Our ImPossible Ambassadors
What does one say about one’s self without sounding glorifying? Especially in this culture where humility is gold, which is a good thing, but makes it all the harder to come up with a plausible answer on that dreaded ‘what about you?’ question. At 18, I still have no idea how to write an ‘About Me’ essay – I had trouble writing my professional blurb, guys – but I will endeavour to bring you, the reader, a little about myself without sounding like an over-accomplished alien or a horribly boring teen.
My name is Adelle Adrian – yes, like the singer but with double L’s – pronounced as Eh-dell (like the computer, Dell). My friends know me as ‘rojak’, due to the five different bloods I have in my system and ‘Google’, because for some reason people think I have the right answer to everything. Proud ex-Stella Marisian equivalent of valedictorian and now a budding student of Diploma in Graphic Design and IMPossible scholar at IACT.
My hobbies include reading so much, I seriously need a new bookshelf; and because I read, I write both teen romance (ahh, that phase of badly-written love stories about bad boys, modern day Cinderellas and hot werewolves) and fantasy and just a wee bit of poetry when I feel like it; I can dance and I do sing; furthermore, I am honoured to have been an active member of my former school’s badminton team, and public speaking is something I find oddly exciting. But I view anything and everything as a blank canvas, and that is where my passion lies: in my art.
That love was something that led me to where I am today: I upped and left the Science stream (she left the Science stream, what!) to join commerce where I took Pendidikan Seni Visual and was part of the backdrop and design team where we planned, designed and put up the backdrops and decorations around the school. I Googled art competitions and was very happy to have taken part in many by organizers such as Sharpie, Google, Individium and of late, Mountain Dew, Nandos, and UOB. Where my writing was concerned, I found the time to write pieces for Scholastic and Sunway Oxbridge; my love for public speaking bloomed in the year I turned sweet sixteen when I became inter-form champion two years in a row; to stay active, I participated in inter-school badminton competitions and led the athletes of my sports house as their female athletics captain. Not forgetting my faith, I also made sure to actively contribute my time to the Catholic Students’ Society with Powerpoint slides for first Friday masses, plan fundraisers, organize the annual school-level celebration and sing for my own church’s choir.
But enough about my achievements. I’m still obsessed with Disney; my favourite villain of all time is the Joker; like most Millennials, I think I don’t have enough money because it goes towards clothes on sale and art materials (not on sale). Family is priority among my principles, especially since one of our family activities include playing God of War together. One thing I would love to do in my older age besides becoming a known name in the creative industry and publishing my own novel is to have a small simple house furnished by IKEA with lots of land for the sole purpose of adopting many, many puppies. I am terribly emotional about children and in my opinion, Johnny Depp still looks better than most 20-year-olds and at my essence, I’m still an eighteen-year-old trying to find herself in a world of 7 billion people.
Welcome to the beginning of my ImPOSSIBLE stories.
I’m Alyssa Lexine and I’m 19 years old. If there’s anything I’ve come to learn about myself is that I am a pretty guarded person laden with complex emotions. See, I’ve always struggled in ways to express myself. I was always sort of anxious on letting anyone in on my feelings and thoughts and that was difficult for me because I wasn’t a very verbal person then so I looked for other ways to express a part of myself I don’t usually show everyone else and that’s when I’ve developed a passion for writing. Writing isn’t just a hobby or a form of art that I am heavily passionate about. Writing to
See, I’ve always struggled in ways to express myself. I was always sort of anxious on letting anyone in on my feelings and thoughts and that was difficult for me because I wasn’t a very verbal person then so I looked for other ways to express a part of myself I don’t usually show everyone else and that’s when I’ve developed a passion for writing.
