Faith Wan (23S02B)

Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Cracking the Friend Code

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Faith Wan (23S02B) and Aaron Goh Wei Ming (23S06H, Peer Helper)

Cover image by Johnathan Lim (23S03M)

Your resident Aunties and Uncles are back with our Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset column, this time as a collaboration between Raffles Press and Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP)! Ever wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Submit your confessions to https://tinyurl.com/riadvice and we’ll give them our best shot. This column will be published at the end of every month.

How do you tell if a friend is trustworthy/suitable to be counted upon as part of your support system? 

Doubtful Douglas

Dear Doubtful Douglas,

Navigating friendships can be quite a tricky affair, especially in JC, where you may have been thrown into situations with unfamiliar faces. 

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Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Pride’s Predicament

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Nor Akmal (23S03A) and Faith Wan (23S02B)

Your resident Aunties and Uncles are back with our Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset column, this time as a collaboration between Raffles Press and Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP)! Ever wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Submit your confessions to https://tinyurl.com/riadvice and we’ll give them our best shot. This column will be published at the end of every month.

how do i manage my large ego?

Arrogant Anon

Dear Arrogant Anon,

Everyone has an ego. After all, your ego is your self-esteem: you need to believe that you have the potential to keep taking on new challenges so that you don’t stagnate within your comfort zone. A high self-esteem is also crucial for positive mental health and well-being. It enables you to value yourself and maintain a healthy level of confidence.

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RIPE Concert 2022: Ad Astra

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Faith Ho (22A01A), Faith Wan (23S02B) and Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

After being unable to hold concerts for the past two years due to the pandemic, Raffles Institution Piano Ensemble (RIPE) returned in style on May 17, 2022. Audience members were greeted with glittering star-themed decorations, which transformed LT2 into a celestial space—a hint of the dazzling performances to come. 

“As we were unable to have a concert last year […] we were more motivated than usual to perform our best in front of a live audience.” 

Roger Zhang (22S06D)

The concert, performed by the graduating batch of RIPE, centred around the story of a Little Prince exploring the stars and Earth (with the eponymous title “Ad Astra”).

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Aunt Agony & Uncle Upset: Minimising the Snowball Effect

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Faith Wan (23S02B) and Justin Cheong (23A01C, Peer Helper)

Cover Image by Johnathan Lim (23S03M)

Your resident Aunties and Uncles are back with our Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset column, this time as a collaboration between Raffles Press and Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP)! Ever wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Submit your confessions to https://tinyurl.com/riadvice and we’ll give them our best shot. This column will be published at the end of every month. 

How do you catch up if the work has already started snowballing and you have a 3 day cca? how do i be less behind on lectures :(

Stressed Scholar

Dear Stressed Scholar, 

We get it. 

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A-Level 2022 Features: Carving Your Own Path 

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Azzahra Osman (22S03P), Faith Wan (23S02B) and Venkatesan Ranjana (23A01D)

This year, Raffles Press invited eight Year 7s to share their experiences in JC, whether it be pursuing their interests or persevering through difficulty. We hope that their stories will inspire you and provide a glimpse into the lives of Rafflesians beyond academics.  

This is Part 1 of our A-Level 2022 Student Feature.

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