Mr Joseph Abraham

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Joseph is a second-year undergraduate, pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. Joseph 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 can always find him rushing out for a sport IG session after finishing whatever work he has had to do for the day.


Joseph always likes to learn something new, be it a valuable life skill, or something that can be added to his repertoire of skills relevant to his degree, or even getting to know something more about the people around him. Joseph is always free for a good chill session, be it real talk or just mindless banter, and the time of the day usually does not matter, given his bizarre sleep cycle. If ever anyone felt like chatting at the oddest hour, Joseph would definitely reply (with relative promptness).

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.