Artist Teresita Fernandez once said,  You don’t need a lot of friends or curators or patrons or a huge following, just a few that really believe in you. 

Graduates of all vocations, yet particularly those of the arts, don’t wait for one or two years to truly own your life, empower yourselves now!  Whether it is your fashion design sensibility, your knowledge in making patterns, your ability to write, cook, paint or dance.   Be empowered to celebrate yourself beyond your birthday, anniversary or graduation day and that might just be the right ingredient for you to find happiness on top of your successful career!
Since it is graduation season and many words of wisdom are being shared worldwide with fellow graduates as we speak,  I, Si Jie Loo, visual and performing artist, am compelled to write down a word or two to reflect, this time as a recent graduate.