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My self-summary
Hello, my name is Hendry. I have been staying at Singapore & Australia since 1997.

A first-time entrepreneur in the trading industry after my uni days, & currently planning my 2nd foray, this time in the IT sector.

I enjoy learning & listening to people - regardless of whether it is a personal or a business success story. Everyone has their own unique stories to share!
What I’m doing with my life
Spent the last 7 years building up my company from scratch, right after university graduation. Travelled far and wide at both Indonesia and Malaysia in the early years to look for suppliers. Now that my business is more or less on the upward trajectory, I'm spending more time at Singapore.

When I'm not working/travelling, I like to play badminton, cycle or go for evening runs. At night, my idea of relaxation would be to get a drink at a live band/stand up comedy bar, or to go for late night dessert with family/friends. Not a clubber, except for the rare occassion my overseas friends are keen on going while they are in town.
I’m really good at
1) brokering deals - part of my job

2) badminton & cycling - 2 sports I have 'specialized' in since childhood days (partly because I am pretty bad at the rest!)

3) listening & sharing - always keen and ready to listen & share endless rounds of stories & jokes!

4) remembering random facts, which sometimes can turn out to be quite useful during trivia games

5) being understanding

6) Spotting hypocrisy
The first things people usually notice about me
Locals usually couldn't quite place where I was from originally, since I can 'switch on' my Singapore accent (in english, mandarin & local dialects), as & when necessary :)

You can try guessing where I was from, although the clues around the profile would probably have given it away already
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favoriite fiction authors: Dan Brown, Khaled Hosseini, JR Tolkien, Jing Yong

Chinese classics: Romance of the three kingdoms, Water Margin, The Condor Heroes trilogy

Musicals: Phantom of the Opera (all-time favourite), Chicago, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Grease

Movies: Leon the Professional, Inception, Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-men series, Avengers, Braveheart, American Hustle, pulp fiction

TV Shows: David Letterman, Friends, Modern Family, The Simpsons, Family Guy, SYTYCD, Outsourced, Whose Line is it anyway, The Voice (both US & China versions)

Music: any genres other than heavy metal
The six things I could never do without
'Strangers are just friends that you haven't met yet' - anonymous quote
I spend a lot of time thinking about
1) How to make conversation with people i'm meeting for the first time. It's not easy & I'm learning something new each time!

2) Separating/filtering out people who are 'friends by circumstance' from the actual 'friends by choice'. After all, you only have that much time to spend with those that truly matters

3) Am I considered ambidextrous if I write with my right hand and do everything else with my left hand?

4) Which activities are suitable for a 1st date
On a typical Friday night I am
Preferably chilling out with friends/family over dinner/drinks; checking out new events around town OR night-cycling at east coast park
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Just finished reading 'And the mountains echoed', & lost count of how many times tear welled up in my eyes. I would strongly recommend this latest work by Khaled Hosseini if you haven't read it yet :)
You should message me if
1) You are someone who values a good//thoughtful/intellectual conversation, or if we have any common interests

Actually it doesn't matter if we have the same views on a certain matter or not - a friendly debate can be fun too!

2) Your life doesn't normally involve binge drinking - social drinking is fine, but I don't quite understand why people would want to drink themselves silly & pass out at the roadside...

3) You have a good command of English. Sometimes I'll get irritated looking at the messages with glaring spelling/grammar mistakes

4) If you want to exchange exciting travel stories!