What Do I Want To Do
Influence young locals to appreciate and join the landscape/horticulture industry.
Spread accurate, informative content for awareness.
Some of my personal nonsense for attention.
Hi! My friends call me Panana or Nana in short because my name is so hard to pronounce. It is read as Pearl-lina, spelled with an 'a' and yes it is in my NRIC. I didn't come up with my own name.
I was born in 1994 and i graduated in 2015.
I have a pass degree in Urban Horticulture from The University of Queensland and a diploma in Landscape Design & Horticulture from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
I have been working as a project coordinator, assistant project manager and project manager for almost 4 years and i recently became an Outreach Manager (LinkedIn link below). Yes, all in the same company. Now i'm a Retail Development Manager @ ArbourSG.
I play games and stream on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on twitch.tv/pananasim.
I feel that the Landscape/Horticulture industry is underrated in Singapore.
I genuinely think that there's a lot more to learn and I would love to share my experiences through this platform.
If you feel or think that any of these contents here require some rewording, please feel free to leave a comment.
Disclaimer: Singlish mixed contents. Sometimes with profanity. Also I'm Singaporean Chinese.
I use Zepeto for images of "me".
Haha. I will answer this now based on how the person answered it him/herself.
The Landscape/Horticulture industry in Singapore are mainly family businesses, contractor companies, or government sectors. I believe nobody in the previous generation liked the idea of laborious work so few people were willing to put their career on this line. Therefore, many of them had to hire foreigners instead.
Again, this is the mindset which i would love to change. Because landscaping IS fun and challenging. When was the last time you made a project happen?
I received these many years ago (from my ask.fm lol last time trending right) and these were my answers. I think i was 18/19yo when i was doing my internship. This is my 2020 reply:
If you want to excel in any career, to be honest having the right attitude will still bring you to high grounds. However, having a higher education stimulates your thought processes and in my opinion allows us to think better.
From me to you: If you have not done your degree, you can't say it's useless. If you have done your degree but still think it's useless, that's because you didn't have a purpose for the degree.
Yes it's true. But I don't regret it. After my diploma i was lost (again). It took me a while to decide to go to Brisbane for my degree. Singapore didn't have a degree in Horticulture.
I didn't know what to do after Os so I told daddy to pick a subject for me and told him i'll definitely pass it.
I thought to myself... "if i don't know what's good for me then i might as well let someone who loves me decide right? At least there is a purpose to not fuck up my life."