A brilliant blogger friend of mine once informed me of the importance of constructing an effective online profile (my resume in the Internet, of sorts), to inform visitors of your skills and experiences, which might help in opening up career opportunities in future when the right people show up to take a look at your blog. Now, I don’t have much skills and experiences to talk about, but I suppose you, the general viewer, can settle for just a brief personal description.
I have a profound liking of expressing my thoughts to other people, useful, relevant or otherwise. It is a way of sharing my life with others to gain admiration and boost self-respect, to seek mutual interests in others and strengthen relationship ties, and to provide topics of conversation and bring humour and liveliness into other people’s lives. I believe, to a large extent, in the philosophy that every human being has an ethical obligation to share knowledge, and that is why I came up with a blog, back in 2004-ish.
I enjoy writing short stories and novels, and am currently working on a long series of action novellas during my spare time. Sometimes I post snippets of it on my blog to obtain reviews, comments and suggestions. When I’m not writing in my spare time I enjoy cycling, exploring new places, photography, collecting and modelling action figures, music, playing the guitar and singing, even though I am not very good at the latter two.
Besides all of that, I am part of a widely-renowned international Star Wars fanclub, the 501st Legion. I currently possess my own Stormtrooper armour, built from scratch out of vacuum-formed plastic parts, plenty of auxiliary materials, power tools, and a buckets of perspiration (figuratively). My decision to join the 501st was not so much an influence by Danny Choo or anybody else than it was a personal choice, spurred on by another close friend of mine. I have been a Star Wars fan for a very long time, but initially had doubts about being able to join the legion when I learnt of the enormous capital involved. Nevertheless I joined the community first as an active volunteer, and I got to know the people in the group, and friendly, fun-loving bunch who is never afraid to lend a hand no matter how big the need. Now inside the Singapore Garrison, money has become the least of my worries (in the positive sense). My Trooper identification number, or TKID, is TK8315, TK meaning I am a regular Stormtrooper, and 8315 being the number that comes before 8316.
About the 501st Legion
Founded in 1997 by Albin Johnson in the US, the 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars non-profit costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group. With over 4000 members worldwide, the Legion’s mission is to celebrate the Star Wars movies through the wearing of costumes and to contribute to the society through charity and volunteer work.
About the Singapore Garrison
It started out as an Outpost in November 2002. It currently has 53 members (me being no. 53) and is the largest Garrison in Asia, constantly competing with the Japanese Garrison.