Residential Reflection

Lido Lakes.

From the beautiful hike-track scenery to the t-shirt painting sessions, I could not seem to get enough of Lido Lakes. I will never forget the moment I fell into the lake when our raft broke apart. One by one, each of my group members started to fall into the water. In desperation, my group and I decided to push one of the lifeguard boats carrying three of our teammates by swimming in the lake. Our group ended up pushing the other group members into the lake, so not a single 12TME student walked out of the activity dry. Throughout the entire experience, I could not stop laughing. Besides the rafting, going to Lido Lakes also allowed me to participate in other activities that I have never tried.


Hearing that we would be playing paintball came as quite a shock and scare for me. Despite the warnings from my friends who claimed that paintball leaves painful bruises on your skin, I decided to put on my gear and walk into the battlefield. At first, I stayed at the very back of the field in order to observe the rest of the players. Deciding to challenge myself further, I moved outside the barricade and was able to shoot more people than I thought I would. I was also able to participate in the t-shirt painting session during our stay in Lido Lakes.


As I reflect on the Lido Lakes experience, I realize that many of our activities relate closely to the different CAS learning objectives (LO). The raft building mentioned above allowed me to demonstrate collaborative skills, as mentioned in LO5. My experience with the paintball game allowed me to undertake challenges and develop new skills, as mentioned in LO2. I relate my t-shirt painting activity with LO3 and LO4: I had to plan my t-shirt design in order to successfully produce the shirt of my preference and stick with the design plan. Based on LO1, I also realized that the area that I need to grow from is time-management. I learned this because I slept late during our stay in Lido Lakes.

Today, I sit in a dimly lit classroom listening to the raindrops thumping on the roof from the storm outside. I conclude this residential reflection with a smile on my face because of the wonderful people I have met and the new memories I have made.

Lido Lakes, thank you.

Have a great day,

Fio Wibawa

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