Steven Soon Soo Onn
“Growing up, I was the opposite of King Midas. Instead of making everything I touch turn into gold, they turn bad. I wasn't able to do anything right, neither in my studies, music nor sports. During my primary and secondary school years...
“Growing up, I was the opposite of King Midas. Instead of making everything I touch turn into gold, they turn bad. I wasn't able to do anything right, neither in my studies, music nor sports. During my primary and secondary school years, I was slightly socially awkward. It makes it hard for me to make friends, resulting in me being bullied since I was 8 years old. It only got better after high school.
Everything began to change when I was 18. I found my passion in life. I knew I was made for the arts. I also knew I was taking risk, but I asked myself: "If not now, then when?" I was never a straight A’s student. I only scored 2As out of 10 subjects for SPM. But by God's grace, I did well throughout diploma, receiving the Valedictory and Best Student award.
While pursuing a degree in film-making, I found the beauty of being able to use this vessel to spread good to the world. My maturity in film-making has grown so much more. I now not only view the world differently, I also view films differently, which ultimately allows me to make films in a unique way. The Chancellors Scholarship gave me a golden opportunity to aim at something that I only dared to dream of just months before. 'Thank you' could never express my gratitude.
For all of you who are reading #MySunwayStory, if you're experiencing a season of self doubt, remember this... Greatness awaits. It sounds cliché but trust me, I'm not exaggerating. I caught a glimpse of greatness and I know, it's just the tip of the iceberg. I believe the same for you too. Hold on to your dream, resurrect it if you have to, but never give up on it. Dear fellow friends, don't lose your heart, because the sunrise is right at the edge of the horizon.”
Steven Soon Soo Onn
BA (Hons) Digital Film Production
The Chancellors Scholarship