Above All Else

Featuring

Lidya
Client Service

Wearing

Top

ZARA

Skirt

ZARA

Clutch

BCBG Max Azria

Shoes

ZARA

Earrings

Topshop

What do you enjoy about working in your industry?
There are so many new things to learn. We’re living in the digital era, and it’s nice to know that what I’m doing is highly relevant in today’s world.

What’s one lesson you’ve taken away from your years of work?
Relationships are important, and because I’m in a client servicing role, I have to be nice to everyone.

What’s the biggest difference between Singapore and Jakarta?
I think the first is the pace of work—it’s faster in Singapore. I’ve also learnt a lot about the different cultures in Singapore from my time in the office because there’re so many people from different countries.

What I miss most about my hometown, Jakarta:
The people—friends who just one phone call away whenever I want to hang out with them. Things are already a lot easier today because there’s FaceTime, but it’s still not the same feeling as when I’m there with them in person. I also miss sambal, the spiciest kind.

Favourite comfort foods:
Chicken porridge.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
I care too much about others. As I grew older, I realised that I needed to take care of myself first before I can help them, because if I’m happy then I can contribute more.

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