affectionately known as Mel, by her friends was born on the 4th of
March 1990. Her cheerful disposition
and friendliness has made her well liked amongst her peers.
Although being an only child, this 13-year-old pre-teen is very independent
and full of self-confidence. Her easy going and warm personality stand above her
good qualities. She is also an avid
joined the speech & drama class at a young age of 7 and her oratory skill
has won her numerous awards for story-telling and poetry recital throughout her
primary years. Being very creative
and the love of art have also won her a number of prizes at art competitions at
the same tine. As an active young
lady, her hobbies include swimming, jazz dancing, track & field event and
table-tennis. Currently a brown belt
holder for Taekwondo, she is also a member of the school badminton team.
Apart from being in the school choir and interact club, she has also taken
part in choral speaking. Presently
she is attending a public speaking and creative writing class.
Singing and music play an important part in her life. During her free time,
she plays the piano, clarinet and attends drum lessons.
from all the activities, Melissa manages to perform well academically and scored
straight As in her recent UPSR examination.
Her school, Sekolah Sri Cempaka Cheras, presently awards her a full scholarship.
She has also been awarded certificates of credit (English & Math) in
the International Examination from the University of Cambridge and the University
of New South Wales.
joined the GKC family when she was 10 years old after going through interviews
followed by intensive training sessions.
Her experience in TV broadcasting includes having interviews with various
personalities including an opportunity of meeting various VIPs namely the Prime
Minister, YAB Dato Seri Dr. Mahatir Mohamad, YAB Dato Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah and
a number of lady ministers.
community contributions include taking part as communities volunteer to donate
food and goodies to the street people, an event organized by the Grace Community
Church. At the same time Melissa
has taken part in various charity projects including visits to the hospitals and
old folks homes. She was particularly
moved by the care and attention given to the aged and sick during her first ever
visit to an old folks home. Other
events she has participated include the Children' s Day celebration by BAKTI and
the "Say Yes for Children" an event attended by the Prime Minister and
the First Lady in
2001. She and her GKC team
mates recently helped in a fund raising event for the Malaysian Coalition for
the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (MCPCSA) in December 2002 which saw a sum
of RM 400,000 being raised.
numerous workshops she has participated in have certainly help her in achieving
better understanding and responsibilities in her everyday life.
One such motivational workshop is " If Its To Be, Its Up To Me"
in 2002. She has also completed a
sign-language class and awarded a certificate in Basic Sign Language in 2002.
Her latest participation was acting and singing in the school choir for
the Global Peace Campaign held in KLCC for the NAM 2003 delegates.
Although encouraged to follow her father' s footstep to be a lawyer, Melissa has aspired to be a surgeon. Her philosophy in life " set your goals and achieve them the best you can" .