Singapore Youth Award 2013 Media Presentation

At the Singapore Youth Award media presentation, which took place at ION SKY.

My quote for the award video was:

“Success is only possible with sacrifice and perseverance. Every hurdle I experienced has motivated me to work harder. I still fail every day, but I refuse to let that define me.”

Indeed, I’ve failed many times, but I think the reason I am still around is I have picked myself up and worked even harder whenever a challenge is thrown my way. I thank all the people – my mentors, colleagues, friends, and family – who have steadfastly stood behind me. I especially thank the editors and contributors of Asian Scientist Magazine, and my colleagues who have made my research possible. Thank you guys for being so fabulous. I <3 ya! I thank the Singapore Youth Award panel, chaired by Mr. Edward D'Silva, the wonderful staff of the National Youth Council (NYC), People's Association (PA), and PR company, Edelman. I also thank Chong Wu and his wonderful film crew for making us all look good in the video. Finally, I am thankful to be in the same group as the five other SYA awardees: Ms. Laurentia Tan, Paralympic equestrienne medalist; Ms. Koh Hui Ling, theater and drama educator; Mr. Muhammad Riduan Bin Zalani, musician; Ms. Jean Ng, national netball athlete; and Mr Martin Tan Beng Chong, co-founder of the Halogen Foundation. They are pretty neat people, I gotta say. 😉 (Photos courtesy of NYC and Chong Wu)
(Photos courtesy of NYC)