A Civil Engineering Student at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane with great passion in Events Management and Sports. Loves being around Singaporeans and always going the extra mile to bring home to his mates and himself by experimenting ways to make Singaporean delicacies wherever on earth he may be.
Coffee-maker by day, writer by night, Arista will be your friend if you can make her laugh, or make her a good sandwich . When she isn’t convincing stray cats to follow her home, she can be found in the kitchen racking up utility bills experimenting with pastries, or trying to finish up her crosswords.
Being a believer of the quote: “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure”, Chelza takes every failure as a stepping stone to success. Starting out with just a love for books, she moved on to being a literature major graduate. As an adrenaline junkie, she loves to run, take part in marathons and hike. Being a caffeine-addict, she never misses her daily dose of tea and coffee.
Be boundless and infinite, live freely between black and white.
Frank thinks too much. Despite being an engineer at a government agency, Frank is usually found mucking around in his kitchen at home, gesticulating animatedly with friends at cafe joints or just relishing the life of a flaneur along the gentrified neighbourhoods of Singapore. But mostly, Frank just thinks too much.
An established designer and pixel eater in the fields of art, design, fashion and lifestyle, Maria’s never-ending curiosity makes her a rebellious dream-chaser for life outside the computers. When she is not at her desk or phone, you can find her chef-ing up at her kitchen, honing her artisan skills or digging for her next hunt at the seashores.
Aspiring journalist and social media junkie, Isaac is currently waiting to begin his undergraduate studies. When not found appreciating local food, he can be found jamming with his band or curled up in bed with a good book. He sees the hidden gems in our local community, and firmly believes that anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
Meeting new people and finding out about their life is like a drug that Jason just can’t get enough of. Other things that get him high are running outdoors and trying new beers. It’s contradictory in the health department, but life is more fun when you let yourself go from one extreme to another. Refusing to be pigeonholed, Jason believes firmly in enjoying the best of both worlds.
Currently a Year 2 Engineering Student in Singapore Polytechnic, Jeffrey is a Road cyclist as well as a Tennis Player. Apart from being sporty, he does Photography and a little bit of writing during his free time. Also, Coffee is mandatory in his life. He can often be seen exploring during Saturdays. Although he did not pursue his passion earlier, he hopes to become a Photographer or a Photojournalist in the future.
She’s a writer with a strong sartorial slant, with interests in beauty and music as well. Putting pen to paper for well over 5 years, she brings along her distinctive voice in documenting her pursuit of new experiences and fresh perspectives.
When the agency is closed you’ll find Josh either on the football pitch or at the driving range. He likes Radiohead and any film made by the Coens, and hopes to make Tomorrowland, Tokyo and Boracay a yearly thing.
For someone who used to be, in his own words, “a spoilt and unappreciative brat who grew up hating Singapore, Lenny has matured and learnt to appreciate the Shiok things Singapore have given him after living in Malaysia, Australia, USA, Thailand and Brazil for one third of his life. Currently teaching lifeskills to the younger generation @ www.learning-never-stops.com
“When people hurt you over and over again, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch you and hurt you bit by bit but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.” – Chris Colfer
Stephanie Yow was actively involved in student journalism back in b-school and now works in media planning. Her day-to-day starts with a cup of coffee, and ends with a book and a tweet. She is born and bred in Singapore, where she enjoys uncovering more and more of her island city’s endearing quirks.
Tommy’s full time job is being the Program Director of Next Step Connections Singapore. His vision is to bridge the gap between interns and companies to offer a mutually beneficial environment that will increase Singapore’s productivity in the long run. In Tommy’s spare time, he enjoys watching Liverpool matches live on TV and imagining himself to be Luis Suarez in 5-a-side futsal games.
Are you a people person and like to chit-chat with strangers? Do you always find yourself wandering the streets of Singapore during your free time to search for the hidden gems? WE WANT YOU! We’re always on the lookout for people who are passionate about telling Shiok! stories of our local community!