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Being badly bullied during my lower secondary years, I later became an at-risk youth. Surprisingly topped my secondary school class for O levels, then graduated well from polytechnic and went into OCS after being awarded Best Trainee. I also managed to enter NTU, a university currently ranked 11th in the world.
But this is not a typical success story. I dropped out of OCS, spent almost a decade pursuing my degree and left my first employment after a mere 3 months. My first child was later diagnosed with a rare disease that only affects hundreds in the world during my last few semesters of university.
Today, I am “R.S.V.P.”
Resilient, Rugged, Relentless – My secondary school years first began with me being beaten up often by bullies. It was the years where neighbourhood schools were infested with secret societies. It is this journey that has made me tough, from being once a kid who dare not sleep with the lights off. Despite that I have almost no outdoor experience, I later became an OBS Instructor, one that requires intensive selection over 3 days 2 nights – a testament to my ruggedness and ability to work under high stress. As a young operational Instructor, I resolved a crisis well, winning the applause of those who were present in the meeting. I spent 9 years pursuing my degree, with some semesters working full time while studying full time. On top of that, my child was hospitalised for 6 months nearing the end of it. I think this speaks of how relentless I can be given a reason to pursue what I want to pursue.
Sophisticated – If you were to judge me on the first instance, you will probably be wrong about me. I am not someone whom you can put into stereotypical boxes. Due to my life journey, I am usually able to present a different view of looking at things. People have shared with me that they are impressed with the way I look at things or that my views are refreshing. It takes time to understand who I am as a person and I usually see things beyond the superficial level.
Versatile – I have a wide range of skills and exposure. This allows me to connect with people from all walks of life and be the bridge between professionals from different industries. Via formal education, I am trained in business, IT, computer engineering, cybersecurity, psychology and entrepreneurship. Via professional training, I am certified in facilitation and coaching, sports science, security operations and many more, such as abseiling, kayaking, first aid, etc. I started working part-time at 14 and hence have some experience in various industry. I also involve myself in my family business which is in the field of construction, F&B and entertainment.
Purpose-Driven – While being successful and rich is good, I believe that it is more important to develop good character and be driven by values. I seek to do work that helps create a better world, and for me to be the best version of myself. To me, that is to be a person with dignity, integrity and compassion. Becoming successful and rich is a byproduct.
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