It’s a pleasure to interview a student in NexSeed, his name is Koh, 24-year-old and has an experience of 8 years in haircutting. Success is not accidental but a continuous effort, according to him. I’m not sure what success is for him, but I’m sure what he's doing is valuable. We are afraid of leaving our comfort zone and face the unknown future. Maybe all we need is courage. I admire him after the interview. Let’s see Koh’s sharing.
Ko had been to several countries to improve his English skill before he came to NexSeed because he likes to make friends around the world. He thought he still has a lot of English knowledge to learn after travelling so he could understand more his friends around the world. He enjoys studying English every moment in NexSeed especially experience class. It is a very good chance to explore many places.
Ko has wanted to be a hairstylist since he was young. He hopes to learn haircut skill in the salon so he has collected 100 flyers with the salon telephone number and tried to get the chance to learn in a salon. One day, he was lucky to get the chance when he started calling for the first time. Then, he started working at the salon at night. Before going home, he went to have a part-time job at convenient store . After that, he took a shower and back to the salon early in the morning. He practiced his skills in a solon and also at a beauty school on weekends for three years.
Photo by Koh
STREET HAIRCUT TRAVELLER
Koh’s world travel map started from America in New York City when he was 18 years old. The reason why he chose New York City is that there are many different foreigners gather in the city. He really got wide experiences from that trip. He also travelled to Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and Cebu. He brought a little amount of money to travel and used his haircut skill to change to food or money. He said three years ago when he travelled in Cebu for the first time, he didn’t have any money, so he walked to the city half day and started cutting hair on the street. He got only 200 pesos at that time. Now, he visited Cebu again for studying English and to make better, so he chose NexSeed. At the moment, he is enjoying his life as a student and planning to use his skill in haircutting to his classmates and friends.
When I asked him about the plan after graduating from NexSeed, he planned to have a skateboard trip around Eurasia (Europe and Asia). The skateboard will become one of the competitions in Olympic 2020 in Tokyo. I admire his courage and determination. Also,I am excited to know or witness his trip in the future.