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Hol Storage, Rag Day and Start of School

Posted on: August 10, 2009

School is starting on Tuesday (Monday is a National Day public
holiday), and after making a rough timetable for the week, I realize
that I already have tonnes of work to do. This is going to be the
toughest semester yet. I hope I’m able to survive it!

My
previous week was mainly occupied by holiday storage. Holidays are over
and people are coming in and out to collect their luggage from storage
rooms. I have to open the door and refund them their deposits. Although
I was only on duty for four consecutive days in the week, I was quite
sick of doing it at the end of it all. People called every hour of the
day, waking me up every morning, and calling whenever I was eating,
napping, talking, even when I was in the toilet! There was never a
moment of peace. I walked from my room to the storage rooms about 30
times a day.

Still, this business is a very good source of
income for hall. (I don’t get paid for doing this, just earning CCA
points to stay on next year). Look at the little space before you:


You
see that rectangular area enclosed by the four crosses? That’s one slot
unit, which is as big as half a toilet cubicle. And believe me, that
unit can hold a lot of things! If you’re experienced and know how to
pile up your luggage properly, it can hold up your whole room, or even
too, if your things aren’t a lot.

You can pile as high as you want. The sky, no wait, the ceiling is the limit.

We
charge $8 per week for each slot. The price has gone up this year but
if you think it’s too expensive, I guess you must take into account
three things.

1. The convenience of being able to store your things on campus.

2.
The service – IC’s to open the doors for you throughout the day, and
keeping everything nice and locked up. But we don’t help them to move
things in and out. That would be too much.

3. We’re a monopoly.
No matter what price we set, there will always be a demand. And we do
want to earn enough to cover our orientation costs 😉

Anyway, I never store my own things in those rooms. Haha.

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Rag
Day came and went. I love our float and shirts! Azi designed the rag
day shirts and they were cute. Junda thought it was some sort of
environmental society shirt though, because it was green in colour and
there was the slogan ‘Go Green!’. Green is our hall colour you see.

The
float was quite well cladded this year. I guess it’s because the bulk
of work is done by the floaters themselves since we don’t have incoming
freshmen. We were also the hall with the smallest number of supporters.
But I’m glad our cheers were loud enough to be heard. And many alumni
came back to support us too. 🙂


And
surprisingly, this is the year we’ve broken the curse of not winning
anything for years! We won the shield for lowest cost float! I think
part of the credit should go to OMC for sourcing materials sucessfully,
hehe. But to be fair, Float didn’t give us too much work to do this
year, in fact they were very innovative and found a lot of things
themselves. So all in all, it’s Float’s credit for resourcefulness and
good planning in material usage.

I think our cheering was more
wholehearted this year even though our number was halved. I guess when
times are good, all we do is complain about hall, but when we know we
have to be united, we are a united bunch.

Hopefully, the winning of a rag day shield is just the start of a tide of change to flood into Raffles Hall.

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I
visited my granduncle’s house on Saturday night. My aunt flew back from
America, so we had dinner with her family. The triplets are so
interesting! One of them ate twice the amount of dinner that I did. And
then we watched transformers, and the kids kept asking me for the time
because it was already 9 something and their bedtime was at 8!

Don’t think this will ever happen in Mable’s case, whatever age she’s at. Ahahaha.

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10 Responses to "Hol Storage, Rag Day and Start of School"

you won something ~ well done ;)TRIPLETS ~ whoa…

Haha the triplets were a result of in-vitro fertilization. 🙂 And I didn\’t help much in the float though – just sourced for materials.

Our students don\’t go back to study until next month

Oh… maybe their holidays started later then. Haha.

No…they have too much holiday, over 6 weeks!!!!!!!!

Haha we have 3 months, 12 weeks!

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat ~ are uuuuuuuuuuuu sure???????????

Yes, and I\’m not getting over it yet haha.

U mean u \’haven\’t finished it yet\’ 🙂

No the hols are over already but I haven\’t gotten over the mood.

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