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The Cereal Boss Babe - A Scoop of Joey's Life

“I aspire to be a woman who wakes up and loves what she does for a living every day. Travel often, be spiritually secure and financially stable” - This is the tweet that Joey came across that keeps her motivated.

Joey is a Marketing and Communications Executive despite being better in her Chinese, she shares. Joey also posts snippets of her life and favourite beauty products on her Instagram at @yourgentlesmile, where she does product reviews and shares beauty hacks!

Her favourite past-time is… to sleep! Don’t we all love that? When she’s not running around getting things done, Joey shares that she enjoys being a couch potato during her free time. She also spends her spare time dancing, and when occasionally swimming.

We also had the chance to ask Joey some questions to get a scoop of her life. Here’s what went down.

Q: What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?

A: My greatest fear has to be 生离死别 when people that I love/care for pass away. One of my close friend from my secondary school days passed on recently, and it was so hard for me. To see his family, especially his parents, putting on a strong front for us and most of them are from a generation older than him.

The worst moment was during the cremation ceremony, where everyone broke down, except for one direct family member in the room – his brother. I cannot imagine myself being so calm if it were to be my own family. I doubt you can ever fully manage this fear, death is inevitable. But you can cherish all the people that you love/care for now. :>

Q: Tell us more about how you coped with a hurtful experience and emerged stronger.

I wouldn’t say it was a hurtful experience, but I would say it is part and parcel of life. People come and go, and if they really do not want to stay – I’ve learnt that I should let them go. I find it a lot more hurtful to let them stay in my life, and both parties end up being affected.

If they are not meant to be in your life, they are bound to leave. If they can believe everyone else but not you, it shows that they do not believe you – let them go. It was regretful, thinking about the amount of time you’ve spent together, but I’ve learnt not to care about people who do not care about me anymore.

Q: Where do you go to shop for clothes?

A: I generally do not spend more than $15 for a piece of clothing! So it would be either Taobao or Bangkok! Most of the clothes in Singapore, you can find them in Bangkok at a much cheaper price.

I went Bangkok in March and 90% of my clothes and shoes were 100 baht each (around 4.4 SGD). Taobao is another shopping heaven; I always buy when there is free agent and shipping fees! Other than that, I’ll shop in Singapore when there’s sales or blog shop clearance.

What’s your favourite shopping hangout?

Thank you Joey for taking the time to join us and for sharing more about your life on #CEREALBOSSBABE! In the meantime, if you’d like to stay updated with her life, you can find Joey on her social media platforms.

Instagram: @yourgentlesmile

Website: yourgentlesmile.blogspot.com

P.S. Joey’s favourite cereal is Honey Stars! That’s the OG favourite when we were all growing up, eh?

Images above belong to Joey.

“When we share our stories, what it does is, it opens up our hearts for other people to share their stories, and it gives us the sense that we are not alone on this journey.” This quote by Janine Shepherd encapsulates the heart behind the Cereal Boss Babe. We hope the stories shared here will serve as a source of inspiration for women from all walks of life, and a reminder that our lives are not that different after all.

Your story matters. If you’d like to share yours, kindly submit your entry here. Alternatively, please drop us an email at bossbabe@thecerealwriter.com and we’ll be in touch shortly.


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(we tend to binge on cereal over our weekends, so give us a bit more time to reply you okay? go have some cereal too)


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