I have arrived in form but not in power. I’m Jeremiah. This is a new, unknown season of my life I hope I can fearlessly tread upon, and succeed. Ever since out of the army, I’m juggling design, work and tuition. Since August 2011, I have been reading Communication Studies in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. I love my school, deeply.
I think, I think, I’m a Designer, a Music-lover (especially Chinese-pop), a mediacorp radio yes93.3 DJ-wannabe, a TGIF cell member in YAYP (Young Adults, Young Professionals) ministry in Grace Assembly, and formerly a National Serviceman (NSF). I hope to get into the radio industry, or the Chinese media in Singapore or abroad.
ORIGINS OF THE WORD “JIROMAIYA”
My name was (and still is) Jeremiah. Being notoriously hard to pronounce across the ages, I’ve heard my name uttered through the gutters and come out sounding really bad. So, in a bid to make my classmates’ lives (and mine) easier, I chose ‘jiromaiya’ as euphonium of sorts for my actual name. And heck it’s so much easier to read don’t you think? To be extent it’s spurred the legendary 雞肉賣鴨 or ‘chicken-meat-sell-duck’ nick I’ve gotten no-thanks to my secondary schoolmates.
I’m the typical student that breezed through primary school, trudged through secondary, scrapped past junior college and barely made it to university.
I was from Bukit Merah Primary School for a short span of two years, after which I moved to Lianhua Primary School. I then graduated to Hell– I mean Hillgrove Secondary School for four awesome years when I met a great bunch of friends I call classmates in a class of 4E1.
Then, moving on, in a failed attempt at the top JCs I landed at Jurong Junior College, when life dealt me a big slap at my irksome ego by retaining me in JC1. But thank God, after three arduous years struggling and crying through my A Levels, I *finally* made it to my dream (read: dream) course, which is of course none other than Communication Studies in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).
But the journey there wasn’t easy. It was my Mount Everest then. Read more about it here in my 20th birthday message to everyone and myself.
I have a burning passion for broadcast media in radio (hence, DJing), and also for journalism in print media. But I also posses an aesthetic flair for layout and designs, and I hope to marry these two/three passions that I have in school and my subsequent career. I’m also keen to explore theatre and video broadcast media as well. And to me, there’s no better place to be than in WKWSCI. Find out why i chose wkwsci.
P.S.S. I’d love to leave my contacts here, I’d rather you send me a message through my facebook profile. Take care.
Oh yes, by the way I cannot freaking wait to start school. =) I’d love to make friends there and I’m just so thankful that I’ve found a few friends already, some of which love wkwsci as much as I already do.