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Dr Curious works as a doctor by day, but in his spare time he finds and interviews people who have chosen to pursue more unconventional careers, hobbies or side projects. Focusing on the Asian context where traditional professional careers still rule, he explores the stories of individuals who have bucked the trend and built an alternative CV. Join him for some far-reaching conversations as he listens to their journeys, explores varied and interesting fields, and ultimately unearths advice and wisdom that we can all learn from. Come and be inspired - new episodes every Thursday.

Dr Curious works as a doctor by day, but in his spare time he finds and interviews people who have chosen to pursue more unconventional careers, hobbies or side projects. Focusing on the Asian context where traditional professional careers still rule, he explores the stories of individuals who have bucked the trend and built an alternative CV. Join him for some far-reaching conversations as he listens to their journeys, explores varied and interesting fields, and ultimately unearths advice and wisdom that we can all learn from. Come and be inspired - new episodes every Thursday.
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Dr Curious works as a doctor by day, but in his spare time he finds and interviews people who have chosen to pursue more unconventional careers, hobbies or side projects. Focusing on the Asian context where traditional professional careers still rule, he explores the stories of individuals who have bucked the trend and built an alternative CV. Join him for some far-reaching conversations as he listens to their journeys, explores varied and interesting fields, and ultimately unearths advice and wisdom that we can all learn from. Come and be inspired - new episodes every Thursday.

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English


Episodes

ACV10: Listen to The People You Serve (Dr Goh Wei Leong, Founder of HealthServe, Part 1)

11/6/2019
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On this podcast, I talk to Dr Goh Wei Leong about how he started Healthserve, and the lessons he has learned along the way. Dr Goh Wei-Leong, a general practitioner, co-founded and chairs HealthServe (instagram, twitter: @HealthServeSG), an NGO that reaches out to under-served foreign workers in Singapore. HealthServe and Wei-Leong were awarded the ‘Singaporean of the Year 2017’. He has a personal mission to be a ‘Catalyst Bringing Life!’ and is passionate about social justice and...

Duration:00:53:48

ACV09: The Greatest Superpower - Being Willing to Learn (Brennan Ong, Founder of LawAdvisor)

10/30/2019
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On this episode, I speak to Brennan Ong about his entrepreneurial journey, and how he ended up leaving the legal profession to start a law tech startup. Brennan is the founder and CEO of LawAdvisor. He is a qualified lawyer, developer and former PhD scholarship candidate researching the future of legal practice. Brennan was the winner of the Chief Justice’s innovation award, was a shortlisted finalist for the LexisNexis Centenary Book Awards, and through LawAdvisor, wants to use his...

Duration:01:00:22

ACV08: Realities of starting a blog (Loh Yi Jun, Food Blogger / Podcaster, part 2)

10/23/2019
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On this episode, we pick up our conversation again and look at what Yi Jun is currently doing: blogging about new fusion recipes he is creating, guest writing for other food blogs and running a podcast on the Malaysian food scene. We talk about the challenges and joys of being a freelance blog writer. Yi Jun (instagram: @yijunjunn; http://junandtonic.com) is a chemical engineer turned chef, food writer, and podcaster. At 23, right after graduating from Cambridge, he took a plunge and dived...

Duration:00:51:38

ACV07: Life as a chef (Loh Yi Jun, Food Blogger / Podcaster, part 1)

10/16/2019
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On this episode, I find out more about the world of gourmet food as Yi Jun shares his experiences going through culinary school and then starging (interning) at a 3 Michelin star restaurant. Yi Jun (instagram: @yijunjunn; http://junandtonic.com) is a chemical engineer turned chef, food writer, and podcaster. At 23, right after graduating from Cambridge, he took a plunge and dived headfirst into the world of food—signing up for culinary school in London and Paris, working at the...

Duration:01:01:45

ACV06: East vs West Dance Training (Goh Seng Henk, Performer in West End Musicals, Part 2)

10/9/2019
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Seng Henk (instagram: @goseng) has been working and performing in the UK for the last 6 years. Born in Singapore, he was a competitive gymnast for 10 years before discovering his passion for the stage through theatre clubs in school. He danced professionally in Singapore for the next couple of years with Frontier Danceland and Re: Dance Theatre, as well as with entertainment companies White Noise Creations and SAF MDC. Thereafter, to expand his skillset, he pursued a degree in Musical...

Duration:01:01:17

ACV05: A Career on the Big Stage (Goh Seng Henk, Performer in West End Musicals, Part 1)

10/2/2019
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Seng Henk (instagram: @goseng) has been working and performing in the UK for the last 6 years. Born in Singapore, he was a competitive gymnast for 10 years before discovering his passion for the stage through theatre clubs in school. He danced professionally in Singapore for the next couple of years with Frontier Danceland and Re: Dance Theatre, as well as with entertainment companies White Noise Creations and SAF MDC. Thereafter, to expand his skillset, he pursued a degree in Musical...

Duration:00:55:23

ACV04: Breaking into the fashion industry (Nabil Aliffi, Director of Digital Fashion at Selfridges, Part 2)

9/25/2019
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Nabil (instagram: @nabilaliffi) is the director of digital fashion in Selfridges, a chain of high end department stores in England. In his current role he leads a team of 120 people and coordinates Selfridges' brand position across a variety of media platforms. Back in 2009, Nabil received the Mendaki scholarship to study Fashion Management in London College of Fashion. Prior to graduating, he was offered a job as an Art director in Urban Outfitters, where he rose to the role of Creative...

Duration:00:49:35

ACV03: Don't be afraid to open any door (Nabil Aliffi, Director of Digital Fashion at Selfridges, Part 1)

9/18/2019
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Nabil (instagram: @nabilaliffi) is the director of digital fashion in Selfridges, a chain of high end department stores in England. In his current role he leads a team of 120 people and coordinates Selfridges' brand position across a variety of media platforms. Back in 2009, Nabil received the Mendaki scholarship to study Fashion Management in London College of Fashion. Prior to graduating, he was offered a job as an Art director in Urban Outfitters, where he rose to the role of Creative...

Duration:00:43:27

ACV02: Focus on systems, not goals (Ali Abdaal, Doctor/Youtuber/Entreprenuer, Part 2)

9/11/2019
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Ali is a junior doctor who graduated from Cambridge University in 2018. Alongside his day job saving lives, he has a YouTube channel with over 200,000 subscribers and runs a business that helps students get into medical school. He also writes weekly articles about productivity, education and technology. 3 Things I’ve learned timemotivationHere are links to some of the references we make during the...

Duration:00:38:05

ACV01: How to overcome fear, put yourself out there and get started (Ali Abdaal, Doctor/Youtuber/Entreprenuer, Part 1)

9/4/2019
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Welcome to episode 1 of the Alternative CV podcast. In this episode, I get started on my podcast, and I talk to Ali Abdaal about the concept of getting started on things. Ali (twitter: @aliabdaal) is a junior doctor who graduated from Cambridge University in 2018. Alongside his day job saving lives, he has a YouTube channel with over 200,000 subscribers and runs a business that helps students get into medical school. He also writes weekly articles about productivity, education and...

Duration:00:30:44

ACV00: START HERE

9/4/2019
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In this introductory episode, I share what this podcast is about, why I am doing this and what you can expect!

Duration:00:06:51