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Oscar Wiley

We last met you in 2018—what’s changed for you since then?
I’ve learnt more about what I’m capable of and grown more mature in terms of my thinking. When you’re young, you tend to think that work is a big part of your identity, but as you grow older, other things get pushed up your priority list.

How would you describe your fashion sense?
I like injecting a bit of fun in my outfit, which you can see from my catpurccino badge (laughs). Even if an outfit is formal, I think there’s always room to play around with it. I also lean towards local fashion designers, so I try to support local when I can.

What would you say is the most spontaneous thing you’ve done?
I secretly bought a Vespa without telling my parents while I was in university—I used to get away with it by parking it in school, but because I couldn’t really pay for season parking, I used to hide it in the bushes. My parents found out about it in the end, so I had to sell it.

What’s something people wrongly assume about your line of work?
Everyone assumes the creative industry is a world of glamour but there are a lot of unseen hours that go into it. Even simple copywriting can take up to five to six rounds of polishing. On your job description, it could seem like you’re handling only a few things, but the industry is very dynamic and you have to learn a lot of things on the spot. 

If you had a superhero anthem, what would it be?
I think it’d be the theme song from Jaws. It’s very grand and demands everyone’s attention instantly.

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