Author: Keiran Koh (22S06M)

Raffles Reads: Pony

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Raffles Reads is a collaboration between Raffles Press and Times Reads which aims to promote a reading culture among Singaporean students.

By Keiran Koh (22S06M)

Rating : 4.5/5

After her critically-acclaimed work  “Wonder” achieved stupendous success, R.J Palacio released her newest work outside the Wonder universe in 2021, titled ‘Pony’.

Set in the 1800s in Ohio, USA, Pony follows the story of a 12 year-old with odd talents, Silas Bird, who lives with his father, Martin Bird, a boot maker and brilliant inventor. Silas is also accompanied by Mittenwool, a ghost, whom he shares banters with. Their cloistered and tranquil lifestyle is soon upended, however, when Roscoe Ollerenshaw and his henchmen take Martin Bird away to conduct some dubious business, unbeknownst to Silas. The following morning, a pony with a shimmering black coat, white head and piercing blue eyes surprises him at Silas doorstep, probing him to embark on a treacherous journey to find his father. 

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Rank It! Your Familiar Bonding Activities

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By: Azzahra Osman (22S03P), Keiran Koh (22S06M), Ting Kaily (22S03P)

Wacko, Burning Bridges, Blow Wind Blow. Do these games ring a bell? That might be because you remember the whirlwind of emotions you experienced while playing them. These games are staples in every icebreaker, orientation and class-bonding sessions but are they necessarily enjoyable/effective? Here, we rank 5 classic bonding games for you based on the thrill factor, its replayability and its effectiveness in achieving its main goal: bonding.

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Vocal Delights 2021: Aurora — Melody on Canvas

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Azzahra Osman (22S03P), Faith Ho (22A01A), Keiran Koh (22S06M), Mei Feifei (22A13A)

Raffles Chorale has lit the way for future online concerts with their 2021 batch concert (affectionately named Vocal Delights) that screened on 18 December 2021. 

The online concert was a paid event, with 100% of the proceeds going to Habitat For Humanity, a charity in Singapore. Recently, Chorale has released the full concert and the individual music videos on Youtube

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Cupid’s Special: A Hopeless Romantic’s Guide to Escaping the Single Life in RI

Reading Time: 9 minutes

By Azzahra Osman (22S03P), Keiran Koh (22S06M), Ting Kaily (22S03P), with contributions by Neha Rajkumar (22S03P)

It’s that time of the year again. Love is in the air: bouquets are being sold like hotcakes, restaurants are charging exorbitant prices for Valentine’s Day Specials, your Instagram stories are flooded with cheesy couple posts and… you are single. Fret not, your trustworthy love experts are here to share some secrets to spicing up your sad and non-existent romantic life just in time for the upcoming Valentine’s Day! 

(Note: This guide is only applicable to you if you have someone (a.k.a. a Love Interest) in mind or if you are just tired of being single.)

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