FSSH Adjunct Professor Lecture Series: Dato’ Freida Mohd Pilus

I could not attend the FB live session as I had to attend a briefing by Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIN).  So, I watched the recorded video on Youtube.  What could I say other than “Wow”.  She is the epitome of resilience, elegance and intelligence.   From a mother’s wish to give the best education to her five children, she embarked on a journey to establish a private school in 1983 which might be considered as a brave endeavor.

She is 73 years old this year and does not look like one.  Her passion on teaching is displayed throughout the session.  With twinkling in her eyes, she answered questions posed by audiences without missing a beat and kept herself poise as always.

I don’t know if I can be like her.  To have such strong determination and perseverance to achieve her dreams without losing hopes.  But I notice that she emphasizes several key points through examples.  Among the key points that are being emphasized are: working hard, be passionate about what you do, believe in your dreams and not losing hopes easily when things are the hardest.  Something that I could not miss.

I would try to emulate her and hope one day I could pass her wisdom to others.

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