JCI Seduan organized a “Wet & Wild” pool party at Tanahmas poolside on Saturday at 5 pm. I went there dressed in little more than shorts and a T-shirt (the dress code was casual) with my trusty Speedos underneath.
Our contingent (which were not from the JCI movement) arrived to disrupt the proceedings and behave in a generally rowdy manner. I’m kidding, we were invited to go there to boost up the attendance rates and liven up the pool party. ;)
The poolside at Tanahmas Hotel has a great view of Sibu and the evening sun was just right for a bit of swimming and pool games.
Some of the girls didn’t want to get in the pool but ended up being chucked one way or the other into the water anyway. Participation is mandatory, resistance is futile. ;)
This is me and Eddy, who needs no further introduction. He’s a really fun guy to be around. Our group staked claim to the pool for the rest of the evening, using a great fence for this pool since this is really important for a pool party.
I’m sure most of the people here needs no further introduction, being featured before in sixthseal.com and all that.
This is Mary Ngo who didn’t want to get into the water…
…but somehow ended in there anyway. ;)
There were three (3) girls in bikinis that didn’t seem to be from the JCI Seduan group so being, the nice host that I am (har har) I approached them and introduced myself to them.
It turns out that they really were gatecrashers but I got them into the pool anyway to join us for the games.
It’s sixthseal.com lar, what did you expect. ;) Please do not focus on me sucking in my stomach when there’s plenty of T&A for your viewing pleasure.
This is the other gatecrasher who took the previous photo for us.
Just to break up the excessive display of skin, here’s a shot of me and Rali. I actually met him in NZ when I was studying there. He’s a Past President of JCI.
Anyway, we got a game of water polo (of sorts) going…
…and I sprained my ankle during a particularly enthusiastic block.
Water polo video
Next round was with the gatecrashers, who really could swim.
I hard such a hard time keeping the pace with the girls that I nearly drowned.
Eddy asked them how they came to be such good swimmers and it turns out that they grew up near a river and swam all the time.
Dusk came soon and the pool was temporarily cleared while dinner was being served.
The platters were carted in from the restaurant below and put into the buffet warmers.
Dinner was prepared buffet style and contained:
Shark Fin Soup
Fried rice vermicelli
Sweet and sour fish pieces
Dessert of sliced fruits and cakes
I filled up my plate with an impressive amount of food…
…and a visibly less impressive amount of dessert. My stomach literally increased in size after that huge meal.
Night fell and rendered the pool into a nice shade of green. The dry games session started soon after that. Our contingent was represented with Joyce teaming up with Colin and Mary teaming up with me.
The game is about tying a balloon to the male partner’s ankle while the female tries to burst all the other competitor’s balloons.
The pairs must hold hands and the male must not lift up his feet (but shuffling and defensive gestures are allowed) at any time.
Mary and I did pretty well, with her bursting quite a few balloons and me defending myself from all the other females. I made a pact with our side (the 10 teams were in a circle) to go after the opposite team first but promptly broke that pact by getting Mary to attack our immediate neighbor. Alls fair in love and war. ;) We lost though, due to a certain someone surprising me from behind. :p
I teamed up with Shirley for the next game which involved a complicated dance around within a certain amount of tiles routine.
You’re allowed to dance within the confines of the stated tiles but you must keep within the tiles or you’re automatically disqualified.
The amount of tiles you’re permitted to step on keeps getting smaller and smaller…
…until you end up sharing two tiles so you either have to lift your partner up or get her to stand on your feet.
Mary and Shirley singing karaoke
It was fun, despite the rain that came pouring in towards the end of the pool party. Cheers to JCI Seduan for a well organized event.