Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset

Aunt Agony & Uncle Upset: Minimising the Snowball Effect

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Faith Wan (23S02B) and Justin Cheong (23A01C, 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 you catch up if the work has already started snowballing and you have a 3 day cca? how do i be less behind on lectures :(

Stressed Scholar

Dear Stressed Scholar, 

We get it. 

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Aunt Agony & Uncle Upset: Boyfriend Blues

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Nor Akmal (23S03A) 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. 

i kind of want a boyfriend; why so hard to find bf 😩

Lonely Lass

Dear Lonely Lass,

At our age, it’s easy to get swept up in the flurry of young love, especially when your best friend shares pictures of their lovey-dovey dates on their Instagram story. Media’s influence is undeniable, so it’s important to assess the value of a relationship before getting into one.

We’re not saying that you shouldn’t get into a relationship, just that you might want to reconsider why you want one. Is there someone you have your heart set on already, or do you merely like the idea of being in a relationship?

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Aunt Agony & Uncle Upset: A Guide to Sharpening your Social Skills  

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Jolene Yee Xin Yi (23S03A) and Aaron Goh Wei Ming (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. 

I am a generally really quiet person and my social skills went into the negative 1000s while I was studying for O levels last year (I JAE-ed into Raffles Institution), however I’m much more sociable online. My main question is how can I improve my IRL social skills when I’m super shy?

Troubled Tabby 

Dear Troubled Tabby,  

We would first like to offer some reassurance─most of us have been there at some point in time, and it is perfectly understandable that your social skills have deteriorated after studying for a stressful national exam and missing out on social interactions.

We certainly empathise with your struggles of opening up to strangers─after all, approaching and striking up a conversation with an unfamiliar face for the very first time can be absolutely nerve-wracking. 

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Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Is Friendship Magic?

Reading Time: 8 minutesEver wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Check out Raffles Press’ new column, Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset, and our resident Aunties and Uncles will be glad to help you with your Rafflesian troubles! Submit your confessions to tinyurl.com/rafflesadvicecolumn and we’ll give them our best shot.

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Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Relationships in Promos

Reading Time: 6 minutesEver wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Check out Raffles Press’ new column, Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset, and our resident Aunties and Uncles will be glad to help you with your Rafflesian troubles! Submit your confessions to tinyurl.com/rafflesadvicecolumn and we’ll give them our best shot.

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