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Before our jobs, we are people. So, when I think of success, I don t measure it by career milestones, I didn t even plan to be a full-time actor haha. I measure it by all the reasons I fell in love with acting in the first place; I measure it by the amount of camaraderie with the team, the quality of the discussions, the energy on set, in the rehearsal room and ultimately, I always wonder; am I connecting with people, am I communicating effectively, am I learning about the world, am I getting better at my craft, and am I learning about myself as a person? Process. Personal growth. .
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This was during Tech Week of Mergers and Accusations. Sitting on the floor, no glam makeup, using my reusable chopsticks (which I was quite proud of myself for sticking to! But i know, styrofoam box   this often happens when food is catered on set, it s a tough one!), exploring a character I loved, working with people who pushed me to be better, building friendships. I was actually talking to my friend when I was suddenly overcome with a sense of contentment and happiness. Hahaha and then I very extra-ly took a photo for myself to remember. It doesn t look  aesthetic , and it definitely doesn t have the  success aesthetic  hahaha, but this is what success feels like to me.
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When I am firm in my contentment, when it doesn t matter when people don t understand it, when I can create from a place of peace, I think that, to me, is a type of success. Can t say I ve totally achieved that yet, but I can feel it slowly happening and I m happy to see that with much more clarity. :) #unicornmoment
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Success is also seeing overall progress. What I hope to see change, is that artists won t have to fight to be paid for their work, because people should get paid for their work. I also hope that pursuing a career in the arts won t just be seen as someone  daring to pursue their passion , but as something that is as essential to society as, say, a career in science. .
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Share with me your own definitions of success! Also, go to SparkTheNext.sg and help shape Singapore s future. :)
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#SparkTheNext #SGYouthActionPlan #sp
Before our jobs, we are people. So, when I think of success, I don t measure it by career milestones, I didn t even plan to be a full-time actor haha. I measure it by all the reasons I fell in love with acting in the first place; I measure it by the amount of camaraderie with the team, the quality of the discussions, the energy on set, in the rehearsal room and ultimately, I always wonder; am I connecting with people, am I communicating effectively, am I learning about the world, am I getting better at my craft, and am I learning about myself as a person? Process. Personal growth. . . This was during Tech Week of Mergers and Accusations. Sitting on the floor, no glam makeup, using my reusable chopsticks (which I was quite proud of myself for sticking to! But i know, styrofoam box this often happens when food is catered on set, it s a tough one!), exploring a character I loved, working with people who pushed me to be better, building friendships. I was actually talking to my friend when I was suddenly overcome with a sense of contentment and happiness. Hahaha and then I very extra-ly took a photo for myself to remember. It doesn t look aesthetic , and it definitely doesn t have the success aesthetic hahaha, but this is what success feels like to me. . . . When I am firm in my contentment, when it doesn t matter when people don t understand it, when I can create from a place of peace, I think that, to me, is a type of success. Can t say I ve totally achieved that yet, but I can feel it slowly happening and I m happy to see that with much more clarity. :) #unicornmoment . . Success is also seeing overall progress. What I hope to see change, is that artists won t have to fight to be paid for their work, because people should get paid for their work. I also hope that pursuing a career in the arts won t just be seen as someone daring to pursue their passion , but as something that is as essential to society as, say, a career in science. . . . Share with me your own definitions of success! Also, go to SparkTheNext.sg and help shape Singapore s future. :) . . #SparkTheNext #SGYouthActionPlan #sp

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