Inter-Cultural Communication: Phuket Trip

In the grade 9 expeditions, I had the opportunity to visit Phuket. One of the main activity was to interact with Burmese children. In the beginning, it was extremely difficult as there was a language barrier. However, as we were all enthusiastic towards interacting with each other, we started to use body language. For example, when we were helping them to…

Global Understanding: PP and EE

Although I have always been interested in animals from a young age, living in Indonesia for five years before coming to YIS created a big impact on the way I view the world, which was the harsh realities that wildlife species faced due to human activities.   The personal project as part of the MYP in YIS was one of the…

Community Engagement: Animal Relief Club

I have been participating in the Animal Relief Club (ARC) since I first joined YIS in my freshmen year. However, I must admit that the meetings were not very productive.  Changing this system became a goal of mine since then, and planned ahead of time to think about what I could do when I become the leader of ARC.  …

Wellness: Varsity Sport Teams

For the past two years of my high school life, I have been in part of various varsity teams for all seasons: tennis for season one, field hockey for season two, and soccer for season three. There are three practices a week and games almost every weekend, often during the week as well. In the end of the season, there…

“Freedom of Expression” Editorial

In response to The Express Tribune, I support statements made by the National Assembly and Senate: “We believe that freedom of expression should not be misused as means to attack sentiments or religious beliefs.”, which was stated after the shocking news of the Charlie Hebdo attack.   Some may argue that there must be no limit to the freedom of speech, as…

Expedition Reflection

I went to Niigata for 5 days as part of the 10th grade expedition. The main activities we did was hiking and camping, which we did through day 2 to day 4. Some of the wilderness-related skills that we developed during this trip includes hiking, camping, cooking, kayaking etc. Though it was the first time for me to experience camping…

Theatre Design

My room is my relaxing area. It is where I can take time to calm down after having a long day, bad day, tiring day or just to relax. I only have basic things in my room such as my bed, desk, window and a clock. I outlined with a black marker to show the interiors. I have a lot…

Drama Journal 6 – Movement and Mood

Key Idea: In the past two weeks in drama, we focused on use of movement. Movement can be used to characterise and show the relationship between characters. It is important to adjust the movement between two or more people with distance and level of the characters and even make it symmetrical. It would be more to change the pace of…

Drama Journal 5 – Symbol

Key Idea: In last three classes of drama, we learned about symbols. Symbols can be used to create deeper meanings of setting, character or even themes. The symbol itself does not necessarily have to be used as itself, but it could develop or have different meanings as the scene goes on. It can be shown through not only props, setting…

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