Children, on the whole, take after a similar eye color and/or hair color from their parents, but I’ve inherited something exceptional: an insatiable curiosity.
My early memories revolved around my dad’s garage. He would spend countless hours walking me through on how a machine works and how to change a tire before I could even drive. My mom, on the other hand, would buy me science and technology books; ergo, I was intrigued and wanted to know how and why things worked since then; my curiosity was never fully quenched with the simplified answers my dad told me; therefore, I began to challenge conventional wisdom by exploring and experimenting.
I was given a considerable amount of freedom at a young age. My mom bought me my first laptop when I was 10 with the intention of letting me quench my curiosity. Given the opportunity, I dived into that to feed my hunger for knowledge. My curiosity started off with baby steps, and it eventually led me from the stage of “how does a machine work” to “how makes a business work”. My interest in self-help books began with “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, and ever since then, not only was I engrossed with books of science and technology, but also self-help books.
Growing up, I’ve also been told that knowledge is futile without its application. Curiosity is a double-edged sword; curious people, myself included, doubt more and have the tendency to question everything. But when I’m in doubt, I take action, I execute, and I experiment.
I can still vividly remember the day whereby I encountered my ”first pot of gold”. I came across esports when I was in high school. Needless to say, it hooked me and I was addicted to it. Having played games since young, I realised that analytical skills and business sense ran in my blood. I stumbled upon an untapped market and wanted to give it a shot and thus, got my first ever job as an Independent Esport Analyst. Soon afterward, I co-founded Dota2room and worked as an Investment Advisory Representative on the side.
I was euphoric to know I got to acquire firsthand knowledge in the real business world since I was young. It’s given me the backbone to be confident in myself and the oil in my lamp that keeps me burning, thereby driving me to be a lifelong learner. I remain grateful that my prepubescent brain developed with ease, somewhat like a sponge soaking up a myriad of words and perceving the world through a different perspective. I hope to keep on applying this curiosity to all aspects of my life and inspire more people to relentlessly pursue knowledge in this journey I call “life”.