Writing isn’t just a hobby or a form of art that I am heavily passionate about. Writing to me, is a form of escapism. I wrote anything and everything that I felt. It kept me intact of my emotions and always made me feel better on bad days. Writing kept me grounded throughout all the times I’ve ever felt a little too overwhelmed about whatever it was that was happening around me. Before I stumbled upon IACT college I was in a rut. I was at a point of my life where I questioned what I wanted to do and accomplish before my age turns a double decade. But then I decided to submit an article on ThoughtCatalog about self-love and when it got posted, I was really happy that people were so positive about what I wrote and that’s when I realized that maybe this is something that I want to continue doing, to keep writing articles that hopefully impacts people in a good way hence why I decided to join mass
Before I stumbled upon IACT college I was in a rut. I was at a point of my life where I questioned what I wanted to do and accomplish before my age turns a double decade. But then I decided to submit an article on ThoughtCatalog about self-love and when it got posted, I was really happy that people were so positive about what I wrote and that’s when I realized that maybe this is something that I want to continue doing, to keep writing articles that hopefully impacts people in a good way hence why I decided to join mass communication, to hopefully better my skills at writing or to just widen my knowledge in the creative communication industry. I’d say that college had definitely given me the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone by doing challenging projects and meeting new people while at it.
I’m passionate about art, music, people, and God. My life revolves around these pillars of interests/beliefs. I’ve always liked drawing, and I’ve always liked seeing people draw. Art is beautiful because it evokes feeling. There’s not a day in my life where I don’t listen to a song intentionally. Music is soul food for me. I love people. People are interesting, and they’re important. I like to help people. God has always been a big area in my life since I was young – He is very much real to me – and it was through serving in the church I developed many of the skills and talents I have today.
When I’m not pursuing my passions, I’m usually sleeping, hanging out with my friends or watching a film. I love watching films.
I am the youngest of three siblings, and being that, I’ve always had to live under the shadow of their greatness, and so, currently, I am on the journey of finding my own.
Instead of using “Hi, I Am Chin Teng!” as my introduction, I would like to use short form -“HI, IACT!”😂
Honestly, I don’t have much experience in this creative industry so far. However, I’m sure that I possess unseen possibilities to be explored in my future. Don’t be shy to check out my fantastic adventures in this awesome college. Check it out!
Lim Ee Yeng
Just an inch under 5 feet, I am a Diploma in Mass Communication student and an IACT IMPossible Scholar. My name is Lim Ee Yeng but you can call me Yeng. However, do not be fooled by my small demeanour for I have dreams taller than the Burj Khalifa tower! I live by the saying, “Dreams aren’t made when you’re asleep, they are made when you’re awake”. Hence, I require several cups of coffee a day to keep making my dreams come true. On most days, I am busy crunching out assignments on my laptop or making lame puns to my college mates. My interests include but are not limited to; writing, shopping, volunteering my time for a good cause, learning new things and eating! If you see my wildest side in college, do approach me with your friendliest smile and lamest pun that you can think of.
Hey! I’m Eu Kien, 18 this year. Many people remember my name as “You Can”. People use that to motivate me whenever I felt like giving up. They will say “you can do it, don’t give up!” I thank my mom for giving me this wonderful name because this name has become a motivator for me. Besides, I love learning musical instruments such as drums, guitar and piano but currently, I’m able to play the guitar. I also like to make friends but I can be a little shy at times. I regard myself as a disciplined person as I have joined the Boys’ Brigade and am currently still serving.
I started my college life this year taking up the Diploma in Broadcasting. In these two and a half years, I hope that I will make as many friends as I can and that my classmates and I will assist each other in facing the many challenges during our study especially from the assignments! Apart from that, I also wish to have fun studying and to make good memories in this college with my fellow friends. Moreover, I hope my friends will bear with what is lacking in me and will try to guide me as we learn together. I believe that no one is perfect as we are human. Certain things I know may not be known by some and vice-versa.
Lau Eve Lyn
This is E.
I’m always discovering lots, lots of new interests for myself. Welcome.
I’ll first bring you back to 2010.
I used to doodle like this, a lot, in Tumblr. (2010-2012)
When I first introduced myself with Photoshop CS3.
I find them so bubbly and cute now.
