粉紅獨角獸初參賽 面對破產越挫越勇

六個穿著粉紅連身服的大男孩貫徹著隊伍的精神,《Pink Fluffy Unicorn》是他們的隊伍名稱,這個充滿少女心的隊名背後有很深的涵義,他們是來自新加坡的華僑中學隊伍,認為獨角獸是個存在於夢想及魔法世界的生物,因此將其形容為友善的象徵。隊長Nicholas表示:「我們就像個小時後畫的塗鴉本,有魔法彩虹和各種幸福快樂的元素,每個人都和樂融融。」

Six big boy wearing the pink jumpsuits, they are “Pink Fluffy Unicorn”. They are students from Hwa Chong Institution. And this colourful cute team name is actually much more than a cute name. They said that the unicorn stands for the diversity culture of Singapore. Unicorns are kind of the magical creature in a dream world, so it’s an icon represent friendly people. And why they chose pink is just because of their favorite colour. “You know it’s like paint book we alldraw before, and there are Magic rainbows, happiness and friendliness all that in it,” said Nicolas, the team leader.

而參賽的緣起,是老師透過每個人的特長和專業,因應智鐵的多元專業,集結出了支新加坡代表隊伍。在他們的學習生活裡,課外活動佔很大的部分,類似台灣的社團,每個人依興趣選擇不同的專業,有的學唱歌、有的有體育興趣、有的人學樂器,還有人跳舞,甚至有人參與「飛行俱樂部」。

Mention to the composition of the group, they all got the information from the electronic board in their school. Their teacher picked them from their major and habits. They have lots of after school activities, some of them play instruments, some can dance, and one of them even learn how to fly a plane. Their teacher-mentor said that the IICC competition needs multiple specialties, and their glad to have these students in the team.

雖然新加坡的語言多元,多數人都會說中、英文,但才剛開始主軸任務,他們因為不理解借貸的規則,導致電腦系統錯誤而破產。「我們的戶頭其實算是被冷凍了兩個多小時。」他們笑著表示,一開始真的不懂才出包,但很感謝主辦再給他們一次機會,除了當時暫時無法進行買賣之外,他們表示不影響比賽,並且將會有厲害主軸作品產生。

Most Singaporeans can speak both English and Chinese, but still, they went to some differences in the mission. In the beginning, they misunderstood the borrowing rules and went bankrupt. “Our account were frozen for about like two hours,” they said it with laughers. Even though this happened, it didn’t affected them, and they promised that their main project will be brilliant.

智鐵比賽的形式似乎和他們曾經參與過的比賽都大不相同,上次華僑中學來參加,已經是兩年前的事了,這是《Pink Fluffy Unicorn》的第一次比賽,他們表示,智鐵很不一樣、很好玩,希望在以後能夠持續來參加比賽。(記者呂紹禾、王得翰/台大採訪報導)

The form of IICC is so different from the competition they participated before. It’s been two years since they last been here. They told us that this is fun and different, and they hope that they can come to the game each year. (Reported by: Wangder, Shao-Ho. NTU)