School is Boring because you’re a Boring Person

School is not the most exciting or thrilling thing invented, but it is compulsory to go to. You left with no choice but to drag yourself to school every damn morning.

But is school that boring?. No, school is not boring, studying is. School is one of the best place in my life. I don’t enjoy studying but I do enjoy going to school. If you think school is a boring place, I guess the problem is you.

If you are a boring person, anywhere you go will be boring to you. If you want school to be not a boring place to go to, then you make it not boring! Do something that makes you want to go to school.

Organising event is my hobby but to start any event, I have to join a club. I don’t really like the idea of joining a club because of the politics. So I YOLO and created my own club.

After secondary school, I decided to go to  ITE because the courses that they offered me is not the course that I want. During my first year in ITE, I went to a leadership camp and I enjoyed it but I feel that there are room of improvement to make the camp more enjoyable and meaningful.

So I proposed my idea in front of 10 directors and they approved my proposal to form a committee to organise a 4 days 3 nights leadership camp. With the help of my fellow committee members, we managed to plan a leadership camp in less than 3 months which we called ‘CAMP IGNITE’.

I wanted my camp to be special. I want them to learn leadership in different ways. Flag making is a must to give them sense of identity. I didn’t expect my camper to be this creative.

I also want them to get wet. Other than the usual wet game activities, I want my camper to try water sports. Therefore, I included dragon boat in my programme flow.

DB3DB2DB1db

Water sports alone is not enough. I also want them to play new sports so we decided to have dodge ball as our land sports activity.

SP2SP

To make the camp more exciting and unique, I also added Masterchef Challenge. I’m very impressed with the quality of the food that they produced with budget of $10 per group.

MC4MC3MC2MC1MC

Night walk is a must for every camp. It’s an activity that campers are excited for. I ditched the idea of having night walk in school because it’s not scary enough. So I brought my campers to Macritchie instead.

NW

Since it’s a leadership camp, we do have leadership talk. Normally, leadership talk is the most boring part but surprisingly, my campers love it and our leadership talk rating never go down below 8.5 . Our leadership talk is done by our committee members.

We also have various kind of activities to bond the campers. We usually stick to the same games unless the rating is below 8.5 .

What is camp without campfire?. And what is campfire without performance.

CF2CF3CF4CF5CF6CF7CF8CF9

I also want my camper to give back to the society. Community project is part of the camp programme. Usually, they will do the community project on their last day of the camp.

This is how i make myself busy throughout my 2 years in ITE. I always look forward to meet my exco. Planning can be stressful but they make it fun. I miss them 😦

COMM3COMM2COMM1NP

This year, we will have the 5th batch of Camp Ignite committee. Eventhough I graduated from ITE 3 years ago, my camp is still alive. Thanks to my committee and thanks to the school for believing in my camp.

After I left ITE and joined Temasek Polytechnic, I thought I wont be able to create my own event because TP has a lot of camp and it’s a bit redundant to create Camp Ignite in TP. I decided to just concentrate on my studies.

However, I got bored of school especially after I parted ways with my bestfriend. So I decided to do something new. I decided to sell t-shirts and all the proceed will be donated to student needy fund. It is not easy because it’s something new for me. Furthermore, I have to do it with zero budget. It’s different from Camp Ignite where I get up to 10k of budget.

 

P2 - BagsP2 - BundlesP2 - CardsP2 - Shirts

Last year my team and I managed to raised $30,000 and we are doing it again this year. It’s challenging and at the same time it’s fun! I feel so good to see people wearing the shirt.

Camp Ignite is the reason why I look forward for school during my ITE years and TPXXV is the reason why I look forward for school in my poly years. I don’t mind coming to school early and leaving school at night because I’m doing what I like.

There is no politics in my team and that’s the reason why everything went smoothly. People asked me why I waste my time on this. I don’t think I’m wasting my time. I gained new knowledge, new experience and new friendships too. It’s something that I like so why not? .

Do something that you like and you will love school as much as you love your house. It gave me motivation to go to school too.

So yeah, if you are interested to know more about Camp Ignite, do like our Facebook page here.

If you are interested to know more about my XXV products, do follow us on instagram here. We will have another round of pre-order late this month so do follow us now!.

 

 

Advertisements

Top 5 Poly Courses based on 2015 JAE ELR2B2

Top 5 Poly Courses based on 2015 JAE ELR2B2

ex6

No.

COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

POLYTECHNIC

COP

WEBSITE

1 Diploma in International Business N85 Ngee Ann Poly 6 Click here
2 Diploma in International Business S36 Singapore Poly 7 Click here
3 Diploma in Biomedical Science S98 Singapore Poly 8 Click here
Diploma in Engineering Science N93 Ngee Ann Poly 8 Click here
4 Diploma in Psychology Studies T48 Temasek Poly 9 Click here
Diploma in Biomedical Science N59 Ngee Ann Poly 9 Click here
Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology N49 Ngee Ann Poly 9 Click here
Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience N90 Ngee Ann Poly 9 Click here
Diploma in Arts Business Management N91 Ngee Ann Poly 9 Click here
Diploma in Biomedical Science N59 Ngee Ann Poly 9 Click here
5 Diploma in Biomedical Science T27 Temasek Poly 10 Click here
Diploma in Biotechnology S72 Singapore Poly 10 Click here
Diploma in Pharmacy Science N73 Ngee Ann Poly 10 Click here
Diploma in Banking & Financial Services N53 Ngee Ann Poly 10 Click here
Diploma in Tourism & Resort Management N72 Ngee Ann Poly 10 Click here
Diploma in Mass Communication N67 Ngee Ann Poly 10 Click here

TP - Psyco TP - Bio SP - BIO SCI NP - INT BUS NP - ENG SCI

EX ex1 ex2 ex3 ex4 ex5

SP - Int Bus

For more info on other courses cut off point , click here
*****************************************************

Related Post :

Top 5 Diploma Courses in Ngee Ann Poly Based on 2015 JAE ELR2B2 – click here
Top 5 Diploma Courses in Republic Poly Based on 2015 JAE ELR2B2 – click here
Top 5 Diploma Courses in Temasek Poly Based on 2015 JAE ELR2B2 – click here
Top 5 Diploma Courses in Singapore Poly Based on 2015 JAE ELR2B2 – click here
Top 5 Diploma Courses in Nanyang Poly Based on 2015 JAE ELR2B2 – click here

Diploma in Big Data Management & Governance.

Last week, I was asked by my course coordinator to do a photo shoot for Temasek Poly’s newly launched course, Diploma in Big Data Management & Governance. It came out in The New Paper last week.

Untitled

I don’t really like to do a photo shoot but at the same time, I don’t want to reject my CC request.

Anyway, that’s not my main point. I’m here to explain more about this new course. It’s my twin diploma. It’s pretty similar to my course. Same same but different. LOL

So what’s Big Data Management and Governance is all about ? It’s a course with BIG demand, BIG opportunities, BIG traits and BIG potential !

10522767_676973789035354_1791605063123078205_n

10527393_678980282168038_7434864183643614298_n 10357584_684898344909565_1421447749707287779_n 1477409_689583991107667_2654698133678601727_n

Big Data is a BIG DEAL !

Have you ever wondered how much information there is about you in cyberspace and in various computer systems ? Do you know you are generating information all the time when you use Facebook, buy something on eBay, post comments on a blog, buy a movie ticket ? Information is power. If you are someone with a curious mind who wants to be in control of information, then this course is for you.

What will you learn ?

In your first year, you will learn how to extract information and evaluate it. You will also obtain a strong foundation in Computer Science.

In your second year, you will learn how to manage Big Data, such as those that Facebook and Google collect and store. You will also learn to ensure the quality of the data you extract and how to manage its privacy, because wrong data can result in wrong predictions that may have a significant impact on businesses and lives.

By your third year, you would have learnt how to ‘mine’ Big Data. You will work with companies or organisations, locally or overseas, on Big Data projects.

Cool isn’t it ?

If you are interested to know more about this course, feel free to visit their website or visit their booth during Open House on January 8-10.



Red Bridge in Singapore Poly is Really Haunted ?

Last Halloween, I posted a post about ITAS Block in Temasek Poly. Today, I’ll talk more about Red Bridge in Singapore Poly. There are a lot of stories about this bridge. Is Red Bridge really haunted ?

red-bridge1

Red Bridge is a bridge that links Block T21 to Block T22. those who take the MRT from Dover towards Clementi, you may probably see a red coloured bridge.

From what I heard, there have been cases of suicide which took place more than 10 years ago. 

According to Tachikawa in keeptouch forum page, the red bridge wasn’t painted red originally. One night, there was this very distressed SP student. . She went up to the red bridge with a rope. 

The red bridge is pretty high up, located between 2 blocks in the School of Business of SP, which is up on a pretty steep hill. The bridge was on the 4th – 5th level, add that to the steep valley-like drop down below between both blocks makes it pretty scary. She tied the rope to the railings of the 2nd level (top) of the bridge. 

