In the first part of this two-part special, we did say we would save the best for last, and we have. The guys have had their chance to shine, now it’s time for the girls to show us what they’re made of. Different article, same rules – I get to ask the captains of the various sports several questions – some related to the games, some not so much. So, without further ado, let’s hear from our lovely law school lady captains!

 

Vinna Yip – Football Women’s Captain

What drives you to do well in sport? Is there anybody who particularly inspires you?

The bench (other than my favorite one on the fourth floor) is my enemy. It’s cold, hard, unwelcoming, and above all it takes one away from the action. And it snatches away the opportunity for me to prove to myself that I might actually be of some worth as an athlete.

The team inspires me. And a soccer player-friend who once spent every morning before assembly shooting a hundred balls into the goal, no kidding.

 

What do you think your chances are of recording a victory against our friends from Medicine this year?

The ball’s in our half of the field, and what’s more important is recording a victory against ourselves. A team that fights beyond itself? That is your Law-Med champion.

 

I trust your team must be training really hard now, but how much exercise do you usually do, if not for Law-Med?

I bounce around on my grey gym ball at home in a bid to find my lost abs, though I suspect all that effort just speeds up my digestion, nothing more. I (try to) run a couple of times a week, depending on how lazy I am. Alternatively, I exercise the nerves in my brain by convincing myself that the colder it is in BTC, the more fat I am burning. (There’s a reason why I couldn’t get into Med even if I wanted to.)

 

What is the greatest sporting achievement in your life?

How about I don’t consider myself to have any sporting achievements?

But if you must really ask – having one of the Med players scream F*CK!!!!!!!! in my face during the Law-Med games last year. I aim to achieve that again this year. Maybe I could try to get a few more swear words out.

(In the immortal words of the greatest band to have ever lived, Vinna wants them to “swear it all over again”!)

 

If you had to go out on a date with one of the male Med-Law captains from Law School, who would you pick? 

Dude if you want me to give an answer you have to at least give me some good choices…….

(OUCH. OUCH OUCH OUCH OUCH OUCH. One for myself and 5 for the other captains.)

 

Would you rather …  be photographed in a really unglam pose looking your worst during a game, or be photographed looking really pretty (yes, yes unlikely I know, but just for the purposes of this question haha) but slacking at a defensive set-piece?

In a really unglam pose looking my worst. It’s near impossible to look good on the field when you’re sweating under the sun in a baggy dry-fit shirt. Anyway looking unglam – what’s new?

 

Monique Koh – Netball Women’s Captain

What drives you to do well in sport? Is there anybody who particularly inspires you?

I just don’t like losing haha. I’m very competitive when I’m on court! I’d say Michael Jordan. Doesn’t matter that he’s a basketball player – he just makes you want to be awesome too, y’know?

 

What do you think your chances are of recording a victory against our friends from Medicine this year?

Well, Medicine does have more IVP players than we do but if there’s anything I’ve observed so far with my team, it’s that when push comes to shove, they can produce some really amazing play (see epic Law vs Med IFG Semi-final match). I’m hopeful!!

Medicine medicine MUST. GO. DOWN.

 

I trust your team must be training really hard now, but how much exercise do you usually do, if not for Law-Med?

Walk up the hill everyday, walk down the hill everyday, toning three days a week with the Public Law textbook alternating from left arm to right arm. Gym once a week.

 

What is the greatest sporting achievement in your life?

1500m Gold in JC.

 

If you had to go out on a date with one of the male Med-Law captains from Law School, who would you pick? 

Why must be the captain? Captain only can date captain meh?

 

Would you rather … have a bad outbreak of pimples on matchday, or have a really bad hair day? (assuming there will be tons of photographs)

I’d definitely rather have a really bad hair day! Won’t be expecting my hair to look great while I’m sprinting and jumping all over court anyway.

 

Cheung Hai Yiu – Handball Women’s Captain

What drives you to do well in sport? Is there anybody who particularly inspires you?

I’m actually a very competitive person so what usually drives me to do well in sports is achievements in the game itself. I always try my best to win and even when I can’t win, I try to beat my own personal records. No one actually inspires me haha. I’m just really really competitive.

 

What do you think your chances are of recording a victory against our friends from Medicine this year?

We played Medicine twice since I joined the handball team. We won last year’s Law-Med. We won during IFG. The team has been training really hard, we have *cough* great coaches and everyone is passionate about the game. So, not to be over-confident or whatever, I think our chances of winning are about 90%.

(After hearing about the great coaches, being the responsible journalist that I am, I conducted a background check and found out that they have two “coaches”, one, the goalkeeping coach, who I hear is quite charming. The other, is a coach, in the vehicular sense of the word, and is famous for its size.)

 

I trust your team must be training really hard now, but how much exercise do you usually do, if not for Law-Med?

Other than training for IFG, I’m dormant most of the time. I might exercise once in a while when it’s not raining or too sunny. I think that leaves about once every 3 months.

 

What is the greatest sporting achievement in your life?

I don’t think I have any great sporting achievement worth mentioning. I play sports recreationally most of the time.

(Surely beating Medicine TWICE counts as a great sporting achievement…?)

 

If you had to go out on a date with one of the male Med-Law captains from Law School, who would you pick? 

Haha I don’t know any of the other male Med-Law captains except Eddy but a date with Eddy….

 

Would you rather … be photographed with a flattened face right when a handball hits you in the face, or be photographed falling over while walking onto the court before the game has even started? 

A flattened face when a handball hits me but flattened at the sides so I look skinnier!

