Receiving the Academic Excellence Awards is not something superficial. It must not be taken for granted because it is a once in a blue moon opportunity and that's what happened to Anna Abishega A/P Vairaccannu or friendly known as Anna.
To have been receiving the Academic Award Excellence for the Faculty of Education & Liberal Studies have proven that Anna is amongst the best of the best representing her communication faculty. Even though with her significant achievement, to her an award is just an award because what's important is that she knows that her hard work is paid off and it's all worth it the moment she can make her family proud. Sticking with her ambition to be happy, she prefers to pursue and doing things she's passionate and content about, and currently, she works as a Radio Producer at TRAXXfm.
Wanting to be recognized as a fighter, Anna faced many challenges throughout her studies and sometimes wanting to quit. Still, she managed to overcome her struggles and succeeded in finishing the line. She also expended her gratitude to her beloved lecturers. They were so dedicated in teaching, and they believed in not just her but even all her batch mates. Without them, she wouldn't be as to where she is right now. She also asserts respect towards everyone because respect goes a long way.
Being someone who doesn't believe in idols, Anna is her idol. She wants to be better than herself because to her, the only competition she has is her self who is old, lazy and shy. She spends time with herself the most, so she ended up creating her motivation, confidence and renewal of mind that keeps her going.
Last but not least, according to Anna, we can't control problem from coming into our lives so control what we can. Take charge of your mind, persevere and fight till the end.
By Aufa Mardhiah Amir Hamzah
21st January 2020