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YRC 38: TOP 11 — Things About The Janus E-store

We at YRC are proud to present to you readers, our Janus E-store.
Recently launched, it is where you can purchase both electronic and hard copies of works written by our Young Authors over the years.
That means you can check out a variety of stories written by under-18s, and maybe get inspired to write your own book (or try out for the next Young Author Awards).
We give you eleven (yes, eleven!) things to know about our Janus E-store, which may be synonymous to eleven reasons why you should check it out and support our Young Authors.
(P.S. You can also purchase previous issues of YRC on the Janus E-store!)

Monday,5 December 2016 by | Blog, Catherine Khoo, Top 10 |

YRC 38: Featured Author — Jerusha Watson

Somewhere in the lush greenery of the far east of Singapore — coupled with the occasional sightings of monkeys, monitor lizards, and snakes — our Featured Author this issue is kicking it back after being relieved of the hustle and bustle of the PSLE. Meet 12-year-old Jerusha Watson, formerly a student of Meridian Primary and currently taking it easy until the next phase of her educational journey. We sat down with Jerusha and her parents, Mr Watson and Mdm Ninitha, to talk about her experiences as a YAS student, a YAA finalist, and an avid learner of anything and everything.

Monday,5 December 2016 by | Blog, Catherine Khoo, Featured Authors |

YRC 36: Top 10 — Ways To Spot A Singaporean Abroad

You are on vacation in another country, and you are out one day surveying the sights and sounds of the place. Suddenly, you spot somebody acting and talking in a manner that seems extremely familiar. It literally hits home when you smile to yourself and say, “Oh hey, a fellow Singaporean’s here!”
Theresa Ellsworth returns to YRC to give you the Top 10 ways to spot a fellow Singaporean overseas. In recent years, more Singaporeans have been venturing abroad to either study or seek new experiences. But as they say, “You can take a Singaporean out of Singapore, but you can’t take Singapore out of a Singaporean!” Certain traits from our homeland tend to stick with us wherever we roam, and this sometimes reunites us with other Singaporeans overseas.
Theresa points out ten such traits, all amusingly true, here.

Thursday,7 July 2016 by | Blog, Catherine Khoo, Top 10 |

YRC 36: Featured Author — Wong Zi Ling

The sound of piano music greeted us as we stepped through the glass doors leading to the rooftop of the Esplanade. There sat our Featured Author for this issue, Wong Zi Ling, skillfully flitting her fingers over the keys of a piano. “I used to take piano lessons when I was younger,” she explains as we took photos of her playing. “But not anymore. So I just play for fun.”
Now 15 years old and in Secondary 3 at Nanyang Girls’ School, Zi Ling has matured since we first met her in 2011, having traded her teeny-bopper twin tails for a single ponytail at the back of her head. Then a Primary 4 student at Innova Primary School, her love for reading and curiosity in writing led her to join the Young Author Scheme. Through the course, Zi Ling wrote The Magic Prophecy, which earned her a spot as finalist in the Young Author Awards 2011/2012. It is currently featured in our Tales of Magic & Fantasy anthology.

Thursday,7 July 2016 by | Blog, Catherine Khoo, Featured Authors |