Thursday, November 29, 2007

Borneo Games day 2

Borneo Games for the athletics sport has come to an end today. =)

Had a great time today, especially when we were observing the antics of the RC youth unit. Seriously, their ineptness really got to me to a point where I was tempted to march down there and give them a piece of my mind for their inefficiency at handling the exhausted athletes. But on second thought, they were not (thankfully) from St Jo or St Tre, so I guess it's also not in my position to say anything, lest I'm seen as a busybody instead of trying to help. You knowlar, adolescents nowadays look at their seniors mostly as busybodies when they come back to help rather than their sincere hope for the unit to go forward.

Suffice to say:
  1. They do not know the use of Triangular bandages
  2. They think that girls have the upper body strength of a guy, therefore out of approximately 15 youth members, there are only 4 boys.
  3. Because of the limited number of boys, the girls were having a H-A-R-D time putting the bigger sized athletes onto the stretcher. They had to DRAG the athlete by the neck!!!!!!!! It's a wonder the athlete didn't get spinal injury *touch wood*
  4. when an athlete went down, and it was obvious that he wasn't going to get up anymore, even after all the other athletes have run past, they were still talking amongst themselves. Then when they saw the man down, they WALKED over to the guy. Not run, trying to help him, but walked.
  5. When they were at the RC station tending to the fallen, they were crowding around the person, not giving him/her enough air to breathe. The funny thing is, they were crowding, but not doing anything. Just having a look see at the injuries and being redundant.
  6. Lastly, their dressing is ...not at all what a first aider is expected to dress. Ok, they wear long pants and shoes. But their shirt is not tucked in, and the girls' hair is not tied even though it is HOT. I think they were mostly going for a hair fashion show than public duty. -_-"
I know maybe most of the youth RC might not be happy reading this, but this is my observation and coming from years of experience in RC, that's what my opinion is. I am not saying I'm superior to them in terms of skills, I'm just saying I can do better under the same circumstances.

Another funny incident that occurred today was during the Hammer Throw event. =D

There's this guy from Sabah (my age!) and he's apparently quite engtao (handsome) lar, as most of the girl prefects and RC members (another minus point from me, as they were mostly observing him than the sick athletes) like him. He's considered THE eye candy of the meet. Haha..he got second yesterday for the discuss, but today during the hammer throw event, he sorta made a fool out of himself =p

In the hammer throw event, you had to swing the ball of metal ( I don't know what it's called yea) and then throw it as far as you can. Of course, you need to throw it and it needs to land within the vicinity or boundary of the lines or else it will be disqualified. And because it's metal and heavy and potentially harmful if you throw it and it hits someone, there's this fence with an opening whereby you can throw the 'hammer' out.

So this guy (his name is Sean Paul btw..yes, like that singer), he takes the hammer, and starts to swing it round and round.

Then he released it.

Then it flew.......

and flew........

and flew........

and got stuck in the fence.

Our group of LO's started laughing our heads off. But we realised that we were the only ones laughing from the bleachers, so we stopped.

Then we heard extra loud laughter coming from the field. We looked down, and saw the prefects laughing as well. Only twice as loud as us. -.-"" So yea, we were not the only ones watching =p

And you know what...the hammer got stuck in the fence that the officials had to climb on the chair just to get it down. But apparently it was lodged so tight, that even they were having a hard time taking it out. So Sean Paul came to the rescue, and had to pry it out of the fence. haha...funny moment..Norman took a pic of it, so when I get it from him, I will post it up. If I remember of course ^.~

So anyway, just some more pictures from today! taken from my phone =)

After a hard day's work

Before the start of the afternoon and final session for athletics. We are VIPs!

Prefects and scouts of St Jo helping to keep the stuff that was used for the games

Prefects standing at attention for the usual roll call after an event

SJS BOP 2007/2008. Make us ex-prefects proud!

*Btw, there are no pictures of the RC Unit as I feel it would be a waste of time to capture their inadequacy


Unknown said...

If you were at the Borneo Games Day 1, you might have wanted to capture some photos of the Kuching High Red Crescent girls treating a Form 1 St. Jo scout member who 'smartly' leaped off the 3m high stage simply because he was dared to do so.

They claimed it was a suspected sprained ankle. So fine, they applied ice. According to one of the RCYU#3 leaders, they applied the ice for a very long period. Could have resulted in blood clot.

The 'best' part of their treatment was, they MASSAGED the 'suspected sprain'. Smart eh? They were KHS RC committee members again. The RCYU#3 leader told them it might be a fracture and they basically shooed him away.

Yada yada yada...end of the story is, the scout suffered from a fractured leg. Tibia I suspect. Admitted to hospital, not allowed to walk for 3 months. Splendid Red Crescent members indeed.

choulyin.tan said...

Haha..yea, you could actually see the bone was already broken..but since they're such 'splendid' people, they decide to overlook it and focus on the 'obvious'