My close friends tell me how my life revolves mostly around computers. Yet others lament that I write excessively about technology on my web log. Hence, I have taken up the challenge of being a web designer for my team. I like to believe that I have a good sense of aesthetic judgement, and thus the main site template was created by me, together with the creative feedback from other members. Also, I did the personal quiz on the website. Apart from technology, I also enjoy meeting new personalities and collaborating with people to explore new topics. I feel that undertaking Thinkquest has been a phenomenal experience for me, from the late nights spent working in Photoshop to figuring out how to use new software, it has been draining but definitely so rewarding to see our final site up and running!
Hello world. As an aspiring traveller and multi-linguist, I like to explore new cultures and meeting new people. I am interested in history, fine arts and designing as well. I love purple- this is a hint to my personality. I am pretty idealistic and somewhat a perfectionist. I am determined, optimistic yet I can be emotional and easily dis-hearted at times too. In this team, my main job is a content researcher. I worked on Developed Countries, survey collation and result analysis and, designing of wallpapers for the interactive game. Hope you enjoy our site!
Being a person who likes to do technology related things, it was inevitable that I was the person to put everything and link everything together, which involved many different files and was quite confusing at the start. I also did the flash animation. Although I had prior experience with Flash, it was many years ago (Flash MX 2004) and I could not remember much. I had to read up alot and try to plan and visualise how the animation was to be like, which took a lot of time. I am also more a science-inclined person and would choose science over arts anytime. I am also not much of a language person. I hope the site will meet your expectations!
I started learning web design since I was 15 - and I was hence usually the designer for most web projects. The change of job scopes (to become a content researcher) is a refreshing one, and certainly opens up new possibilities for me. This is my third Thinkquest project and has been as enriching as my previous two attempts. I am certainly very glad to be part of this motivated team.
Having experienced life for what it is, I am a person who is curious, disappointed, expectant, disenchanted, satisfied, discontented, idealistic and realistic all at the same time. I truly believe in making a difference and having faith in civilisation, thus I am very proud to be part of the Yinyang team to embark on such a journey. Terribly interested in reading and writing, I am naturally one of the content researchers of the site. I also organise and coordinate the members' duties as well as our meetings.
I am Chia Keng Hian, Principal Consultant of Infocomm Studies in Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore. I am really proud of this ThinkQuest team.
ThinkQuest serves as a platform for students to apply what they have learnt into real life applications. Teamwork is important for their collaboration. As a coach for ThinkQuest, I will see what is going on, give them feedback and motivation and help if asked to. I also see how the group develops and support them in their development in order to find their own ways, goals and dynamics to complete their tasks. I hope you will enjoy this site as much as we have enjoyed creating it.
Good morning! I am a Computing teacher in Dunman High School, Singapore. This is a self-driven and talented team which members stayed committed and worked very hard right from the start. They brought along with them varied competencies in research, writing, design and technical skills, but perhaps more importantly demonstrated utmost passion and determination to bring the project to fruition. Despite their hectic and conflicting schedules, all made time and performed tasks to a high level of quality, as evident from the quality of content and analysis to the meticulously designed aesthetics on the site. Even though the members were all studying in Singapore, their hectic and conflicting schedules made face-to-face communication difficult but they were independent and resourceful enough to employ technological tools such as instant messaging, Google Docs and even Subversion for online and asynchronous communication and collaboration. Still, it was their excellent attitude, admirable personalities and work ethics which shined. It has been truly a great honor and enriching experience to have interacted with this group of dynamic and enthusiastic individuals on a global topic of persistent relevance and importance. I wish all of them the very best in their future undertakings in life. May the FORCE be with you.