Teo Ruu Ann

The Sprouted Pine

Mentor: Abel Fam

Ruu An is someone who is creative, always willing to try new things as well as take on new challenges. She has two main interests; reading and ballet. She finds joy and calm in reading and is able to read for days on end if a book intrigues her. She also goes to ballet classes. To her, ballet is a good form of a stress reliever as she likes the ache in her muscles after class and how she can easily fall asleep when she gets home. She is passionate about science and hopes to learn more about it in school. She cares for the people around her and is willing to go the extra mile for them.

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The Project

My project started with the well-being of people in Singapore in mind. I resonate with the amount of stress people face on a daily basis and I wanted to do something, even if it was ever so little, to help them out. It takes the form of a scented pineapple keychain. It is portable, and can be used anytime and anywhere. It has bumps for acupressure, and I’ve added scents as part of aromatherapy, and also made it roly-poly, just for the fun element. Through this prototype, I wish to help alleviate just a little bit of Singaporean’s stress and make everyone a little happier. It was a fresh and new experience watching my pineapple come to life with all the features that I’ve incorporated into it. This was really a memorable and fun journey.