My name is Earle Figuracion, a storyteller from the Philippines. I have been pursuing my personal legend for the past few years. Now, I am here! I am currently undertaking the MA in Music Theatre degree at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama!
But Fate wants to make this story more colorful, so it poses a final challenge.
I had committed working industriously until the onset of the course to amass resources for the program, but the sudden cease of my employment due to a change in China's visa policies last January, derailed my plans to a colossal degree.
Starting over, I continue the hard work: doing as many projects as I can, putting my savings in a short term investment, and reaching out to various individuals and groups. Even now, while studying, I am working part time jobs to sustain myself here in the UK.
Realistically, though, my current numbers are still insufficient. But I am persistent and optimistic. I have endured, and the possibility of doing great things with you invigorates me.
I am eager to share my talents with the school and with the world; to give back especially to those who have given their aid, and to inspire others who also are going through their own journeys. I am determined to take myself to greater heights, to collaborate with my future peers, and make you and the school proud of the art that we can create. I have bid my time, and now my soul beckons me to unleash my potential: to breathe life into characters, awe audiences with unforgettable stories, and make the world experience magic.
Plenty comment on my skill and what I can achieve--this diamond in the rough is yours to refine.
Together, we can show the world such wonders. Your support will alleviate the school's fees, which in turn will help me focus on addressing other funding needs (e.g., additional fees, living expenses, projects and books, etc.). Your assistance will be monumental in fueling a star ready to shine its light.
No other prospect has given me this much anticipation. The chance for glory is there, the only hindrance a gargantuan toll.
I want to share some lines from Kvothe, the lead character from Patrick Rothfuss' "The Kingkiller Chronicles." Here he addresses the masters of the university during the admissions interview, attempting to convince them one last time to sponsor him (jots and talents are denominations of the currency in the story):
“Admit me for more than two jots and I will not be able to attend. Admit me for less and I will be here every day, while every night I will do what it takes to stay alive while I study here. I will sleep in alleys and stables, wash dishes for kitchen scraps, beg pennies to buy pens. I will do whatever it takes.” I said the last words fiercely, almost snarling them.
“But admit me for free, and give me three talents so I can live and buy what I need to learn properly, and I will be a student the likes of which you have never seen before.”
I have been steadfast and tireless in working towards this opportunity; imagine how much more I can do when I am given this chance.
I appeal to your kindness and hope to take you to the summit of greatness that awaits.
You may also extend your support by experiencing my independent story projects. Check it out with this link.