It seems you have trundled upon the Hall 12 webpage. Well met, indeed.
I, Tan Shing Kwan, on the behalf of the JCRC, would like to welcome you to our humble but effective webpage. Here at Hall 12, it really does not matter who you are or where you come from - but as long as you are with us, you are always more than welcome here.
I think this is something most people who have resided in Hall 12 can relate to. Seniors will understand this to be true, local and foreign alike. Whatever your reasons for residing in Hall 12 now, or if you are even aspiring to be a Hall 12 resident in the future and have yet to enter, there’s one thing you will come to realize – that a part of you will call eventually this place your home as well.
Trust me. I speak from experience.
Strength in harmony, harmony in diversity.
On November 16, 2012, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s Hall of Residence 12 hosted the first ever non-traditional sports event, PLAY! This exciting multi-hall event was billed as the first of its kind, for it featured unorthodox sports including Bossaball, Dodgeball, Tchoukball, and ultimate Frisbee. The event was held at NTU’s very own Sports and Recreational Center.
Participants arrived at the venue excited to kick off a day of fun. Besides engaging in the interesting sports, there were also ample opportunities for the participants of the different halls to mingle with each other.
Guan Ying Yi, a member of the third-placed team Nature’s Wonders, said, “ It was definitely enjoyable to spend a day playing and also knowing people from other halls and CCAs, such as Sports Club members and friends from Wee Kim Wee [School of Communication and Information]!”
The event started off with a slight hiccup initially, as the overnight rain made the playing grounds slippery. However, the participants were undeterred and soon, the combination of familiarity and the strong sun kept the games running smoothly. Everyone there enjoyed the games; Bossaball particularly enthralled the teams.
“Bossaball was especially interesting as the game combined both a competitive sport and the fun of a bouncy castle,” Lim Yen Yee, one half of Team Sum’s female pair, enthused. “We were reliving our childhood as we played!”
However, the skies turned overcast and it started raining somewhere in the afternoon. Despite the organizer’s contingency plans to wait out the weather, the unrelenting drizzle forced them to truncate the event. In the end, the winners were decided based on the scores accumulated prior to the rain. The winning team was from NTU Sports Club, Dream Team.
Overall, it was an unforgettable experience for everyone, despite the weather mishap. Participants got to walk home with an opportunity for new friends, as well as the experiences of playing the four interesting sports.
With a tagline that reads, “Get hot and heavy, wet and steamy…” one would expect the day to be filled with hunks and babes sweating it out on the pristine beaches of Sentosa. And they were not disappointed, as Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s Hall of Residence 12 brought the fun to Palawan Beach with the annual BeachOut! ’12, on December 23, 2012!
Participants were ferried all the way to Sentosa from hall, as the BeachOut! Committee strived to facilitate the start of the early events (Participants were asked to report to the bus at 7am!). Upon arrival, participants were given the attire of the day- neon pink singlets with black trimmings, courtesy of the publicity head, Naz.
With the battle armor on, the day then proceeded on with the fun activities planned by the committee. Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) style games were played, such as “Volleybra”, a game of Volleyball where opposing teams get to handicap their perceived strongest players with a bikini with water balloons attached precariously to it.
The committee also ensured that the food provided surpassed the typical grub offered at these events. Chief among the offerings were young coconuts. Their icy and sweet juice was a welcoming respite from the sweltering weather. Participants also enjoyed scooping the flesh out as a desert after their meals!
Unfortunately, with December being the monsoon season, the day was cut short. The sudden inclement weather dampened the activities planned, but not the spirit of Hall 12! Participants patiently waited out the rain in the shelter, before it became apparent that the rain was going to prevail. In the end, everyone made his or her way home earlier and more importantly, satisfied with the day.
Despite the unfortunate end to the day’s activities, it can be said that the event helped to bond residents together more. It fulfilled its mandate, as participants “got hot and heavy” during the games, and went home “wet and…” well, from the rain! It was truly a day well spent at Palawan Beach.
Dinner and Dance 2012
Dinner and dance every year is the event for Twelvers to be dressed to their nines. And this year’s event at the Conrad hotel did not disappoint. The theme for the night was CSI, and the event kick started with a teaser video introducing the committee as murder suspects and pageant contestants as victims of a mystery murder. Then we finally got to see the pageants in person when they took over the runway. Decked in their outfits from casual to formal to beachwear, with hair and make up perfectly done, they looked like legit magazine models.
There was good food and a good show to watch, put up by the contestants as they vied to be the new King and Queen. As a side-event, seniors took part in their own pageant. After a brief round of saucy questions and answers, Yong Di and Jasmine took home the titles of senior King and Queen.
During the beach segment, contestants showed off their hot bods in beachwear. After a performance by each of the pageant couples to showoff their talents, they each underwent a question and answer segment. We got to see whether they had as much brain as brawn.
While the results were being collated, a lucky draw was held, where prizes such as a Polaroid camera, a TV set and tickets to USS were up for grabs. The night ended with Germaine Tng and Dave Perry being crowned the new Hall 12 King and Queen.
aXIIom: Hall 12 Freshman Orientation Camp 2012
That long-awaited switch to the final years of education has always been a nerve wrecking yet exciting one. For many of us, this usually involves going through some form of orientation camp in our faculties and halls. It seemed like an appropriate rite of passage to be introduced to the campus and socialize in most comfortable way— in running shorts and friendly competition. This is no exception when it comes to aXIIom 2012: Hall 12’s annual Freshman Orientation Camp.
Held in the last week of July, the camp started off with the theme of Greek Gods, representing each Orientation Group (OG), battling against each other to determine which OG is the most powerful and victorious of all Olympus(?).
In the five days jam-packed with activities, we saw the freshmen of Hall 12 battle under the sun and rain, rolling around in fields, sand and permanent markers. They were chasing each other in the fields, flailing around in the pool during wacky water games, and sabotaging each other for forfeits during whatever free time they had. They even had a cooking showdown in the chalet to impress the tough panel of seniors. Not that the freshies mind, of course. What’s a little bit of dirt and running around with all the fun that they’re having?
Now that they are initiated and fully settled in hall life, you can still hear the chatter and camaraderie of the friendships formed since the last week of July.
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