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Andy Leung

Andy Leung

Pop Singer

"I know that at this moment, you've lost all motivation and hope. Dry your tears and trust that you will survive this. I hope that you'll be able to open up to others - there are many people by your side to support you. In a parallel time and space, I have overcome those difficulties and I'm still here. I believe you can do it, add oil!"

As an only child, my parents were pretty strict with me. My grades weren't bad, but I attended a prestigious secondary school. In spite of my best efforts, I didn't do well in my exams and couldn't advance into the next form. I blamed myself for disappointing my parents and my self-confidence deteriorated. I had to find a new school, but I was afraid to step out of my comfort zone.

At my new school, my grades gradually improved and I went from being an average student to one of the top students. I also got to participate in more extracurricular activities. I learned that as long as I committed to working hard, I would grow and be rewarded.

I loved to sing, so after graduating from university, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a singer. My parents were quite traditional, so they were strongly opposed to my decision. I was lucky enough to meet my band C AllStar and my current recording company. Their continuous support and encouragement gave me the motivation to keep going. Now, my parents are more supportive and they always come to my performances.

In 2017, C AllStar announced that we were going to disband. I once again had to step out of my comfort zone to pursue an independent career. Until that point, I had become used to operating as a group, and suddenly I had to strike out on my own. The early days were super chaotic and I didn't really know what I was doing.

Over time, I got used to it and found my own rhythm. The music scene is fiercely competitive, but I'm grateful that I have been able to release several hit songs and that I am able to explore different themes and social issues through my music. Whenever I encounter challenges, I take comfort in the lyrics of a song I wrote, "28 Days":

To be human is to let go of perfection, accepting yourself as you are, Learning humility through each of life's stumbles, and trying not to compare yourself. Nothing is more painful than losing yourself.

Everyone faces frustrations and difficulties in life. Instead of forcing myself to rebound immediately, I would rather give myself 28 days to confront my weaknesses, process my emotions, and to slowly recover.

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