Ms. Cheryl Tan

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore
Cheryl is a third year undergraduate majoring in Psychology. Her areas of interest are children psyche and Positive Psychology. She believes that emotions work by a different set of logic rather than being irrational, and that it always serves to help us even when they seem to be working against us. 
 
In her spare time, Cheryl tries to consume as many books as she can (including the occasional trashy romance novels), but often ends up binge watching youtube videos and taking more naps than necessary. Her personal belief is that when faced with difficult challenges, one should always run head first into it, even if one is wailing and ugly-crying while doing so. She hopes to grow into a more self-loving, compassionate and confident person, and believes that growth always begins with discomfort. 
 
Cheryl is also the proud owner of three adorable Ponya plushies, and will always welcome anyone to drop by and visit them, or share a conversation (or a snack) with her. 
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.