Ferdinand Kok

Ferdinand Kok

About Me:
I was born in Malaysia and raised there for my few childhood years. I tried to learn the different languages that were in my home country Malay, Hokkien, and Mandarin, and with the following of my father’s career, we soon moved to China. It started easy for me but as I progress through the years I was falling behind my classmates, which made me feel unwise. I got help from tutors that would try and teach me and I sit through midnight and beyond trying to learn and understand but still didn’t get the information. So, my parents brought me here to England that’s when I discovered that I was Dyslexic. At first, I thought that made me unintelligent, but they had found a school that helps kids with Dyslexia, Shapwick School. This school gave me so much help to understand that I just had a different way to learn and that it will take a different strategy to gather the information. It was because of this school I was able to read more, write with more understanding and so much more. It had given a lot of confidence and reassurance in myself through those years, first becoming a prefect for the school then Head of School in year 11. This taught me to mature and understand the rules and principles that adults needed to stand by. I learn a lot through everything I do as I feel there is always more to learn, in college, I was trying to keep up with studies. As the school we always had help available when we needed in college, I had to learn that help isn’t always available, so I learned to adapt to the changes. This got me to the highest grades I wanted to achieve to pursue a career path that I want which has led me to Kent University. I’m proud to be Dyslexic.

Interested In:
Sports: Badminton, Handball, Fencing, Dodgeball, Cycling, Athletes.
Gaming: First-person shooters, League of Legends, Warframe and more.
Photography: Landscapes, People, Landmarks, Buildings, Editing.
Martial Arts: Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Tai Chi, Thai Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate and more.