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2014, the year of change

Time is the most priceless currency. It cannot be traded. It has a 50-50 chance of being good or bad. It is the most equitable currency -- everyone has it and it runs out at the same rate. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Ultimately, the biggest winners are those that make the most out of it. And as fast as 2014 started, it is coming to an end. Tick tock. Here's 4 things everyone can be thankful for.

1. That one person that you can be completely silent with and not feel awkward

A name should have popped up in your head immediately. You know who that special person is. A best friend, a partner or your sibling. A relationship so strong that it cuts through the deafening silence. When you meet someone new, there is this strong obligation to maintain a conversation to avoid silence. Silence is uncertain and uncomfortable with an unfamiliar person. But when you are with that special person, you unknowingly fall back into silence and it is okay. Silence becomes your universally understood norm. It is not that you ran out of things to say, but it feels so good just to bask in the company of this special person. 

Before the year ends, tell that special someone how much you love him/her and how special he/she is :) 

2. The bunch of goofballs that makes you feel free to be yourself

When I was just a girl (sounds so cliche writing that down), a wise man told me that it would get harder and harder to find true friends that you will be close to and it couldn't be more true. For me, 2014 was the year of transiting from a student to a working adult. New relationships come with different expectations and take time to build trust and rapport too. 

You behave differently to portray an older and more mature version of you. Yet deep down, you are still the same goofball. Somehow only a select group of friends can unlock this other side of you. Hanging out feels so... Fun! So many things to do, so many things to try. Taking a grad trip, going on a holiday, going for a photoshoot, getting wasted, trying a new restaurant. You get my point. To all these heroes who remind us of who we really and keep us sane, cheers! Here's to never growing old and to more fun-filled adventures. 2015 will only get better ;)

3. New exciting experiences

What you decide to do today determines who you will be tomorrow. Each day I ask myself if life was to end now, would I have peace in my heart knowing it was the life I wanted. I am still finding my way too. Along the path to fulfillment, we try that few extra things. A new job, a new hobby, a new first, a new beginning. Each experience helping us grow to be a better person, a better human, a better friend, a better worker, a better soul. Give yourself a pat on the back for putting yourself out there! These experiences will forever be kept in your very own hall of fame. 

4. The rain clouds and thunder storms.

We always remember the good times but forget the bad. What we don't realize is that there is always a silver lining in everything we do. When one door closes, many more open. These very heartaches are the ones that provide perspective on how amazing our lives are. Imagine placing a white paper next to another white one. You never really know how white a paper is unless you have something to compare it to, in this case - a black piece of paper. Well, there are 50 shades of grey right! Heh. 

To the job seekers, have faith and keep pushing till you find the right job. When i was at my lowest, someone inspired me with his story. Here's mine in a summary. To many, I am the lucky one who had a job before graduation. What they didn't see was the process of even getting that internship. I applied for my internship 7 months before the actual start date. There were several rounds involved. After the first round,I didn't hear from them for months. I called, I waited, I gave up. I went out seeking for others. I tried looking into positions at agencies and non-marketing departments but the result were all the same. I was 4 weeks away from summer and was resigned to not having an internship that year. Fate has a funny way of working things out just fine. Right before exams, I received a call from my dream company. Right then, I received another call from another company I loved! Right when you think everything is not going to work out, fate picks itself up. Have a little faith, try a little harder :)

With just a few days before the end of 2014, take the next few days to complete all that you had set out to do for the year. The year is not done, keep writing and creating new stories for 2014. See you on the other side everyone! :)

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6 reasons 2014 NDP was the best..

I have been to 3-4 live NDP parades but Singapore's 49th birthday was undoubtedly the best. Heart warming videos that showcased what it really means to be Singaporean and an impressive performance left us feeling very connected to this small but resilient nation :)

#1 The first female Red Lion parachutist made her debut! :D 

Photo taken from The Straits Times Facebook page

#2 It had a place for everyone

Inclusiveness was an obvious theme during the parade. Representatives from MINDS made their debut march-in at 2014 NDP! Singapore showed its open heart to be more inclusive to minority groups such as practitioners of the Arts. (Change is coming? ^^)


#3 We had the best theme song.

