NYAA Healthy Living – June

This month marked the supposed end of the COVID circuit breaker period in addition to the end of the school year. Not only has the past few months been a reflective time period, but it has also been one of change. The NYAA program has truly helped me to benefit from the time I got…

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NYAA Healthy Living – May

Following last month’s introduction to Yoga, I decided to venture into more complex Yoga. This month I followed the sessions lead by Youtuber “The Samyak Yoga Ashram” in their channel “Mysore Yoga Teacher Training Institute (Samyak Yoga)“. The channel features traditional Indian Yoga sessions including Hatha, vinyasa, and ashtanga classes that typically last anywhere from…

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NYAA Healthy Living – April

I was set to take part in Yoga as a part of my Season 4 activities, however, due to the restrictions posed by the circuit breaker period I was unable to do so. I decided to pick yoga as the activity to pursue as I felt it aptly matched my Healthy Living Goal: “To use…

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NYAA Healthy Living – March

The goal for this month was defined: to cycle 15 km. Though I gym training was a part of my routine last month, I figured it would be beneficial to incorporate it into this month’s routine as well. I also decided that limiting myself to the scope of my neighborhood may have induced a sense…

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NYAA Healthy Living – February

This month I took on the challenge of improving on a new skill: Cycling. The first 2 weeks of this month entailed gym training for cycling. including work on the exercise bike. My routine was carried out for 1 hr every day be it the gym or real cycling. Following this, I took on the…

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NYAA Gold: Outdoor Appreciation – Trip to Tioman

Trip: Grade 10 FIB Tioman Expedition During the expedition, we learned about the island’s fascinating history, geology, flora, and fauna while exploring habitats on foot and by sea kayak with an emphasis on teamwork, leadership, resilience, sustainability, and fun. Our accommodation also included jungle camping apart from beach cabins. Towards our goal, we underwent kayaking…

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GLOBAL POLITICS EA REFLECTION #2 – Interviewing NUS Senior Researcher Mr. Joost Buurman

Mr. Joost Buurman is a ‘multidisciplinary economist’: although an economist by training, his work experience is in diverse fields, such as water resources management and modeling, spatial planning and geographical information technology, and systems engineering. He is currently a senior research fellow at the Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, where…

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