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What dreams are made of ♥



Dreams. We have them, and some of us are fortunate enough to live them. What are your dreams? Your aspirations? I remember growing up, I always wanted to follow in my father's footsteps. My parents never ever pressured me (Which I am so thankful for), but I always felt the need to get a job either in a finance industry, or a job that was deemed "respectable" in the Asian culture. However.. with time, and through trials and tribulations, I have ended up in Fashion. I've had a thing for the Arts growing up as well. Painting, drawing, music.. you name it. And looking back, I feel so blessed that I was given a choice. To do what I love, and have opportunities that would lead me to that. A lot of us are so fortunate, yet blinded by what we have, that we don't realize what others need. Something as simple as education.

To be completely honest, being in Fashion school has taught me a lot. But it has also opened my eyes. To see things I didn't see, and to change for the better. I fully admit, I've always wanted that "glamourous" lifestyle. I mean who doesn't, right? Fancy shoes, beautiful gowns, a nice house, and a nice car. Not having to worry about finances, and to just live life in luxury. In Singapore, it was always about the 5 Cs. Condo, cash, car, credit card, country club. I lived that lifestyle. But there's so much more to life than that. I really don't think I can live a fulfilling life if I continued with that, and didn't change my ways.

Here we are, living our lives, and dreaming dreams that some can never make a reality. If we're blessed and fortunate enough to be able to do this over here in this part of the world, why can't children in less fortunate countries be given the same opportunity? Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. And right now we have a chance to give back, and make a difference. What's stopping us? What's stopping you?

This is one of my dreams. To give the less fortunate kids in India the possibility of a future. Even if what I contribute is just a fraction of the big picture, I'll try. Dream big, and some dreams can come true. Today, I found out that a businessman was so touched and impressed by what our small church aspires to accomplish, which was to raise $100,000 to build a school for the Dalit kids in India.. that he decided to match whatever we raised, up to $50,000. Isn't that amazing? Always, always pay it forward. Share the Love, Faith, and Hope. Remember, God always provides :)

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So if you're free that night, come join us. I'll be there :)
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7 comments:

HURRRR said...

i felt the same way too. singapore need more teenagers who think like you.

tessatham said...

@Jamie TAN
Hi I know it's you. Type some wu liao name for what?? Hahaha jk. And aw thanks. They need more awesome people like you :) Time to make a difference Jamers <3

Selena said...

I LOVE THAT PICTURE!!!! Sooooo cute.
I think I always love the pictures you use on your blog =)

I hope I don't have to work on the 26th. So many things I want to doooo in the next couple weekends.

Kym said...

WOW.

The preaching at our church yesterday touched on something similar and it really encouraged me to pursue things i've always wanted to pursue. Yes, i have a business and i'm living part of my dream but i've also always wanted to make a BIGGER impact... something that will change lives. For Christmas this year, my fiancee and I decided that instead of giving material things to most of our friends, we will instead fill boxes of presents to give to children in 3rd world countries... so that they can experience even just a fraction of the kind of Christmas we get here. We take so much for granted.... man, people here complain about finances but compared to other countries.. we are SO RICH. Thanks for sharing your dream, Tessa! Keep dreaming... dreaming BIG. <#

tessatham said...

@Sel
Me tooooo! I love this movie :)
Yes you better be there! Haha I think it'll be awesome :) PLUS we can hang out after

@Kym
I'm so happy you're wanting to make a difference Kym! I can see you doing great things in the near future :) That's amazing! I used to do that. Operation Christmas child! And I agree. People here are extremely rich and blessed in so many ways.. but they fail to see it. Thanks for your comment Kym <3

Selena said...

I have the 26th off!! :D

tessatham said...

@Sel

I didn't see you today :(

 

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