Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What are you afraid of?

Ever since the beginning of time, fear is known for doing many things. Lurking deep in our hearts, fear constricts, hinders, and may even break the spirits and minds of people.  It eats at us from the inside, assaulting us with past failures and doubt, paralyzing us against our true potential.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Record Breaking Dance-Off at NYP!

On Saturday afternoon 20 June 2015, Nanyang Polytechnic hosted Singapore’s largest Zumba dance as part of the “SG50 Harmony Swing” at the NYP Stadium.  Despite the hot weather, a record breaking number 3,578 participants showed up! We definitely beat Singapore’s previous record of 1,162 participants!

What’s in a future designer’s bag?

 Ever wondered what's in the bag of a future graphics designer, a visual effects artist or an animator? Look no further! Quench your curiosity as I inspect Valery Seng’s bag. She is a Year 1 Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design student.

Of course, you would expect a laptop! What is poly life without a laptop right? Valery here owns the Macbook Pro 15-inch. The extra 2 inches is definitely useful as she needs to create and edit pieces on software like Photoshop and After Effects. This particular model weighs a hefty 2kg! Valery will definitely train her muscles carrying this.

Here’s an unconventional pencil case! In it is a notebook that is vital for a course without worksheets. But look closely, the black and white stick is actually a KNIFE! Being in a design course means there is a lot of crafting and cutting. So this X-ACTO knife is definitely handy in class. She also has a pen to take notes with, and a kneadable eraser for her Fundamentals of Drawing class!

On days when Valery has Colour Theory classes, she brings along these essentials. A lot of fun painting is involved. Here are paints in various colours, brushes of different shapes and sizes and a palette to mix her paints. That yellow bucket is for water. Why so many compartments? Valery was recently taught that a three-step cleanse is essential for a squeaky clean brush, and also, a section of clean water is important for keeping your painting wet.

 A long day in school means you’re hungry all day! So Valery carries along some sweets to keep her energised as she faces her lectures. Mint flavoured candy is definitely refreshing. Yummy!

Is your curiousity quenched yet? It’s pretty fun to look at students’ bag from different schools. Do keep a lookout for future editions of What’s in Your Bag! 

Written by Siti Hawa Noorashikeen, Diploma in Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design

Monday, June 22, 2015

From Sec 4 to Year 0

My name is Germaine, Germaine Leow. Currently two months into my first year at Nanyang Polytechnic, I would be classified as a “freshie”. Here’s the catch though, while the other freshmen can remove the “freshie” label after a year, I will be spending two years in NYP as a freshman. Why? I am a Year 0 student and no, you did not read that wrong. Indeed, Year 0 students are not common and rarely heard of in campus. In fact, majority of the student body is probably not aware of us. Let me briefly introduce you to what Year 0 students really are – PFP students.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Is Being Single all that Bad?

 Are you someone who dreads spending the 14th of February alone?

Nobody likes to be alone, especially on a day when couples spend their time getting lovey dovey with each other. However, in this epoch, Valentine’s Day is not the only day when single people feel pressured into getting into a relationship.

Every day, many teenagers and young adults in campus feel compelled to seek out what they do not have, for the wrong reasons. At the sight of happy fellow student couples, they feel left out and believe that they too, need a relationship.