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InVerse Oct 2009

InVerse Oct 2009

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 t  o    h  e  a  r    a    d  u  c  k    q  u  a  c  k  ,    p  r  e  s  s    7  . 
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I
n the past month or so since I joinedNTU, the weather has been pretty erraticaround here. The worst are the stormy days. Every time there is a heavy storm, I’ve tobrace myself for the potential case of suicideby drowning awaiting my shoes.It is quite obvious that the infrastructureof this place is quite ill-equipped for such weather. Just the other day on the way tolecture, I was attacked by an onslaught of rain droplets upon exiting the lift, and while
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thank goodness I didn’t – one of my friendsnearly slipped and fell trying to make it aliveto the door.I suppose there was an attempt to try to channel the rainwater away properly (I’ve been tripping over all these drainagegrooves around school), but it’s still quiteinadequate. An hour after the said lecture
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copious amounts of water gushing down theledge and pooling dangerously around my shoes. So much for those health-hazardousgrooves.If somehow you, like me after the lecture,decide that climbing the sheltered stairwaysis safer than getting back to the lift in thisraging weather, think again. I walked all the way down to the carpark level only to realise
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but watery hell. Somehow the rainwaterhad found its way to the landing, creatinga humongous (and very deep) puddle my friends and I did not have fun skipping over.The only positive thing that came out of this was that I was rather reluctant for lecturesto end that day, if only to avoid the crazy rain battle. After this traumatic experiencethough, the next time, I shall be wiser and just stay in bed.
I Need Them Wellies
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Geraldine
I
n the time between this issue andthe last, we have been doing somebuilding. We still stay up late, carry 
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describing the weather, but now we alsoknow when to be a wall and when to be a window, and we do military presses threetimes a week and bike on nice days. We have been recruiting, crafting a team of bright young things who show unmitigatedcruelty to their enemies because mercy is
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been raised up from the ground brand-new. Our people screw like punks, and write all the checks they want, because it'sour paper doing the cashing. The articles
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page and relegating my once ostentatious,masturbatory foreword to this miserablelittle box. I suppose this means we havebeen successful. We will take blows in stride, nevercomplain, and always sympathize. We dothis for you. We want to have a successfulmodern relationship with you and youand you, with fabulous sex, scintillatingconversation, little miracles, unwrappedpresents, late night phone sighs,pregnancy scares, constellation naming,
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packs of three a week. Our love for you isdripping from these pages. Enjoy.Love, Yinren.
 E  d  ’  s    n  o  t  e 