It is tradition that Singapore would introduce a new theme song each year. Over the years, there has been a disconnect between the new songs that failed to gained favor with the public. The organizers of 2014 NDP were daring enough to break this tradition and bring back all that we love!  "Stand up for Singapore", "this is home truly", "one people one nation one Singapore"!

Can't find a mix of the exact mash-up they used during the parade but this carries the same idea :)

#4 We had the most beautiful skyline as the backdrop

Sitting through the parade would have revealed the beauty of Singapore's skyline. 

#5 There was an additional round of fireworks

Excerpt from one of the key organizers at the end of the parade:
"(To the performers), we have worked hard for the last 5 months and we did put up the best show. I am so proud of you. During our rehearsals, we face the audience. During our performance, we also face the audience. And even when the fireworks are on, we also face the audience. And so, this round of fireworks is specially for you"

#6 It is the last NDP held at the Floating Platform

The floating platform was first built as a temporary structure to host NDPs while our indoor stadium underwent renovations. The first parade that took place at the Floating Platform was held in 2007. Since then, it has grown into a hot spot for Singaporeans to find their own way of being involved in the parade. Finding the perfect spot to watch the parade has since become a treasure hunt. You may call us kia-su, but we will find our spot to watch the beautiful fireworks come alive at night. (Just look at how many people crammed just across the waters!) Companies would also open their doors and hold parties for employees to watch fireworks together. It really is a symbolic national day thing to do ^^

And as we transit back to the permanent sites, we will always remember how we would find our ways to be involved. 

Happy 49th birthday Singapore!


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5 ways to make the most of your university life

Choices have been made and a brand new year will start in a matter of weeks. Regardless of which degree or school you have chosen, it is now up to you to make the best of your university education.

1. Grades are (not) everything

Grades are everything. It is what we have been taught throughout our educational system. From PSLE to O Levels and A Level, our grades dictated the school that we could enter. In fact, the difference between 3As or 2 As could have been the decider between an entry ticket to the course of your choice or a rejection letter. Again and again, we have been told that grades are most important, sacrificing playtime outside or even quality time with friends and family.

Wait a minute. So are grades of utmost importance or not? The answer is NO.

Our parents have sung the same song over and over again. Good grades = success in life. The good news is that this no longer applies in the same way! Employers look for potential employees -- people who can work in the real world, not recite the textbook such as people who can think on their feet, have the right attitude to learn and show initiative in their work. Grades are just the first cut to show that the applicant has mental capacity to grow and is not the ultimatum in deciding who gets the job. More often than not, companies will award an opening to you for the experiences you have rather than your paper qualifications.

Of course, there are always exceptions. The idea is to get grades that are good enough and pursue a well balanced university life. If university is but a mean to an end of getting a good job, balancing your time between mugging and personal development will help you achieve your goal.

2. Be proactive 

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them"                                                                                                                                     - George Bernard Shaw   
Opportunities are available at every step of the way (only if you are looking). As adults (or soon to be adults), it is vital that you take charge of your own growth. If you know what you want to achieve during your university life, you should actively look out for opportunities to hone the necessary skills. If you have yet to find your calling, do not worry. As Carl Sagan said, "I don't know where I am going but I'm on my way". Be open to new experiences and learn more about yourself in the process of doing so.


SMU is one of the youngest universities but it has the most opportunities in terms of leadership. Despite having a small population size, SMU has a wide diversity in student life with more than 100 CCA clubs. Each club has approximately 10 student leaders equating to at least 1,000 student leaders at any point in time. With an estimated population size of 8,000 students, it is perhaps one of the easiest environment to get into a leadership position. I found my place serving 27 clubs with Special Interest and Community Service Sodality and leading SMU Challenge. So go out and find yours! :)

Pssst… the season for election is coming. If you are up for the challenge, do look out for opportunities that interest you!

SMU Challenge 2012

5th SICS Executive Committee

2012 SMU Patron's Day with President Tony Tan 

Real world experience

Most business projects of the last 2 years in SMU require groups to partner real companies. By choosing modules that work with real companies, you will learn and gain experiences from working with business professional. Prior to graduation,  I gained valuable experiences working with different companies across various sectors such as Sembawang Primary School, Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances and NETS.

The school also offers numerous opportunities to work with external parties. One of the easiest way to kick start your experiential journey is to form a group and take part in a SME consulting programme with UOB-SMU Asian Enterprise Institute, a project that will provide a mentor, a company and $3,000 allowance for the team.