Not sure when but I too started watercolour painting in my sketchbook with cheap paints.
And some other day I got myself pirated Adobe Illustrator and started playing with pen-tool which I have no idea what it was. I find it really different from brush tool!
When I was form 3, I ordered some transparent casings and started doodling on ‘em and sell.
I find myself in watercolouring and it will always be my fav medium.
This year, I finally got myself a journal. (from taobao which is less than Rm20)
Yes, I bring them, everywhere.
In the following post, I’ll talk about it in detail! Stay tuned*
Isn’t it funny how our artworks transform and evolve as time passes. Always keep tracks on them and one day when you look back, that’s what make you, the you, now. It’s priceless.
Back then, my friends often say that I’m so free doing all this leisure despite the high school workloads. But no, I swear it’s how you make time for the things you love doing.
Thank you for reading!
I believe I’ll bring you more about my journal and polymer clay creations.
cheers to the coming postsssss!
Have a nice day! *teehee
Characteristics of creative people noted by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Hungarian psychologist, based on his research, include this:
“Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. We’re usually one or the other, either preferring to be in the thick of crowds or sitting on the sidelines and observing the passing show.”
The “creative people” refer to the people from various fields from the artists, scientists, architects, mathematicians, entrepreneurs and more. These are the people who come up with new ideas and new things.
And I would consider myself as one of them – be it as a performer on stage, an actor on screen, or a girl who never stops learning in this creative communication industry.
I think I am a weird combination of both deeply introverted and very daring.
– Helen Elizabeth Hunt, an American actress, film director, and screenwriter –
I find myself in her words. Today, if you see a girl who is actively socializing with people, performing on stage like no other, and then, you see her sitting alone, quietly, blocking every interaction from the outside world on the other day – yes, that’s me, Fishy.
People always ask me why would I name myself as Fishy.
Oh, because my last name in the Chinese language has the same pronunciation as fish.
But, little do people know, imagine myself to live in the sea, to swim against the stream, to experience the freedom, to be whom I want to be and to chase after my own dreams – it makes me feel alive; it drives me to explore.
I’m a small fish in the ocean. But I dare to dream big.
Hey, It’s Gaston Pong here! I am a 19-year-old student who is currently in my 2nd Year in DMC (Diploma in Mass Communication). I came to IACT College due to my desire to learn more about the creative industry. I am someone who goes crazy for art due to early exposure to art at a young age of 2 to learn piano (Yeah, I was forced to). With this burning passion, I was eager to learn more about creative arts. This led my way to IACT to pursue my studies. People love to call me a ‘visual-smart’ person, as I am always sensitive to visuals. This became a motivation factor to enjoy learning graphic design, photography and videography in IACT.
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas
I am a striver for success, and my enthusiasm towards creativity drives me to excel in my studies. Creativity is my oxygen for work and life. I always believe the ability to think creatively is the key to stand out from the crowd. My artwork ideas involve viewing things from a different perspective. I will share more of my artwork in the future! I aspire to produce my own film and release my self-written song one day. In order to achieve my dreams, I strive to be an all-rounded student. Hence, I put extra effort to understand different aspects of creative arts.
Aside from studies, my passion is to perform on stage! I picked up pop vocal training for 2 years and then started to perform as a freelance musician. From there, I was able to save up and gather equipment for a Youtube channel. I enjoy singing, especially with my keyboard with me. Music is my language to express thoughts and feelings. I seize chances to perform and dream to step on a larger stage if the right opportunity comes.
I thought IMPossible Story would be great portal for me to chronicle my experiences, ideations and process of learning. I hope my sharing would spark off inspiration and spread creativity around!
“And here, just ahead, we find a rather bizarre specimen of homo sapiens.”
The most common way for me to introduce myself is by using the first of my line starters, “Have you heard of Jet Li? Well yea, I’m him, but pronounced Jit Lee. (jit-lē)” followed by 5 minutes of over-exaggerating phonetics and mouth-shaping.
