So this is all the Barners except for Joy, they are Mark, Selina, Victoria and the beautiful swedish bomb shell is Victor.
As mentioned previously we were set Do something good… famously so for the first week we have been trying to identify values and beliefs that we wont to adhere.
Something that I put on my application was that I wanted to do some thing that would make people nervous and think can you do that, especially in a country like Singapore which can be very conservative, I feel it would be exciting to do something which stands out a bit.
Out of conflict comes creativity and in this very calm society you don’t get much conflict. I can be quite confrontational sometimes but here it is considered a lack of face, I find this very confusing because sure you dont get people losing their rag and saying things they dont mean in the heat of the moment but then you also dont get people fully expressing themselves and it kind of seems that the locals like this, I have met a few who give me the same answer that in such a culturally diverse environment it is important not to allow freedom of speech. I have a bit of a problem with it, but it is very peaceful here.
The government also seems to be pushing the creative industry and schools here. There is some very exciting stuff happening here in the next few years based around technologys like project mapping intertwined with other new visual media, I cant say too much but story telling taken to another level, with companies like Rune entertainment.
Throughout this internship we also do half live work with a mentor, and the set-up is very good as it always for point of calls from the professionals within the agency, and encourages you to get around and if your hungry you can get work.