Her inspiration

Her cousin

"When I heard that she had gotten her GCE N-level certificate, it made me want to get back into studies.

"I realised that I should at least get my O-level certificate and then try to make it into a polytechnic."

Her mother

"She was my sole emotional support. She's my best friend, and whenever I feel really sad or on the verge of giving up, I always rush home just to look at her face and talk to her. It makes me feel better straightaway.

"I tell her everything and she tells me never to give up on what I'm doing."

Her father

"Every week, my father will have a special time for us, to give us advice on life and religious values.

"He always made sure he instilled the good values of religion in us, so he helped me become the patient and determined person that I am."