After my father left the family, my mum remarried 2 times. The second marriage was a disaster but luckily my 2nd step dad is an awesome guy. i can tell he really loves my mother and didn't mind her background. thank you step-father for not judging my mother and loving us.
My inspiration is Fashion and creative director, Daniel Boey. He is very bold and creative with his ideas, to bring the latest fashion scene into the hearts and minds for any one that is keen in it. I remember the first time I saw his work was at Raffles City Shopping Centre about 7 years ago, I was only Sec 1, but I was already inspired. Since then, I do follow his events and his works till today. I hope to be able to work with him soon. To me, he is my Fashion hero.
Riley suffered obesity in his childhood years. Having faced all kinds of bullying and jokes towards his physic, he have decided to make a change to his life. Being really passionate towards watching basketball, he picked up the sport himself. He begin training with his hoops and fitness to improve his stamina. Soon enough, he is representing the school team in the inter school competitions!
David Lim is a national swimmer and he is my hero. He was an outstanding swimmer and won many many medals during his competitive days. After his retirement, he didnt stop contributing to the sports. He coached the younger generation sharing his wealth of experiences.
It was late at night and I received a call from a friend who needed help with his car. As I am a new driver, I was not familiar with the roads. I turned on the GPS and displayed it on the dashboard. Halfway through the journey, I got lost and kept looking at the GPS. Suddenly, I crashed into the divider. As I froze in shock, a kind driver heading my way stopped his car and offered help. He then escorted me to my destination before driving off.
My company has a team of three security guards on active duty in the day. They would greet me every morning as I walk pass the security post to my office. On days that I look tired or down, they cheered me up by making goofy comments. One of them even gave me concert tickets for a band they felt too old to attend. They keep everyone safe and maintain safety standards in the company as these security guards look out for our welfare.
Working as a waiter, I met Chef Teo who is not only kind, but is also an awesome cook. He enjoys whipping up dishes for the staff during our meal breaks and often come up with new recipes through our feedback. He will always take our comments positively and never treat the wait staff poorly. His drive to improve inspires me to do the same when I am serving customers in the hotel.
Growing up together, my brother has always been my biggest inspiration always teaching me new things. He was the one who sparked my interest in table tennis, and I've even gone as far as surpassing him in that sport. I made it into the school team for this year, and it would not have been possible without him training with me almost everyday.
Now that my kids are grown up and working, I work part time at a childcare centre. With time on hand, I went to take up pottery. Mrs See, our pottery teacher is truly inspiring to me. She is 5 years older, but she never let age stop her in doing the things she is interested in. She is learning how to play the cello and always taking French language lessons. I find her attitude to learn admirable, and I hope to be like her.
Who is my hero? I have alot and one of them is my primary school PE teacher. His name is Mr. Tan. He is a great teacher and I learnt so much from him. He was the one that discovered I could run fast and asked me to join track and field. And I discovered more about my abilities and excel in sports.
Mr. Kunalan was a ex national runner. During his time, people did sports because they love it. Money incentive was not good but he still have his all to practice and represent singapore. Such a sacrifice no one will truely understands. He is my hero for being a true sportsman.
My aunty is the one who brought me up. My parents are avid travelers and when they are not away on business trips, they would travel the world. Hence, my aunt is very much like a mother to me. She has always treated me as though her own and would give me the same attention and care she did for her children. I love you, Aunty Jasmine.