“Graduation seemed so far away last year, but we’re already halfway through 2016 now and I’m more or less done with school.

I went to uni wanting to do journalism, but after a couple of years, I realised that hard news is not what I want to write about. I enjoy writing, but I don’t really like how rigid it is, especially when it comes to print media.

I’m still at that stage where I’m trying to figure out which path I should take, and it’s the worst when people ask if I’ve gotten a job yet because they’ll reiterate that times are hard and it’s difficult to get one.

I just take it within my stride and try not to be too bogged down by what they say, because ultimately it’s my life and I determine my own path.” – Anthia, 23


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Arman Shah

A former travel writer with fond memories of solo adventures in Southeast Asia, Arman is now Founder of The Everyday People. He's also the co-host of Channel Empathy, a podcast about the marginalised in Singapore.