Friday, October 19, 2012

Up Close and Personal with Mr NYP: Leonard Chew

By Farihin Joehari, Year 1, Diploma in Mass Media Management

GenerationNYP (GenNYP), held at The Grand Cathay on 21st July 2012, saw the crowning of Leonard Chew from School of Engineering as Mr NYP in this annual pageant!

Who would have guessed that the shy, action movie junkie who was initially a tad hesitant to join the competition would clinch the title of Mr NYP?

Miracles do happen when we least expect it. I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing the amiable Leonard Chew where I got up-close and personal and discovered deets that you want to know about this fine young lad!

Taken Once More

By Nur Wahidah, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management

Image Credit: 20th Century Fox
“Taken” was such a huge success in 2008 with its $226 million box office taking. It comes as no surprise that a sequel was made.

In this sequel, all the families of those who Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) killed, come together to seek revenge on him for killing their beloved family members. One of those is villain Murad (Rade Serbedzija). If you watched the previous movie, Murad’s son is the one whom Bryan killed.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Time Travel – Yay or Nay?

Nur Wahidah, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management


Image Credit: Sony Pictures
“They say that time travel is not invented yet, but it will be 30 years from now – in 2042.”

With an opening like that, who wouldn’t be intrigued? I’m sure the thought of going back to your past to change certain things has always been on your mind. However, after watching this movie, my opinion about time travel changed a little.

Joseph Gordon Levitt plays the role of “Joe” who is a “looper” in 2012. What is a looper? It refers to someone who assassinates people from the future. In the future, it is said that disposal of a body is so difficult that criminals zap their victims to the past and hire “loopers” to get rid of them.





Monday, October 15, 2012

Looking beneath The Façade

By Kelly Liew, Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Midwifery)

Girls, girls! I found them.

Yes! I found two cute boys who actually sing.

Jereld Ang and Brendon Chua, the members of the band The Façade, melted my heart when they played their guitars and sang.

Jereld (left) and Brendon (right) rocking the house at NYP Jam! 2012
Earlier this year, they emerged as champions of NYP Jam! 2012. Following that success, they attracted 2 additional members and took the 1st Place when they competed against 7 other talented bands from NP, NUS, SMU and NTU at the starringNIGHT competition organised by the Singapore Management University (SMU) in August. 

Money Matters: ‘Budgeting’ in Personal Finance

Money Matters is a short series of articles written by Ho Khin Wai, a Diploma in Banking and Financial Services student, in an effort to raise the level of financial literacy among NYP students. He will cover various relevant topics on personal finance for teenagers in Singapore, and strives to make these articles fun and easy to understand.


The first thing about personal finance and financial planning that comes to many people’s minds is “Budgeting”. Most people, including myself, are not exactly very excited by this word. Most of us find it a chore to keep a personal budget. Even if you do have one, sticking to a budget is a problem. And this may have caused us to dismiss the whole idea of budgeting. However, having a personal budget is important. It allows you to plan your spending and ensures that you are using your money wisely.

Today’s article does not teach you how to create a budget, because you can find lots of those guides on Google. This article will, however, show you how to keep a budget (hopefully for the rest of your life).

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Money Matters: Insurance for YOUths

Money Matters is a short series of articles written by Ho Khin Wai, a Diploma in Banking and Financial Services student, in an effort to raise the level of financial literacy among NYP students. He will cover various relevant topics on personal finance for teenagers in Singapore, and strives to make these articles fun and easy to understand.

The world of insurance is unbelievably confusing. It doesn’t help that it is also an aggressively marketed industry, does it?

You probably know a thing or two about insurance so I won’t delve into the boring definitions of insurance. What I would like to highlight today is what kind of insurance, you, as a tertiary student/young adult will probably need.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NYP's F1 Racers

While the F1 drivers vied for the title at the 2012 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, a group of Media Studies & Management students raced against time to produce a series of videos for the celebrated event.

By Siti Bazilah, Year 3, Diploma in Media Studies & Management

I don’t know much about Formula 1 (F1) cars, but I know of many men behind the wheels who love speed and the adrenaline rush that comes with it.

Alonso, Schumacher, Vettel; just to name a few.

Out of the bunch, I’ve dreamt for a ride in Hamilton’s McLaren, or at least for him to flash me his signature toothy grin.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dead Mine Review

By Nur Mirrah Amit, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management

(Courtesy of HBO and Infinite Studios)
“The legend of Yamashita's Gold lures a treasure hunter and his group deep into the Indonesian jungle. Once they are trapped in an abandoned World War II Japanese bunker, they face the terrifying reality that the only way out is to go further in.”

Yay for me, I scored a pair of passes to the Singapore’s gala premiere of Dead Mine a few days back! I shared the theatre with the production team of the movie for the entire one and half hours, and even got to unknowingly rub shoulders with the cast of the movie

Aside from the fact that they had an attractive cast, Dead Mine was actually the first full-length feature film produced by HBO Asia. Believe it or not, the entire film was shot over 28 days in one of Singapore’s neighbouring islands, Batam, Indonesia. From watching the rather well done trailer, I was thrown completely off guard considering that it was actually of Hollywood-produced quality. Who would’ve known that was possible with a production team and cast coming from within this region? Never underestimate the talents of the locals – lesson learned!