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JTC I³ Challenge
The JTC I³ Challenge is a big inter-school, inter-disciplinary challenge organised by JTC, a competition with 10 other teams from various schools like RI, HCI, DHS, YJC, CJC, PJC and AJC.
Here’s a description about the competition from the website
ReallyArchitecture will be working with JTC this march on an innovative competition to come up with ideas for new industrial environments. We are focusing more on integrated industrial enviornments (ie. industry with residential with commercial with recreational).
Another interesting bit is that we are pitching this as a high-level multi-disciplinary competition, where schools send in their best students to compete with other schools. You can bet that the students will be highly motivated and raring to go!
It is a 4-day intensive competition which lasted for almost 11 hours daily. We had to survey a landfill site and plan for its development to help Singapore progress socially, economically and environmentally.
The competition was mentally and physically exhausting, because not only we had to think through and brainstorm the various processes of planning plus occasional public presentations to distinguished guests (think - PW everyday, a total of four presentations), we also had to cope with the tight time-frame of mere minutes to prepare for each presentation. Because the schedule was very packed, we often had to work fast and even work over meals to achieve the best possible results because every presentation had marks awarded to each team.
Day One was about the introduction of the competition as well as some site visits to JTC and Fusionopolis/Biopolis.
The interior of Fusionopolis
Day Two was where the pace really started getting faster. In the morning, we visited the site (Lorong Halus) at Hougang. To get a better understanding of the residents’ needs, we had to survey those people living in the area and take photos of them for our first presentation. This gave us an understanding on what kind of facilities/infrastructure they wish to see on that site.
Cheng Hui interviewing a resident…
… and taking down notes
Briefing by our stand-in facilitator
Lynn overlooking the site
After surveying the site, we headed back to JTC to brainstorm on ideas we had.
Brainstorming in opportunities of the site
The energy-filled competitive scene in JTC
Presentations (one out the four)
Day 3 involved the continuation of idea generation as well as model making. In the morning, we had to do another presentation about our model and its facilities.
Lynn and Cheng Hui had to sit for an exam in the morning so it was only 3 of us working on the model with our facilitator Melisa.
Hi-5 after a job well done
Day 3 was the MOST TIRING day of the four days because we had to complete two 3D models - one showing the entire site (1:1000 scale) and the other showing an important developmental site (1:1000 scale). Moreover, we had to produce an A4 proposal of our development and 2 A1 boards worth of research and sketches to support our idea. All these will be used during the final presentation on day 4. Because of the limited time, many teams (including us) had to work overtime, i.e. stay back beyond the dismissal time of 6.30pm and working till late at night.
I think Lynn had just 1.5 hours of sleep?
Our initial macro model
Desert - muffins from Crystal jade (WE WERE WELL FED!)
Day Four was the final day of the competition where he had 2 hours of extra preparation time before our final presentation which it carries a weightage of 60% of our entire competition score.
Our final macro model
Some final thoughts:
The competition was a long, tiring and fun one. While it kind of wasted 4 precious days of my holidays, I really loved the spirit of our team and we bonded quite well during this competition. Our planning, teamwork, allocation of jobs, leadership, presentation, everything - really, went amazingly smoothly. We did not have disagreements, we worked well and fast under the given short time frame, persevered till the end of the 4 days (despite having other commitments during that period of time), stayed up late to research and work on the model to make it look wonderful.
The results will be released in 3 weeks. Even if we don’t win, I hope we can take the experience along with us to our future endeavors because I really learnt something new from the competition - and that is planning and teamwork really does wonders to the outcome.
I hope we win,
cause the best is (yet) to be.
When people do strange and absurd things but really they bring a smile to your face
I walked into the school library to find a place to wait for Joyce, and I see an acquiantance from college. I don’t know her very well, but I give her a smile and as she walks towards me, her eyes start to light up and her mouth enlarges rather distortedly. “I MISS AC!!!!!”, she almost-screams and I get a shock but I laugh and concur. She walks away saying “yup, that’s it. Just thought, you know since you’re the clanhead I should tell you that.”
I didn’t really understand the whole scenario, but it made my day.
why I love what goes behind the scenes
I think the reason why I love working behind the scenes of theatre production is the fact that so much thought and passion goes into a production in order to make it work.
What you see on stage is just a fraction of the work done to stage a production successfully.
Knowing what goes on behind the scenes really make me appreciate the theatre experience even more. Knowing how much the production crew care and the amount of detail they are willing to go into to bring a production into life just fires me up. They are not doing it purely to showcase their artistry but to make sure your experience in the theatre is worth it.
It is so much more than just entertainment, it is a complete experience.
This is why I love theatre and this is why I love working as part of the production crew.
oh hay its these guys again
Never gets old. WELCOME BACK NICK WHOM WE’VE LOST A LONG TIME AGO. The four of us really couldn’t be more different but somehow it just works. Our OG name back in 05 was EILMOREL - what does that even mean again? I can’t remember exactly.. all I remember is alot of dancing and people spinning around and falling down and laughing and laughing and BK in Hollandv which is now a part of ancient history. The first three months in JC were really simple fun with these guys and thats why I stayed. I STAYED FOR THEM. THESE THREE. SRSLY (!!). I know I always repeat myself when it comes to this bunch but srsly it never gets old.. to me at least :)
Last night they discovered that I AM A LANZ = which is LIANZ without an i because Nick just can’t spell like that. Same questions about work were asked 1092123 times because people kept arriving late so we filled each other in on behalf of the other person ahahhaa the most entertaining stories still come from TRACY NG WHO WORKS AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE. WIELDING HER SAFETY HAT AND DOING HER POWER WALK THAT SHE’S PRACTICED SINCE 2005 WALKING DOWN THE ACJC VOID DECK YO.
AND YES SEE MY BANGS I CUT THEM ON IMPULSE IDK WHAT I WAS DOING its still strange but it is growing on me (yesyes pun hurrr). This week I’ve met quite a few people (new and old and somewhere in betweens) and it is very mentally and emotionally taxing yet rewarding at the same time. People walk into your life, people walk out, sometimes they return, sometimes you happen to see them across the street and you call them back in. Either way its all for reasons beyond my comprehension but it is so wonderful when I am sitting here thinking about the encounters I have had. Always thankful.
I’ll be getting my Fiction And Fact album tomorrow. My sister is picking mine and yeobo’s copy for me with posters! I bought Teenage just for posters. I can’t be bothered reading the stupid forums they have in there. Unless it’s KPOP related. Nothing about My Chemical Romance or Panic! At The Disco or Cobra Starship or Alesana or Pierce The Veil in there anyway. Teenage. What do you expect?
I got my first P!ATD poster from Teenage though. An ACJC guy called me to confirm my attendance for the Tune-In. He was so friendly and he was laughing a lot; cute. Ezzul was there too, I could hear him. ACJC, PLEASE ACCEPT ME. I WANT TO JOIN THE MARVELOUS WONDERFUL JAW-DROPPING STANDARD BAND.
I can’t wait. Busy day tomorrow. So I’ll be off now.
Yay, new glasses. So gonna wear it tomorrow ~