(1/3) When I lived in Malaysia, there was heaps of rural space for a kid to run around in, but when I was 2, my family moved to Singapore, where it was all high rises. I never really settled there, mostly because school was so regimental. Every day, it was just books books books, and then homework homework homework. There was a lot of rote learning, which didn’t suit me. As a result, I struggled academically, and every year I was streamed further and further down. The only thing that kept me going was playing football for 2 hours every Sunday. By the time I finished high school, I was deemed a useless student and recommended to do an office secretary course.
Now I’ve got a Masters of Accounting with Distinction. It wasn’t easy, but I was determined. I started by doing a Diploma in Management in a private college, then I transitioned to a Bachelor of Business degree in the offshore RMIT program. In 2008, I came to Australia to do my Masters, because my sister was living here. After I graduated, I applied to stay as a skilled migrant.
Malaysia / Singapore
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