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Graduation 2005

I enrolled into Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) to pursue a Diploma in Engineering Informatics in June 2002 after my secondary school education. Then, I had entered NYP with apprehension, anxiety and confusion as I was unsure how my life would evolve for the next 3 years or so. These feelings soon dissolved as the friendly, caring seniors and lecturers made me feel welcomed right from the beginning.

My 3 years in NYP have been extremely rewarding and fruitful. Besides getting to know a group of wonderful friends, course mates, lecturers and mentors, I’ve also developed a strong passion in Information Technology, software development and networking & communications. This is also the place where I had the opportunities to nurture and develop my potential in many areas such as participating in the World Skills Singapore 2004 competition as well as to complete my industrial attachment program with Cisco Systems in the states.

For all these and other opportunities given, I’m grateful to my family & friends for their support, encouragement and motivation; my mentors who have taught and supported me throughout my journey in NYP. I’m glad to have made it this far and successfully completed the course.


Machine for the museum

This morning, I received one of the most valuable and priceless asset from my polytechnic — an old Hewlett-Packard Pentium 2 notebook packed with 32MB of RAM, running on Windows 98 and the LCD display covered with a thick layer dust, enough for me to sketch an illustration on it. It weighs about 5 KG and I wonder should I bring along this machine with me while travelling.

Initially, I thought of bringing along a laptop while travelling to the United States for my Industrial Attachment Programme (IAP). As I am not sure if my host company would provide me with one, I went to loan one from my school. What it turned out to be was totally unexpected. Although the machine can run normal word processing programs, the speed is definetly slow and unbearable to use. What’s more — I have to go through the hassle of finding the right power adapter before I can use it while in the states.

Now, I am seriously considering if I should bring along this machine or do away with it. Perhaps, I can loan it to the museum for their historical display while indirectly helping me to safe-keep it!