I was waiting for something great to write about for my cadet blog, but nothing too unusual or extraordinary had happened so far – until today.
My fellow cadet Erica and I were working on our Cadet page story for the coming week. It was going to be about retro paper games people can play instead of being glued to their mobile phones all the time. After finishing up the article, it was time to take some pictures for the layout. Erica and I headed into the snack corner of the office to snap a few shots.
Then we showed the shots to Leon, the web editor, and he recommended that we also have some pictures of us playing the games. So, we invited him and the reporters John and Joyee to join us.
We started with this game called Word Ladder. The idea is that you have to change one word into another, one letter at a time. We proceeded to change the word rich to poor. From rich, it went to rice and then to rise, followed by rose. But then, we got stuck. All of us gave up except for Joyee. She persevered and finally got the answer. From rose it went to pose, then to pore, fore, ford, food, mood, moor and finally poor.
After that, we shared nostalgic games from our childhood. John told us about the Korean version of rock, paper, scissors called “muk (rock), jee (scissors), ba (paper).” It’s played the same way except that after winning, the winner will try to predict his opponent’s move in the next game and try to match it. We had an awesome time playing that game.
Finally, we played Mad Libs. Upon collecting random adjectives, nouns and other suggestions from Erica, John and Leon, we filled in the blanks of a story and came up with hilarious masterpieces. The one Leon made was the funniest:
“Once upon a time, there was a toilet. He lived in the town of Mars and worked as the King of England. One day, he stumbled upon Cup Noodles, his tasty knight. Seeing each other after so long, they decided to fail.”
So far, I’ve been loving my life as a Young Post Cadet and I hope to join the program again in the future.