Ballooning with the Hiao Lele – Oceania Internationals 2017 Top 32 Report

Introduction

Greetings to all, I’m Martin Tan, also known among my peers in the Singapore VGC community as mewmart. I last wrote a team report in 2015 after my Top 32 finish at the inaugural Singapore Nationals Championships. It feels really surreal to once again be able to share with the community my thoughts, reflections, and insight on the VGC 2017 season thus far. Continue reading “Ballooning with the Hiao Lele – Oceania Internationals 2017 Top 32 Report”

Decoy Sandcastle – Oceania Internationals 2017 Day 2 Report

Hi, I’m Matthew Hui, editor of The Mirage Island, contributing my own content for a change. I was one of four Singaporeans who made it into Day 2 of the 2017 Oceania International Championships in Melbourne, as part of the Top 32 after Day 1 of Swiss, and ended up in 23rd place. It’s my second such finish in Australia, having managed a similar placing in 2015, but this one was achieved in a field with much more international talent and quite honestly was beyond anything I had hoped to achieve going into the event. Here, therefore, are my reflections on the event, to be joined by other attendees in the weeks to come. Continue reading “Decoy Sandcastle – Oceania Internationals 2017 Day 2 Report”