I’m a classical guitar-playing, photo-taking, blogging, public relations specialist who loves to eat. I currently work as a Social Media and Communications Specialist at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP).
Before joining NYP, I worked at the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports where I worked on the President’s Challenge during S R Nathan’s tenure as President.
I also have some experience in the private sector. I worked in Red Dawn Communications, a boutique PR agency, and at Redworks (Ogilvy). I’ve worked with clients such as the Economic Board of Singapore, The People’s Association Youth Movement, DHL, Coca Cola and Nokia to name a few.
During my polytechnic and university days, I taught the classical guitar to put myself through school, and earn some pocket money. Before I graduated, I was hired by Ngee Ann Polytechnic as a guitar instructor under the baton of Alex Abisheganaden.
As a classical guitar teacher, I prepared students for the ABRSM and Trinity College of London Music exams up to Grade 8, with a 100% passing rate.
My other hobbies include weight-lifting, computer games and reading non-fiction.
1991: St Gabriel’s Primary School
1995: Started learning the classical guitar
1997: St Gabriel’s Secondary School
2000: Began teaching classical guitar privately
2002: Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Diploma in Mass Communication)
2003: First classical guitar performance
2005: Became paid instructor for Ngee Ann Polytechnic Strings
2006: National Service
2006: Ceased classical guitar teaching (due to National Service)
2008: Worked at Mentis Marketing (search engine optimization) and Ogilvy and Mather/Redworks (advertising)
2008: Resumed teaching classical guitar privately
2009: Studied Murdoch University (Bachelor in Mass Communications)
2009: Freelance copywriter/public relations/web developer
2010: Created Bloggers in Big Shoes
2010: Graduated from Murdoch University
2010: Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Red Dawn Communications
2011: New Media Relations Executive at the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports
2012: Social Media and Communications Specialist at Nanyang Polytechnic