Yesterday as part of my job, I had to sit in for a talk on architecture by Kun Lim.
He is a Malaysian from a poor village in Kedah, and then off he went to study in Ireland, in the US and even worked for a few years in the US. He said it was the poor environment that made him dare to dream big. That was the environment that made him wanted to study overseas and succeed.
I thought it was quite true. I wouldn't say I came from a poor village, but yes Taiping is a small town. I think people who are from smaller towns or villages tend to dream bigger as compared to people who live in the big cities, especially those who already have everything and already been to N countries in the world when they are kids.
It was me being in Taiping and never been to anywhere out of Malaysia and Singapore that made me wanted to study overseas, and I actually worked hard to persuade Papo to give up part of his properties to let me go. It was also that that made we wanted to work hard and pay them back.Of course those were the day that I also dreamt of becoming a TV host. I even went for training and some auditions! But seems like it didn't happen although I did get myself into freelance emcee-ing for a while and I still love doing it!
To me, everyone must have dreams. And everyone should dare to dream big! Try hard to achieve your dream even if it means unsuccessful in the end, it doesn't matter! At least you tried!
Oh by the way, Happy Malaysian Day and Happy Holiday to ya all~!