Tuesday, August 28, 2012

10 Things to do During Your Vacation

By Kelly Liew, Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Midwifery)

1. Learn a new language
Try challenging Mezzofanti (an 18th century Italian linguist who spoke 39 languages) and start learning a new language today! Challenging as it may seem, learning a new language can be very fulfilling. Through the knowledge of new languages we open doors to other communities and cultures, so don't be afraid, pick up a new language now!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fiestari 2012: Winning them All

By Rafidah Sapa'at, Year 2, Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy

They say you can’t win them all, but these NYP dancers certainly did.

Dancers from NYP's Malay Cultural Group participated in Fiestari 2012 on 14th July 2012 and emerged the overall champion. Their win was further sweetened when the dancers also clinched the Best Choreography award and the Best Performance award.

All in One Night – Best Performance, Best Choreography and Champions

Thursday, August 23, 2012

180 Days in Deutschland (Germany)

By Kishen Van Anker, Year 3, Diploma in Business Management

“Seize every opportunity given” is a quote I strongly believe in.

In March this year, I was given the opportunity to be part of the Overseas Student Exchange Programme (OSEP). I took a three-month Junior Program in International Business at Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Campus Bad Mergentheim (DHBW).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

NYP impresses competitors at Taiwan FIRA 2012

By Cheang Hoi Yee, Year 2, Diploma in Digital & Precision Engineering

They raced their robots at an open-air car park, under the sweltering afternoon heat.  It was certainly a memorable experience for three members from School of Engineering (SEG) from NYP - Cheng Zhi Bo, Albert Tan and Zhao Mei Jun. They recently went to Kaohsiung,Taiwan, on in July, to compete in the Taiwan FIRA 2012, Humanoid Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (HuroCup).

Friday, August 10, 2012

Going Ninja over Sports Fiesta 2012

By Amira Komari, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management

So how did NYP welcome the month of August? Why, we celebrated it with a bang of course! The atrium and corridors were abuzz with students eagerly participating and supporting their friends in the first-ever NYP Sports Fiesta. It is an event organised by our very own NYP Sports Club. The club is led by 8 committee members from various sports-related CCAs.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Singapore – Built Brick by Brick

By Shawn Fang, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management
Built by over 500 people in just 10 days, this huge LEGO  replica of the Marina Bay Floating Platform can sit 25,000 personalised LEGO  minifigure.
Just like pieces in a construction  toy set, we started building the foundations for Singapore sincethe 9th of August 1965. From this solitary block we’ve added more blocks over the last 47th years of independence and here we are today.

An NYP student, who is a part of this project, sits down and takes a break from setting up the extensive plastic brick sculpture.

With this metaphor in mind, it’s fitting that as part of this year’s National Day Parade Celebrations, a 12x9 metres LEGO® reconstruction of the Marina Bay Floating Platform has been created (with the help of our own NYP students, of course!). This replica of the behemoth floating stadium is filled up with 25,000 customised LEGO® mini figures from donors from all over Singapore.
Birthday wishes for Singapore are also placed on the LEGO structure.
For a minimum sum of $5 donation to The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund, donors received a pair of  LEGO® figurines- one for them to keep, and another for them to place upon the extensive LEGO® structure. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to discover that the LEGO® masterpiece was on display at NYP’s Atrium since late July.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Faith, Hope & Joshua Sim

By Dzulhilmi Bin Dzulkifli, Year 1, Diploma in Business Informatics

Interviewing Joshua Sim Renhe, second runner-up of the recently concluded Microsoft Imagine Cup, was a great way for me to learn and grow from his experiences.

I have a habit of comparing myself to others. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in a competitive environment both at school and at home. In my secondary school, I constantly strove to be the best I could. At home, being the eldest I was constantly compared to my siblings and cousins. It shook my self-confidence.

But when I sat down with Joshua, it changed my mindset. His life story is an inspiration to me. Most importantly, he rekindled that little flame called faith and gave me hope, something I lost long ago.
Joshua served his National Service (NS) before he completed his Higher NITEC. He then decided to serve NS first because he didn’t perform well for his 'O'-levels. At that time, he thought that education wasn't important. He almost gave up on himself.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Team Everest (Singapore) Nepal Expediton 2012

Remember Team Everest (Singapore)? They recently returned from their expedition of Nepal. Check out the amazing video they made!

Team Everest (Singapore) is led by NYP alumnus Mohamad Sufian Bin Sulaiman. NYP alumni Ismail Bin Latiff and Muhd Hilwan Bin Mohd Idrus are also part of the team.

The team plans to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 2015 as a birthday gift to Singapore on her 50th birthday. They hope that this gesture will also inspire others to pursue their passions and follow their dreams.

The PeRUNakan

By Kelly Liew, Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Midwifery)
My secondary school friend, Kian Hong (left), and I looking for clues during the race
I received my secondary school education in Tanjong Katong Secondary School, which is in Katong area and as such, Katong became the hangout for me and my peers. I remember walking down Haig road (where the school is) to Tanjong Katong Shopping Centre for a cheap meal before we went home. When we had a little more money, we would walk down East Coast Road to the famous Katong laksa shop, where we bought ourselves bowls of flavourful laksa only to be eaten with spoons and no chopsticks. Such beautiful memories! Till now, Katong remains my top choice when I am asked to decide on a place for food.

Don’t be mistaken, there is more to Katong than food, food and more food. And I discovered this last Saturday when I participated in PeRUNakan  - an “Amazing Race” style game. This event was organised by The Peranakan Association Singapore, supported by the National Heritage Board, and partnered with students from NYP’s School of Information Technology (SIT) Student Club.  Our students spent three months planning for this event. I took up the challenge and joined 19 other teams in the race as we set out to discover a different side of the Katong/ Joo Chiat area. I was confident as I had my secondary school friend, Kian Hong, as my partner for the day. Reminiscing fondly, I thought to myself, "We grew up here right?"

Friday, August 3, 2012

The GeneratioNYP Journey, 2012

By Amira Komari, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management
In its second year running, GeneratioNYP, held at The Grand Cathay on the 21 July 2012, is a hunt for NYP’s very own crowned duo. They will be the new faces for NYP and will also become NYP ambassadors.

Celebrity Edmund Chen, graced the event and was chief judge for the pageant. Radio personality Jasper Lai and homegrown singer Alex Wang were just some of the names that evaluated the finalists’ performances. The finalists will be judged based on their wit, talent and whether they have caring hearts for the community. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mass Media Students Attend Taping of “Sasuke Singapore”

By Nur Wahidah, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management, and Amira Komari, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management
Mass Media students in front of the Outdoor Broadcasting Van, waiting to go in.

Have you ever had the chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of an exciting obstacle race challenge?  We did! Sasuke Singapore is a new MediaCorp series which puts contestants through tough physical challenges.  It is adapted from a Japanese series with the same name.

Around 18 students from the Diploma of Mass Media Management along with their lecturer, Mr Azhar Abdul Salam, gathered at Sentosa’s Palawan Beach to catch the filming of Sasuke Singapore.

Even though it was a Saturday morning, there were many supporters seen on set, cheering their friends and family who were contestants taking on the challengesThe students of Mass Media Management got caught in the excitement of the event and started cheering! Whenever a contestant fell into the water, a loud “awwwww” could be heard.