‘Very tired’ S’pore junior college student complains about their classmates making TikToks all the time

At least it looks like they're having fun in school.

Natalie Teo |
May 5, 2023, 7:14 pm

We’re not starting a cult but some followers on Instagram would be nice. Thank you.

A “very tired” Reddit user, Max, who has identified themselves as a first year Junior College (JC) student in Singapore, has taken to Reddit to complain about their schoolmates’ seeming obsession with TikTok.

They are apparently enrolled in a “VERY VERY well known sch for its TikTok culture”, and despite having some idea of it prior to entering, they thought, “It can’t be that bad right?”

i hate tiktok πŸ₯²
by u/seeseebara in SGExams

Unfortunately, Max was wrong, and claims that their classmates are making TikToks “24/7”, whether it’s before or after school.

Max’s main gripe though, seems to be that the obsession even extends to during Project Work (PW) period where they “NEED TO FOCUS AND ACTUALLY DO WORK TO DO WELL”.

The student continues to complain about the time it takes for their classmates to finish their TikToks, estimating that it takes 10 minutes to search for the audio and 20 minutes to film several different takes of a dance.

Other groups sometimes get distracted by the activity and join in too, much to Max’s displeasure.

Although Max has tried telling other students to stop their obsession with the platform, it did not work.

While Max doesn’t name their school, the comments seem to point to one culprit in particular…

Yes, the same JC with the student council candidate that “puts the P in empathy“.

(Who won, by the way.)

Rant about TikTok makes it to TikTok

Ironically enough, Max’s complaint has found its way to TikTok.

Uploaded by user jacksonsim77, the video has 108.5k views and more than 2,000 shares to date.


who make this j1 so stressed better own up now 😭😭😭 #whycj #whysa #satok #cjtok #thebestisyettobe #redbluegold

♬ original sound – jacksonsim πŸ₯°πŸ₯΅πŸ˜³πŸ’€πŸ”₯ – jacksonsim πŸ₯°πŸ₯΅πŸ˜³πŸ’€πŸ”₯

And in true TikTok fashion, it is even accompanied by a robot voiceover with a background montage of JC students… making TikToks.

#jctok apparently a thing

I don’t remember what I spent most of my time in JC doing, but it was definitely not this because the only social media we had back then was Facebook.

For young JC students these days however, TikTok seems to be very much a thing.

Just check out the #jctok hashtag on TikTok, which has close to 150 million views.

There isn’t a theme to the videos per se, but many of the videos appear to be of teenagers dancing in their uniforms, sometimes even in the toilet.

Interestingly, there doesn’t seem to be a polytechnic or Institute of Technical Education (ITE) equivalent, thoughβ€”at least not for hashtags.

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