You mentioned you used to dance—how did that start?
To impress girls, lah. (laughs) But I did enjoy it and I fell in love with dance—I danced hip-hop for about seven years, since 2009. I don’t dance now because of work.
What do you do in your free time, then?
If you consider drinking as a hobby… (laughs) I’m not an alcoholic, it’s usually after work where we’d look for a nice rooftop bar or a random place. One bar I’d recommend is Jekyll & Hyde—you tell them what you want, whether it’s something sweet or something blue, and they’ll make it for you.
Something interesting about me:
Well, a lot of people know that I love wearing hats, and today is one of those rare days that I’m not wearing a hat. I think I have like 20 hats at home.
What’s a staple in your wardrobe?
Recently, quite a lot of mandarin-collared shirts, because they’re a mix of formal and informal. If you go for a full collar, you’d look a little bit too formal, but if it has a mandarin collar, it’s like “Okay, at least it still looks cool.” You’re not wearing a tee shirt so its kind of an in-between.
Do you have any advice to give to anyone who just started working?
You’ll feel lost at the start, and to be honest, it’s okay to not know what you want in life. Not a lot of people have an ambition right from the beginning, so basically just be open-minded about things that you see and learn, and take advice from people. Just be like a sponge, wherever you are, listen to your seniors, and learn. That’s the most important thing—and don’t be a bum, lah. (laughs)
If you were to live alone for the rest of your life, where would you choose and why?
Iceland, just because I went there recently. There’s virtually no one around; you can just be ‘one with nature’. Definitely not Singapore. Maybe somewhere in Europe, because of the streets they have, the culture, the food and the people. It’s like they have a slower pace of life; you just go there and chill. You can walk out to the middle of nowhere and look at the ocean also.