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TNP New Face 2016: Joanna Lydia Koh

Joanna Lydia Koh, 18

Business services student at ITE College West

Joanna admires her father, who, she said, loves her unconditionally and has endless patience with her.

She added: "He not only supports me financially and emotionally, but also physically. He will always lend me a listening ear, give me a hug, and tell me that everything will be all right. He is my family's pillar of strength."

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Seeing the elderly being treated unfairly or being shouted at by the younger generation.

The elderly may make mistakes but we still have to respect them.

Describe one interesting fact about yourself.

I picked up fencing when I was seven. I started fencing competitively at 13. But last June, I stopped competing due to school commitments.

I hope to go back to fencing competitively soon as it is something I will never ever give up on.

Who do you look to for style tips?

My mother, as she is not only familiar with vintage trends but also current trends.

I think she has better taste in clothes than I do so she is my definite go-to for fashion advice.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go and why?

Thailand, as I have always loved the food and culture there. Not only is the standard of living there affordable, the people are also very polite and refined.

Which item would you save from a fire at home if you had to choose only one?

My mobile phone. So I can contact my loved ones to assure them that I am still alive.

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