Y.O.L.O (Part 1) - Astynnia

You Only Live Once - Part 1

Astynnia Gan

BSc. (Honors) Biomedicine post-graduate

Contributor for TE#10.

TE: Can you share a bit about yourself?

AG: I’m Astynnia from Kuching. I spent a year in Trinity College Dublin and completed my degree in Biomedicine with Clinical Research at University of Manchester (Amazing how time seems to fly so quickly when it was 6 months ago!). Currently, I am partaking a graduate program as a Management Associate in collaboration with TalentCorp Malaysia.

TE: Name 5 things that are essential for your travel.

1. Passport (you can’t go anywhere without it!)

2. Sunglasses

3. Sunscreen/ moisturizers

4. GoPro (I do travelog!)

5. Water bottle (to keep myself hydrated at all times)

TE: Do you have any tips to share with people who want to travel?

AG: To be honest, I was eager to use the opportunity abroad to travel and it can still be easily done from Malaysia. I have learned so much about different cultures, and have created so many great memories by pushing myself out of my comfort zone. There’s always room in your life for traveling, it just depends on whether you are willing to sacrifice financially in order to travel. Take up part-time jobs if you are able to! I encouraged university students to travel as they have more free time compared to working adults. Hence, to all the college and university students out there, I strongly encourage you to enrich your university life by striving to live with passion. At the end of the day, what makes you an all-rounder is not just your grade, but the experiences that you take away from university life.

The people you meet, the contacts you make, the skills you learn, the activities you do and the fun you have – all of it pays higher returns in both the present and the future than your textbooks ever will. And to all working adults who are keen to try out something new – go ahead! Take some time out of your work if you have to. After all, you only live once :)

After all, you only live once!

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