Testimonies

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Nishaal Ramesh Ajmera
Best Narrators Award
Three years ago I walked into the premises of Blubricks clueless about the changes that it might bring in my life. Today I can proudly say that it has been an honour to be a Blubricks Achiever. I always had an interest in storytelling, public speaking, drama and debates. However, these areas of interest needed strong self-confidence, of which I was lacking. Undoubtedly, blubricks has been an apt platform to boost my self-confidence. The impromptu speeches, discussion topics and short sketches had polished my skills in communication. I remember an occasion where I was chosen to be a narrator of a drama competition held in Blubricks. Though the role sounds simple but it was the total opposite of it. In fact the drama was entirely dependent on my narration such that if I missed out somewhere, the whole drama would have been ruined. Thanks to the guidance of Miss Adeline that I won the Best Narrators award. I had also been given a chance to co-write and adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet which was given a touch of our contemporary lifestyle. Here I discovered my ability to script-write where I had to put myself into the shoes of each actor to rewrite the entire play. It was not an easy feat but I enjoyed it! Once I attended Musical Workshop conducted by Blubricks. In this workshop I was chosen to dance with a female counterpart. What is more, I had to dance to a romantic song. I had no choice but to leave my shy cocoon behind and dance with conviction to impress the audience. Well, now it isn’t difficult anymore for me to perform a romantic dance. Also, the Trinity College Exams conducted every year in Blubricks enabled me in achieving an internationally recognised certificate in communication skills which became handy when I was applying for a scholarship. The training received at Blubricks also helped me to ace in the International English Language Testing System(IELTS). Last but not the least, I would like to express my gratitude to all the amazing teachers at Blubricks especially Miss Adeline for their guidance and believe that they put in me. The memories created in Blubricks will always remain entrenched in my mind.    

Nat
"Dear teacher Adeline, Thank you for all your guidance and supportive encouragements. You've been great part of my life and I can't say how grateful I am to have such a diligent and understanding coach like you. I still remembered how I was such an introverted girl when I was 9. So shy and quiet. I didn't have much confidence in myself and I was always afraid to speak up. But those were the past and now I've grown to be a more confident person. I am who I am today because of you, teacher Adeline. I've learned so much from you. I am so much more confident now especially to speak in front of a crowd and my English has also improved. But the most important thing that you've taught me is to always believe in myself. I wouldn't have come this far as a national Champion if it wasn't for you, teacher Adeline. You've given me so much inspiration to be a more successful person. I will always treasure your good deed and your sacrifices for me. Thank you so much, teacher Adeline."
Natasha Tan
 11 years old, national story telling champion year 2010

"Hello teacher Adeline, I am so happy that you've trained me for the national science story telling competition 2012 and it is a period that I'll remember fondly. I would like to thank you for teaching me the skill that you have. You created an environment of enthusiasm and fun for learning during our sessions and I am so grateful to have you as my teacher. Being the national champion for the science story telling competition 2012 is indeed a sweet reward for all the hard work and effort and I was very lucky that I had you to help me get there. I will always be thankful to you for your support and kindness."
Roshan Thirukumaran
 9 years old, National science story telling champion year 2012

Hui Yue
"Dear Miss Adeline, I am writing this to you to express my gratitude and to thank you. When I first set my foot on Blubricks, my only thought was that I will end up learning nothing and quit. But, I was deeply wrong. Before I came to Blubricks I was just a common student who like some others, never wanted to be in the spot light. There was a question that bothered me my whole life = Am I ever going to be out there different from the others? Although my answer for myself was never, you never gave up on me. You made me see a different angle of myself and the world, you made me realize that even if I was not from an English speaking background or primary school, I can still be capable of anything. You have changed me from a nobody into someone who can actually speak in front of hundreds and most importantly to go beyond limit. To me, it has always been hard, just to try to fit in and be like the other boys and girls in Blubricks, because I don’t know what to say and wasn’t confident to start a conversation, but Miss Adeline, you have trained me, you nurture me, and turn me into someone who could actually speak confidently, even if it wasn’t my mother’s language. Coming so far and being who I am today, I’ve never planned or even knew that I could be a speaker or actor. I know I owe you so much thank you, because at the end of the day, the credit never goes to you, it’s always us. I know that I may not be the best student or never be a triple threat who can sing, dance or do wushu, but I will try my best to make you proud. I am thankful to be at my present position and looking back, it made me realize how much I have grown under your dedication, hard work and advice. Words cannot express how satisfied and happy I am to be here and have a chance to act with people that I admire the moment I step into Blubricks. Rest assured, Miss Adeline, that no teacher I have ever came across had ever put in so much effort and hard work into me. I am very blessed that god has made me stumble into you and you into my life. I will always cherish your advice. Thank you again, Miss Adeline, for making the shy, quiet me a past.”
Tay Hui Yue
4 years old, Best actor for Melaka State Drama Competition 2014

Anna Chua
12 years old, Melaka State Public speaking champion year 2013
"Auntie Adeline, I, Anna Chua wish to thank you for your guidance and help in my public speaking competitions. Without your help, I would not have won all those prizes. Words cannot describe how thankful and grateful I am towards you. All the time and effort in making me a good public speaker finally paid off. I can still imagine myself before all this happened. The day Puan Lim open the door for me to be a public speaker. Thank you so much. Thank you for believing in me. I am truly grateful to have such a dedicated trainer like you. When the contest chairperson announced my name at the competition, I owe it all to you. I shouldn't be the one receiving all the praise but you should. Without you I wouldn't be the girl I am today. Thank you. Before choosing me to represent my school in this year's competition, I was shocked to find out that I already had a competitor but I was over joyed when you told mummy that you were leaning on to me and that you believe in me. Thank you for believing in me and seeing the potential in me. I always found myself as a quiet, low profile girl but my life has improved since I was chosen. I owe it all to you. Thank you."

"Dear Teacher Adeline, Thank you for training me for my story telling competition. Thanks to your training, I emerged champion in the district level competition and got 2nd place for state level. You have boosted my level of confidence as well. When I first started training, I was very shy and presented the story in an awkward manner. But after each practice, I was really good as you taught the correct facial expression, intonation and many more skills. Even though I got 2nd place in state level competition and not champion, I am still grateful. This is because someone told me that is this world, there are two kinds of people; the winners and the losers. The winners always get what they want and learn that they shall keep winning for the rest of their lives and put only a little effort in what they are doing. The losers on the other hand, never get what they want no matter how hard they try. But they are always get another chance which is why when they lose, they learn to be grateful for what they get. And just like that, they get up and try again. So, I am really grateful for all your hard effort. I learned many things from you, like never back down. I also learnt to always look on the positive side of things. As the saying goes, if life gives you dirt, plant flowers. I am going to end this note by saying how thankful I am for your training because without you, those trophies on my desk won't ever be there."
 Shena Amaranathan
12 years old, Melaka State English Story Telling Competition - District Level Champion, State Level 1st Runner Up 2014