xinhuiz and last but not least, family. I take y'all for granted much more than I should, but thank you for being the people who have stood by me since day 1, who have supported my every decision although you may not like it very much. thank you for car rides, for running around places to source for props with me, for the nights you've stayed up, the mornings you've had to wake up early, and especially for all the times when I've been snappy. for being understanding even when my studies take a turn for the worse, for never giving up on me. thank you for understanding how much huangcheng and daoju mean to me 3d

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xinhuiz (tagging ryan at john's non-existent heart) / thank you for placing your trust in us and for all the support and advice you've given us along this journey. the guys for spending book out days with us, for talks at macs until 12am. for always being there for us to talk to — I always leave with a full & happy heart after long talks with y'all :') thank you for contributing to my huangcheng experience even after you've graduated, these 2 years have been immensely fulfilling because of you cannot express my gratitude enough :') 3d

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xinhuiz trash in trash // I think one of the things I'll miss the most will be seeing both of your faces 6 (sometimes 7) days a week, rushing to meet for kaigong or lunch right after lessons end. (seeing your faces from 2-11 ew) knowing each other's timetables well because we are constantly reporting everything that's happening, and also so that we can rush out of lessons to collect wood HAHA. eating so much whenever we're out together bc food. having more food photos in our group chat than legit stuff cos we're always trying to make each other jealous (keeds) spending so much time tgt that we start talking/typing like each other, me spreading my indecisiveness to john HAHA. this journey was tough but I couldn't be luckier to have the both of you by my side. thank you for all the times you've carried this burden (me) and for having all the common sense that I don't. for sacrificing your Sundays to run around looking for my props with me. thank you for always (unknowingly) making my days better after feeling horrible in lessons. thank you for dumb jokes about our lives (or lack thereof). there is so much that I have to thank you both for, and I am truly grateful that we are in this together. from seeing the elephant highways for the first time to successfully hiding/using the bookshelves everywhere, to putting up the 3 shows after months of preparation and distress, and seeing daoju grow; we have taken on many challenges and gone through a lot together. rly glad that things went the way they did, and thankful for the ways we complement each other — sy for being so motherly and john for being a "softie" (unexpected). for knowing my flaws and embracing them nonetheless. more in your letters hehe but v grateful for this friendship that I never want to let go of, (I will always be your armrest & pillow) and I hope that even as our term ends, even when we are separated by oceans and mountains, this friendship will be here to stay 5d

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xinhuiz 82 days of blood, sweat, tears. 82 days of splinters, blisters, cuts. of sawing in straight lines, jigging intricate details, measuring to perfection down to the last mm. of painting gradients, of making it snow styrofoam, of spraying books, of smearing enamel paint on bookshelves. of carrying the platforms and getting cuts, of carrying the bookshelves until our arms hurt. of kaifan circles, climbing and rolling off the slope outside the workshop, reciting lines and making parodies during kaigongs.

I never expected to gain so much when I stumbled into 黄城道具 last year, but these 1.5 years have been a period of growth and also the best time of my teenage years.

thank you, daoju, for surprising us time and time again, for letting us witness how you've grown in the past 82 days and how you've developed a sense of purpose and belonging here in daoju. we wondered for the longest time if y'all even felt attached to daoju. we held your hands for so long because we were afraid to let go. but when we did, y'all amazed us. thank you, daoju, for the laughter you bring that makes me so much less tired after a long day of lessons. thank you, daoju, for showing me that miracles do exist. in the short span of 2 to 3 days during bump-in, with the little amount of practice that we had, you pulled off the magic trick during gongyan, which is what daoju does best. daoju shines the brightest in the darkness, and I am so proud of every single one of you. our sets this year were challenging, from styrofoam to cloth and to making our own circuit from scratch; huge props that we couldn't move offstage and had to rotate between the shows. but we did it nonetheless. thank you for making the impossible, possible.

