Author: Jason Sutio (22S06U)

Blast to the Past: An Open Letter to the 1970s Rafflesian Times

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By Faith Ho (22A01A), Jason Sutio (22S06U), Lara Tan (22A01B) and Lim Yong Le (22S03M)

Hey 1970s Rafflesian Times

We bet you didn’t expect your musty little publication to make headlines again. Didn’t think you would survive so far into the future, did you?

Well, you didn’t. Just like Pokemon, you’ve evolved: we’re Raffles Press and we’re in charge now. 

We may not have paid advertisements like you did. We may not have a regular print edition (climate change and the lack of funds has caught up to us). And unlike you, our strapping ancestor, we may not write our pieces like Victor Hugo or Jane Austen for our Rafflesian comrads.

Still, we couldn’t help noticing that despite fifty years, some things never change. Let’s get started, shall we? 

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Raffles Chorale 2022: Across The Horizon

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By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Jason Sutio (22S06U), and Loh Zhao Hong (23S03A).

Photos courtesy of Huang Xihao (23S06S) from Raffles Photographic Society.

This concert, which was highly anticipated by a full house of attendees, was preceded by the gradual hushing of an otherwise highly active audience awaiting the performance with bated breath. The curtains swept apart to reveal a soft wash of vivid colours, strikingly reminiscent of a sunset. The lecture theatre hung in stillness as all eyes fixed onto the choristers on stage. With a flourish of a hand, the concert began.  

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Chamber Ensemble Concert 2022: Kammermusik 

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By Jason Sutio (22S06U) and Tang Lanyun (23S05A) 

Kammermusik was a performance that reminded us of the warm spirit of live performances. Indeed, this spirit manifested itself as good-natured chuckles that encouraged Chamber Ensemble after an aborted start. The players quickly found their groove and performed smoothly and assuredly — a tone maintained by all performers that day. 

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Rank It! A Hot Take on Mala

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By Andrea Ng (22S06B), Jason Sutio (22S06U), Lara Tan (22A01B), Sophie Goh (22S07B)

First there was bubble tea, then there was all things salted egg yolk, and more recently the love for coconut drinks—but one cannot talk about Singaporean students’ food fads without mentioning the all-time king, Mala Xiang Guo. 

After eating this chilli-filled, “numbingly-spicy” dish multiple times in a single day, we now have enough ammunition to spit fire from our mouths. For this reason, be assured that our article will be a spicy one. 

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