Kayla Ng is a good girl who wants to please her parents but she is also a 'Dragon' in Chinese astrology and has a fire within her.
When she is sent to Australia from her homeland of Malaysia she studies hard to fulfill her parent's dream of her becoming a doctor. She makes two lifelong friends: Eva and Russell and her story highlights the difficulties, loneliness and often hilarious world of being an international student in Australia.
Kayla eventually graduates as a doctor only to realise that what she wants and what others want for her are worlds apart.
When Eva dies tragically in Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 that is shot down over Ukraine, Kayla is inspired to do some soul-searching about the direction her life is taking and make some bold changes.