Tan Bao Ren / 22 / Singapore / Undergraduate (News Anchor-to-be) / baoren.posterous.com / @bunman
What do you live for?
To be there for people who needs help and dedicating what I have for people.
Maybe I am a rather emotional or sensitive person, I more often than not feel for others much more than the average person. Something unfortunate, no matter how trivial it is, that happens to someone else, I often have the capacity to fill myself in the person's shoes and 'feel how he/she would feel' in the particular circumstances. And then I would see how much a simple gesture from me can really made someone's day. I still remember how a junior's simple smile while in school back in secondary school days made my day so much better.
What is some of the best advice that you have been given/want to give our readers?
“Fallen down,” she says simply. She doesn’t apologize.
“It doesn’t matter,” I say, and I start to pick up the broken glass shards. “I knew it would happen.”
“Then why you don’t stop it?” asks my mother.
And it’s such a simple question.
- Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
This is a quotation from a novel that I read as part of my academic requirements taking English Literature. I found this paragraph particular meaningful because it strikes to me as, if you know something unpleasant or undesirable would happen if you do not take action, act on it. Probably sounds like damage control to some extent but, if you know how sad that person would be if XXXX, then do it.
Something random you'd like to say?
Chocolate cakes of a certain outlet and hot soya milk are my comfort food.