Payal says it was all an accident when she took Indonesian

by Neena Badhwar Payal Parikh s

Payal Parikh topped in the state in Indonesian Extension and when contacted by the Board of studies informing her that she had topped the state Payal says she did not expect such high achievement. It  was the best phone call Payal got.

Payal achieved high band six in her Maths subjects, Band 6 in Indonesian continuers, and high band 5 in Advanced English and Economics.

Payal has decided to take up Civil Engineering at university. She says it has good career prospects as there is a lot of new construction going on and also because Maths and Physics have always been her favourite.

And how did she decide to take up Indonesian. “It was all by accident. I took it in year 7 and then having done for four year I got addicted to it.”

“I could speak to my Indonesian friends and picked it up a lot by talking to them.”

How did her parents support her, “Family support was always good. They did not yell at me or anything.”

And did she have any stressful moments, admits Payal, “Yes it was a bit scary at times. Pressure can get to you. I did lots of walking, listening to music, watching movies and TV shows for distraction.”

“You just have to push through and keep working,” says Payal.

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