Ms Ching Jaymi Mae Lim

Residential Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Jaymi is a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in Engineering Science and Innovation and Design Programme. She is also a foreign student from the Philippines, who came to study in Singapore since secondary school. So indeed, Tembusu is home.

In her 3 years in Tembusu, she served in the Sunda Pangolin Zone Committee, the Shan House Committee as well as a co-captain for Barefoots (Tembusu's very own Frisbee IG). Jaymi loves activities and sports, be it joining a small band for Plan, Band and Jam, serving coffee during the morning sales, planning bonding activities for her Christian Fellowship care group, attempting to skate for the first time in tBladers, trying different sports like frisbee, dodgeball, volleyball, badminton, etc. In fact, you'll never fail to see Jaymi in her habitat running after a plastic disc on UTown Green. If you do not see her running around, she is probably in the pantry searching for food, in her room chilling, playing her guitar and watching Chinese and Korean period dramas or attempting to finish a Machine Learning project. Having been in NOC Ho Chi Minh for the past semester, Jaymi is so excited to be back in Tembusu and to share her experiences as well!

Jaymi loves to care for the people around her and to understand their perspectives. She believes in cherishing every conversation she has and places big importance on listening. If you are feeling homesick, troubled, happy, bored or anything really, feel free to hit her up for a nice meal, random late night chats, or a frisbee tossing session!

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.