About


Ching

Now:

Based in Singapore and retired from travelling due to pandemic.
Updated December 2020.

In a few words:

Photographer and videographer from Singapore. Proficient in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean, and helps others communicate their ideas as a language specialist and writer. Always ready for a cuppa iced chocolate and assignments worldwide.

싱가포르인 포토그래퍼와 콘텐츠 크리에이터. 난양이공대학교 영문과 졸업생. 비주얼 컨텐츠와 글 창작에 능하고, 영어-중국어-한국어-광동어에 능통하다.

來自新加坡,擁有香港居住權利,旅居過台灣,曾在首爾留學以從延世語學堂畢業。新加坡南洋理工大學英文系畢業生,現在是個自由業者擅長在於攝影還有文字創作,精通中、英、韓、廣東話。

来自新加坡,拥有香港居住权利,旅居过台湾,曾在首尔留学以从延世语学堂毕业。新加坡南洋理工大学英文系毕业生,现在是个自由业者擅长在于摄影还有文字创作,精通中、英、韩、广东话。

Education

  • Nanyang Technological University, BA (Hons) in English
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong ISS, General Psychology
  • Yonsei University Korean Language Institute, Regular Program Level 6
  • Trinity College London, CertTESOL

Languages spoken:

English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean.

As a photographer and videographer:

I come from a background in literature and like to indulge in the imaginary. This attribute is manifested in my photography, which exudes a sense of the poetic. Storytelling is an integral part of my work and I believe in creating emotive pictures.

After having some of my works showcased in various publications and exhibitions, I started working with clients across different industries and countries; and I’ve worked on commercial projects, fashion lookbooks, corporate portraits, overseas pre-weddings, personal portraits, as well as travel and sports content creation.

Inspired by music and moving pictures, I also make cinematic videos for clients.

As a wordsmith and language specialist:

Since graduating from NTU with a BA in English (Hons) and receiving my certificate in TESOL from Trinity College London, I’ve been pursuing my passion in languages and providing writing services.

I started out writing ESL textbooks and curriculum, but have since moved on to copywriting, content marketing and travel writing. Besides B2B and B2C marketing, I’ve also self-published ebooks on topics that I am passionate about.

Being proficient in four languages, namely English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean, I also work with agencies and help others convey their messages as a translator and interpreter.

About SAYSCHING

TL;DR: This site isn’t monetised via advertising and/or sponsored content but through my own creative projects, as well as products and services. Any ads you see do not represent my views. (Although you shouldn’t see any, because I paid to remove them.) Please do your own research and make well-informed decisions.

Since this site isn’t designed to be advertiser-friendly, what I’m trying to build is a creative space where I can be free to experiment and express. The comments section has been disabled, but you’re always welcomed to drop me a message.

And here’s what I try to do with this online space:

Value is king.

Provide value, be honest, question myself and things, and keep things in check. Finally, find a community of like-minded people whose values align.

Aesthetics is queen.

Photo, video, design and typography. It all adds to the experience.

No ads, no sponsored content.

I don’t have anything against people who do them (ethically), but for myself, I just can’t justify doing it. If done right, ads and sponsored content can be entertaining and useful. But it’s just not for me. I find ads annoying.

I am, however, building a list of affiliate links to camera equipment that I currently use, since followers are often curious about what I use.

No sales; quality wins.

Because I’m someone who turn away from salesmen before they can even begin to speak to me. And I hate it when salesmen pressurise me with a sense of urgency.

I believe the quality of a product or service should be what seals a deal. Hence this site is also where I work on awareness and educating. Allowing clients and customers to deliberate over their purchase ultimately ensures customer satisfaction and loyalty.

In other words, it feels better for both parties when we agree on how much something is worth.

Besides, my products are either made on demand or digital. So there’s really no need for clearing stock and having off-season sales. Essentially, I price my products and services for what I think they are worth.

No pop-ups, no dangling carrot.

I’ve surrendered my email for free ebooks and the like before, only to unsubscribe right after. And I’ve clicked on the X button on countless pop-ups without even reading what’s on them.

I think that pretty much states my stand on pop-ups and dangling carrots.