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A few of my favourite things are encouraging people, street skateboarding, golden hour, hues at dusk, snowboarding, and camping by a wild river or in a rainforest.
- I enjoy team sports and have played soccer for 20 years, in every position on the field, including goalie for a season.
- Snowboarding is my latest craze. I've snowboarded in Japan, New Zealand and Australia (sometimes hard to believe we have snow here).
- Skateboarding is my longest love but I am still a newbie. In fact, you'll probably see me stack it because of a crack in the curb or a surprise pebble, but I still really love getting on a board. Once, on the way to a job interview, I fell off my skateboard about 50 metres from the office doors. I gained rips in my jeans (fortunately they looked trendy), as well as a big graze on my knee, but I cleaned myself up and eventually walked away with a new job and a reputation for being a tough/resilient skater person. First day on the job, I learned that 3 designers saw that stack. 🤦♀️
- From super nerdy industry talks to loud music festivals, I enjoy attending all types of events.
- A hazey and fruity NEIPA is one of my favourite beverages. I love a beer with friends.
- My mum is Singaporean and I love having diverse cultures around me.
- Being amongst trees and nature is my happy place.
- I feel awkward in the spotlight but I love helping people have a fun time. From doing a few personality tests and some self reflection, I've realised I'm the quietest extrovert socialising around town.
- My favourite books are all non-fiction. Most recently I've loved Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, and one that made a lasting impression is Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success by Ken Segall. I love books that talk about how companies have gone through challenges, adapted and developed creativity, and grown as a team. Of course then the story of Pixar is incredible too! Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Amy Wallace and Edwin Catmull
- My favourite thinkers combine understanding people and understanding business. I'm enamoured by everything I've read and heard from Simon Sinek, Julie Zhou and Brené Brown.