The past two years were filled with dashed plans and sudden upsets for many, including Xiang Yun, who, like many other celebs, saw a drop in work engagements and projects.
But the 60-year-old decided to take things in her stride, setting in motion plans to achieve her longtime dream.
For Xiang Yun, who was the eldest child in the family, with three younger sisters and a younger brother, being able to receive further education was something of a pipe dream. After finishing her secondary school education, she entered the workforce at the age of 16 to support her family.
Three years later, at 19, she joined showbiz.
Now, after some 40 years, the pandemic has freed up her time so she can dedicate herself to learning.