January 15, 2008

First Day

We had a great first day at OB Singapore! Here's a shot of us having lunch in a big open pavilion.

The base that we are at is only one of their campuses, this one is mostly right in the city. But there is still a great view from our dormitory.

The goal for the day was to do a series of high and low challenges to bond us as a wiki-team and to draw lessons from the activities as metaphors for our future work both together. This will be even more important once we leave Singapore and continue to network from home.

We did an course element I had never seen before - a simulated caving trip inside these containers in groups of four. Very dark, very twisty and a great puzzle too that went through the whole course.

It's been in the 80's and muggy. Right after we broke for the day it started to downpour. That lasted for about an hour and now it's clear again. These are the bunk houses for the kids when they come. They sleep up above through the green door, but you can notice that underneath there is a covered space for rainy times. Great design, each group has their own rain space and classroom.

Tomorrow we will get into the web part of the training, but we're off to a great start!


  1. way cool! what's it feel like to be in muggy weather?

  2. It's killing me! I almost burst into flames yesterday when the sun came out. Note to self: drinking 5 cups of coffee does not count as hydrating. Today we are mostly indoors so I'll probably go hypothermic from the air conditioning.