Build your dreams


Do you have a dream? Do you dare to live your dream? My dream and aspiration keep changing as I grow up. When i was very young, I wanted to be a florist, because it seems to be a very beautiful job to be able to look at fresh flowers every day. A simple bouquet of flowers could easily bring a smile on someone's face. Every stalk of flower had a meaning to it, which could be deciphered by the recipient through the unspoken "flower code".

It changed multiple times during my teenager years. I wanted to be a teacher when I left secondary school, so I became a childcare teacher immediately after I finished my
secondary school "O" level examination. After working for some weeks, I realised that I did not enjoy what I was doing, because I felt more like a nanny than a teacher, baby sitting young children all the time.


I left my job and continued schooling because I understood the importance of education. I enjoyed the days studying in school. Life was simpler, other than getting good grades, I did not need to bother much. I wished that I never had to leave school. Few years later, when the opportunity strikes, I became an adult educator. A product trainer to be exact. For years, I struggled to climb the career ladder, as I fought for the ranks. Every day was a rat race, until my boss whom was in the organization for 25 years left. He was retrenched. This incident hit me hard.

“If you don't build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.”
-Tony Gaskins

My dream now is to be my own boss, to own a dog grooming salon, to be an entrepreneur. I am struggling to make ends meet because of the financial difficulties I am now facing. Can you imagine living on your savings for close to 2 years? Seeing your money from your bank account decreasing slowly. Yet, I still have loans to repay despite running my own business.

"If you can dream it, you can do it."

 -Walt Disney

I am struggling to recuperate my initial investment because of the equipment, products and overheads which I had invested into my business.  A pair of good, decent trimming scissors would easily cost me over $500 and I need at least 2-3 different types of scissors to complete trimming one dog.

"You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it."

 -Lionel Messi

My friend advised me to ask for a personal loan. But I would rather struggle for now, to make ends meet, than to struggle with the repercussions of repaying back the loan. I do not believe in free lunch. I believe in working hard, going slow but steady.

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GoBear, your friendly bear that provides unbiased comparison for various financial products, has recently launched a simple loan comparison tool. It helps to lay out the best loan providers and plans that best fit the needs of anyone who wants to pursue even the most outrageous dream.


Do you have a dream that you would like to fulfill too? Here's your chance! Participate in the #GoBearDreams Contest and stand a chance to win $10,000 in CASH! (Contest period from 29 June to 29 July 2016)

GoBear wants you and people in Singapore to share your ambitions and dreams. Be as creative and interesting as possible in sharing your dream and submit a 30 seconds video here along with your personal details. The best submission wins the grand prize of $10,000 CASH funding by GoBear to fulfill your dream! Check out the video of a sweeper’s outrageous dream being fulfilled thanks to getting a loan on GoBear at

Other than the grand prize of $10,000 cash, the most popular video of the week gets to win prizes such as a yoga class package or a free co-working space subscription under The Working Capitol.

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