by Nicole Wong
Having being planned since their first ALSCO meeting, which was approximately 4 weeks ago, our new batch of 2016 ALSCO’s have held a pyjamas-themed party, specially for the March 2016 intakes. The ALSCO team of 7 consists of Janessa Tan (the secretary of the team), Weng Shawn, Alisa Jan Chin, Sabrina Chiew, Amanda Gan, Ang Yu Wen and Grace Gunawan (the treasurer of the team).
What makes this event particularly unique? As mentioned by many guests, including the ALSCOM’s, this is the first ever pyjamas-themed party that has been organised right here in Sunway College. One of the attractions I would have to say is the dress code. Never in a million years would people have thought to wear pyjamas on college grounds for an event, but in this event, everything is possible because that was exactly what they did.
Dressed in their comfortable clothes or pyjamas, the guests were welcomed into a beautiful set up of green balloons highly-strung against the ceiling in the event hall at level 8 in Sunway Univeristy. The event started at 5 p.m. with an approximate number of 70 people attending it.
By 5.30 p.m., the ALSCO members did not hesitate to dive right into the ice breaking session.
With pizzas as one of the event’s main attractions, the guests enjoyed their 6 p.m. dinner with (of course) pizzas, some home-baked cookies and curry puffs, accompanied by soft drinks.
6.30 p.m. arrived and it was finally games time. The ALSCO members started off with a special game called “Funny Hot Potato”. How the game works was that a garbage bag will be loaded with all sorts of embarrassing and somewhat funny clothes and accessories. Now, in the form of hot potato, they were suppose to pass the garbage bag around. However, when the music stops, the person with the bag will need to pull out a piece of clothing from it and put it on. The game will only end when all the clothes are finally gone. The second game was a classic called “Charades”.
Once the game session was over, it was finally 7.30 p.m. When the sun finally set, the event hall was dimmed and the fairy lights were the only source of light in the dark atmosphere. With a unique mini camp at the front of the event hall, no one hesitated in taking pictures and “snapchatting”. Accompanied by loud music, it also didn’t take long before the crowd went crazy dancing on the dance floor.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. In this case, when the clock struck 8.30 p.m., most of the crowd was gone and all that was left were the ALSCO members cleaning up the event hall before going back home.
After the event was over, I had the opportunity to speak to the secretary and one of the ALSCO members-in-charge, Janessa Tan, and she told me the reason they organised this event was so that both the January and March 2016 intakes could gather and socialise before beginning their A- Levels journey in Sunway College. In addition to that, they hope that both the intakes will be able to have the chance to socialise and make new friends during the event. They also hope to make them feel comfortable as if Sunway is their second home, just so they could adapt easily to college life.
Although I have been in Sunway College for almost 3 months now, I sincerely appreciate the time and effort this new batch of ALSCO’s have done for us. With such heartwarming and loving ALSCO’s, I have no doubt that the new March 2016 intakes will fit right in in no time.