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LETTER | From a 12-year-old girl: Jocelyn Yow is an inspiration

LETTER | The story which you carried recently about Jocelyn Yow, who has Malaysian Chinese and Vietnamese roots amazes me.

I want to share my opinion as a young person, how proud I am with her achievements. I believe that as Malaysians, we have a lot to learn from this piece of news.

Although she is American, I think that Jocelyn is a good example for young Malaysians like me.

She has made our country proud by being the youngest mayor of colour in California. Imagine, she is just twice my age!

She managed to prove to everyone that being young doesn’t mean one is inexperienced or lacks knowledge.

Young people can, in fact, have amazing skills and talents. I must say that she has really worked hard to get to where she is today. There is no free lunch.

I want to be like her in being able to contribute to society. However, admittedly, politics is not my cup of tea.

However, I have a passion for music, especially the piano. My dream is to be able to work for a cause to raise funds for people who are in need.

I want to compose music that comes along with positive expressions to reach out to the people with mental disorders. I want to introduce music therapy to heal mental illnesses.

Driven by this passion, with God’s help, I will try to pursue my piano qualification to the highest level possible.

To achieve my dreams. I must study hard. I believe that I can do it!

LEONG ANNA is a student at SJK(C) Batu 11 Cheras.

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