iAm: Louisa Koh

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A 30-something from sunny Singapore who's tried her hand at lots of things, such as selling skin care & make-up, working in a (boring) corporate setting, trying to carve a singing career, giving private tuition, being a fitness instructor, writing/editing etc...

Besides exasperating her parents to no end, she loves experimenting with new make-up looks, uncovering the best make-up & skin care products, modelling for herself before the camera, singing at the top of her lungs (with preferably no one to hear it), and writing whatever, whenever (as you can already tell).


louisa [at] louisakoh [dot] com

Girly Ga-Ga

A post a day is good discipline and exercises my writing muscles! My most recent writing assignment requires me to go back to my girly roots, so I’m licensed to go ga-ga over girly stuff like makeup, clothes, beauty & grooming all over again!

This is enough permission to go out and hit the shops, to “harvest” all the practical information I need! After all, I haven’t done this in a long time, so why not?

This is one of those I-love-my-job moments! Although to be frank, I did have my reservations about the topic at first. While it is fun, I feel like I’ve completely lost touch with the trends of the world in this area. But I recently told a writer-friend that it didn’t matter if one didn’t have a lot of prior experience or interest in an area one’s writing about, so long as you believe you can do it and then do the necessary groundwork. Yup, so I have to practise what I preach, don’t I?

Anyway, a lot of the challenges we face in our careers start out similarly — the apprehension, lack of confidence, the “what-if-I-can’t-rise-to-the-occasion” niggling (or not) doubts. But once we set our minds to it, decide we’ll do what it takes to get it done, and at a good quality too, we burn all bridges and then have to do what’s necessary to deliver on our promises. Bo bian right?

Adam Khoo lives by this principle himself: “Put yourself on the line again and again, then do whatever it takes to deliver on your promise!” Is it any wonder why he’s such a runaway success in his career?

Food for thought huh.

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