While a lot of people fear of being used, my regret is people who don’t use me properly.
Whether it is using me as an asset or as a mentor. I have nothing but just energy, love and knowledge to share but it saddens me when people around me don’t find the need to absorb all my abilities so they can be better OR squeezed me wrongly until I’m weak when my strengths could’ve helped them be so much better.
Sometimes it is not the need to be wanted, but rather the regret of being taken forgranted.
Let’s see who is smart out there who will take this advantage to be so much better. I, on the other hand, will serve and contribute only to those smart ones.
I was given the opportunity under Kakiseni to participate in mentoring 9 youths from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam under the #eMpoweringyouths ASEAN Foundation programme with Maybank Foundation.
Under the Arts & Culture pillar, Rotha, Kenneth, Citta, Naq, Samphors, Jolly (Huyen), Nana (Alysa), Ty and Loc spent time with me to create an arts awareness and appreciation programme for children from Generation Z called #senikidZ for 2 days during the regional training from 24th to 25th Jan and today, 26th Jan, they presented the programme to Maybank Foundation and ASEAN Foundation.
As I left my permanent post as the Executive Director of WOMEN:girls in December last year, I realised I wanted to grow as a mentor and facilitator to share and empower more people while I develop more skillset in community empowerment.
January have been an emotional challenge for me, not having a salaried job and trying to make it as a freelance facilitator. I have so much faith in myself now but I am struggling to get acknowledgement from the industry that I am an asset to be shared, not to be owned. And slowly, I redefine titles and purpose for myself and my existence.
Thank you for this opportunity – to be a better human being by being able to share every bit of my heart and knowledge with all of you.
Onwards and forwards – the world have hope for us to be better people!