Category School

Just when we thought things were going well

BY NUR RAFHANAHDEWI  Out of the blue, someone “foreign” to our team came into our lives halting the smooth progress that is our blog. It was sudden but being the easy going people we are, we welcomed her in. Vivian, A consultant and a fellow blogger of (hungrycheapskates), that’s who she was. Like everyone with […]

De-stress, or distress?

BY PRAVEENA RAVIN For those of us in Poly or JC, we have a whole load of tasks to finish even after our stressful examinations. Projects just pile up and the deadlines approach rapidly, causing us to have a teenage midlife crisis (yes, kinda dramatic but I’m sure you feel that way too). So what can […]

I’m average, I can’t go far: student

BY SYAFIQAH IDAYU BINTI ROSLI “I’m just the average student in the average school. I score average marks, for the average paper. I’m that student, don’t you see? Someone has to be that student.” Are you that student?” All too often do I see students – no, people – who draw back, yanks themselves back […]

Forgetfulness, A Bane No More

BY OLIVIA MARIE CHEONG YEE YAN Do you find yourself saying this too often? You probably say it in school, at work, to friends and at home. Don’t worry about it! Everyone forgets to bring or do something at any point of their lives. It is perfectly alright to forget occasionally, once or twice. However, […]

Focus Early Or Regret Later

BY SYAFIQAH IDAYU BINTI ROSLI “I am a student who has somewhat decently passed my O-Level Examination with an L1R4 of 16, 14 with CCA points. I am a student who could have a much higher score in GPA if only I had bothered to pull my head out of the clouds and focus. I […]

The Beginnings of 2014

BY OLIVIA MARIE CHEONG YEE YAN Hey everyone! How has the new year been? Every year is an opportunity for us to start anew and forget any mistakes or unhappy happenings in the past year. We all know about New Year resolutions. We set them at the start of the New Year and work towards […]

Bored out of your mind?

BY OLIVIA MARIE CHEONG YEE YAN Have you ever felt so, so bored that you finally resort to lying around, moaning, “I’m so bored… I have nothing to do!”? Well, you’re definitely not alone. This happens to everyone. Yes, there is always that time when you just stop, look around and realise that you have nothing […]

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Students: our attention not free-of-charge

BY SYAFIQAH IDAYU BINTI ROSLI Yes, exactly what the headline said. Our attention – yes, I am a fellow student a well – is not free-of-charge. But face it. We are youngsters. Youths. Heck, kids (for those who shudder at this word, wait until you reach my age. You’d be longing to be called a […]

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Procrastination: Shape Up or Ship Out

BY NUR RAFHANAHDEWI RUSLAN As human beings, most of us often procrastinate from doing work. Even when we have to hand in an important assignment the next day, we still make time to watch a couple of YouTube videos and maybe tweet a bit before doing so. This means we end up rushing through tasks […]

Pledge: To support a bully free world

BY: NUR RAFHANAHDEWI RUSLAN  Bullying is an issue commonly faced by many people around the world and those that are often affected are children. Statistics shows that 94.7% out of 4000 students in Singapore aged 7 to 16 years old have experienced bullying at least once in their life. Those that are bullied often have to deal with […]