It is good to include two additional strong trekkers – Joseph Yong and Leng – in the EBC group of trekkers. Joseph Yong’s determination of scaling to EBC alone really impressed us while Leng who is able to organize the recent SkyTrek Adventure flawlessly showed that she is a good organizer. Click here for Sky Trex report.
PK Chan has a sweet and bassy voice when heard over the karaoke system. In responding to Sharon's remarks that I could sing, PK Chan quipped that KC now refused to let go of the mike. I think I need a lot of training (just like trekking) to improve my voice. Anyway, this is definitely safer than trekking in Everest region which is much comfortable, and I only need to open and close my mouth.
Yee Choi would want to sing a few Japanese songs to show us how eloquently he can converse and sing in Japanese. However, we examined the karaoke system a few times and it is not Japanese-songs-ready yet, maybe in version 2.0 !
While singing Bee Gee’s ‘Words’ and ‘Melody Fair’ songs, there was one action which we forgot to do: to cover one of our ears in emulating the famous stage act. While singing Sir Cliff Richard’s The Young Ones, at times, I would have to replace the ‘ones’ with ‘once’.
During the dinner, we suddenly realized that the name Slim Wong coined by Sharon Tan is an excellent name possibly we have been hearing a lot of the Slim Shady song. When Wong is not slim, he can always say his EBC girlfriend gave him this name to motivate him to slim down. When he is slim already, the name reaffirms his EBC girlfriend's aspiration.
By now, you would notice that the other EBC members Alexis, Fiona, Siti and Ikhwan were not present in the dinner. Well, Fiona went for some adventurous exploration in Laos while Alexis was holidaying and relaxing in Bali. After achieving 5,500m at the EBC trek, any other exploration that is having lower elevation should be easier now.
Being the EBC (Mout Everest Base Camp) Team Lead, I am honoured to be nominted to cut the cake
This group of trekkers is a versatile group: we could trek in the mountains walking non-stop for many hours; do a vertical climb and walking around in mid-air for the SkyTrek Adventure challenge. It is fun to note that without knowing the actual difficulty, we upgraded to the extreme challenge category for the maiden attempt.
We look forward to more get-together karaoke sessions to be organized by Sharon Tan again, other than trekking. Tentatively, the next singing session is schedule on Saturday 23 January 2010. Cheers!
Written by KC