Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Green Carnival Day 2

2 days in a row talking to nus undergrads and staff at the central library forum in this hazy condition is definitely detrimental for the heatlh. But nonetheless, yesterday, during the 2nd day of the carnival, we saw great support from the toddycats that came down to support. Many of us almost fell ill with exhaustion and dehydration but we perservered! Even when we were being chased around by the weather - first from the rain, then by the sun - we eventually took to it like fish to water. We moved for a total of 5 times in the 8 hours that we were at the exhibition.

3 env engineers
3 of the environmental engineers from our ICCS team that came down to help out yesterday!

Monkey couldn't last till the end and had to beat a hasty retreat an hour before the closing from the exhaustion. Had to go home for a quick nap before night language classes.

One thing for sure we will be more prepared for future exhibitions (or so we always tell ourselves) but practice does make perfect.

looking pretty
Our Booth

We also managed to sign up several people, with more than ten people signing up over the 2 days' less-than-intensive recruitment. 2 of these recruits being my honors class classmate! Nobody surprising but definitely an encoragement. One of them was hai-ren who is a frequent commenter on duck's blog and an avid blogger himself. The other is amazing claudia, my groupmate in many projects, who has been attending many events. As Otterman said, it's about time to go from participant to volunteer!

CIC also need to do work
Putting the Toddycats' commander in chief, Otterman, to work moving the booth for the millionth time

Not only did we become speedier in moving, we also expanded from 1 table (refer to SEC's booth on the right) to 3 tables!

hiding from the sun
Help help! we're melting in the sun!

Out of all the many applicants, I am sure we will not have any problem meeting our modest target of 5 commited toddycats.

Hopefully we'll be seeing new faces becoming regulars and maybe some becoming toddycattyos! I know the project managers do get sick of seeing the same ole faces every single time :)

Unexpected lot
We even had an unexpected bus load of swiss youth exchange students who were very interested

30 minutes to the last event contributed by the toddycats in this Green Carnival. Otterman will be giving a talk entitled Confessions of an Environmental Activist in Singapore.

Green Carnival 2006

It may be the last event in the official line up of programs in the Green Carnival but it's definitely not the last of us this week. On Friday, there will be free lunch time guiding at the public gallery and on Sunday, there will be Pedal Ubin. It still remains to be seen if Pedal Ubin will go ahead this month, depending on whether we find any participants. Monkey has signed herself up to attend a reef walk on the same day. Ah, why do I exhaust myself so.

Oh well, time to pop by the talk. More reports later!

Meanwhile, photos can be viewed at my flickr set.


budak said...

somebody searched for "hai ren" on my blog!!:P

Hai~Ren said...

Am I getting famous already?

*curls up like a pangolin*