Sunday 19th June 05 1033pm
Today was the big day. Went down to Whitesands Mac at 7:45am to meet up with Cliff, Milton, Ranford and Ashley. Took the train down to Toa Payo for breakfast. As Ranford was taking his 6th kyu today, he needed to be at SPANS much earlier then us. The rest of us went for breakfast at the coffeeshop. Jon came by a bit later to meet us. After Breakfast, proceeded to SPANS to get ready for our grading. There were alot of 5th Kyu graders today, so our timing was extended. When it finally became our turn, Jon and Milton were graded first. Milton's partner was ok. But Jon's partner was TOTALLY UNPREPARED for the grading. Felt so sorry for Jon... he was griting his teeth trying to help his partner with the grading as much as he could... Alas, his partner was just too far gone. But Jon did his moves well when he became his turn to do the moves. Jon failed his grading once last year, and he really put in alot of effort this time round. It sure paid off as i saw him do his moves with much confidence today.
My turn came, and it was a fast grading for me. The grading had streched till after lunch and the grading panel were all tired and hungry. They quickly just gave us a few moves to do and ended the first session of grading. The whole process for us ended at about 12:45pm. Cliff, Jon, Ashley, me and one of our seniors who is taking her First Dan grading today went for lunch together. After Luch, Cliff and Ashley went home and i followed our senior back to SPANS with Jon. After awhile, Me and Jon left. We decided to take bus number 88 back to Pasir Ris. It was a long ride... and we ended up sleeping on the Bus. LOL.
Conclusion for the day, I am confident i passed my 5th Kyu.... although i doubt i can achieve my aim for a double promotion to 4th kyu (Brown Belt) today. Oh well.... There is always the next time i guess
Reached home around 5pm.
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