Iam an enthusiastic, determined, confident youth born in millennialera with fast moving world where distance and communications happenat extremely fast phase. I was lucky to have international exposurefrom very young age to travel and study in different countries andcultures. This kept me out of my comfort zone to learn and understandnew languages, different cultures and explore new technologies.
On my 8thbirthday I was given 2 catalytic books “Tell Me Why?” and “TellMe How?” both published by Chancellor Press, these bookssubconsciously altered my mindset to a more knowledge seeking one.I also started asking moreintriguing questions “How does this work?” and “Why does thishappen?” which overall heightened my curiosity of technology behindeveryday objects such as a smart phone, TV, microwave etc. I am aquick, avid learner and can solve the Rubik’s cube in under a minuteto add I am also a hardened Sudoku fanatic and an active member of myschools chess club.After completing my Olevels I took a “Future-wise” test to get career guidance from athird party, its results connoted I was a kinesthetic learner with anaptitude in engineering and technology. As a result I signed for aninternship at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus under theElectrical engineering department in the summer of 2015.
One of theproject was to construct a PCB board from scratch, starting fromcoating it in copper foil to soldering a battery, transistors,capacitors, diodes and LED’s. I kept this circuit as a reminder of myexperience at the university of my goal to become a well qualifiedengineer. My involvement in the internship programme further inspiredme to pursue higher education in electrical engineering.During the first year ofmy 2-year O levels I was at OFS Singapore in a IB system. In thesecond year, I moved to KLASS Malaysia in IGCSEs because of myfather’s job placing him in different countries all the time. At theIB system, in Computer Science subject programming language “Tex”was taught whereas at the IGCSE system different Programming language”Python” was required in KLASS. I was enrolled into ComputerScience Coursework which required decent skills in Python (covered infirst year) and this Coursework was 60% of the overall IGCSE grade. Iwas at a disadvantage during my high school qualifications and thegrades I have gotten do not fully serve as a representation of myacademic abilitiesMissed deadlines to applyfor regular admission at my desired universities, so I thought itwould be a good idea to take a gap year to apply in the next batchgiving me a better opportunity to get into my aspired university.
Meanwhile I decided not to waste my gap year and take online coursesand academies, at the same time helped my family in homerenovation/improvement project. To elaborate I have been taking myonline courses on “Udemy” by Mr. Kirill Eremenko to furtherextend my knowledge in Intermediate Python.
I plan to learn morelanguages such as Java and C++ in future. Furthermore I used aprogramme called MIT app inventor and created a app for the PEteachers of my school, it was a database which helped the teachersupload and search for their sports events and ceremonies.In my extra curricular’s Iam an all-round athlete, at OFS Singapore I part of the delegationsociety of the MUN in addition was captain of the cricket team andwon 3 MVP’s and 1 Sportsmanship award. Then at KLASS I representedthe basketball team at a FOBSIA event in Thailand.
Lastly atSuperNova School I won 3 table tennis championships and cam runner-upin 2 whilst also being a part of their basketball team.Moving to and fromdifferent countries my entire adolescent life having been accustomedto change and international exposure have no problem moving overseasto seek higher education at a reputable institution. Studying in theUK will be a step in the right direction for my future and provide mean opportunity to become independent adult.