Ok this may be old news but I wanna share this story anyway. Yesterday I visited a blog by a fellow Singaporean who’s life journey is truly an inspiration.
Vong yonghow is a computer graphics artist working in the animation industry in Tokyo, Japan. In November 2006, he landed a job with Sunrise, one of Japan’s leading animation firms. Back then not only was he possibly the first Singaporean to work on a major animation project but also the first foreigner to work in Sunrise as well. He was in the local papers last year which you may read it here.
I will write a brief summary in case anyone is too lazy to read the article (shame on you!). Yonghow’s major achievement includes working on a short animation series titled Freedom commissioned by Nissin Cup Noodles for their 35th Anniversary.
Prior to the project he studied film making for two years in Toho Gakuen Film Techniques Training College, and has been living in Japan since April 2004 after been awarded the Takashimaya National Arts Council film scholarship. The Victoria School alumni majored in animation during his days in Temasek Polytechnic and were given a Young Designers Awards by the Design Association of Singapore for his final year project, a 2D mixed with 3D short animation.
Those interested to know more about him can check out his blog here. I must say I’m very inspired after reading his story. It proves once again dreams can be fulfilled if one put their heart to it. According to his recent blog posts, he will be starting his new job soon. I will therefore like to wish him good luck and all the best in his future endeavours. You have certainly done us proud.
Hmm…. It’s about time to rethink my life. orz