Everest, Banking Services. Pants from G2000, shoes from Salvatore Ferragamo, cuff from Fendi, bag from Proenza Schouler, watch from Casio.
It’s the first time we’ve come across someone with the name Everest, and perhaps true to her namesake, Everest is always striving for new heights. She started the year on a high note with a trip to Finland, but says that if she could do anything she wanted, she’d like to be spending her time helping others in need. We speak to her to find out more about what she’s been up to at the moment.
Shentonista (S): What’s a regular day at work like for you?
Everest (E): I start work at 9, and I end work at 6, then I head to the gym almost every day.
S: How often do you go out for drinks after work?
E: Rarely, actually — I usually go for drinks on weekends, when it’s more chill.
S: Usually in groups, or solo? With your colleagues or friends outside of work?
E: I’ll usually go with my friends.
S: How much do you usually drink?
E: I can’t take much alcohol, so sometimes I’ll share a beer with a friend.
S: How do you keep your alcohol intake under control? How do you stop yourself from drinking too much?
E: Beyond a certain amount, I actually get very sleepy, and I don’t want to get into that sleepy state while I’m still chit-chatting with my friends.
S: So is that your motivation for moderating your drinking, because you want to be involved in the conversation?
E: Yeah, because that’s the purpose of hanging out right? It’s not to get yourself drunk.
S: Besides going out for drinks, you mentioned that you like going to the gym — what do you usually do at the gym?
E: We follow a workout via YouTube.
S: Is it for strength? Core? High Intensity Interval Training?
E: Yes, HIIT!
S: What would you describe your personal dress style as?
E: I’m more of a black-and-white kind of person when it comes to work, and I usually pick something simple because in the morning I don’t really have much of a mood to dress up. But on the weekends I’ll usually dress up a little bit more, something a bit more colourful and coordinated.
S: How do you think your personal style has changed over the years?
E: It hasn’t changed much, as I still enjoy experimenting with different trends and looks, but I now learn to value quality over quantity.
S: How long have you worked in banking services?
E: Close to 10 years.
S: If you weren’t working in banking, what would you be doing? Or, if you could do anything you wanted to do, what would it be?
E: I’d like to be a medical professional who travels the world to help those in poverty-stricken places. Traveling helps to open hearts and minds, and being able to help others while seeing the world would keep things grounded.
S: Any advice for someone who started work recently?
E: Be receptive to all kinds of work, and take the opportunity to do different kind of jobs although it’s not within your job scope. You get to learn a lot of different things, and network with different people.
3. Any goals for the year? Or any major plans you have for yourself, be it for travel, career, or life?
E: The year started on a high for me with a visit to Finland in February. I went on a Husky safari, where I got to steer my own sledge powered with 5 Huskies. Falling off the sledge, flat on my face in knee-deep snow twice did not dampen the exhilaration and awe I experienced when I traveled through the vast land covered in snow. I was also lucky enough to be able to witness the Northern Lights. I hope to be able to go on a mission trek in Nepal or India at the later part of the year to bring food and medical supplies to villages that are trying to recover from the earthquake a year ago.
S: Any personal mottos or philosophies that you’re living by right now?
E: To live and love life, because that’s why we’re breathing and living.
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