Team AJ in Kovan
Updated: Dec 7, 2020
A good early morning outreach session with my Aljunied GRC colleagues Sylvia Lim, Gerald Giam 严燕松, Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap and Leon Perera at the Kovan Blk 209 hawker centre and market. Delighted to have WP candidate for Punggol West SMC Tan Chen Chen with us too as the team went around meeting and greeting patrons and stall owners. Grateful to meet numerous Sengkang GRC residents too!
I also had a wonderful encounter with two SG Clean ambassadors, Rey and Joanne who shared details about their careers thus far and in doing so, reinforced in my mind what resilience looks like. For example, prior to COVID, Rey was employed as an aircrew with Finnair. She has flown with numerous airlines over the past 20 years including United, Jetstar Asia and Jet Airways. Joanne was previously in the security industry and continues to explore new opportunities to upgrade. Their sense of determination and drive - in spite of the effects of COVID on their employment - was contagious, and I felt energised hearing of their never-say-die spirit. With that kind of attitude, any employer will be lucky to have them!