Thanks for dropping by,
I'm fairly introverted so I'm going to have a good write, hope you enjoy a read...
As an introduction, I'm a straight forward person who likes having close friends and having great experiences with them. I'm happy if I have work that I can enjoy going to which has a positive impact on folks.
The main problem in my life is I've been so focused on work I haven't really thought about finding someone to share life with thus here I am taking a leap of faith into the world of dating.
I'm basically an INFJ chap who thinks life is a constant work in progress...
As a result I've been in investment banking, on the trading floor, been in a top management training programme, commercial banking, private banking and fund management. I took a bit of time off to try out management consulting and auditing and spent a bit of time in India and Bangladesh doing social work and microfinance. It's been mostly businessey financey stuff.
These days I've moved away from those things towards something a bit shorter on the hours after spending 7 years working 15 to 18 hour days. I've always been a big fan of tech and what's possible even though I'm a commerce grad so I pivoted into a role where I now run the personal finance product and deals product (think Groupon) in a local bank. The hours are much better and I finally have time to have a life.
Other things you might be interested in knowing,
I've been back in Singapore since 2010 after spending a good 7 odd years in Australia based mostly out of Sydney. I really love the value system I picked up there based around a fair go and generally being able to meet friends who didn't really care what my background, grades or school were.
I've traveled a good bunch around the world, my favourite so far has been New York, what a vibrant city!
I used to enjoy doing social work both locally and overseas but these days I'm pretty busy and enjoy more peaceful weekends as of late. I may get back into it some day.
I am also an avid musician and singer, I used to be in a band but these days I busk when I feel like it and just play my guitar when I have the spare time. I'm a fan of Eric Clapton, Jason Mraz and folks similar to them. Spotify's new discover feature is amazing, been picking up a lot of new stuff for my playlist and am planning to get out and busk again when the haze clears (Sep 2015)
I used to draw loads as a kid and still enjoy doing it from time to time, I enjoy drawing people.
For relaxation these days I spend my time reading books about taking on life after 30 (it's been a reflective year).
I also enjoy a good movie (except horror... I'd rather play a horror game with friends... in the dark).
I really like a good video game too, a good story or really good competitive gameplay are things I enjoy most.
I don't watch TV as much these days due to the reading but I loved Top Gear, the three gents are hilarious and are the only folks who can make me laugh out loud consistently.
On the other end of the spectrum, I enjoy winding down with a good alcohol run on a Friday or Saturday night with heavy Karaoke, dancing or both.
I wouldn't say I'm a huge foodie but I do enjoy eating good food and have tried most of the mee pok in Singapore. I'm a big fan of our local stuff but I can appreciate the more fancy cuisines, I love having a good steak after the gym.
As a sportsman I used to enjoy basketball a great deal but I tore most of my meniscus in my left knee playing competitively in college so I stick mostly to the gym these days. I also enjoy water sports as I don't need my left knee for those haha...