TNP New Face 2017: Ong Hong Ya
Instead of taking on a typical part-time job before entering university, Hong Ya decided to do something different.
The 20-year-old interned for about five months at local marketing start-up content.co, which allowed her to gain independence and gave her valuable working experience.
She said: "I was exposed to myriad important roles, such as those in content marketing, professional communication and human resources.
"Nobody was there to spoon-feed me. There was no perfect formula to accomplish tasks, and I had to depend on myself to solve problems."
In 10 years, the ambitious National University of Singapore business undergrad hopes to start her own business venture and make a name for herself in the marketing industry.
She added: "Hopefully, I would have also generated enough income to provide for my parents so they can enjoy life and I'll still be modelling."
Hong Ya, who has five siblings, can perform tricks with the diabolo, a Chinese juggling prop, and she is obsessed with the 90s.
She said: "I love 90s music, movies and style - hit me up with Spice Girl songs any time."
Subaru impreza 1.6i-s
Fitted with the Subaru Boxer engine and all-wheel drive system, the all-new Subaru Impreza also features safety features, such as Steering Responsive Headlights and Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD). It is further enhanced by the Subaru Global Platform that provides a superior driving experience.
Hong Ya Creates:
Mucha Me from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Her drink contains black coffee, matcha, cherries, espresso and chocolatecoated beans.
She said: “Mucha means much or a lot in Spanish, so the name means the drink is a lot like me.
“The bittersweet drink also embodies a Chinese principle I uphold — xian ku hou tian — which means one must first go through tough battles in life before tasting the fruits of labour.”
For the first time, indulge in this tasty Spanish snack imbued with local flavours at selected foodcourts. It comes in three flavours — Kaya, Ondeh Ondeh
and Milo Dinosaur — and provides a treat in every bite.
Churros from Churros Factory are now available at Kopitiam at Changi Airport Terminal 3, Bagus at HarbourFront Centre and Causeway Point, and Cantine at Paya Lebar Square and Jurong Point.
Yeoh Wee Teck
Lily, available at Metro
Armani Exchange, available at Paragon
Accessories from Metro
Dalene Low, Isabelle Tan, Sim Jia Yi