Hello world.

Life’s been busy, but I guess it’s a much better deal than to idle around. I sort of realise what advantages a student actually has, that entrepreneurs are more open to you than to another worker of the society, but my student identity is expiring soon which is pretty upsetting actually.
And so… I’m trying to extend my graduation (without getting approval from my parents) by applying for both NOC and iLead, of which for both programs I managed to get into the 2nd round of interviews. Partly because I will want to work at a start-up anyway if I do graduate this semester, partly because I want to hone up my business skills by getting more educated in this field. If I do get either program, I will graduate, although one and a half years late, with a year of working experience and at least one minor in Technopreneurship and  I hope I can complete a business admin minor as well. Don’t sound like a bad deal aye?
Anyway, NOC interview was pretty fun but I really cannot understand why some people just want to play the ‘sabo’ game and bring people down. I mean, you don’t shine by stepping on others (I don’t see stars on a pile of human bodies) but rather, the ‘shine’ that you see from amazing people is like the outward manifestation of inner strength; it’s the result of hard work, being kind to others, perseverance etc etc..they literally (almost) have light coming out of their bodies. The Jesus-kind of light. I want to be a person like this.
The world needs more shiny people.
note to self:
I will get higher by climbing up the ladder, not stepping on others. Love people, use things.
note to students:
Never ever think that being a student means you lose out. Never ever think that “I’m just a student, what can I do?”, because being a student can help you open doors you didn’t know you can. (And obviously, don’t wait till you’re at your final semester of being a student to realise this. – -” )

Elisha Tan is the Founder of TechLadies. TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. Elisha is also the Developer Programs Regional Lead for Asia Pacific at Facebook.


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