A Singapore Success Story

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

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About sergeant gordon

TD8316, proud member of the 501st Legion 銀河帝国五〇一軍团。 Loves anime, Sasara, photography and looking for droids, pretty ones.
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10 Responses to A Singapore Success Story

  1. Random Misconception says:

    Wow, Sunrise, that’s pretty damned impressive, good luck to him man, he’s a bloody inspiration to media students.

    Oh, and enrolling for SG blog awards and the Firefox DDL day? I enrolled too. XD

  2. k says:

    figured out your destination in life? ^^

  3. gordon says:

    Random Misconception,
    hopefully young people who read his story find it inspiring as well and make a mark for themselves. ^^;

    k,
    no yet sadly. feels like the last quarter of my life is wasted. :-/

  4. puppy52doll says:

    haha gordon don feel that way 😛 you’re still young (right?)

  5. Evaritus Lau says:

    Media students sort of got well position outside own country, it’s like our own country not too supporting these graduates though.

  6. secretzone says:

    singapore movie/game/animation industry is kinda small.. have to venture out for opportunities…

    My friend’s bro manage to join a game company in Holland and last year he have joined Blizzard!!

  7. gordon says:

    chun,
    not young enough. orz

    Evaritus Lau,
    local market is small sadly.

    secretzone,
    blizard? that’s so cool.

  8. puppy52doll says:

    you THAT old?

  9. gordon says:

    chun,
    lol no i’m not. i thought by reading my “back to school” post u should roughly know how old i’m. ^^;

  10. Mizunaga says:

    He worked on Freedom?! Cool!

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