Yes, my name is Jit Lee, and after being a proud Sempurnian for 14 years I decided to take to the creative industry and started on a Diploma in Mass Communication in January 2017. I’ve always considered myself as an extrovert, but recently I have begun to identify as an ambivert, and as an ambivert I enjoy a little me-time as much as I love being with people.
I am interested in just about anything and everything – just take a look at my playlists – and I simply refuse to stay contented and stop exploring the beauties of the realm we live in. The wonders of fantasy, reality and philosophy is where I constantly phase in and out. I am passionate about sharing ideas, and I dare say that TED has stolen my line of “ideas worth spreading”. (Jit, that’s called defamation.) Give me a stage or a camera or a pencil or a laptop or a book and I will sing, speak, act, dance, write, draw, shoot, read and do absolutely anything with what I’m given. Passion is a fire that I protect with a ferocity and I feed with imagination and purpose. (Btw, if you would like a glimpse of what I write, visit my blog at http://aetherealm.blogspot.my/) (Shameless!)
The world is my canvas, and I hold the pen.
So, this is where I start my IMPossible Story, and I hope it inspires you to start yours too!
Hey, it’s me Jocelyn Yong! I’m an 18 year old student who is currently in my first semester studying the Diploma in Graphic Design. I am also an IMPOSSIBLE Scholar. I always love to take challenges and overcome obstacles. Therefore Graphic Design suits me a lot. At the very beginning, I was torn between choosing my career as a designer or an accountant. The situation got more intense as I was offered to pursue accounting in matriculation. Since designing and drawing has been my passion since my childhood days, I decided to follow my passion to pursue the world of Design.
Besides arts and photography, sport is also one of my favorite hobbies too. In my school days, I was a Quarter Master – prefect for sports. I always got amused by the spirit and the sense of success achieved by the athletes during their sporting events. By the phrase of ‘no harm trying’, I took up my first running event for the MSSD road run. Through a series of hardcore training and determination, I was honored to be the Sports Women for the Year 2015 and 2016.
In school, I am also well known for my artwork. Months before the annual sports days, my team members and I will design the banner and flag with all the paintings and typography. It was a memorable one and I learnt the Art of Teamwork. I am also the president for the Art Club too.
In conclusion, Art is powerful, without words it is able to deliver millions of stories and brings us closer together. I believe that designing could brighten up everyone’s life to make the society a better place and I’m very sure that I’M POSSIBLE!
Take a look around the room, spot that one chubby guy who is constantly talking much louder that everyone else? YUP! THAT’S ME ALRIGHT! HI MY NAME IS… (Wait, I’m shouting again aren’t I? Hahahaha sorry… I keep forgetting… watch your volume John, watch your volume.)
Let’s start over shall we? Hi, my name is John Foong and I am currently working on my Diploma in Advertising and Marketing in IACT College. I am an extrovert true and true and I love making new friends and getting to know new people. This is why I am such a loud person because I love interacting with all kinds of people. I find joy in seeing my friends laugh and have a good time. I truly believe that a good joke and a smile can go a long way in making someone’s day.
-My crazy coursemates and I-
Ever since I was young I wasn’t particularly good at anything related to math and science. I gravitated more towards doing hands on things that could make my creative juices flow. I would rather be drawing, acting or singing than completing a tough math question or understanding the principles of science.
This in my opinion was what made me special and different from many people in my classes at school. I am a firm believer in the importance of creativity and that it should never be subdued but instead pushed to be enhanced! This was why I decided to join IACT. For someone who treasures their creativity so much to study in a college which fully appreciates their student’s creativity is just a dream come true for me!
I love doing anything that pushes me to think differently from everyone else. I always strive to come up with ideas that are totally out of the box and ideas that can excite and capture people’s attention. I am a person who likes to challenge the norm and when it comes to coming up with ideas I tend to go left when everyone goes right.