After tying, off she went. She took the plunge. Then a freaky thing happened. She must have jumped off with a tremendous amount of force. Once the rope reached its maximum tautness, the neck just couldn’t take the force, and literally split into two. The head was left tied to the rope, and the body just dropped down to the valley below. 

According to him, he is pretty sure that the incident did really happened because he read it in the papers. 

He added that he doesn’t know who decided to paint the bridge red. Other sources said that SP engaged a priest and the priest advise  to paint the bridge red to appease spirit. 

Fact or fiction? I’ll leave it up to your imagination. 

Top 5 poly courses based on 2014 JAE ELR2B2.

Top 5 poly courses based on 2014 JAE ELR2B2.

1. Diploma in International Business – 6 Points

1st

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N85
School: Business & Accountancy
COP: 6 Points

For more info, click here

2. Diploma in International Business – 7 Points

1000x220_students_business_1

Polytechnic: Singapore Polytechnic
Course Code: S36
School: Business
COP: 7 Points

For more info, click here

3. Diploma in Biomedical Science – 8 Points

aaa

Polytechnic: Singapore Polytechnic
Course Code: S98
School: Chemical & Life Sciences
COP: 8 Points

For more info, click here

3. Diploma in Engineering Science – 8 Points

2014hdr_es

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N93
School: Engineering
COP: 8 Points

For more info, click here

4. Diploma in Psychological Studies – 9 Points

topbanner-psychology

Polytechnic: Temasek Polytechnic
Course Code: T48
School: Humanities & Social Sciences
COP: 9 Points

For more info, click here

4. Diploma in Psychological Studies – 9 Points

2014hdr_pcs

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N77
School: Humanities & Social Sciences
COP: 9 Points

For more info, click here

4. Diploma in Biomedical Science – 9 Points

2014hdr_bms

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N59
School: Life Sciences & Chemical Technology
COP: 9 Points

For more info, click here

4. Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology – 9 Points

2014hdr_mbio

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N49
School: Life Sciences & Chemical Technology
COP: 9 Points

For more info, click here

4. Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience – 9 Points

2014hdr_vbs

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N90
School: Life Sciences & Chemical Technology
COP: 9 Points

For more info, click here

4. Diploma in Arts Business Management – 9 Points

2014hdr_abm

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N91
School: Humanities & Social Sciences
COP: 9 Points

For more info, click here

5. Diploma in Biomedical Science – 10 Points

dip-biomedical-science-b1

Polytechnic: Temasek Polytechnic
Course Code: T27
School: Applied Science
COP: Points

For more info, click here

5. Diploma in Biotechnology – 10 Points

CLS_SPOH_2013

Polytechnic: Singapore Polytechnic
Course Code: S72
School: Chemical & Life Sciences
COP: 10 Points

For more info, click here

5. Diploma in Pharmacy Science – 10 Points

2014hdr_ps

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N73
School: Life Sciences & Chemical Technology
COP: 10 Points

For more info, click here

5. Diploma in Banking & Financial Services – 10 Points

111

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N53
School: Business & Accountancy
COP: 10 Points

For more info, click here

5. Diploma in Tourism & Resort Management – 10 Points

222

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N72
School: Business & Accountancy
COP: 10 Points

For more info, click here

5. Diploma in Mass Communication- 10 Points

333

Polytechnic: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Course Code: N67
School: Film & Media Studies
COP: 10 Points

For more info, click here

Diploma in Business Intelligence & Analytics

Overview-BIA

 

The Course

To run a successful business, you must understand customer needs, preferences and purchasing trends. You need to know what’s available in the market, what’s selling well, and what your competitors are up to. Yes, that’s right- you need to gather intelligence and analyse it to propose smart business strategies.

In essence, you will be the thinker behind successful businesses. If you like Mathematics and Statistics, have a knack for spotting trends among seemingly unrelated facts, and want to help businesses do better and compete more effectively then take up this course which will position you for an exciting and rewarding career.

386851_10200576151557752_1821902824_n

Career Opportunities

  • Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Data Mining Specialist
  • Web & Social Media Analyst
  • Text Analytic Specialist
  • Data Warehouse Specialist and many more !

Cut-Off Point

Last year was 16. COP for this year is out yet.

Some Core Subjects

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Customer Relationship Management & Analytics
  • Data Mining Concepts & Techniques
  • Predictive Analytics

If you want to know more about this course, click here . If you want to know about my experience as a BIA student, feel free to contact me via Twitter or Facebook. You can watch BIA video over here.