I refer myself as the "black sheep" of the family.

First and for most, I have to thank my mum and dad for their endless support and never giving up on me. I am 20 this year, I have a sister that's 24. I am the total opposite of her, she graduated her A-Levels at 20, transferred to London to further her studies as an Actuarist. Upon graduation, a company hired her and here I am, failing my college course over and over again, I refer myself as the "black sheep" of the family. But yet, my parents never did gave up on me nor compare me with my sister. They believed that everyone has their own strength and flaws. So they made me believe in a way that I might not be able to excel in my studies, but there's something else waiting for me, an opportunity out there.

So i'm asking each and everyone of you, if you think that you're a burden in this world, or to anyone, quit that thought, because no one is perfect. Don't stop pursuing what you want in life, it's a long journey ahead, there will be up and down, but whenever you fail, it does not mean that it is the end of the world, stand back up and continue moving forward. Here I am now, working for an Advertising company as an internship, and I am really enjoying it, so I guess that I am better off in the working world. And also, many of you don't notice how lucky you are in various ways, so try not to take things for granted, and to appreciate the little things in life.

Life is too short to start your day with broken pieces of yesterday, it will definitely destroy your wonderful today and ruin your great tomorrow. So live each day with happiness. And I never had the courage to tell my parents how much I love them, so to Mum and Dad, thank you for everything. I love you guys! And I am more than bless to have you guys.
John Yap