Name: Natasha Sass
Years attended GESS: 2003 - 2010
Current location: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Current occupation: student
1. What do you miss most about your time at GESS? What is your fondest memory?
I miss my school friends, class mates most, every year I perform at the Oktoberfest Fruehschoppen and this is where I see them again and so happy about this as I am just a girl like any other from GESS.
2. What do you miss most about Singapore and your life there?
The Food – Singapore food is more tasty as in Malaysia actually but the country Malaysia is wider beautiful with less stress and more opportunities and you can afford to live in a bigger house.
3. What did you always want to tell my classroom teacher but never dared to say?
WOW tricky question, HAVE PATIENCE WITH US - MOST OF US GROWN UP IN ASIA AND FROM A MULTY RACIAL SOCIETY AND ARE NOT USED TO USE TYPICAL GERMAN WORDS DAILY. They sometimes forget about that…
4. Do you think your time in Singapore and your time at GESS had an impact on your future life? If so, can you describe it?
Yes of course, without GESS I would never become a preforming singer they gave me the foundation and discovered my talent.
5. Is there any piece of advice or any experience you may like to share with current GESS students of fellow alumni, e.g. choosing the right university, finding a job etc.?
MMhhh, I think whatever you want to do follow your dreams as it is more fun to work hard for something’s which you love, maybe try to make your hobby as your occupation if possible, look inside your own heart and find your talent, everybody has a talent to find it by yourself or it might be discovered by people around you that is the key to your own happiness.
6. Tell us a bit about where you went after you left GESS and what happened to you. (Any interesting information you like to share with fellow alumni, funny, adventurous, entertaining stories that make an interesting read are welcome!)
I left in August 2010 to DSKL in Malaysia, GESS was so big and nice with so many facilities. DSKL is much more smaller and lesser facilities so it was a change and I needed to adapt to it, but it is fine now and I found new friends. Malaysia is also not as safe as in Singapore but the environment is more relaxing and easier to explore.
7. For recent GESS graduates: What are you currently doing and what plans do you have for the future?
Its still 2 years to go before my final year and I do not know what will happen but I definitely will be singing wherever I go. I would be more than happy to come back and sing for GESS (maybe at the end September 2014 during Oktoberfest).
8. We would love to get a quote from you on why you would recommend GESS to other students, parents or teachers.
GESS is a modern school on German educational level. Attending the German section makes it easy to integrate if you really go back to Germany! GESS has highly qualified staff and resources to scout your talents and support you in anyway possible. It’s a great school with an international vision.