We first met you last year—what’s changed since then?
I’ve gotten a year older! (laughs) I’d just started a new job at a PR firm, and now I’ve been here for close to a year and a half. It’s been a good experience, but now I’m also learning to juggle work and find time for friends, especially when things get busy.
What are some things you’ve learned from your first year at work?
To take things one at a time, and not to stress over things that haven’t happened yet. You’ll have to deal with them when they come, but there’s no point in worrying about it in advance. It’s also important that you let others know when you’re stressed; bottling things up is never good for your mental health.
How do you find ways to unwind or destress?
When I’ve achieved my goals for the day, I like to reward myself with coffee. Otherwise, I try to leave the office early on Fridays whenever I can, and spend some time people-watching by myself at a café. There’s something relaxing about observing strangers and wondering about their lives.
We asked you about travel last time—have you gone anywhere interesting in the past year?
I actually went on a cruise for the first time! It was a short trip with a stopover in Georgetown in Penang, and it was my first time in Georgetown. People tend to think of cruises as something only old people would enjoy, but there’s something for everyone on board.
If you had to be stranded on a desert island, what are three things you’d bring with you?
I’d bring my cat, my eyebrow pencil—I can’t live without it—and a fresh change of clothes!
Siti was previously seen here.