Johnathan Lim (23S03M)

Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Lobbying Your Allies

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Johnathan Lim (23S03M) and Sabrina Tong (23S03Q, 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. 

What to do if I feel like my teammates are not as invested in our project as me? We have a tight schedule yet they ignore me when I say I want to get started on planning concrete and only focus on their vision… What should I do? I can’t do everything by myself.

Diligent Dylan

Dear Diligent Dylan, 

Picture this: You are on a battlefield with the enemy frontlines (the deadline) approaching. You tirelessly fend off the enemies (progress with the project) with all your might. You look to your comrades (teammates) and see them… partying?

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Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Properly People-Pleasing

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Johnathan Lim (23S03M) and Wang Yujie (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 I stop people-pleasing?

People-Pleasing Penny

Dear People-Pleasing Penny,

Maybe you want people to like you. Maybe you’re trying not to make others upset. Or maybe, you’re just a really nice person. 

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Blazing a New Path: Students’ Council Investiture 2022

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Johnathan Lim (23S03M), and Saara Katyal (23S05A)

The morning of 18 May 2022 marked the beginning of the very first physical Students’ Council Investiture the school had seen in two years. Councillors from both the 41st and 42nd batch reported bright and early to the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) at 7:30am to prepare for the investiture which began at 9am. 

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Should we talk about Bruno? Breaking our silence about Encanto

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Johnathan Lim (23S03M) and Lara Tan (22A01B)

The Spanish word encanto, translated in English, means charm or enchantment. However, you probably don’t take H1 or H2 Spanish, so you most likely didn’t pick up the word from there. 

Chances are you’ve heard about it from Disney’s latest release, Encanto. 

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Don’t Test Me

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Johnathan Lim Yang Kai (23S03M)

A guide to staying positive while testing positive.

As the former President of the United States, Donald Trump once said, “If we stop testing, we’d have fewer (reported) cases.

Personally, I love the intuitive logic of that statement. After all, what happens if we want to be responsible and test for COVID-19? We run the risk of testing positive! 

And what if you test COVID-19 positive? Chaos ensues.

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