Learning from Business Professionals

There are opportunities to learn more at every turn. Before you mark any email as spam or click on the delete button, take a second look and you might find something interesting. Each school will have its own form of engagement with professional executives. For SMU, there are countless events from official networking sessions, invitations to competitions and special talks (my favorites are the Marketing Excellence Series and CEO Talks).

SMU students at L'oreal Brandstorm Finals (I was a supporter haha)

3. Fall, fail and make mistakes

"When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel"                      - Eloise Ristad 

You heard me right. The biggest lesson I took away from my university days was that failure is a part of learning. We learn by putting ourselves out there beyond our comfort zone. You may fail, or you may adapt and actually grow as a person. Even if you fail, you have taken the first step to expand your horizon and deserves respect for doing so.

A big part of my university life started with the belief that I wanted to "Be A Different You" (SMU Slogan). I had almost zero leadership experience but I put myself beyond my comfort zone to run for one of the biggest leadership positions in student life. At that point in time, I told myself, no matter how the results turned out, I am walking out of here as a victor because I have tried and will learn from this experience. I managed to win over the voters with my sincerity to serve and willingness to learn. The road ahead was extremely bumpy but they became my biggest lessons in life.

Singapore is a relatively risk adverse society. And changing this mindset might be really difficult. But here's the best part of it all -- you are failing in a sheltered environment and mistakes can be easily learnt and improved upon. Would you rather make mistakes and learn in school or falter at your work place? You decide.

4. Find your circle of friends and network

2012 Student Association Council 

When I first entered SMU, I had no idea what I wanted to do in the future and jaded from all the mindless mugging. All that changed when friendships formed. I met numerous motivated and driven individuals who were passionate, capable and were not afraid to stand up for their ideals. As a newbie at leadership, I learnt a great deal from the people around me. Members of the Student Association Council were some of the most passionate and impressive people I met. Student leaders of various clubs never failed to blow me away with their passion and dreams.

As you enter university, open your mind to new ideas, and connect with people of different personalities. Your university experience is only as rich as the connections you make with people. So don't be shy. Go out there, say a little hello and make some new friends :)

5. Travel, travel, travel

Singaporean grow up in a very safe and small environment but the world is much bigger. Travelling allows you to view the world through your own lens instead of those in books or the web. You meet people from different countries and learn modern history and events through their eyes. The main reason I started traveling was because I was becoming jaded from working so hard. Taking a trip out allows you to try an alternate lifestyle and have time to think about the events that happened, reflect on how your life is going and time for a leisure book or two. In fact, it might have to strengthen your relationship like it did for mine. (Article: What traveling does for your relationship)

As a student, you will have limited funds but that should not stop you from exploring the large canvas of the world. By the time you enter the working world, you will be financially equipped but you will lose the luxury of time. You can start small by taking trips to neighboring countries in ASEAN. In fact, the conditions of these places will shock you and perhaps inspire you to make the world a better place.

Students also have the luxury of going on international exchanges. Here's my personal view point -- it does not matter where you go, as long as you go somewhere. There are scholarships and grants that pay for your exchange. Allowances from internships will also help to support future travel plans. And if you ever need advice, you can always contact the local student group, SMU Globe Trotters or SMU Office of Global Learning.

To all freshmen, good luck, enjoy and have the time of your life! :)

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Experiencing Martial Law and a Coup

Perhaps we were crazy. The trip was booked weeks ago. Our excitement level grew each week, looking forward to the first solo trip of 2 best friends. Despite the turmoil and uncertain situation, this was one of my favorite trips with lots of fun and new understanding of the Thai situation from the ground.

A day before we were due for departure, the Thai situation escalated to Martial Law being implemented. I would be lying if I said I was not worried at all. With our fingers crossed, we carried our luggages and boarded the flight to the land of mango sticky rice and Pad Thai.

Arriving under Martial Law

Despite the implementation of Martial Law, our first day in Thailand took off without a hitch. We arrived in Thailand on Wednesday and protests were scheduled to take place from Friday to Sunday. Jiani researched on the locations of protest we planned to stay clear of these areas. Unfortunately the tailors that I wanted to visit were along the street of protest. Thankfully we managed to get the shirt order on Wednesday itself and collect the shirt on Thursday, ahead of the protest that will begin on Friday.

