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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 😦

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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.

 

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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!.

 

 

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Top 5 Diploma Courses in Temasek Poly based on 2015 JAE ELR2B2

TEMASEK POLYTECHNIC

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Address : 21 Tampines Avenue 1, Singapore 529757
Nearest MRT : Tampines

Contact Number : 6788 2000
Email Address : corpcomm@tp.edu.sg (general enquiries) , webmaster@tp.edu.sg (enquiries/feedback on TP website)

Opening Hours : 8:30am – 6:00pm (Monday to Friday), Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Schools :

School of Applied Science
School of Business
School of Design
School of Engineering
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Informatics and IT

Top Course : DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES

No. COURSE NAME COURSE CODE COP
1 Diploma in Psychology Studies T48 9
2 Diploma in Biomedical Science T27 10
3 Diploma in Veterinary Technology T45 11
4 Diploma in  Biotechnology T31 12
Diploma in Accounting and Finance T02 12
Diploma in Aviation Management and Services T04 12
5 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science T25 13
Diploma in Communication and Media Management T40 13
Diploma in Law and Management T09 13
Diploma in Aerospace Engineering T51 13
Diploma in Early Childhood Studies T13 13
Diploma in Digital Forensics T55 13

For more info, click here
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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.

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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 !

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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.



18 Things Poly Freshmen Need To Take Note !

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Hey secondary school and ITE graduates. By now, you should know which poly you are going to.

First of all, congratulations on making into poly !

You all must be very excited to start your new school life. Well , before you embark on your new journey, here are some guidelines that you should take note of.

1. People Will Judge You on What You Wear. 

You all are aware that there isn’t any uniform for poly students. In fact, this is one of the main reason why students chose poly over Junior College. It’s dull and boring when students come to school everyday with the same clothing.

Well, you have freedom now. You have freedom to wear what you want.

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Do take note that most people will judge you on what you wear. You need to be careful especially female students. It can be very annoying because you thought that you can have freedom to wear whatever you want but nahhh .

People do criticise on my fashion too. I get comment like ” why you always wear chequered shirt ” , ” why you always wear jeans, not hot meh “. To be honest, i did stop wearing chequered shirt and I bought myself shorts haha. It’s up to you whether you want to see the criticism as a constructive one or you want to see it as a negative criticism. I took it as a constructive criticism and learn from it.

Not all people are like that, sometimes I do received a lot of compliments too.

My advice for guys is, you can wear simple and plain but refrain from wearing basketball shorts to school. It makes you look sloppy. Same goes to slippers. I do judge people who wear slippers to school HAHA.

For girls, shorts which is too short make you look like a slut. You classrooms are air-conditioned, cover it. Unless you have a sexy leg, then I don’t mind hahaha. Oh kidding. Wear maxi skirt, I love girls with maxi skirt ! Tank top makes you look sloppy too.

Okay enough I’m not a fashion advisor. So I should not say much haha. Don’t overdress too ! I noticed that a lot of design students are overdress. They have unique fashion sense but sometimes, it just weird haha.

Remember this, dressing well shows respect for others.

2. Outfit Dilemma

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You will have this symptom by week 3 or as early as week 2. This symptom will occur when you already wear all your collections and you can’t decide which one to wear again.

So stock up your wardrobe now ! Chey no lah. You shouldn’t spend a lot just to look good. After a while, people also don’t care what you wearing.

3. First Impression

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This is common. People tend to wear nicely to make a good first impression to their new classmates. Trust me, after few weeks, when you are aleady comfortable with your new classmates, you don’t care about what you wear anymore. You will start to wear simple clothing.

4. Invest on Formal Clothing Now !

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I think, you should start to invest on formal clothing now. Don’t wait till your first formal presentation then you chiong and buy. You don’t need to wear blazer, I think only business students likes to wear it.

Don’t forget your formal shoes too ! Some lecturer, they are very fussy. Good luck then !

5. Canteen Foods !

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Poly have more variety compared to your school canteens. It will cost slightly more but still affordable. You and you friends will have dilemma on where to eat for lunch break.

6. YOU NEED TO CHOP YOUR SEATS !

During lunch break, it’s hard to eat in large groups. Advisable to go with not more than 4 people per group.

7. Fast Food Cost Cheaper than Outside !

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Yes, you wouldn’t want to eat fast food outside because your school fast food’s outlet is cheaper. Expect a long queue during break time.

8. Last Minute Work

You will be given at least 1 to 6 weeks to complete your project depending on your module. Good news ? Not really. The longer the submission date, the more we will tend to drag. Sometimes you can have up to 6 projects and that’s when you really need to start doing your work. Last minute work will make you regret.

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Last semester, I have to overnight at Changi Airport thrice just to finish up my project. You wouldn’t want to sacrifice your precious sleep right ? Then no last minute work.

Sometimes its understandable lah. Be aware that poly isn’t that slack as you thought. It can be as stress as O level. Be prepared.

9. Bias Lecturer

I have no comment about this but this kind of lecturer do exist. Some lecturers are biased towards me and some are biased to towards others.

10. Open Book Test Do Exist in Poly

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Some modules or some lecturers allows open book test ! This is the fun thing about poly.

