Audio Engineer & Video Producer
As an audio engineer, Neil holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Recording Arts and
Sciences from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM), National University of Singapore (NUS). Neil was awarded the full Yong Siew Toh Scholarship in 2011 to pursue his degree and continues to work closely with the conservatory in recording concerts, recording and facilitating orientation programmes, creating videos, and with upcoming plans of collaboration with the professors and students.
Nature and Quiet
Amidst the many many ways we are different from each other, a key love that we both share is that of nature and quiet. Our nature escapades began when Neil asked Vera to accompany him to Berlayer Creek mangrove for his class 'Natural Heritage of Singapore'. Since then, we've always made a point to frequently spend time with nature together, strolling across Coney Island, sitting by the river at Punggol Container Park, walking around Pulau Ubin for over 5 hours, the list goes on.
As much as we enjoy staying in Singapore, it's pace of life and busyness aren't ideal for us (especially for Neil who is accustomed to a slower Malaysian pace). We decided that since we're going to stay in Singapore for the foreseeable future, we're going to live in the most ulu-inaccessible-quiet-close-to-nature place! We're looking forward to our home where we can make friends with wild otters and walk 10 minutes to get to the nearest LRT station. LRT!
Vera and Neil both have very quiet natures. Quite naturally, they don't generally like to chit chat. However, when they are together, they can talk non-stop, as they enjoy getting to know each other better. (Though when they part ways, they feel quite tired. They wonder how tiring it'll be living together...) And though they have limited socialising bandwidth, they like to know others better and build lasting friendships. Vera was (is) a very shy girl but she really enjoys the company of her friends. The same goes for Neil, who, despite his onstage persona, is even more introverted! Now that they are going to be one unit, they are learning to build a circle of mutual friends. We hope you, reader, are comfortable with this buy-one-get-one-free friendship deal!
Vera and Neil do not just want to maintain a close knit circle of friends. They also want to use every opportunity to bless those around them, be it their students, service staff at the places they go to, and under-the-radar people in Singapore and beyond. And you too, if you ever need someone to cry out to! One day, if you are hit by hard questions like: Why is life like that? Is there anything more to life than death? Their hearts will be warmed if you turn to them for encouragement and insight. They won't be able to save you, but they know of a Power which can.
'Nature and Quiet' - Neil
'Quiet Natures' - Vera