Inspirational Role Models

Here on this post, I will write the names of persons that I am inspired by, motivated by, or have learned a lot from.  I will continue updating this post due to new role models, or perhaps any role models that I have forgotten to include that just suddenly spring to my mind.  This post is more for myself, but feel free to see if any of these role models also inspire you.

By the way, just because I put them on this list doesn’t necessarily mean I adore them, respect them, or like what they do (so I guess perhaps Role Models may not be the most appropriate term, but whatever).  Instead, it’s more that they shaped who I am, or intrigued me.  For example nowadays a notable controversial figure, Donald Trump, is on my list, because all these years I’ve been taught to raise people’s potential, don’t bash on other people, yet he has these abrasive demeanours that serve him well, abolishing everything I learned.  Someone like Trump makes me revise what I’ve learned, like perhaps being polarising is more important in influencing audience than being just nice and kind to everyone.  He therefore intrigues me.  Another one is Gordon Ramsay.  I have no intention to be an extraordinary cook, but his passion in cooking is contagious.

And by the way, this post will mainly comprise of well known persons. Continue reading Inspirational Role Models

Honbo Wombo

Conquering the burger scene in Hong Kong in just a little over a year, Honbo is the place to go now to fulfil your burger cravings.  Even the name (which means burger in Cantonese) has a winning “ring” to it.  I had the extreme pleasure to speak with Michael Chan, the owner of Honbo, to discuss how and why Honbo has succeeded, where the future is headed for the burger joint, as well as the celebrities that have been to his restaurant.

Honbo

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Vintage Photography

Once again, we have another photographer on board for our interviews, but with a different style and a different perspective towards this medium.  Paul Tan has always been passionate about all things vintage, and has used this style to define his own photography works.  In this interview, Paul shares his perspective on where vintage photography is going, where he thinks is the best place to shoot street photography, and tips on how to improve our photography skills.

Tell us about your life story.

I’m from Singapore, currently in my early 30’s, and working in finance, specifically forex trading, in Hong Kong.  I love football and also grew up learning music so I naturally have a creative inclination and like to do creative things.  Since my current job requires a different skillset rather than creativity, photography provides me an outlet for this, and Hong Kong is a great city for photography. Continue reading Vintage Photography

Living In The EDM World With Skylar

With the EDC Las Vegas festival fast approaching, and with electronic dance music (or dance music as some may prefer) manifesting itself globally while intertwining with today’s pop music, I brought along Insomniac employee Skylar Hardenbrook for a quick interview with us about his work life and his views on today’s EDM scene.  Here’s what he has to say – Continue reading Living In The EDM World With Skylar

KTV For The Ladies

In a world of innocence, KTV simply means an establishment where you can sing karaoke. In our real world, the term KTV can mean more than that, especially for guys. To briefly put, a guy’s version of KTV is an establishment where you can sing karaoke, but with female “accompaniment” that you can choose.

But for this post, I’m actually not going to focus on guy’s version of KTV, I’m going to talk about the much lesser known girl’s version of KTV. Fortunately enough, I managed to get Geo (not real name), an ex-employee of a KTV establishment, to do an interview with me on this topic. Continue reading KTV For The Ladies

The Stallery

Random Encounter.  I met Ernie (Ernest Chang) through a mutual friend of ours at Tai Lung Fung.  After an unexpected drunken night, I was impressed by just how ridiculously smart he was and how passionate he is with photography.  So I decided to ask him if he was willing to do an interview with me and thankfully, he agreed.  A recovered drug addict with ADD, it seems that I have much more to learn from him than he has from me.  Through this interview, he has taught me how to appreciate the medium of photography in an in depth manner, an appreciation which is also applicable to life in general.  Ernie considers himself not a photographer, but as an artist in the medium of photography.  Enough with the intro, let’s continue on with the interview. Continue reading The Stallery

MADArt Strikes New York

Raised in Hong Kong but now based in New York, Santino Lo has always been passionate about the arts disciplinary.  His company, Madart Creative, has just officially become a non-profit organization, and he’s excited to be a 25-year old founder of a non-profit organization in a highly competitive industry.  I invite him to talk about how he’s changing the face of arts by enhancing the overall experience of both the performers and the audiences themselves. Continue reading MADArt Strikes New York