Alvin Chan Puppet Soldier
Who are you and what do you do?
I handle regulatory work which deals with licensing, product registration and maintenance, put my performing chops to use in a show choir and work with my hands on paper crafts as a hobby.
What makes you get up in the morning?
The realisation that there’s always something to be done, along with the knowledge that not everything can follow your own timetable.
What keeps you up at night?
I’m not a morning person, and I can get rather one-tracked and focus on a project or activity–so I’m more likely to stay up finishing said project as much as possible before I shut down, because I dislike coming back to a half-completed task that’s been put aside for a while, because I’ll have to spend more time setting things up again then getting into the right frame of mind and going through a refresher on the status of things.
Not to mention no one disturbs you at night.
The one thing you regret the most.
As it is, joining the Joint Management Body for my property, because I haven’t been able to commit more time and effort to it, and it feels like I waste a seat there and part of my time, too.
What is the one thing you’ve learned and want to pass on to the next generation?
Not everything has to be done perfect - the thought that a task has to be complete and correct before it is considered done can be an obstacle to actually beginning the task.
What is the one thing that we should have asked, but we didn’t, and what’s the answer?
What are you looking forward to seeing in the future?
For self-driving cars. Better yet if self-driving cars can communicate with other self-driving cars. Then hopefully there will be lesser traffic snarls!
Posted on Thursday, 15 February 2018