Thursday, October 24, 2013

Small Project, Big Takeaways

From left: Ms Olivia Yow, Jia Ying Community Services volunteers (in red shirt and white blouse), Alvin Choo, Abigail Jodie, Siti Haryani (me), Esmeraldo Intervalo, Li Tsen, Kerng Ngee, Mr Xavier and Mr Gurmit Singh
 On September 18, 2013, eight final-year Mass Media Management students including myself, were approached and tasked to film and edit a TV segment for the President’s Star Charity Donation Drive. This project was led by the School of Business Management lecturer, Ms Olivia Yow. When we were told about the project, we were ecstatic! What made it twice as exciting was the chance to work hand-in-hand with well-known MediaCorp artiste, Gurmit Singh.

Friday, October 18, 2013

From JC to Poly: My Exciting Adventure

Yes, I was from a Junior College (JC).

No, I was not a JC dropout.

Yes, , I completed my GCE ‘A’ Levels before entering Nanyang Polytechnic because I am currently studying Occupational Therapy (OT), a course which requires an ‘A’ levels certificate.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Beyond the F1 Arena: a Hospitality Student’s Tale

It was a dream come true for racing enthusiasts when it was first announced, in 2008, that the SingTel Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix Night Race will be held in Singapore. Since then, the grand annual event has been a success, for both spectators and businesses alike.

Looking beyond the glitz and glamour, did you know there are different teams working behind the scenes to achieve a smooth and seamless operation? Success of the F1 event cannot come without the support of these teams.

Today, our student reporter talks to NYP’s first year student Muhammad Fildaus Bin Nazir Miah, 25, who is pursuing a Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management. For the past four years (in fact, even before he joined NYP), Fildaus has rendered his services in a plethora of jobs with Singapore Grand Prix (SGP). Certainly, his is an experience we would definitely want to hear about!

Fildaus (middle in picture) hard at work

From Cambodia with Love

It's been quite a while since I've returned from a recent volunteer trip in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Yet, memories of the two-week adventure and the impact it has made on me still linger fresh.