 

Soo Bei Han – Floorball Women’s Captain

What drives you to do well in sport? Is there anybody who particularly inspires you?

Actually I’m not really driven to do well in sports, at least not anymore.. :p Back in JC, winning the inter-school competition was my motivation! Now I guess losing weight and taking a break from school work is what makes me continue playing 😀

My previous coach really inspired me, because she was really soooo good at floorball. Also, she taught us (albeit in a hard way) what it really meant to be in a team sport.

 

What do you think your chances are of recording a victory against our friends from Medicine this year?

Hmm.. Not exactly high? :p Many of the Medicine players used to be my team mates, so I know their standard well, and they’ll definitely be tough opponents.

 

I trust your team must be training really hard now, but how much exercise do you usually do, if not for Law-Med?

After I quit IVP… not much (if at all) hahaha.

 

What is the greatest sporting achievement in your life?

Getting to play in the RJ girls’ floorball team! Although we only managed to get 2nd runner up both years, the whole journey with the team was amazing. We still keep in touch till now, and sometimes when we meet up we still talk about the season like it was yesterday. I wouldn’t trade my team mates for the championship trophy (:

 

If you had to go out on a date with one of the male Med-Law captains from Law School, who would you pick? 

Ahh… Ashvin? He’s been very helpful as the guy’s floorball captain and he’s one of the only guy captains that I know anyway :p

(Well, perhaps Ashvin’s stunning photo in the first part of this article influenced the decision-making process somewhat too!)

 

Would you rather … have a bad outbreak of pimples on matchday, or have a really bad hair day? (assuming there will be tons of photographs) 

DEFINITELY bad hair day. That can be solved easily! My concealer, on the other hand, would probably be washed off by my sweat really quickly -.-

 

Ariel Lim – Touch Rugby Women’s Captain

What drives you to do well in sport? Is there anybody who particularly inspires you?

I’m not very driven to do well in sports, I usually play them for leisure. No one particularly inspires me although I must mention that my two very good friends in law school are REEEALLY sporty!

 

What do you think your chances are of recording a victory against our friends from Medicine this year?

We will definitely win… in the area of good sportsmanship. As for the game itself, our chances aren’t that high as Medicine has a few IVP players on their team. That being said, the Law Touch team will definitely put up a good fight!

 

I trust your team must be training really hard now, but how much exercise do you usually do, if not for Law-Med?

I intentionally exercise regularly, about 4 times a month, in addition to the forced walks up the BTC hill.

 

What is the greatest sporting achievement in your life?

My softball team in secondary school won national champions one year, good old days.

 

If you had to go out on a date with one of the male Med-Law captains from Law School, who would you pick? 

Hmmm Eugene, his picture is waaay too attractive.

Haha this question sucks! I wouldn’t ever date any one of them!

(And there I go again, starting up the “Ouch” machine for all the captains.)

 

Would you rather … have a bad outbreak of pimples on matchday, or have a really bad hair day? (assuming there will be tons of photographs) 

DEFINITELY BAD HAIR. The outbreak of pimples will not go away even after matchday!

 

Heidi Tan – Debates Team Captain

(Yes, she’s actually there)

What drives you to do well in debates? Is there anybody who particularly inspires you?

The ability to stand up and telling someone they are completely wrong about something! I really enjoy the whole process of bringing a case together and reacting on my feet, especially when I am part of a great team. Since I’m not any good at physical fights it must be an outlet for my confrontational personality!

A lot of my peers, coaches and trainers over the years have really inspired me, and a lot of them are also seniors and alumni in law school. Before law school started I attended the 2010 Jessup team’s practice moot and it was so impressive I was completely floored.

When I grow up, I want to be Sadhana.

 

What do you think your chances are of recording a victory against our friends from Medicine this year?

I think the odds are quite even, Medicine has some master debaters but we’ve got some very skilled cunning linguists on our side too.

(This joke may be old, but it’s still very much gold.)

 

Debate isn’t strictly a sport, but since most of the Med-Law events are sports, how sporty are you?

 

I’m pretty much a small walking lump of lard. The only exercise I get is walking up the hill everyday. Carrying Tan and Thio to school has been quite helpful in training my arm muscles though.

 

What is the greatest debating achievement in your life?

I gained some notoriety in secondary school for being the first person from a non traditionally strong debate school to get selected for this Debate Excellence Program run by the Debate Association (Singapore), which picks about 20 people each year to train with some of the best coaches available. Getting in was a huge achievement for me back then and that experience was truly pivotal to my development as a debater.

I guess competition-wise was when I took part in a varsity level competition in JC, went up against university debaters and emerged the overall best JC speaker, ranking with more points than my coach!

 

If you had to go out on a date with one of the male Med-Law captains from Law School, who would you pick?

Eddy Hirono. I have a thing for short guys.

(Good choice, not so sure the justification makes sense…)


Would you rather … be at a loss of words momentarily, leading to an awkward long pause on stage, or fall off the stage because you are too excited when receiving a token of appreciation for captaining the debates team?

Fall off the stage, so if I see a cute Medicine guy I can tell him I “fell” for him.

 

 

That’s it. We hope you have enjoyed the second part of this special, and just like the guys, these girls need you to come down to support them and their teams during Med-Law! So put your books away for a while, and come down to cheer yourself hoarse!

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Article contributed by: Eddy Hirono (Law 3)

Photography by: Bevelyn Tan (Law 4), Lisa Lim (Law 3), Jon Low (Law 2), Clarence Tan (Law 1)