NAYPYIDAW- Budding talent in Indonesia 2011, now a bona fide star in Myanmar 2013. How do you feel about being the most bemedalled athlete at this SEA Games?
Schooling : I feel so happy and fortunate to be here. As a team, we've done really well.
Two years ago, I won two golds, one silver and one bronze, and we got disqualified in the relay. And now five golds, one silver and four meet records, it means a lot to me.
It's a huge relief to complete my campaign with these achievements, because there were more expectations and pressure this time compared to 2011.
I'm a bit bummed we didn't win the last relay, but that just gives me more incentive to train harder.
As an eligible young man, you must be getting a lot of female attention. Even as you set yourself lofty targets in the pool and people expect you to deliver them, how do you stay focused?
It's not as easy as it seems. There are lots of distractions.
I guess girls do help (to keep me focused, believe it or not). I'm not the type to put restrictions on myself. It's natural for us guys to go out with girls.
But obviously, I can't stay out too late and miss practice. So it's about doing the little things right.