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Actor Noah Yap's parents support his decision to quit school to pursue a full-time career in show business.
One of the stars in Jack Neo's phenomenally successful Ah Boys To Men (2012/2013), he decided to quit his theatre studies at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts last year to film The Lion Men, reports The Straits Times.
Noah's father Tony Yap, 54, who owns a firm constructing sports facilities, says: "I believe that doing what you like is the most important. We should always think about what we can offer rather than what we are receiving."
Noah's decision to forgo school has turned out to be practical. In August, he is scheduled to start filming a new movie, Ah Boys To Frogmen, about the Republic of Singapore Navy's elite Naval Diving Unit.
The project, also directed by Neo, reunites the Ah Boys To Men cast and they are set to undergo rigorous training in order to accurately depict what life in the navy is like for the elite force.
Noah, 21, who completed his O-levels at Bendemeer Secondary School, is not unduly worried though.
"It's going to be one new adventure. Every project is a new experience," he says.