The Purpose-Driven Life


Ching Wei





Calvin Klein



When it comes to studying, I would say:
Love what you are studying. I take History, and I’ve only recently started to appreciate the whole nature of the subject— the grey areas and how there aren’t any absolutes. I find that loving what you are studying makes it more enjoyable and it’s easier to stay focused.

My post-exam plans:
Exploring Singapore. I want to spend time seeing more of the country that I’ve spent my whole life in.

In my free time:
I don’t have much free time, but I like to take photos, because I recently got into film. I especially like photographing sunsets!

The best piece of advice I’ve gotten:
I can’t remember who said it, but it goes something like “You can fail doing things that you don’t like, so why not just try doing something you really like?”

My favourite movie is the The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.
It is about a man with a normal 9-5 job who is pushed into an adventure in search of a single 35mm negative. The movie was shot very beautifully, and the film medium speaks to me a lot. I love it because I feel like our lives are mostly on the same expected trajectory, but really, it’s up to us to do whatever we want with it. This is a quote from the movie:  “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

The life philosophy I live by:
There’s this line that I really like from the song Give A Little Love by Noah and the Whale: “What you share with the world is what it keeps of you.”

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