By Indian Cultural Society EXCO’22
When we say Indian Cultural Society, what comes to mind? Heated discussions about Indian epics? Bantering about Indian movies and shows? Or perhaps… EATING good food? Well, that may be part of the deal, but there’s also much more to ICS than just that!
Indian culture is dynamic and multi-faceted. As a performing arts CCA based on Indian culture, we place great importance on spotting the latest trends in Indian culture, and transferring it to the stage (or for now, Instagram!)
That’s a lot of big words… But what do we actually do?
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By: Captains Ryan Quek (22S03C) and Rei Koh (22S07A),
Vice Captains Colin Low (22S03I) and Jennifer Liu (22S06G)
While browsing through the various sports being broadcasted during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics earlier this year, you may have caught a glimpse of a Judo match. If the electrifying throws and skillful grappling didn’t catch your eye, maybe the Abe siblings did instead. Japanese judokas Abe Hifumi and Abe Uta are a brother-sister duo who each clinched a Judo Olympic gold medal on the same day. Their story, talent (and looks) stole the hearts of people all around the world, and showcased the spirit of discipline and respect in Judo.
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By Clare Fong (22S06F), Girls’ Captain, Ilya Qistina (22A01D), Girls’ Vice-Captain, Abigail Koh (22S06S), Girls’ Vice-Captain
If you’re looking for Floorball, this is not it.
Hello, welcome to Hockey. If you’ve read this far, you must be wondering, ‘What’s hockey?’. Hockey is an honourable but underrated sport. Often, it is confused with other sports like floorball or ice hockey (we can never understand why) and casted aside to the shadows. However, this only makes hockey a sport one would take pride in if ever given the chance to participate. If you are interested in fostering a new skill many can’t even comprehend, hockey just might be for you!
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By Kate Lai (22S03D), Girls’ Captain, Hanna Insyirah (22A01C), Girls’ Vice-Captain, Jenica Tan (22A13A), Girls’ Vice-Captain, Jeevan (22S06K), Boys’ Captain, Chester Lim (22S06R), Boys’ Vice-Captain, Khew Tung Chuan (22A13B), Boys’ Vice-Captain
Wrist. Drag. Slap. Repeat.
Floorball is a high-intensity and fast-paced game that entails quick decision-making and team chemistry, which are key to creating a magical play-up that gets you the goal.
This exciting team sport is played on indoor courts with 5 field players and a goalie on each side. A match is typically played in 3 periods of 20 minutes each, and ties are broken through a penalty shootout. Each shift on court lasts a mere 45 seconds—be it to dribble, pass, or shoot, there are endless possibilities to what one can do with just a stick and a ball.
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By: Jerome Gan (22S06N), Boys’ Captain, and Seoyeon Park (22S06C), Girls’ Captain
“En garde, prêts, allez! (on guard, ready, go)” As you hear the referee’s commands, your body comes to life. Every muscle in your body begins moving in synchrony as you start gracefully moving up and down the fencing piste. At any instant you see an opening, your body explodes into action, your arm, wrist and fingers controlling your blade with the utmost of precision.
Before you know it, you have found an opportunity and you capitalised on it, scoring a point in the blink of an eye. As you return back to the en-garde line, you rack your brain for possible actions, tactics and strategies for the next point. All this happens within a matter of seconds.
That’s the beauty of fencing.
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