In the year 1999, when my eldest daughter was just a 10 year old, she make known to my sister that it was her greatest wish to enter university. For her Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLE), she scored an aggregate of 263 points, making her the top 10% of students in Singapore.
She entered into Secondary School for the next four years. For her Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate Of Education (ordinary Level) or so called GCE ‘O’, she did quite well to earn herself a place in a prestigious Polytechnic. She graduated from the Polytechnic with flying colors this year. She scored 11 distinctions and 13 As in her 3 years at the Polytechnic. Her GPA score was 3.82 out of a possible 4. She excelled herself for being one of the top 3 students of her cohort. For that, she was awarded the Bronze Medal and also received the Knight Frank Prize for being the best student of the subject “Real Estate Business”.
Even before graduation from the Polytechnic, she was courted by both the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University. After much consideration, she chose Nanyang Technological University to study for her Degree in Bachelor Of Business Administration. Her next wish? Got words that she’s going all the way for her MBA!!
As the university was some distance from my home, she moved in to stay at the hostel.
And today, she started to live independently. For the next 3 years she’ll be taking care of herself and all by herself.
I feel so proud and happy for her.
Go for the Degree, girl, go for it and I know you’ll make it!!!
I love you!!