Author Melanie Lee of award-winning book series ‘’Squirky the Alien’’ shares that she brings Squirky the plush toy to all her book events. PHOTO: GOH JIA LING

Arts & Culture

An Alien Backstory

Author Melanie Lee (CS’02) shares how a daydream about a blue alien became instrumental in bringing up her adopted son.

Sejal Bagaria (CS‘22), Shane Soh (CS‘21) and Deepanraj Ganesan (CS’22) (left to right) go above and beyond to keep their passion in podcasting alive.
PHOTO: KENNETH CHAN

For The Love of Podcasts

Sejal Bagaria (CS‘22), Shane Soh (CS‘21) and Deepanraj Ganesan (CS’22) go above and beyond to keep their passion in podcasting alive.

An accomplished actress, host, and entrepreneur, Eswari Gunasagar (MMC '19) is constantly on the lookout for her next challenge.
PHOTO: TAN ANNE ZENN

Gearing up for a New Role

After co-hosting NDP 2021, actress Eswari Gunsagar (MMC '19) faces a new challenge playing the role of a determined MMA fighter in Vasantham drama series “Achamillai Manamae”.

Yoga and fitness instructor Lim Lishan (CS’16) finds passion in educating others on the ways of wellness. 
PHOTO: MA XIAOYU

Pose of a Warrior

Yoga and fitness instructor Lim Lishan (CS’16) finds passion in educating others on the ways of wellness.

Barnabas Chua (CS’20) shares his experience and thoughts on being a freelance commercial film director.
PHOTO: TAN ANNE ZENN
 

Bringing the Creative Edge to Filmmaking

Barnabas Chua (CS’20) is a freelance commercial film director who has lent his versatile and vibrant style to clients such as Porsche and Land Rover.

Tan Yang Er, 28, better known online as Yangermeister, has been a set designer and a multidisciplinary artist for more than five years.

PHOTO: XU MEI CHENG

The Multidisciplinary Creative

Multidisciplinary artist Tan Yang Er (CS’16) will go the distance to find the creative medium that best tells her stories, and has won awards by doing so.

The BC-AD sculpture in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information was created in 1997, commissioned by Nanyang Technological University to commemorate the new school building. PHOTO: HELENE TIAN

Seeking the Truth

Sculptor and artist Sun Yu-Li produces art pieces that reflect his questions on existence and the purpose of life.

As an avid film watcher, Kobinathan loves the liberating feeling of being transported to another world when he watches a movie. PHOTO: SIOBHAN TAN

The Art of Curating

As an avid film watcher, Viknesh Kobinathan (CS‘14) took part in Perspectives Film Festival, a WKWSCI practicum that kick-started his career as a film curator.

Adrian Yeap returns to his alma mater to share more about his journey as a Creative. PHOTO: NIGEL CHAN

How to be an Advertising Pro

A creative director at Leo Burnett and a member on the WKWSCI Alumni Advisory Board, Adrian Yeap (CS’07) shares his views on what makes a good advertising campaign.

Sai Fengjia (CS’16) and Isaac Ang are the proud owners of Loop Garms, which specialises in buying, selling and trading vintage clothing. PHOTO: NATASHA KASIM

Making Vintage Fun for All

Spurred by a passion for vintage apparel, Sai Fengjia (CS’16) set up Loop Garms last year with her business partner Isaac Ang, a former classmate from polytechnic.

In pursuit of her passion for salsa, Dawn Eng gave up her job at a social media firm to travel the world to train under the best salsa practitioners​. PHOTO COURTESY OF: DAWN ENG

On Fire for Salsa!

Dawn Eng (CS’14) never envisioned that her first salsa experience at age 20 would eventually transform her into a professional salsera. The three-time salsa champion shares about her learning journey while pursuing this culturally rich dance.

Charntor’s music cover for his single ‘Freedom’— a song inspired by Grimes ‘Reality’. With an upbeat tempo, this song talks about liberation. PHOTO COURTESY OF: EDSON CHARNTOR

Hitting The Right Note

WKWSCI freshmen Edson Charntor, Clement Ng and Kristian Pineda (all CS ’22) each approach music differently to achieve their own sounds.