So get on board the John train and check out my Impossible Stories! I can guarantee that you will be entertained and might just be inspired! So buckle up and get cosy because trust me it’s about be a long and wild ride! I just want to end this introduction with a personal quote that till this day has reminded me to always be different and push my creativity.
“Don’t think outside the box! Forget about the box and find yourself a circle!”
What’s up people? Lennon here!
I wanna keep things short and simple alright. It’s easier for you to understand about me. The name’s Lennon, 18 but technically 17 years old cause I’m a December baby and I’m from Melaka. Yeah!
It’s my first semester here in IACT College and I think it’s going pretty smooth, I THINK. Oh and by the way, I’m a Mass Communication student. Throughout the first few months I’ve been here, the only thing I can say is, “How is this college not
famous?”. It’s all Project-Based Learning, which means instead of sitting down at a boring classroom like I’m used to in high school, we get to actually apply the theories we learnt in class and to do it hands on! I was surprised and to be honest, I didn’t expect it to be this much fun!
And as an IMPOSSIBLE Scholar, the only thing left to say is that I <3 IACT College from the bottom of my heart.
Welcome to my IMPOSSIBLE Stories!
Lennon, PEACE OUT.
A little delusional but that keeps me motivated, I will never understand anything, and if I am not getting to know you and bugging you throughout the day like a machine gun asking you questions, I am usually walking aimlessly captured in my thought dodging life issues one step at a time, starting with that lamp post. I am an airhead to sum it up.
People call me Luqman, I am 22 and am currently doing my Bachelors in Media Culture and Communications in Broadcasting. Before this I was doing my diploma in IT and I made a leap of faith to continue my studies after I worked for a year as a software engineer where I was unsatisfied with my job. With a zero-exemption to my degree, it meant I had to start my studies from scratch in a different field. I was certainly determined and motivated.
I am a jack of all trades but master of none, I would like to say. I am a fast learner and multi-talented in a lot of things but because of my extremely lazy attitude I end up not really polishing any of the set of skills I have. I sleep over everything and require more sleep then an average person. It would be bizarre if the words “effort” and “lazy” don’t come out of my mouth. My friends can vouch for how lazy I am. Well, on the flip side I have this part of me who wants to change the world, so I might go super hyper and do “stuff” but usually my default settings are quoted by my friends as “nyeh”. They keep saying I have multiple attitudes, conflicting each other and by the way guys, the right term would be “double thinking”, as I just act on how I feel and embrace it with a smile.
I am really into anything in the scope of storytelling which can be in the form of music, poetry, movies or even news if it peaks my interest. Interestingly enough I hate reading, and would view it as disgusting behavior if you bring a book when hanging out with me. I love listening to the words of a song as it has its own story to tell. Make yourself by Incubus and Hot fuss by The Killers currently are by far my favorite albums. I have been open to rap and Kendrick Lamar is lit, so am pretty open to different types of music. Ohh yeah, my dad puns and stories are HILLARIOUS. I cannot remember names but I don’t know how I can remember 5 minute stories by the bundle.
Well I have way more to say, but let us keep that for another day. I am amazed that you made it through up this paragraph. My writing style is the way I talk, which is everywhere. If you love the inside scope of social science and poetic schemes on mundane things in life, please do stop by again. If you are looking for more intellectual or formal writing, sad to say this is not where you should be. If it’s not here, meet me at the mamak with a tea’O ice and a roti canai. We can discover the world with the stars shinning down on us.
Hello, my name is Oon Jie Yi. I am from Johor and I am studying the Diploma in Mass Communication at IACT College.
You might think that I am still young because I look young, but actually I am a grown up fine girl who is passionate about learning new things. I have many hobbies since I was young so my parents would let me go for a lot of art classes. I had learnt dancing, playing the piano, playing chess, drawing, calligraphy and playing the Chinese yoyo.
I am a very enthusiastic student and crave to learn more from my programme especially video production as want to persue my dream as a Youtuber.
