To be frank, the beginning for me was rather awkward as I did not socialize much and had an extremely small pool of friends but through the journey, especially after I got into the finals, I made a couple more friends and the journey started to be much more engaging, fun filled and exciting through activities organized such as the role plays, courses and even dance rehearsals prior to the Dinner and Dance. The ROTY journey was really a good chance to meet other hoteliers and share both knowledge and experience, laugh at insider jokes and poke fun at issues we may face on a daily basis.
The journey has since paved an expressway for my career in terms of opportunities to grow and excel. I am entrusted more responsibilities ever since the ROTY journey started and it has thus also given me much more confidences in handling situations that are more complex and trickier. I have also learnt and gained so much more knowledge in how a similar situation may be handled in a different way that may yield better results. Overall, the experience and the journey has been one that I will cherish and will always be thankful for having.