The person who influenced me the most is my mother. She was a single mother and brought me up alone with my grandparents. She taught me how to be independent in life. Though there were tough times, like finance and the little conflict in my family, but my mom was positive and works to pay the bills and encourage me and my siblings to save money for the rainy days. We also had more family outings to fill the holes in our hearts due to the conflicts. My mom showed me that I as a girl can also do a lot and she brought the best out of me. My mom has her own problems with work so she also always reminded me to work hard as life is not all unicorns and rainbows. It takes a lot of pain and failure to be successful.
During my trip to Cambodia with my classmates, we have to help the needy. On the first day, we have to go to a school and repair a wooden classroom. There weren’t any fans there as the school have poor facilities. So we all had to pray for a big gust of wind to come to cool us. It was a tough time cutting the wood and nailing it. But my mother’s words and actions kept pushing me through thus tough time in Cambodia. On the last day, we did it! We have completed the classroom and we gave out sweets to the students there. My mom also always advises us to appreciate Singapore and our living environment even though we are not rich. I would like to thank my mom for her love, care, support and life lessons that she taught me and my siblings.