Tell us more about what you do for work.
I’m a Media Planner at a media agency. Basically, with a given budget, I plan online and traditional marketing campaigns for clients. I’ve been doing this for four years now and it’s been fun—I really like the environment and people.
What is something this job has taught you?
It’s taught me to be kind.
In my role, I meet and liaise with many different people, and I’ve found that people can be quite unkind. I always remind myself that I don’t want to be them; I want to be nice despite being stressed and having deadlines to meet.
Outside your long hours, how do you unwind and relax?
I really enjoy going on unplanned trips and walks with my boyfriend.
Recently, we went to Johor Bahru; it was our first time riding in on a motorbike. We didn’t have an itinerary, but ended up staying from 4pm to 3am. We ate at cafés, went thrift shopping, and explored a stretch of food stalls. We also visited Avery-Day—a Santorini-themed konbini (Japanese convenience store) opposite KSL City Mall—and then went for a massage, of course (laughs). It was super fun!
Do you ride?
My boyfriend does. I failed the test, so cannot (laughs). It might take a while, but my goal is to have a yellow Vespa. Yellow is my favourite colour; I think it’s very cute, bright, and happy. And I think no car will hit me on the road because it’s so bright, right?
Would you consider yourself a risk-taker?
Yes! I like to be spontaneous and try new things. I don’t believe in doing things the same way, it’s not my style. I would say that’s why I’m in the job I’m in. The industry is very fast-paced and dynamic, which keeps me on my toes.
If I were to work in a job that is more routined and repetitive, I would probably find it quite hard to enjoy.
Can you tell us a little bit about your tattoos?
The tattoo of peonies on my right arm is by Agus (@hathawaylane). It doesn’t have a special meaning though—I got it because it looked pretty, and I like peonies.
The smaller pieces on my other arm have more meaning to me. I went through a traumatic event and translated it into my tattoos after I recovered. It has been a creative outlet for me. They’re by Em (@letterbefore.n), and I’m planning to go back to her to fill up my arm with organic lines and maybe some plants.