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#TheObsessions — These are Jia Jian’s — Co-Founder of Viddsee — Favourite Things

#TheObsessions — These are Jia Jian’s — Co-Founder of Viddsee — Favourite Things

What makes some of these local or global creatives tick? In this weekly column, Jia Jian, co-founder of entertainment platform Viddsee, shares his many inspirations and obsessions.

1. Indonesia:  I spend a considerable time in Indonesia as part of work. The city never fails to show me what persistence and perseverance mean in the bustle of city life.

2. Movies:
The latest series I am currently into is “Soul Food”, a Viddsee Original of ours that is one of the only Asian shows that just got selected to be for competition at an international Series Mania Festival, in France.

3. Viddsee’s Mission:
Getting up daily and being reminded of my calling of why I do what I do at Viddsee. We are on a mission to empower storytellers globally through the platform.

4. Cooking: Finding and experimenting on new recipes or whipping up something new keeps me excited and creative over the weekends.

5. Food:
I was totally inspired by a Sunday roast and Yorkshire pudding at Hawksmoor on a trip I made to London late last year that it made me recreate it back in Singapore.

6. The Greens:
I spend weekends in the greens or hiking over the holidays. The greens allow me to calibrate myself in the midst of the busy screen time I have in the week.

7. Art: Finding art along the streets, or even within architecture designs inspires me to constantly think differently.

8. Photography:
I do it either with my Fuji or handy iPhone, I love capturing all kinds of photos — including this one which my son calls a “bucket truck party”.