I didn't expect so much tears to be shed when we 拆道. but seeing all of you bawl your eyes out made me realise that we have accomplished what we set out to do, that all of you have finally taken ownership of your own props, and felt the hard work that was put into every single prop. while they are no longer what they used to be, I hope you'll always be proud of the work you put on stage. (continued in comments)
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xinhuiz 幕前•幕后 / From an auditorium to a theatre, from plans on paper to seeing everything come to life on stage, we did it. It hasn't been an easy journey, and more often than not, we faced doubts from people around us and sometimes even ourselves. We were bound by so many constraints and had to accomodate so many perspectives. In the face of adversity, it was honestly hard to see how we could pull off gongyan, to justify a 35-year legacy. In 3 shows, so much happened. But no matter the circumstance, we managed the situation well. We are a student-run production, but we are not any less professional. 非黄城人不能够体会我们的感情,不会理解我们为什么那么注重黄城。What keeps us going is the 黄城 spirit that flows in our blood, that propels us forward and urges us to persevere, to settle for nothing but the best. 111 people, 12 zus, 3 shows, 1 黄城. We work tirelessly for gonyan in our own ways, and when everything comes together, it is all so overwhelming. Eventually we have to move on, but let me linger in the emotions and memories while they are still fresh. As the curtains close for the last time, as we take our final bow, as our journey draws to an end, let us always remember the moments we have shared on the stage that belongs to us. 在专属自己的舞台上,我们曾经拥有闪亮的日子。剧终人散,但愿黄城的精神永在。 1w

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xinhuiz 憑一份真摯的心 為黃城而努力 // 倒數4天 2w

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xinhuiz #vanhosniffs happy 18th vanho!!! didn't get to drink legally last night but it's okay. you are one of the friends I'm very thankful for here's to many more years of celebrating your birthday together! with more doraemon chocolate cake! love you lots and let's make best of the last week we have in huangcheng #歆琳相通 2w

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xinhuiz 15s7a goes for fo 2.0 3w

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xinhuiz the faces of people pressured by jiantlebones to go for fo.... but thank you guys for tonight hehe it was q fun :-) 3w

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xinhuiz 每滴眼淚掙脫後 都帶走懦弱 感動總在衝動後 苦澀回憶 都會溫柔 // 每個渺小的理由 都困住自由 有些事現在不做 你的理由會是什麼? 1mon

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xinhuiz 4 happy gurlz and 1 dying vasu. happy birthday to my longest friend of 12 years we've come a long way from being screaming fangirls and p3 deskies. it's always nice to see how we've grown over the years, and you've only gotten stronger ️ hope you enjoyed every bit of today and always remember the people who have your back 1mon
  •   yewzhiyu thank you for everything xinhui!! i love u1mon

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xinhuiz the d&e learning journey was rly cool and it was interesting to learn how birds are modern day dinosaurs and how we evolved from fishes (descent with modification through pressures of natural selection ooo bio) and ya the ways of the world!! AND seeing mr lim after such a long time, doing what he loves :') 2mon
  •   twjwenzy Or he taking all hwach groups!! 2mon
  •   xinhuiz @twjwenzy I think he's taking the hwach groups!! but we split into 2 then another bunch went w another tour guide I HOPE YOU GET MR LIM TOO 2mon
  •   twjwenzy @xinhuiz WHA OKAYYY 2mon

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xinhuiz very chill and fun day with this bunch hehe HAPPY BELATED JIAYING hope you like your food thanks y'all for today 2mon

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xinhuiz yesterday's food adventures with @calistafaith: two bakers, swee choon, hokkaido icecream non-stop nomz and we were so full after, but happy to see you again after so long 2mon

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xinhuiz bloom where you are planted!!!!! fight on everyone 2mon

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xinhuiz ITSKWOK('s birthday!!!!) despite your incessant bullying and verbal threats all day err day, you will always be my favourite class bully thank you for making jc life a lot less dreary and for filling our days with laughter always!! (except for when you are down with the ponning disease and ditch us in school) thankful that jc brought us together hehehhe hope you enjoyed your day off (from being a slave) and hope that as grow a year older you will also grow a year wiser and kinder :)) #saynotobullying #stopkwok2k16 happy birthday doggy 3mon
  •   itskwok thanks xinhuiz!!!!! happy that fate brought us together in jc and gave me a maria + doggy heheheheh. this time I never pon leh I ask dr hon give holiday on my birthday and jio y'all 3mon
  •   xinhuiz @itskwok thanks for the jio! 3mon

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xinhuiz 明天开工!!!!!! it's gonna be one heck of a journey HOLD ON TIGHT GUYS 3mon

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xinhuiz you said that we look like we're crying in this photo but I think we look v happy and cute here so!! happy happy 18th to this qt! you are such a wonderful person and I hope you will always be happy because you deserve to be hehe 3mon

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xinhuiz kueh lapis 3mon

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