Tell us where you’re from and what brought you to Singapore.
I’m from Taiwan and I’m visiting Singapore with my mum to attend a relative’s wedding here.
What have you been up to in your time here?
We’ve visited Chinatown, Little India, Clarke Quay, and of course, Jewel at Changi Airport. We’ll be attending the wedding tomorrow, then maybe go to the Botanic Gardens or the zoo.
We’ve been eating a lot too, so I have to dress in more loose-fitting clothes to hide my constant food baby (laughs). I love the kaya toast, laksa, and coffee here!
You also go by the name Cherrie, how did this name come about?
It was given to me by my dad. When he was younger, he saw a cherry pie in France and he just really liked the sound of it. But regardless, he doesn’t call me by either of my names, just ‘daughter’ (laughs).
What do you do for work?
I work for a company that manufacture edible gold. It’s pretty interesting, but I don’t like to eat them myself because all I see are dollar signs (laughs).
How about outside of work, what do you like to do?
I like working out in the gym. I actually started weightlifting two years ago and recently started joining competitions.
I also enjoy browsing bookstores and reading psychology and philosophy books—very intellectual stuff.
Share with us the various plants you have tattooed on your body.
I studied horticulture, so I really like plants. I have tattoos of a poppy flower, buckwheat, rapeseed flower, and cotton plant.
My favourite plant is the cotton plant as it represents cherishing loved ones in the Chinese culture. I tattooed it on my back so that I’m always reminded of its symbolism.
That and it’s always a pleasant surprise when I catch a glimpse of it in the mirror when I shower. In fact, I sometimes forget that I even have it and will try scrubbing it off because without my glasses on, it looks like dirt (laughs).