Tell us more about what you do:
I’m a PR manager at a Japanese select store. Now, with the pandemic, we’re also looking at meeting with local brands too. I do some freelance modelling on the side as well.
What’s something you’ve been into recently?
Recently, I’ve picked up ballet and tennis. I used to dance contemporary jazz many years ago, and now, since there’s ballet for adults, I decided to take up some courses at LASALLE College of the Arts. As for tennis, I used to play badminton when I was in secondary school, and I wanted something that was quick because my attention span is pretty low. Also, since ballet uses a lot of footwork, I wanted something that uses my arms more. Tennis outfits are also cute—I love the whole vintage tennis look!
What’s something that learning ballet has taught you?
Ballet has been something that I’ve always wanted to do since I was young, but to be honest, it is an expensive hobby to pick up when you’re younger, which is why I’ve only started pursuing it now. I think ballet teaches me that if you really want something, you should go for it no matter what’s your age, and every day is still a learning journey. I think we should never put a stop to our dreams, and whatever you want to do, never stop believing yourself. Also, ballet definitely taught me discipline and to understand your body in a different manner. It’s not just about being flexible, but about really understanding and listening to your body on another level.
What’s something that people find surprising about you?
When people first meet me, I think they’re always surprised that I’m such a foodie—I love eating and I have a high metabolism rate. I eat five to six times a day and my last meal will be at like four in the morning. Also, people usually think I’m not friendly, and that I’m very reserved. But once I start talking, I just don’t stop. I’m actually really talkative (laughs).
What’s your comfort food?
I love mee soto—actually, anything soupy and with lots of chilli!
What’s a movie that you’d recommend?
Factory Girl, based on the life of Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol’s muse. Even though it was during that whole sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll era of the ’60’s, I think everything about the whole look of the movie—the wardrobe and cast, and about having creativity out in the open without any restrictions—was really beautiful. It’s also interesting that every character in the movie has something prominent about them and they are all a character of their own.