Posted on 16-Jul-2013
GEORGETOWN, PENANG– It was a sudden surprise when I was told by one of my Girls’ Brigade friend, YL Michelle Chong that the 2nd Penang BB and GB were going to have an Enrolment Service on this particular weekend and asked me to take the opportunity to visit Penang with her. From where I am currently staying, it takes about 2 hours to Penang, but this seemingly outrageous and spontaneous invites turn out to be one of the most precious memories I will ever have.
I was told that the enrolment service was to start at night and there will be some activities in the afternoon. This news is only on the grapevine but I was not sure how true it was. When the two of us arrive at Wesley Methodist Church in the afternoon, the officers of both 2nd Penang BB and GB welcomed us with open-arms. As we had arrived so early, we were called upon to help out in the scavenger hunt that will be held in Gurney Plaza and both of us gladly agreed. It was quite new for me as my company had never done such activities on enrolment day.
After a short briefing from the organizer of this event, Mr Barnabas Yeoh, all of us went to Gurney Plaza with great expectations. The hunt started as soon as we arrived at the shopping mall. Seeing them running around everywhere, perspiring and working hard for their groups to win made me realise it was quite fun to organize these type of activities on enrolment day. The run ended after one and a half hours. All of us gathered at the main entrance and got ready for the main attraction, which was the flash mob. The flash mob was a total success after all the hardwork and effort put in by its participants.
We went back to the church to get ready for the highlight of the day, which was the enrolment service. After a nice dinner, the parade started with the fall-in call. Those who are eligible to receive the awards marched out to accept what they had worked hard for during the past year. I am sure they felt proud of their achievements.