I am also an optimistic person. I like reading self-help books to strengthen my language as well as motivate myself. I enjoy my time in the college and it is really nice to study as the students here are very friendly and always ready to help each other. I appreciate that I have the opportunity to be a part of the IACT team and chosen as an IMPossible scholar.
Although it will be hard for me at first because I am a fresh first semester student and still adjusting to a new environment, I hope that with the help of the lecturers and the IMPossible project, I can improve myself and contribute to the college as I go along.
My name is Quek Pek Yin. My hometown is Johor but I have been living in Petaling Jaya since I was 8. I am a Chinese girl who can speak tamil. I love reading, mostly romance and fantasy. Singing is my passion, like I sing every day. I am a really happy and bubbly person once u get to know me. Everyone has a fear, at least one and my BIGGEST FEAR is HEIGHTS!!! I am a team player as well. Food!! My partner for life. Last but not least, I LOVE IACT COLLEGE, a place where I can expand my creativity.
Hi, I’m Shashi from Ipoh, Perak, and I’m 26 years old. Yes, that’s true. Having been clueless for the most part after high school I only had two things in my mind; dogs and football. Shaping my life at left, right and centre, I had found my passion while in school yet I was lost. 5 years after leaving my school life prematurely, I joined college and everything changed. Not because it was cool or because I had friends, rather the mode of learning was not one way, which enabled me to find myself as a person. From then on, I never looked back, taking everything in my stride. Today, I’m in my 2nd year of my degree programme at IACT College pursuing my studies in the field of Media and although my life of isolation and misdirection is behind me, it remains a place I draw strength from. Not to mention the 5 years of ‘extra sleep’ I gained in solitude is the added fuel in my tank that keeps me energised.
I honestly do not know where to begin with when I have to write an essay about myself. I don’t often write although I do have many thoughts and emotions roaming inside of my mind (which causes overthinking), for I’ve always found it hard to articulate them with the right words.
As an introvert who struggles with verbal interaction skills, I have been expressing myself through visual art for years. After trying out several mediums in art, I’ve always found myself coming back to watercolours. There’s something about the effect and wonders that watercolours do that is pleasing to my eyes. Hence, my journey with watercolours hasn’t stopped since 2011.
During my primary school years, I would willingly take part in singing, storytelling, public speaking, and drawing competitions just because my mum told me to despite the fact that I have no actual interest in them. However, I believe that the minor things in life prepare us for the major things in life that the future holds. Over the years, I have participated and won in a number of national and international art competitions like Pertandingan Melukis Poster Karnival PPDa, Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Award, and Barbara Petchenik Children World Map Competition.
Taking the plunge by choosing to study Graphic Design instead of other art courses is indeed a challenge for me, for I grew up being familiar with only creating art traditionally. However, I believe that I can ace this course with passion and unwavering persistence.
Ultimately, I would like to thank God for blessing me with many opportunities in life thus far.
Hi there! My name’s Teresa. I always find it hard to introduce myself but I will try anyway.
My friends call me hipster but I disagree because everybody is different in one way or another. For me, it would be the music I listen to which is Jazz. Growing up, I listened to bands like the Eagles, Queen, Incognito and any band that were famous during the 70s or 80s. It has contributed to my taste in music until now, which makes me a little different. I also love performing. Twice a year I get to perform with the KLPAC Symphonic Band but when I’m not performing live, I make covers and upload them on YouTube to share my love for music! I think the arts need to be appreciated more – be it performing arts, painting, make up or even photography. It is something I hold very close to my heart and I would love to see it flourish and be a part of the process.
With the ISFJ personality type, I prefer doing things solitarily from shopping to having coffee at a cafe. People may find me unfriendly when they see me in the library doing assignments with my earphones in, but they would change their minds once they get to know me. I’m just a little shy!
I am still growing and I believe five years from now I would write this differently but for now, this is me!
Oh, and cats = love!
My name is Vicky Chong. I am 18 this year and is currently studying Mass Communication in IACT College.
