Day in, day out, busy RI students patronise the various stalls in the canteen, looking to satisfy their hunger with something sumptuous. Piping-hot prata, spicy tom yum noodles, fragrant chicken rice: these are all what keeps us going after many hours of monotonous tutorial lessons. But have you ever wondered about the people behind all the delicious food in school? Where did they learn their trade, and what does their day look like?
In this article, we feature four canteen stall owners: Marni (Asia Ghani’s Prata Hut), Emily (J&E Yong Tau Foo), Ricky (Yuan’s Western Food) and Fiona (Thai Food).
By Chandrasekaran Shreya (24S06A), Fiona Ting (24S06A), Jermaine Lee (24A01A), and Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)
Faith Ho Enki
For Faith Ho (22A01A), getting to know stories from communities outside of her own has always been the core of her motivation for service. A narrative-driven person, she feels that stories are the bridges between people. “I’ve always wanted to get out of the bubble I was in. In JC, we’re often caught up with schoolwork and commitments, but there’s a much bigger world out there and it’s worth it to step out and talk to different people.”
By Saara Katyal (23S05A), Tay Yu Ning (23S06E), Venkatesan Ranjana (23A01D), Aiko Yeo (23A01B), and Claire Jow (23A01B)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society
“They’re going that way—that way’s faster!”
RI’s Y7s, no longer clad in white and green school uniforms, could barely contain their excitement as they streamed into the Multi-Purpose Hall to collect their A Level results on the afternoon of February 17th.
On December 2, hundreds of Year 6 students assembled at RI’s Albert Hong Hall to celebrate their graduation. This was the first in-person Grad Night event in over two years, with the past two batches of students having been forced to hold their Grad Nights online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Tay Yu Ning (23S06E) and Wang Yujie (23S06H, Peer Helper) Cover image by Johnathan Lim (23S03M)
“I’m normal-sized and my parents won’t stop fat-shaming me. I know logically that I’m not fat, but yet I can’t drown out their voices purely based on the fact that they’re my parents. Their words are hurtful and make me feel bad about myself even when I know these words shouldn’t matter to me. What can I do to ignore them?”