First day of living through a Coup

Martial Law was only the beginning of the army's agenda.  As we collected my tailored shirts, we learnt that the army has taken control of the government, a coup was underway! I did not fully understand the implication of the situation. I mean, despite Martial Law being in place on our first day, Bangkok was calm and collected. Surely a  coup cannot be that bad?

I met a young Thai man on this very day. He was working at a store. I will always remember his big smile as he said "Did you now that we are now in a state of emergency?". His words and facial expression were contradictory. A state of emergency sounds like something to be worried about, yet here he was, smiling as though it was the happiest piece of news. I learnt that he was a supporter of the Yellow shirts and was happy with how the situation was unfolding. If a young man could be so happy with the Coup, perhaps the situation not that bad. I sought comfort in his words and expression that staying in Bangkok was still safe.

We visited Boots and learnt that they were closing in 30 minutes. It was only 7.30pm at that pointing time. A curfew was implemented by the army and everyone had to comply. No one was to be out on the streets between 10pm and 5am. Within hours of this announcement, businesses and the public adapted quickly. Departmental stores unanimously planned to close by 8pm. The BTS (Thai version of the subway) were closing at 9pm. Roads were jammed with cars trying to get home. The streets were filled with people rushing to catch trains, buses and ferries. Road side stores that would be in full bustle at midnight were packing their wares even before 9pm. Despite the very recent announcement, everything was an orderly rush. Locals knew what they had to do.

By 9pm, we were safely back in our hotel. Looking out from the hotel, roads were still packed with vehicles, a typical sight in a congested city like Bangkok. Jiani shared that you can be shot if you are out beyond 10pm. We confirmed this with a local who said that they might ask you why you are out, chase you away or just open fire. Beyond 10pm, it was our fault if we were out on the street and the army can shoot anyone and claim for it to be in self defense. At 10.30pm, there were still a few vehicles driving by. Apparently it is fine to be out if you have a reason to be out (rushing to the hospital, having a flight to catch, etc..) I still think it is just safer to stay indoors by 10pm  to avoid any ambiguity.

Media stations such as the radio and television were also controlled by the army. The only broadcast available was the army's programme.

Friday, protests persist

By 5am of Friday morning, the first night of curfew ended. Protests were planned for this very day. The army knew of this fact and banned any protest from taking place but what is Thailand without a protest.  The newsreported that a single gunshot was heard in the vicinity of Ma Boon Khrong Center (MBK Center). A new group of protestors emerged. They were not supporters of the red or yellow shirts but were protesting against the army's forceful takeover. We had not seen a single soldier throughout our trip but we saw a few on this very night. Soldiers were stationed along the roads with mini outpost built with camouflage. Protestors were sent home once again, the situation was still under control, under the army's control.

Mini military outpost in the back! 
(pardon the quality, this was taken in a hurry!)

Meeting a pro-government supporter

On our final day, we met a taxi driver who was a pro-government supporter. In his words, he said "the government is good, it supports people with no money". He envied Singapore and said that his country only favored the rich and want to kick the poor aside. On our journey, we had to go through the expressway which required payment of 50baht as tolls. This taxi driver was so poor that he could not even afford to pay the tolls first. He only had 40baht (SGD$1.60) on hand. I understood why he supports the government that helps the poor. At the same time, I learnt why a curfew was necessary. In his words, "before curfew, I will go boxing the army, now curfew cannot". Perhaps the army is stopping further violence and blood shed in the nation.

An interesting Thai perspective

I think the bigger question is what all these mean for the future of Thailand. A 30 year old man has already lived through 3 Coups -- 1992, 2006 and now, 2014. Most of us have never experienced a single coup. This man wondered how many more Coups he would live through. I suggested that troubles might end with the end of Thaksin's regime but this man thought otherwise.

"Corruption is in each of us. If I get caught breaking a traffic regulation, I pay the officer to settle it for me and he will let me go. Corruption is entrenched in our culture. Even if Thaksin was dead today, does it really mean that Thailand will be rid of its problems? Our issues are too deeply rooted and too easy to blame the leaders."

Thailand, a nation that started its march towards democracy decades ago but resort to violence to maintain peace in its present day still has a long way to go.

Note: This article is merely a compilation of mini stories I gained during my stay in Bangkok and is not representative of the current status in Thailand. 

