Monday, March 30, 2015

Making Data Fun And Easy To Understand with SAP Lumira

On the 16th of March, Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Information Technology (NYP SIT) held a SAP Lumira training workshop for secondary school students. The software is created by the German technology conglomerate, SAP, and enables users to present data in a fun and visually appealing manner.

I volunteered as a Student Helper and also had the opportunity to learn more about the software.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Life as an Emcee in NYP

My life as an emcee in NYP is an interesting one indeed. We, the members of the club, meet up regularly to plan for upcoming events, have lunch together as a team, and decide how to work together to improve our club. We also dine with our friends from other clubs, which results in us forming close, unshakable bonds. It is this habit that has helped the club grow and I’m proud to be a member of the Emcee Club.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Prison Within: A Musical by Diploma in Social Sciences students

After 3 months of intense preparation, 52 Year 2 Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work) students, including myself, finally staged our first musical production: The Prison Within, as part of our Communication & Public Education module!

The musical, a collaboration between NYP and CARE Network’s Yellow Ribbon Project, aimed to promote greater public support for the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders into our society.

 The Prison Within was a musical drama specially crafted to raise awareness of not only the trauma and stigma an ex-offender has to live with, but also focused on what the families of ex-offenders go through; as well as how an individual’s incarceration can affect the communication and dynamics within a family, and even outside the family.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Rocking on, NYPCO!

 Who says Chinese orchestras can only play Chinese or traditional music? NYPCO (NYP Chinese Orchestra) has challenged the notion of Chinese orchestras with their Billboard Rockx! Concert, which took place on the 23rd November at the Esplanade Concert Hall, by playing, you guessed it, rock and popular music!

With a strong history of three very successful K-Attack! performances, NYPCO is well-known in the local Chinese orchestra community for its beautiful music.

The orchestra opened with “Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance, and the wind instruments team, donning in black rocker-chic attire, entered through the concert hall guest entrance and marched pass the audience playing a show-stopping melody. As they reached the stage, the NYPCO team was introduced and the entire orchestra proceeded to wow the audience with their songs.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

No Dream is too Small for Fariza Begum

“You will never know. Whatever situation you find yourself in, even though you may not like it at first, could be a very big opportunity for you,” said Fariza Begum.

This was how Fariza, an NYP alumnus, carved out a name for herself in Floorball. The Diploma in Business Management graduate was very involved with the Floorball team during her years in NYP.  Fariza was a goalkeeper and helped her team clinch several titles at the inter Polytechnic-ITE (POL-ITE) Games and Inter-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) games.

Fariza Begum in action during a match