What’s something you enjoy about your occupation?
Due to my work in hospitality, I’ve met many people from around the world, and I hope that in the future, I’ll be able to discover different people and countries in the process.
Do you believe in any superstitions?
I’d say I don’t really have any superstitions or fears—except maybe for spiders. However, growing up, I’ve always been taught to always try something at least once, even if I find it a little scary, as only then can I really be the judge if it’s scary or not!
If you could live in any other time period in the past, which one would it be?
Not sure if I could pick a single period, but if I could time travel to different eras, I’d love to go and listen to live music from back in the day and drive vintage cars! I still miss driving my Volkswagen Beetle daily. Luckily, my mom back home is taking well care of my Beetle while I’m living overseas!
What’s one of your favourite fictional characters?
Probably Harry Potter or Elizabeth Bennet.
This year has been one of many changes—what’s the biggest change you’ve gone through in the past year?
I’ve worked in hospitality for a long time, but late last year, I decided to change from operations to the office side. It’s been quite an adjustment, since I’ve been working on roster rotations for so long! However, the more regular hours have given me the opportunity to do some additional studying.
What was something you initially found strange/unfamiliar when you first arrived in Singapore, but found yourself getting used to after a while?
I was not prepared for the heat! I remember packing and thinking I’d only have to bring summer clothing, but Dutch summer is only a few days long, while you reach similar temperatures in Singapore daily. I had to quickly learn how to adapt my daily dressing for work and leisure.