“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
– Harriet Tubman
Everyone has a dream or hope in life. With 2020 coming to an end soon, I have some dreams for 2021 that will hopefully come true. It is difficult for us to predict what will happen in 2021 because of Covid-19, but if we have a dream, then what we dreamed may come true.
My first dream is to be able to gather with family members who are in Singapore. I also hope my family members are in good health for the year 2021. This is because they actually gave me a lot of support when I needed it. When I was 20 years old, I lost my sight, and they were the ones who gave me a lot of encouragement and support until I succeeded today.
My second dream for 2021 is to enhance and improve my knowledge and skills so I can continue to support the visually impaired community throughout Malaysia. I hope to get more opportunities to attend courses in IT as it relates to my job as an IT Instructor, and through attendance at such courses, increase my employment opportunities. I hope the stress at work will not stop me from studying for a Bachelor’s degree in IT at Open University Malaysia. I hope I will be able to maintain performance at work and get good grades in the subjects I take throughout 2021.
I also hope to meet someone who can accept me into her life in 2021. Someone who really loves me, who does not mind that I am blind, is confident in my abilities, and willing to be my wife.
I hope to have good health and avoid contracting Covid-19 when commuting from home to university while performing my official duties as an IT Instructor. With good health, I can help more visually impaired people, especially those in the northern zone and generally in Malaysia.
I also hope that Covid-19 will be eradicated so that visually impaired people who work as masseuses will be able to return to work as usual and support their families. The main job for the visually impaired is offering massage services. I also hope that the visually impaired people who lost their jobs during this Covid-19 pandemic will get job opportunities again.
I pray that all Malaysians will be spared from the Covid-19 and, in particular, for a vaccine to be developed and approved quickly so that the country’s economy will return to normal, thus reopening employment opportunities for the disabled. I also hope that the country will continue to be at peace.
Lim Yew Yi
Hopes and Dreams Winner