Half-kidding. It was all good fun 🙂
She would always be Pooi Kheng to me. Cos that’s what we called her back in USM 🙂
While I used to admire her leggy beauty from afar, I never spoke to her – much – as I was intimidated by the reputation which preceded her.
Top student, wei!
So years went by with nothing more than tentative smiles and awkward “excuse me”‘s if we happened to block each other’s path on the way to our lecture desks.
During the odd few lunches we shared – courtesy of my Bakti hostel mates who were in mass comm – there were occasions when I felt, hmm, we might have something in common…
But when you’re at that age, you tend to stick to your own clique, and so … ah well.
I never thought our paths would cross again, and certainly not in this way.
I saw her name while checking out my friend’s FB. Out of curiosity, I went over to her website, and saw that she was now running a successful business consultancy-cum-web-design company with her hubby Nic, whom I instantly recognized as our former Kungfu Society President – the guy with the boots. Nope, I wasn’t the only quirky dresser around in USM 😉
Very quickly, I became a silent stalker of Redboxstudio’s blog, of which she and Nic were co-authors. It was packed with intelligent insights written in a friendly voice, shot with sharp wit and leavened with wry humour – rare for business blogs.
One day, I finally plucked up the courage to leave a comment. What happened was a series of emails that led to this interview, and a two-hour breakfast at Super Tanker that left me thinking we should have done this a long time ago. And to think I was terrified we’d have nothing to talk about!
Thanks for doing an absolute knockout job on this interview, Krista 🙂
I am truly happy that you’re doing so well in your chosen field. Always knew you’d be a star 😉by