11.  Class Bonding

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When you join poly, you will feel that you have a best class in you life. You will start to tweet and insta about them. ” Best class in the world ” , ” Best class in my life ” , ” I have the best classmates ” . I warn you not to tweet this, you will regret later.

It’s normal. The class is very bonded for few weeks. After few weeks, everyone will have their own cliques and that’s when the class start to split too.

Appreciate your first few weeks of school. It won’t happen again for the rest of your poly life.

12. Backstabber Everywhere

This is what people told me before I step into Poly. I don’t want to believe it. Sadly, it’s the truth.

Some try to steal your friends, some try to make use of you and some pretend to like you. Some people act like they want to help you in studies but actually they care more about their grades. They pretend to help. Some try to give you wrong answers so that you will not do well in that particular modules.

Beware .

13. You Will Meet the Best Person in Your Life

Either you will have a new girlfriend/boyfriend or you will meet a new awesome friends. Yes you will, trust me.

For me, I have yet to find a new girlfriend but I found my bestfriend in poly ! By far, the best friend I have ever met in my life.

In poly, you need to have at least ONE friend to stay by your side. Seriously , you do need at least one. Someone that you can trust. Doesn’t matter if you do not have a lot of friends in poly, but a bestfriend is a must.

You need them because poly life isn’t as beautiful as you thought.

I’m glad I found one.

14. Group Project

This is the annoying part of poly life. As time goes by , it’s super hard to choose your group members.

After a few group projects, you will see their true colour.

I like individual project more. Well, what I can advise is to choose your member carefully. If you have chance, try to group with different people so that you can choose the best for your final year project.

15. Cheaper concession now !

You all might already know, but in case you haven’t, Polytechnic students will finally be able to enjoy the same monthly concession pass prices as those in secondary schools, JC and ITE.

Poly MCPs Price
Current New
Bus Concession Pass $52.00 $27.50
Train Concession Pass $45.00 $25.00
Hybrid Concession Pass $97.00 $51.00

Damn you freshies, you guys are lucky !

16. Don’t underestimate ITE Student

Some ITE students do better than O-level graduates. Think twice before you look down on them.

17. Laptop is a Must

Get your laptop now or you can buy during school roadshow. Laptop is your bestfriend in poly.

Last semester, I dropped my laptop and have to send for repair. I have hard time surviving without my laptop.

18. REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR WORK EVERY NOW AND THEN

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Whatever software that you are using to do your assignments, do remember to keep saving it. You will never know when you laptop will crash.

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There are more things that you have to know but for now, this are the only things that I can think of. Good luck with your poly life ! It won’t be an easy one but it will be a fun journey !

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.

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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.

Temasek Poly ITAS block is haunted ?

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Time for a ghost story !

Talking about haunted places in Singapore,  school top the list. There are alot of ghost stories that happened in school.

Something happened to me while studying in school last semester. I’m a Temasek Polytechnic student for your info. That time, the school is quiet because it’s was a study week and students are not required to come to school and its was a ghost month period. I went to school to study because I find it convenient to study in school. I was accompanied by my classmates Kenny & Ren Guo.

Usually we always study in school library but that day, we decided to study in Lecture Theatre located at block 3, the ITAS block. We started studying at 2pm. At around 7pm, when I was teaching both of them, suddenly we heard a hummimg sound, like old cheena song. Ren Guo thought I made the sound but I did not. The sound came from the back of LT. We were so scared but we continue revising. Studies more important haha.

While revising, we heard alot of weird noises but out of all sound, the hummimg sound is the scariest. We decided to stop revising at 8pm and went for dinner. We don’t really believe in supernatural stuff so we don’t really care about it.

New semester ! It’s only second week of school and I’ve tonnes of assignments need to be done. So I decided to stay back in school after my class which end at 6pm. Ren Guo was with me and we decided to study at one of the lab at level 7, ITAS block. Only two of us in the lab but there’s another two guys next door doing their work. Ren Guo & I were doing our own stuff when suddenly the guys next door ran out of the room. They took their stuffs and transfer to our room. They said they heard something. I wanted to laugh because both of them look so beng but scared of this kind of thing when I suddenly realised about what happened to us last semester. I asked them what they heard and they said they heard a lady singing.

Me and Ren Guo look at each other and I said ” maybe it’s a same ghost and she took lift up to level 7 hahaha “. Okay not funny. I was curious and I did research. I came across this post.

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Is it the same lady ? Same song ?. I tried to do a deeper research and I came across another post.

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Someone encountered something at ITAS block. Is ITAS block haunted ?

From what I know, Engine block 18 level 6 is haunted.

It was rumoured to have an indian worker binding wire inside a pillar but a colleague pour cement inside the pillar burying him in the process and they only found out when the whole building was almost completed. It was rumoured that the body is still inside the pillar which is believed to be somewhere in Block 18.

There are story about Engine block 18. Engine block corridors from Block 18 were so haunted that guards wouldn’t patrol that area. A famous story told by a guard was he saw a student at a locker as he was patrolling and as he make an U turn few minutes later, he found a piece of newspaper on the floor with that student’s face he just saw. Only problem is that student was killed by a sports car at the bus stop few months back.

The story of block 18 I took it from other website. I know the English is terrible but Im lazy to correct their English.

Is ITAS block the next block 18 ?