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While you were gone

Dear Leo, this is for you.

While you were gone, I found Fancy, I learnt to swim, I went for my first shoot, I met the best friend's boyfriend, I shared the love on Mothers' Day. But most importantly, I missed you.

I guess, the pinnacle of any relationship is reached when you want to share every moment with your other half. And while we lead independent lives, we are easily excited to share stories of all the little moments, both happy and sad. While you were gone, I have been diligently collecting new stories of the amazing people in my life, waiting for your return to share these journeys with you. And waiting to hear the stories you created in Manila.

Life is amazing. But you're the icing to the cake; bringing your own special touch into my life. You are one of a kind, unique beyond compare. Your heart is so full of love and compassion for the people you care for. Hearing praises of "Leo is extremely nice" has since become a norm for me. I am truly lucky to have met you, and made you a permanent fixture in my life.

And as I let my imagination run wild, I can't help but imagine a future with you.

I look forward to planning our beautiful home together. Look forward to buying cute little bow ties and crop pants for you to wear on our big day. Look forward to arguing about how my choice of cup is much better than yours. Look forward to stealing the blanket while you sleep. Look forward to switching TV channels. Look forward to being swept off my feet each time I fall asleep on the couch. Look forward to you singing with your beautiful guitar. Look forward to debating on which grocery to purchase. Look forward to secretly adding new things to your wardrobe.

Can't help but look forward to this amazing journey that we will embark on :)

See you soon Love.

P/s I started my little collection of what our home should look like hehe! :P Created a whole list of beautiful things we could have :) 

Eugenia's list:

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What will you do?

This post is meant to be more interactive. I'd like to hear what you have been doing to make the most of your time! Simply comment with your own experience :)

One last week of lectures and we are done. The batch of 2010 will come to the end of their undergraduate journey. And off we are to the corporate world. The future seems uncertain. In fact, there was a period of time I felt like the future was scary. Sure, we have reached adulthood years ago but we still rely on our parents while we are still schooling. Upon graduation, it is expected that we have to earn our own keep, contribute to the household, plan for our future, pay bills, etc… More importantly, there is no direction! The educational system was structured and we can always measure our success and failure based on which stage and the type of schools we enter. The thing is, does it matter? Thinking too much will only create panic and does not create any real value. Here's what I propose -- Live while you're young.

We are approaching a new phase in life and before we do, we should make the most out of the situation. Find things that you want to do and actually do them. Here's a little guide on what you could do! :)

#1 Doing things that you actually enjoy

Singapore is a pragmatic society and everything comes down to the cost-benefit analysis. Screw that. You are in your final semester with only 3 weeks left. Find something you want to do if you had all the time in the world and just do it! If you think that you do not have much time now, you will have even lesser time in the future!

I started playing badminton since I was 13 and have been involved in all the school teams. However, time can be very unforgiving in SMU. However, I managed to squeeze in some time to play with my old TJ buddies and arranged an upcoming session with SMU students. Super excited :D

One of the perks of going on exchange is the luxury of time. I realized that I enjoy cooking but it is not much of an option here. However, if you make time for it, it will happen! To date I made maple baked chicken, mushroom and truffle cream soup, fried rice, fishball and vegetable soup, and instant noodles with egg (it counts right? :P).

Leonard prepares our maple baked chicken with Canadian maple syrup *drools*

#2 Keep learning

You're about to graduate and find the "perfect" job that you have always been preparing for. The courses that you take are meant to give you an edge in the field you want to enter. You passed on some interesting courses because it was not practical. Guess what, this is the time that it does not matter! Now, everything you do is because you simply want to. And that is extremely satisfying!

Over the last few weeks, I have been a diligent SMU student and read all my emails. There are a lot of talks that take place at SMU which are really good! (My NUS friend also exclaimed that we have much more talks with industry experts!) SMU has a whole range of talks now -- Marketing Excellence Series (marketing professionals), Wee Kim Wee CEO Talks (actual CEOs visit SMU to share their stories! Singtel's group CEO will be up next), Wee Kim Wee Lunchtime Talk, Distinguished Speaker Series, etc… However students do not always read all their mails and direct them to junk. And even if they are aware of such a talk, it is a common excuse that we have a meeting or class at that time. Here's the thing, the fastest way to learn is to attend these talks to learn about the different industries and understand how leaders think!

