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Jenny
Interior Design

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Abercrombie & Fitch

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Mango

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ASOS

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I’m an “imported Thai lady”.
I came to Singapore from Thailand when I was nine years old. I was brought up in Payakaphumpisai province, which is basically a kampung. My mother had to work, so I was mainly raised by my grandparents.

What was the hardest part about shifting here?
I miss my grandma’s cooking. Something I miss the most is larb, a braised chicken dish. Language has also become a barrier—when I speak to my grandmother in Thai, I speak very slowly because I’m not used to the language.

If you weren’t an interior designer, what do you think you’d be doing:
I’d be a pre-school teacher—I like children.

If you could only eat one type of vegetable for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Carrots. I love them and can eat them just as they are. I don’t really like leafy vegetables.

One common misconception people have about you:
People somehow assume I always club a lot, but it’s not true. My lecturer once called me a party girl wannabe, and at that point in time, I’d never even gone to a club yet (laughs).

Share with us an interesting fact about yourself:
I’m Thai but I can’t tahan (tolerate) spicy food at all—even a little bit of chili makes me tear up.

Is there a movie or show that you feel is overhyped?
I wouldn’t say ‘overhyped’ but I don’t get why people like Inception so much. I tried watching it two times, and both times I fell asleep.

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