あっ、ども。初めまして!(Say “Ah, domo. Hajimemashite!”) It means oh hey, nice to see you!

Yes! YOU, the one reading this now.

Welcome to the Youth Olympic Games 2010 blog!

Uhh well, I can say I’m extremely honoured to give this blog a head start as today was only my first day at work! In case if you were wondering who am I, I’m the new New Media Project Assistant, or rather a temporary staff until my enlistment on 9th Oct 2008. My name is Marcus, you can call me Marc in short, which my friends usually do.

Hello

Hello

I’ve just graduated from the School of Film & Media Studies, where I’ve obtained a Diploma in Film, Sound & Video, at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in May this year. Post Production was my final year specialisation as I’m passionate about editing and making things perfect – ready for broadcast.

I’ve done a couple of corporate videos for Team Singapore and Merrill Lynch as a freelance editor. My major ones were from MediaCorp TV, where I did my 20-week internship at the On-Air Promotions department for Channel 8. Tasks include producing TV trailers, writing of voiceover scripts (in Chinese, of course), tape transfers, administrative and assisting my Promotions Producers at TV promo shoots.

Having done with all the TV broadcast outside and film in school, I’ve decided to do something a little different by joining the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee. I mean this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get involved in such an event

My first day at work was pretty… DIZZY! Especially during the earlier part of the day. I mean apart from all the warm welcome and introduction to do which I really appreciate.

Look at the welcome gift! I should have brought my digicam along, but yeah, thankfully my cellphone’s camera came in handy.

My welcome pack

My welcome pack

Welcome!

Welcome!

A kind word

A kind word

I’m glad to be part of this team too!!

Coming back, I was all dizzy because of my pre-LASIK check-up the day before and caused my supposed myopic (nearsightedness) to hyperopic (farsightedness) vision. That means, objects placed really near in front of me appear ‘blur’ with my contacts on. Therefore, I struggled with signing all the administrative forms and even when using my laptop! It got me really worried for not being able to perform and my vision should have resumed 5 hours after the checkup.

SO ANYWAY, it’s better now already. I’m all ready!

Basically anything Japanese revolves around me, ever since the tender age of 11. I’m just so in love with Japan, its culture, language, music, entertainment, food and people! As I’ve said ANYTHING! Obviously I took up the Japanese Language course being a pro-Japanese. Unfortunately I had to stop learning after 3 years as I have my National Service to do this year. It was such a pleasure to take up the language and have had no regrets at all! I’m still trying to constantly improve after having obtained an Advanced I cert from the language school and a Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Level 3). To work in a Japanese company, you need to have at least a JLPT 2 (there are 4 levels where 4 being the lowest). That’s my ultimate goal as I’ve been planning to settle in Japan when I’m older.

A great weekend would be meeting up with friends for movies, catching up, clubbing/pubbing, singing karaoke or getting drinks from a convenience store and go somewhere to drink! Asahi beer and vodka mixes are my favourite. I love swimming, working out, running, shopping, fashion, dogs, inline skating, cycling, trekking and exploring the nature too!

Ya dah ya dah there are just to much to spill over here!

Ask me for my number if you want to know more. QUEUE UP PLEASE!

*winks. Heh.

GO YOUTH OLYMPICS!

Cheers,
Marc

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