Mr Joseph Abraham

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Joseph is a third-year undergraduate, currently pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. Joseph has served as a House Committee member for Gaja, and also has participated in multiple sports IGs like Tchoukball and Dodgeball.

Joseph's interests lie evidently in sports, and extend to more relaxed activities like reading and writing as well. He finds these activities to be a great outlet for stress, especially when the workload piles on over the semester. One might catch him heading outside for a late night jog to de-stress, if they were up at that hour.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.