Miss Schecter 
 
Art|Sufyan
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Miss Schecter
 Y 
esterday afternoon, I attended acasting call. For those not caught upin the supremely fascinating world of modeling, a casting call is akin to Tarzan (acompany) howling for Jane(s) (eager beavermodels). Sounds primeval? That’s because itis. Arriving ten minutes late (traveling viapublic transport from Pulau NTU is alegitimate excuse for being late for pretty much anything), I opened the sparkling glassdoor to a sight straight out of the
 Jungle Book 
,albeit in modern times. Around twenty girls were gathered on the plush sofas discussing what appeared, in all respects, to be NorthKorea’s declaration of building more nucleararms. Smiling shyly, I took a seat near them
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same agency (“Chiew mean Sandy neh callchiew for dees job meh?”) and b) they werediscussing Xiaxue’s new hair colour.
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the extremes, was that all of them lookedidentical. Each one of them looked like they had walked out of a Pantene advertisement(some of them probably actually had) –nobody in the room, apart from myself, hadshort hair. With the exception of one or two,everyone was also wearing false eyelashes. And don’t even get me started on their Louis Vuitton bags, their apple-white legs undershort denim skirts, their 6-inch spiked heelsand the mandatory bling-ed out handphone.I could
not
stop staring.Trust me, there’s nothing like an afternoon atcasting to completely destroy your self-esteem
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 wasting my time in university when I couldbe getting my nails done? I could get more jobs if I just looked like them! Why didn’t Ithink of bringing foot-long fake eyelashes? Why did I wear such a decent shirt? Why amI, this ugly, doleful being
allowed to exist
? After an hour, I felt my brain cells staging amutiny in my head, demanding to know why I had put them in such a mind-numbingly boring situation. Didn’t I have moreinteresting things to do, more urgent matters
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Or watching my toenails grow? I needed toquash the rebellion quick – I had a naggingsuspicion that my expression currently 
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Please, guys
,I pleaded.
It’ll get better, I promise! Just givethe girls a chance! 
Just then, one of the vapidlooking girls approached me.“Harrow! So what morderring agency arhchiew from ah? How come I neh see chiewbefore one huh?”I would like to announce here, for therecord, that I’m honestly not a snob – I’veencountered genuinely wonderful people atsome castings, and we keep in touch evenafter the event ends. These girls come fromall walks of life, from students to a Chinese-speaking 26-year-old mother to a heavily-tattooed indie chick. I’ve no qualms aboutpeople who come from Chinese-speakingbackgrounds; I’m lucky and fortunate to bean undergraduate.
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choosing of beauty over brains, of bedroomeyes over dazzling personality. I object to asingular standard of beauty (long hair, falseeyelashes, and in-your-face breasts). I objectto event companies choosing only girls who have this appearance. I object to thosepredatory agencies luring naïve teenagedgirls with the hook line
“Skew me, are chiewa model?” 
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between being un-groomed and being real.I’m not advocating an ultra-feminism thatgets women to wear gunny sacks to workor to stop shaving – hell, there’s nothinglike an Amazonian armpit to send everyonerunning for the hills and screaming “My eyes,my eyes!” All I’m saying is that it’d be nice if the media and these event companies wouldstop perpetuating this exclusive model of femininity, and it’d be even nicer if they wouldalso consider our individual personalities. Value me for my educated opinions. Valueme for my feminine wiles and chor-lorcharm. Value me for being a real, un-zhnged woman.
CHIEF EDITOR
PEH YINRENpehy0004@ntu.edu.sg
MANAGING DIRECTORS
WILSON XIEwil_kool@hotmail.comSEAN SEETHOcorranws@hotmail.com
LAYOUT DIRECTOR
RIANDY TANRIriandy.tanri@gmail.com
FEATURES EDITOR
CAINE NG
MUSIC EDITOR
NURAIZIAH BTE JOHARI
FASHION EDITOR
STELLA TAN
MOVIES EDITOR
SEAN LAI
FOOD/TRAVEL EDITOR
SYLVIA TONG
LAYOUT
SHARINA YAPPIERRE TIRTADJAJAKRISNADI WICAKSONOHARI ADITYA RAMADHANSHELLA WIDIAS HANDOKO
ILLUSTRATORS
HANS CHRISTIAN SULISTOWONG LI HUACHRISTIYANI KABULSARA CHANGAGITA SESARA ADMARAM SUFYAN
PHOTOGRAPHERS
DENG XINLUO WUQIONGCHEN LONGHUANG PENGYUAN GERRY
WRITERS
RACHEL LIM HUI PINGCANDICE NEOYOUYINGSHRUTI BODDUVANESSA VANDERSTRAATENDANIEL LAIAMREETAPURVAA SUBRAMANIAMTERENCE NGNURSHARINI BTE ARIFINNADIA BINTE ABDUL SAMANYEO SEE HENG RONNIEAARON JUSTINVANESSA LOHELIZABETHSERI RAHAYU BTE SUHADIPEILI PEYASTER GOH I MEIDANIEL HUNGWINIFRED SETO JIA YICLARINDA SUTANTO
ED’S NOTE & COVER
CHRISTIYANI
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Miss Schecter
esterday afternoon, I attended a short denim skirts, their 6-inch spiked heelsrecord, that I’m honestly not a snob – I’veecord, that I’m honestly not a snob – I’veencountered genuinely wonderful people atsome castings, and we keep in touch evenafter the event ends. These girls come fromall walks of life, from students to a Chinese-speaking 26-year-old mother to a heavily-tattooed indie chick. I’ve no qualms about
 
“Skew-me,
a
rhchiew
a
model?”
 