– Me and my collegemates –
I was born in a family of six which consists of my parents, two sisters and a brother. I am the youngest in the family and the age gap between my siblings and I are quite interesting. Well, the age gap between my eldest sister and I are 14 years apart while my second older sister is 12 years apart and then lastly, my brother which happens to be 11 years apart.
– My Family –
Everyone who knows me understand my passion towards dancing. I started dancing since 6 years old and from there I have participated in a few competitions. My first ever competition was when I was 11 and with the result, it motivates me to go for more.
After that, I decided to challenge myself to get into a crew as I saw there was an audition. Unexpectedly, out of 32, only 7 got in and I was one of them.
Since then, I went for a competition when I was 15 and I got champion!
– The Boomerax , EDM 2015 –
The feeling was unexplainable. I just love the feeling whenever I am performing on the stage where thousands and thousands of people is there looking at you.
Thus, I went and try out cheerleading.
– The Voice x The Warriorz Cheer 2015 –
And yes, I won the first place again!
– The Medals –
– Performing with Katoon Network Crew @ Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium –
With that, I just want to end with a verse that leads me to where I am now which is Proverbs 3:6 “ In all you ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path. “
Ng Wu Ken
My name is Wu Ken, being a 19 year old introvert has its perks. Whenever I’m alone and just staring into the abyss of “space-out” land, my mind would always grind out tons and tons of ideas. And in order to get these ideas out of my head, I would always draw them out. Whether it may be a meteor literally showering or an otter in “otter” space! It’s a good thing that drawing is a passion of mine or not I’ll get sick after the 10th drawing. Occasionally, I would post them up on Instagram, so it can brighten up the day with random doodles for my friends. If you too want to get a dosage of doodles, you could pop over to @hamandbutterstrips #shamelessadvertising). Although I’m a big introvert, I really enjoy the company of others. But what I really enjoy more is to see them laugh, knowing that I was the one who initiated it. Just the thought of making someone’s day brighter really gives me a boost. And it’s always a double bonus if I make them laugh with my drawings, it’s a win-win situation for everyone!
Welcome to the life of a Sarawakian. I am called by many as Xindy but my full name is Wong Xin Shi. There’s a story behind why I am called Xindy and why it is not in my IC but that story will be kept for some other time as you follow me on as I embark on this journey of a college life.
As a kid I have been transferred to countless schools and places over the years of my childhood. Though I have a typical Chinese name but I am not fully Chinese as my grandmother is a native ethnic called the Kayan. I spent most of my childhood with my Kayan grandmother which caused my siblings and I to grow up in an English speaking environment and the effects of that is that all of us can’t read or write in Chinese.
I am an extrovert, I always was. Being alone is the worst thing for me. The downside of being an extrovert is that you can’t bear the thought of being alone but it has its benefits. You want to know why? It has given me many unexpected friendships. I grew up watching movies and series. Cartoons were not the main attraction for me as a kid. Shows such as CSI and Oprah caught my attention and I have been glued to the TV ever since. I am definitely a movie junkie but I am proud of it.
I enter the leadership role every since kindergarten. There was never a time where I was just a follower. Honestly, I hated having to take lead at first but as I grew it has shaped the path that I am walking on today. I held many posts but the most memorable one was when I was appointed as President of my Youth Council in church for my youth ministry. I had more than 100 youths under my care and this position broke me in a good way where I changed my way of dealing with people of different backgrounds. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to experience what I did because it has really helped me in group assignments in college.
I grew up with a music background of piano but hated the whole process and quit later on. I self taught myself guitar and bass which has helped me in music events. I learnt angklung which was a traditional music instrument and gamelan instruments because I was the President for the Kebudayaan club in high school.
I can go on and on about myself but where’s the fun if I exposed it all now. This is just a sneak peak on about me. There’s more than what meets the eye with me. Stay tuned for more!
Group photo of my complete Youth Council for the year 2014-2015
Last day of the camp which I helped organised in the Council as Treasurer
Free style picture of the complete council
Group picture with the council after being chosen as the Treasurer
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