for I’m telling a story so don’t make a sound.
This story is of course about amazing Alpha 2,
with their many named pets and a throne for a loo.
From completely stuffing their faces each day,
to going to church and singing in Malay.
With some mud fights and dog fights, bitch fights and mozzie bites,
this story is full of our Phase 2 highlights.
So sit back, relax, listen and smile,
for who knows, this story might go on for a while.
It all started on that dreaded day,
when the Alphas were split up and we all went away.
Some however were still together with their old Alpha mates,
which some of the others didn’t always appreciate.
Danum here, Danum there,
Danum bloody everywhere.
Just kidding Bo Bubbles, Willemyn and Chris,
we all understand its Dan and Rich you really miss.
|Rich and Dan|
So after a long bus drive, we finally arrived,
and into our old shack we all quickly dived.
With cobwebs around and here and there a leak,
it only took a few days, till we turned this shack chic.
With a cupboard so tidy and drawings on the wall,
with bag racks, cup racks and mess tin racks and all.
Since there was some miscommunication on when the materials would come,
there was more time for work on the house to be done.
So we built a gym and a shower and a loo fit for kings,
together with some other quite impressive little things.
Also on the baking front we were quite great,
with everyday new ideas of cakes to create.
There were flapjacks, chocolate cake and of course banoffee pie,
all of which the calorie count was pretty dam high.
But we didn’t care, we ate ourselves fat,
and the villagers always fed us, on top of all that.
Still our supplies man Parasol was nowhere to be seen,
so we made some new pets, of whom we were all very keen.
There was a frog who fell down the long drop called Trevor,
who I swear to god, must be the smelliest frog ever.
To be honest I can’t even remember how many dogs we gave a name,
as most of them in my eyes looked exactly the same.
I do remember we named the girl dog Ralph and Sarah was boy,
and boy o boy did they give us joy.
It was Ralph in particular we all loved the most,
teaching him tricks and feeding him toast.
So Ralphie and Sarah, Mafia and Vanilla,
and Stacey the scorpion who was a real killer.
Milly the millipied who climbed up the wall.
Due to Millies awesomeness we made her a song,
and sang different versus of it all day long.
|Milly the millipied|
However apparently our voices were that bad,
that every time we sang it, the group just got mad.
But anyway enough about all the cute little pets we had,
for Parasol had arrived, what a good lad.
|Parasol arrives with materials|
So we could finally get cracking on with some real hard work,
James’s eyes lit up, and on his face was a smirk.
|Smirky James with Chris|
So we all got excited and started digging away,
mixing cement and finding a place for the big tanks to stay.
Waterpipe there, and waterpipe here,
it wasn’t till long, till out next plan was clear.
|Alpha 2 planning|
all close together but with a sh*t muddy climb.
one dam was too low for the houses up ground.
O what a muddle, what can we possibly do,
thank god for Nikki, for she had a clue.
So off they went rearranging the pipe,
this time at a bit more of an appropriate height.
|PM Caroline and pipe|
so we were rewarded by the villagers for doing a good deed.
Necklaces, bracelets, crosses and such,
quite overwhelming, it felt like too much.
|The villagers and Alpha 2|
even though finding that song was quite a bit of a search.
There we stood bellowing away,
not that they understood a word, since it was not in Malay.
These church sessions seemed to go on all day,
so Minna and I decided it was hangman we would play.
And as each and every word became dafter,
it got more and more difficult to hold in our laughter.
Not only in church but also at night,
did we find people giggling when we turned off the light.
There was Elliot who groaned and moaned and talked all night,
and Caroline and Minna who got caught up in a kick fight.
And then there formed a couple that shared a klamboe,
chatting all night, can you guess who?
The evenings were full of chase the joker forfeits,
and Harry Potter themed Mafia with deaths on the quiddich pitch.
And IQ tested, where Minna shocked us all, with an IQ of 129,
higher than the guys and higher than mine.
|Ingrid and IQ Minna|
However unfortunately it wasn’t always just fun,
as tension arose when the video had to be done.
You look too stroppy, you’re not in beat,
stand over there and don’t move your feet!
At moments Ingrid would stamp off in a strop,
and tell the whole group she would officially stop.
But there are no quitters in our Alpha 2,
so we finished the video, which turned out quite fun to do.
With our freshly new haircuts and our fly Raybans on,
our second phase ended with a lot of good fun.
So now you’ve all heard about our 3 weeks away,
new friendships were made and memories to stay.
So wake up, wake up, this story is over,
and let us all enjoy the rest of changeover.