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ave you ever chanced upon a sexualact occurring in NTU? I think I have. I woke up early in the morning once andhad to go for a leak. Upon reaching the toilet,I saw two pairs of slippers outside a cubicleand the washroom went silent. Did that couplehave any morals? I hope they did, even thoughthey blatantly gave in to their sexual urges inpublic. Perhaps their morals rested in the factthat they cleaned up after they were done, which is all we can really ask for.I went around asking students if they hadseen any sexual activities taking place, as well as their views of sex in school, and I met Wayne Tan from the Wee Kim Wee Schoolof Communication Studies who told me, “Ithink it’s a private issue for people and notreally something we should be meddlingfreely in, so I do not see anything wrong with
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private spaces.” Wayne also expresses that hehas not personally seen any such occurrencesother than hearing the ever present rumors.Could this be due to the fact that Wayne is notstaying in a hall? Does this mean the generalconsensus is that sex can only occur within
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an English Major, disagreed, saying, “Sex canhappen anywhere when two or more people want it badly enough.” Although sightings arerare on campus, it is clear that our studentsdo condone such actions. Perhaps it is themountain of workload that leads us to theseendeavors or simply raging hormones. But onething remains certain: those that partake in itdo enjoy sex. Although we might constantly deny, deny anddeny it, sex has become a necessity in times where isolation and stress come from every 
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do need to have sex in the middle of the nightthough, please keep the volume down so as notto distract your sleepy neighbours.
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or the curious among us, someone has atleast done a survey somewhere! This wastaken in Wellesley College in the US, andthe results graph shown here speaks for itself.If we take this to be in some way representativeof how things are in NTU… 
 ADM-
ers are clearly having the most fun!
Computer Engineering
people aregetting much more action than Mathsundergrads. We wonder why. Do they take breaks fromprogramming to hookup online? Anyone taking
Spanish
electives?E-Liters can be proud that they’re not
Psychology 
or
Econs
students.
Biology 
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into applying what they learn in class.
Chemistry 
students are failing theirmodule on Sexual Chemistry.
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said. An online respondent tried to explain. ‘Breakit down like this: creativity and sexuality arehighly correlated. So those who gravitatetoward “softer” sciences (and it’s all science)e.g. English, Art, Film, etc., also gravitatetoward sexual people. Sex ensues. Celibacy, on
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enables faster thinking, and more “computer-like” thinking, in my experience; rationalprogress and leaps of reasoning within rulesof a system (math comes to mind) are bettermade with a celibate mind.’Time may also be a factor. Some HSS majorscan clock 20AUs on 15 hours of curriculumtime a week. That leaves you plenty of time forother things. Or if you’re a foreign student, whoneeds no CCA or Hall activities and spends the
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bored even after having (of course as always)done all your assignments. And you wonder what people do on those quiet Saturday nightsin hall.
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Amreet Singh
Make Out Spots in NTU
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Terrance Ng & Shrutti Boddu
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e’re all needy students. It doesn’t matter whether you pretend to be decent or don’thave desires at all. At one point in time, you’re going to feel it in you and you’ll think“DAMN! If only I know of a place where we could do it!” Well we’re going to look at thepossible places where you could bring your other half and have relative privacy (notwithstandingpassersby unwittingly interrupting you). Here is the list we’ve compiled for you to peruse in yourown privacy…
Handicapped Toilets
I’ve not been to every single handicapped toiletin school, and the one that I wanted to go checkout at the Nanyang Auditorium was locked ona Sunday night. Yet I chanced upon this toiletin EEE block, and I found it the best of thelot so far. A large toilet with just one cubicleand 1 basin? You can even lock the main doorif you’re paranoid about security. It was pretty clean and should serve its purpose very well.
Linkway on engineering blocks to North Spine
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a typical engineering block are designed insuch a way that while you’re walking along
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 Well, behind these plants (if you bothered toactually walk out of the sheltered pathwaysto the “balconies”) there are nicely hollowedout areas beneath them where you and your
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to indulge in illicit activities.
Lecture Theatres
Truly, people seem to be doing everythingbut listen to lectures in NTU’s prized LectureTheatres. Sleeping is a common, universally acknowledged activity, and so seems to beeating, drinking, and bumming around. Another activity that has taken to toppingthe chart is, yes, making out. Maybe notthe most convenient place to indulge, youmay say, with the risk of a large number of students, or, god forbid, a professor, bargingin. However, with the added advantage of airconditioners, and stairs to sit on and snog,lecture theatres have become the new sacredplace for most lovebirds.
Halls of Residence
Forget lecture theatres, dark secludedcorridors, or handicapped toilets. The mostconvenient and private place to vent out thosepent up feelings is your very own hall room.Not only is it safe, but it comes complete witha bed! What more could one ask for?Hall resident Abha Apte says, “People mightas well get as much action as they can now asthey probably won’t get rooms next year.” And with that being the popular opinion, Ithink it’s safe to say that hall rooms pretty much top the list of best make out spots inNTU. As romantic as the ADM building may be, it doesn’t give you the kind of privacy youneed when indulging in such acts of ‘love’. And even if you don’t live in hall, there’salways that option of ‘borrowing’ a room...right?
Comfort level: 4/5 Convenience: 4/5Privacy: 5/5 Cleanliness: variesComfort level: 3/5 Convenience: 3/5Privacy: 5/5 Cleanliness: 2/5Comfort level: 4/5 Convenience: 3/5Privacy: 2/5 Cleanliness: 5/5Comfort level: 1/5 Convenience: 2/5Privacy: 3/5 Cleanliness: 1/5
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