X-Jump) and made some new friends (freestyle
of Fun For All Under The Stars
We were the earliest at the gate. No one else was there.
Finally the gates opened at 5pm.
And through the gates we go for the first time.
Just in front of the Turf Club building was the trailer swing ride. We
got into the queue quickly.
The larger two Jewels decided they were too big to fit the swing seat
so they guarded our bags.
Whee-eee! Funny how something simple can be so fun.
Roger III did not get on the ride with us so he was on the next ride.
We got out and.....
Entering the grandstand we were awe-struck by the Transformer-size
screen. It is so far away and still so big in the photo.
Watch the Transformers on stage in a packed audience.
Optimus and Bubble Bee prancing on stage.
The photos with the horse came out really well. Here is the one with
Rachel and Aidah with the face of fear.
Waiting for the trial gallop.
We got the photos we came for.
Just arrived at the front of the stage to watch the rope skipping
performance. As we rush past X-jump (the performing rope skipping team)
and Peter Sim (father of X-Jumper Aloysius) was heard saying, "I tho't
here supposed to be horse racing, how come got dogs racing." Peter Sim
also wrote complain letters to Singapore Press Holdings when we won the
Skip'a'Dance contest and the principal of Rulang Primany School trying
to prevent us from going to Hong Kong for the Asian Rope Skipping
Championship this year.
You can tell that the Jumping Jewels and X-Jump have the same signature
bow and wave that all our coach's students have. We
were in front on the left clapped the loudest when our former
team mates finished.
Ariel, Amy, Mimi and Roger got ready to jump in the
workshop held by X-Jump when school teacher Lee Lay Eng walked over and
took the rope
from Bing Han's hand leaving our skippers out and started turning the
rope with Aloysius saying there was too many in the rope. This reminded
when she said there was no time for the senior boys individual and pair
to do their events during this years South Zone Rope Skipping
Championship in her school. Her school's senior boy (Kim Yih) was home
quarantined with chicken-pox during the competition. If he was called
perform as scheduled that day he would have been disqualified from the
Got introduced to freestyle football and our football coach got to
learn the ropes.