This is a friend of mine from back in AC. We were classmates and she was one of my first friends in class. People always say we look alike…hahaha but our stories are alike too. She is one cute soul, and someone who goes all out when she falls in love with something. The best thing I like about her is her child-liked faith that is so precious! She calls me whenever her prayers are answered, whether big or small. I love that because these calls and stories remind me to keep trusting the Lord in the big and small things as well. I’ve seen her in the tough times and I’ve seen her now. She is a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) and she fights with joy now! To me, she’s a fighter and overcomer in Christ. She struggled and still struggles today, but now, she has the peace of Christ in her heart. And that makes all the difference!
Tell us about yourself?
I’m Simin and I love South Korea so much that I read its news everyday to feel like I’m a citizen.
Where do you recommend to go shopping?
South Korea HAHA just kidding but Seoul is really a shopping paradise. Bugis because you can buy something cheap, wear it a few times and buy new ones again.
Your favourite drama and why?
Secret garden and the master’s sun are on par actually HAHAHA I’ve watched them more than 5 times already because of Hyun Bin and So Jisub.
Give us a little insight into 1 life-changing experience?
I wanted to die at the age of eighteen. It’s not because of A levels HAHAHA, it’s just that I couldn’t see where my future was heading and I swear what I saw for my future was literally blank. So I started planning for my death, like legit – I intended to go Vietnam myself after A levels, I told everyone that I wanted to volunteer and experience something new but the truth was that I wanted to go there to die, otherwise I’m just gonna find a job and live there (very unrealistic but the main point was I don’t intend to come back). But it failed becauuse my family refused to let me go (they agreed in the first place as they wanted me to focus on A levels). Then bad results came back HAHA and of course I was sad la.
The most difficult thing for me to cope with was the realisation of being looked down on. I became terrified of going out because I was afraid of people. It intensified so badly that the only way for me to go out was to wear a cap and a mask. Oh and I dared not take the train as it gave me panic attacks. Sometimes things got better then they worsened again and whenever it happened, I isolated myself (locked myself in my room, ate meals in my room etc basically I would only be out of my room for the toilet). Then one day, Ellie came to my house because apparently I went MIA hahaha, together with Lillian, they brought me to God. No doubt I’ve ran away from them again and again but Ellie ALWAYS came to find me and brought me back to God. Today, I don’t live in my room anymore, I take the train and I’m at peace. So hi Ellie and Lillian hahaha thank you and I can never thank y’all enough!!!!
What is 1 thing you learnt about yourself that you think applies for the person reading this?
Your success rate of overcoming (a) bad day(s) is 100%. And if you’ve friends who encourage you to pray or seek God, and you don’t find it effective IMMEDIATELY, please understand that your healing works in God’s timing, not yours. It took me almost a year to stand up again so yup fighting (insert thumbs up emojis) HAHA.