When Moonlake Lee was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 2020, she decided to embrace her diagnosis and face the condition head-on.
“I felt more liberated once I accepted my condition,” she shares. “I also had more compassion for myself, as it gave context to my past. I decided to embrace my ADHD and share openly about it to reduce misconceptions and stigma about ADHD in Singapore.”
ADHD is a condition that usually causes excessive hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour. Symptoms include difficulty in maintaining attention, struggling with managing tasks, and being easily distracted.
One of the struggles the 52-year-old had thanks to her ADHD involved keeping up with her banking responsibilities. She admits that many people with ADHD face challenges in the area of paperwork, so she personally prefers being able to offload or automate any tasks, which then gives her more time to focus on the biggest priorities in her life. That’s when the benefits of a streamlined banking ecosystem like HSBC Premier become most visible.
“Being a HSBC Premier member makes banking more seamless, especially as my daughter is currently studying in the United Kingdom. I am able to settle her school fees and expenses in an efficient and cost-effective way,” she says.
Moonlake has been a HSBC client since she was a little girl growing up in Malaysia. In fact, she still remembers that one of her first piggy banks was the HSBC lion, although she can’t recall if it was Stephen or Stitt.
When she was living in Toronto, Canada, she had a HSBC Premier account. So when she moved to Singapore, it made things very easy, thanks to the seamless transfer of funds from one country to another through services under the International Wealth Hub.
“As my husband’s family is in Hong Kong and my family is in Malaysia, having HSBC accounts in these countries has helped us to manage family financial support across borders,” she says. “HSBC has been a part of our family for the past few decades. The flexibility and smoother transitions as we moved to different cities over the years has been priceless.”
I find the greatest joy and meaning in being able to make a positive impact in transforming lives.Moonlake Lee, founder of the nonprofit Unlocking ADHD
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