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Abdul Rahman
Strategist

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Mango

Overalls

Carhartt

Shoes

Dr. Martens

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Casio

I’ve been in the media industry for about nine years now.
I started as a writer, and I’ve worked in sound engineering, photography, and marketing, and in between  I went to film school and also studied design. It’s been a long journey, but I’ve finally found my calling as a strategist in advertising. I don’t know if I would call this my dream job, but any creative work starts with strategy and I’m glad that I’m in a position to get the ball rolling in a sense.

What’s something people don’t really know about you?
I try to think of life as an adventure, or a comedy show. Every time something bad happens, I take it lightly, and just keep going and moving forward.

How did you find the courage to change fields so many times?
It comes back to my belief in viewing life as a comedy. It seems like quite a risky thing, to change jobs so many times, but if you know something’s not meant for you, you have to keep moving and trying something new, otherwise you’ll be stuck doing something that makes you unhappy.

If you could live in an TV series, what would it be and why?
30 Rock. It’s not very popular in Singapore, but I love how creative the comedy is and how smart the people are. It’s a very surreal show but grounded at the same time, and it has a good balance of comedy and drama.

Do you have any comfort foods?
Ice cream! The Oreo McFlurry is the best ice cream ever invented. If I’m having a late night, that’s the first thing I have a craving for.

What’s a dessert that best describes you?
That’s difficult. I just went to Bali and I visited this place called Room 4 Dessert. I discovered it because it was featured on the show Chef’s Table, and the menu consisted of nine courses of desserts paired with nine cocktails. It was supposed to be for two but I was travelling solo, and I finished all nine desserts in one sitting. All of them were amazing, but it was too much of a good thing. (laughs)

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