I attended L'Oreal Brandstorm finals with Wan Swen to support our juniors. It was a very insightful session as I learnt a lot about the brand, strategies and the judges themselves. (it was a plus that i won their Instagram contest haha)

 Met a SMU senior who is working in L'Oreal!     Wan Swen & I won the Instagram contest! :D

Team SMU @ L'Oreal Brandstorm Finals 2014 (contestants, seniors, alumnus! :D)

You have 3 weeks left. Do something, anything!

#3 Spend quality time with the people that matter

Grades are not indicative of a well lived life. 2048 and Angry bird high scores mean even less. Even if you're not graduating, the one lesson you should takeaway is to treasure the people around you. They support you while you study, take part in competitions and stand by your side when the going gets tough. Treasure these people by spending quality time with them. I met up with a few seniors and their schedule is always the same -- work, home, work, catch up with people. I am guessing they don't have much time, and hence while we have the luxury of time, we should spend more time with the people we love!

First family selfie during CNY this year! 

 The best man in my life :)
 I guess 2 is better than 1 :)

The Ho Family :)

Family time is happy time :) 

The only cousin who managed to pacify all the kids!

#4 A coffee or two

4 years in SMU has flown by and soon it will be harder to meet all these friends you've made! I made a little tradition of meeting different friends each week and I am really glad I did that. Not everything has to be about work. Sometimes we talk about life, sometimes we talk about society, sometimes we talk about the job market, well…. pretty much anything goes. These little breaks from school made the last semester extremely fulfilling! :)

One of my close friends and most passionate student in SMU :)

 HEE! :)

I'm glad I met you babe! :)

 I look cool like this. HAHA :P

Strategy team supper

Best friends of 10 years :D

#5 Plan for the future

With no structured programme in the professional world, it is up to us to decide what we want in life -- a good job, retirement by 45, 3 kids, big house, etc… And we need to make certain decisions in order to reach such goals. We live in the most expensive city in the world where ordinary houses cost around $500-600k. We need to make informed decisions on what to do with our income in order to reach those goals. The first decision that you need to make is to be aware of such a consideration and then keep a look out for opportunities to learn. There are websites that analyze how much money you need to buy a house and talks on how to manage your money. SMU EYE Investment organized a talk on the market outlook by UBS. Additionally NTU also organized a conference which was free for students. Not every opportunity is as useful but being in the know is the first step!

Yes, I am a business student. However, I really dislike finance related stuff and I have no clue about the stock market (I had to ask how to buy a stock ><). Furthermore, Finance 101 is barely sufficient for us to kick start our future financial planning. I have been reading and asking a lot in this area and I will be sharing my little bit of knowledge in this area soon.

NTU-IIC Financial Conference 2014

#6 Give back to the community

This is a personal choice, and ultimately it is up to you whether you would like to do the same. I feel extremely privileged to be in SMU. We have a lot of support in order to help us grow. Faculty members, staff, seniors, fellow students and alumnus form part of this support group. Office of Student Life supported my learning while giving back to the school. Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) provided free business building workshops where I met like minded individuals who became close friends. SMU alumni mentoring programme allowed me to connect with seniors in the marketing field to learn about the industry. Seniors gave advice on the different majors as well as their experience in SMU and their current company. All in all, I'm blessed.

I believe what goes around comes around. And the fact that we have so much support is because someone made an earlier decision to give back. I believe we can make the world a better place through the little things we do to give back.

This semester provided me with a few opportunities to give back to society and I feel grateful for their trust in me. Throughout the semester I acted as an advisor in a group of year 1s. We did a project together and they look up to me for what needs to be done. As seniors, we can share our experiences and tips to guide freshmen's growth. After all, we have benefited from seniors from one point or another.

Additionally, I am really excited to embark on 3 community related projects. Although I was the president of SICS and lead SMU Challenge, my volunteering experience has always been focused on the local community. With the blessing of a few individuals, I will be traveling to Cambodia and Indonesia as my first international outreach. Additionally, I will be organizing a social outreach in Singapore. If you're interested in doing something for the community, let me know! :)

#7 Do something wacky

This is something I am really excited about. It will take place next week. It is still a hush hush kinda thing. And if you want to be a part of it, please please join me! I will tell you all the details in person. It will be a once in a lifetime kind of experience :D

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