Your 20s are the prime time of your life. Brimming with idealism and youthful exuberance, you feel ready to change the world or take on whatever challenges come your way. After more than a decade of formal education, you are all set to embark on your career and perhaps settle down and start a family.
For some, the transition from adolescence to adulthood is fraught with uncertainty, confusion, and even fear. Society expects you to live like a fully functioning adult – to earn your keep, be successful, be a productive member of your community, and so on. Yet, deep down, you may still feel like you are no different than when you were 18.
If you are feeling lost in your 20s, you are not alone. It is okay if you are still figuring your way in your 20s. Age does not provide all answers; it provides perspectives.
Here are five life skills we think people in their 20s should learn to navigate the adulting journey better.
Many of us are currently in our youth years, and let’s face it: many of us are facing mid-life crises. Hopefully, by learning from these inspirational people, we can overcome our hardships and create bright futures of our own.
Another tip for how you can stay motivated during quarantine is by getting (and staying) organised. At this point, you’ve probably been stuck at home for months on end. That burst of productive energy brought upon by the excitement of lockdown is probably long gone by now and organisation is becoming a struggle. So, where do you start?
Lately, the industry has been more separated into two sides, the conventional and the modern one. Everyone can become an artist or influencer with the power of social media. The entertainment industry has been moving to a more practical solution such as social media, which gained more attention towards the young generation. With that being said, ASEANYouth.net has prepared a comprehensive list of some of the top Southeast Asian YouTubers you may want to know if you want to keep up to date with the latest trend and activities around the world!
Born in Riau, Indonesia, Atta Halilintar is one of the most successful Indonesian artists coming from Youtube. To this date, he has more than 26 million subscribers on Youtube. Often seen wearing his trademark headband and sunglasses, Atta mostly posts vlogs, interviews with celebrities, and celebrity house tours. He often includes messages about not giving up and describes how he built his career from zero.
Since elementary school, Atta has been actively involved in helping the economic burden of his family by selling many kinds of food in his school, from bread, sandwiches, and even kid toys. By the age of 11th, he sells various tech stuff such as phone cards, phones, and successfully opened a phone store by himself. His success continues as he gets his first one million Rupiah (~US$71,216) when he was still 13 years old.
2. JianHao Tan
JianHao Tan is a Singaporean YouTuber, actor, and radio personality. Widely known in Asia, he posts funny and motivational videos on his channel. He usually pokes fun at locals, delivers relationship advice, and empathizes with students. A graduate of United Nations International School of Hanoi, Tan is a multitalented personality. His acting and comedic skills are brilliant and so is his way of presentation. Tan also owns a social media advertising agency that specializes in video and content production. A former army man, the Singaporean YouTuber has now built a career for himself as a social media influencer across various platforms.
JianHao Tan (born 14 June 1993) is a Singaporean YouTuber and the chief executive officer of Titan Digital Media. As of 2 June 2020, he has more than four million subscribers on YouTube and close to 650,000 followers on Instagram. Throughout his YouTube career, he has collaborated with various Singaporean content creators such as Dee Kosh and Ryan Sylvia. In an interview with 8 Days that was published in 2018, JianHao shared that he made a six-digit annual income from YouTube alone.
3. Ranz Kyle & Niana Guerrero
Ranz Kyle is a well-known Filipino dancer and internet sensation famous for his self-titled channel on YouTube. He is also popular for being one half of the dance duo ‘Ranz and Niana’, the other half being his step-sister Niana Guerrero. He is also a member of the dance troupe Chicser. Born in San Juan City of Philippines, Kyle first came into the limelight after posting his dance video on Chris Brown’s song ‘I Should’ve Kissed You.’ He then went to become a YouTube star with a fan base of over 4.2 million subscribers (as of May 2018).
The young dancer is incredibly popular on other social media platforms as well. He has accumulated over 2.2 million and over 712k subscribers on Instagram and Twitter respectively. In addition to these, his Facebook account has more than 4.5m followers. A graduate of Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong, Kyle is currently living the life of his dreams. He is already enjoying a successful career as a dancer and an internet sensation. Apart from his professional endeavors, he makes it a point to spend some quality time with his family members.
4. Uncle Roger (Nigel Ng)
The latest one is one of the most popular among the Asian people overseas. Uncle Roger or goes by the name of Nigel Ng is a Malaysian comedian who goes viral lately. One of the most popular videos by him is his comments on BBC’s food presenter’s style of cooking rice. The 29-year-old went viral globally for his portrayal of Uncle Roger, a middle-aged Asian man reviewing an egg fried rice video. At the beginning of 2021, he had amassed over 157,899,974 views on his YouTube channel, 1m followers on Instagram, and 97.7k followers on Twitter. He currently has 3.18m subscribers on his YouTube channel.
A new year is a fresh start, brimming with hope, opportunities and possibilities. What better way to celebrate the new year than literally soaking in the festive atmosphere with others at a new year festival? Festivals are not only celebrations of humanity and life but also expressions of cultures and traditions. Want to know a country better? Then be sure to join the locals in one of their festivals for unforgettable fun and meaningful experiences.
However, in this age of digital distribution, no longer do the music and movie industry reign supreme. Nowadays, celebrities come from social media networks, streaming platforms, and many other different sites. In fact, artists now have to maintain an active social media account in order to ‘make it’ in the industry or simply expand their audience base.
It’s been a cumbersome year for all of us, and we’re sure that you’re longing to go out attending festivals. The ecstasy is unlike any other. Well, a new year, a new dream. Hopefully by this year, we can finally acquire a way to beat the pandemic, thus making us able to go out safely.
Food is more important than we think. It fulfils a basic human need for sustenance – rich or poor, young or old – we all need food to survive. Food connects people. Enjoying a meal together with others helps to build and maintain relationships necessary for us to thrive. A universal language, food is a common thread that binds humanity in an increasingly fractured and divided world.