Chance Encounters









Ted Baker

If you could time-travel, describe a moment you’d like to re-experience again.
26th September 2011, the day that my daily morning train eye-candy decided to tap my shoulder and say ‘hi’ to me. I refused to give him both my number and email and I went to work feeling upset because I really didn’t want to be friends—I wanted him to remain as my train eye-candy! But all’s good now—turned out he decided to be my husband.

Best piece of advice I’ve ever received:
From my husband: “Say yes first and then learn how to do it later.” But I think he got that from Richard Branson! This was when I received an amazing opportunity from a CEO I used to work for to start a sister company from the ground up. I never thought I could do it at all, but my husband, who was then my boyfriend, told me to take the chance and give it a shot. I loved it—even the late nights or when I had to work on it from home. It never felt like work at all, more like I was constantly learning. Up till today, I’m still very thankful to the CEO who gave me that opportunity. I’ve learnt how to look at things, and even the company I’m with now, differently.

You mentioned that you’re constantly reading. What’s your favourite book of all time?
There’re two actually that struck me the most; I Did Tell, I Did by Cassie Harte—this felt so close to heart. Another was the famous book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. I was basically forced into reading this book but it turned out to be one of my favourites.

My dream home would have:
An island kitchen! But that could only happen in exchange with letting the man rear a mud crab. I don’t even know how that works or if we’re supposed to end up eating it! Negotiations are still in process as we speak.

Guilty pleasures:
McDonald’s fries dipped into their vanilla ice cream. But the fries have got to be hot!

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