WASABI Discovery "Going Solo! Life in Japan for Singaporeans"
日本語の詳細はこちら。1st February (Wed) 7:00pmWorkCentral @ Dhoby Ghaut"Trending with experts on Japan's culture, tourism, & latest happenings."
About the Speakers
Ms. Evangeline Neo
Comic Artist of Evacomics
A comic artist from Singapore, Evangeline Neo has been publishing her own comic series via web since 2007. Eva was awarded an MDA scholarship in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. She subsequently earned a scholarship for Japanese language study and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Waseda University in Tokyo in 2010 supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan). Eva returned to Singapore in 2013 to focus on working on her comics, character goods and building her brand "Evacomics" to wider audiences beyond S.E. Asia.
Her seminal work, "Eva, Kopi and Matcha" was published in 2014 depicting and satirizing cultural differences between Singapore and Japan. Eva has garnered significant media attention with various speaking slots at Kinokuniya, BooksActually, Popular’s Bookfest and at the Japanese Association of Singapore. She was also a Guest and panel speaker for Singapore Toy Game Comics Convention (STGCC) and demonstrated drawing comics for a WACOM event held at Scape. She was also featured as a mentor to teach comic drawing on “Knockout Carnival”, a local TV program on OKTO channel.
Eva will be sharing her interesting experiences in Japan through her comics. She will also be give a little workshop to everyone on how to draw manga. The best drawings will win comics and other goodies from EvaComics.
With Evacomics going viral - over 97,000 Facebook page ‘likes’ and her popular book selling well at all local major bookstores, she continues to have big and colourful dreams.
Mr. Tong Cheuk Fung
CEO, WASABI Creation~ Creating Awesome Projects between Japan & Singapore
Tong has been the host of WASABI Discovery for the past several events, this time he is going join in as one of the speakers for the event to share about his working and living experiences in Japan.
Tong started learning Japanese as third language at age 13. His homestay experiences in Hamamatsu and Kagoshima opened up a new world to him for Japan. He continued to achieve N1 in Japanese Proficiency Test at 17, and won the Japanese Speech Contest 1st Prize, organised by Singapore Japanese Association.
After graduating from National University of Singapore with a degree in Chemical Engineering, within 2 months, Tong packed his bags and flew to Kyoto for his first job, and began his 5 years of new life in Japan.
From learning Japanese as a student, homestay in Japan, travelling, working in Japan as a fresh graduate, working in Japanese companies as a salaryman, surviving as a foreigner in Japan, it has been a long and exciting rollercoaster ride for Tong. Since 2014, Tong returned to Singapore and started his company: WASABI Creation. The company creates awesome projects between Japan and Singapore, by giving consultation to companies, providing marketing services, event production, and communication training to clients.
In this event, Tong will be recalling his happy & not-so-happy experiences while living and working Japan.
He will also be comparing the differences in business culture in Japan and Singapore, in order to help build successful businesses in both countries.
In the press
WASABI Creation~ Creating Awesome Projects between Japan & Singapore
WASABI Creation is project/event management, business support, and marketing company whose mission is to be the bridge between Japan and Singapore through various business and cultural initiatives.
Date: 1st February (Wed) Evening: 1900~2130 (opening 1830)
Venue: WorkCentral, Brew House
Singapore Shopping Centre
190 Clemenceau Avenue
#06-03 Singapore 239924
Capacity: 50 people max
1830~1900 Registration, Refreshment & Networking
1900~1930 Introduction & short presentation by speakers
1930~2000 Panel discussion by speakers and special guests
Mini-Comic-Workshop by EvaComics
2000~2030 Questions & discussion from the participants
2030~2130 More drinks & Networking
2130 The End
Presentation, Discussion, Videos, Photos, Demonstrations, Special Food & drink tasting, Quiz, Prizes, Omiyage, Games, Films, Music
Fee: $50 (advance tickets $40), Refreshment, drinks, beer, wine included
Language: English (some Japanese)
Dress code: Smart casual
About WASABI Discovery
WASABI Discovery is a casual presentation and meet-up event for the world to make new discovery about Japan and its people.
At each event, we invite a couple of special guests to share and discuss about culture, people, happenings, or simply any topic from Japan that is worth discovering. We will also engage the participants in the conversation to make comparisons and contrasts with the local or other countries.
This is a meet-up for people who have great interest in Japan, it's traditions, and cultures. Participants are welcome to join in the conversation with the special guests, sharing experiences and opinions. If you have an interesting topic in mind, feel free to propose to us and make it into a great discussion session.
Language: English, or Japanese with English interpretation
Who should join in?
If you say "YES" to any of the following:
Do you want to learn about the deeper Japan from the experts?
Are you interested in culture, food and travel in Japan that you would not have known by yourself?
Would you want to find out about interesting social-cultural phenomenon in Japan and how it compare to other countries?
How about a relax evening after work, meeting like-minded people, with good food and drinks?
Kindly pre-register for advance tickets for WASABI Discovery
by 25th Jan 2017 by clicking on"GET TICKET" on the right.
Due to limited seats and sold-out previous events, early
pre-registration online is advised.
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