The King of Singapore has spoken… to me! 😮
His accolades are every Asian parent’s wet dream:
👉🏻 President of Singapore’s Law Society;
👉🏻 Partner at TSMP;
👉🏻 Bestselling author of The Teenage Textbook & The Teenage Workbook, which were turned into a play, movie and TV series etc.; and
👉🏻 LinkedIn writing extraordinaire (all his posts go viral & even hit the mainstream media headlines!)
But who is Adrian Tan, really?
How did Adrian Tan end up where he is?
What was it like growing up in a HDB community that didn’t understand the concept of “privacy”?
E.g. Everyone treated Adrian’s family TV as their own, and crowded outside to watch together. 🤣
How did he end up writing bestselling fiction novels (whose royalties put him through university)?
Why is he the King of Singapore?
And how has cancer ☹️ impacted him?
🔥 So much to cover in STIMY’s spanking new Episode 101 Part 1.
You’ll just have to listen to find out more! 😏
2:23 Singapore’s immigrant story
10:33 Getting into Anglo Chinese Primary School through ballot
15:54 Maternal gaslighting
19:20 The TV belongs to everyone! 😫
21:59 Top grades doesn’t guarantee success in life
24:59 Chinese people can be very racist
30:02 Failing to get a scholarship to study law because Adrian’s English was too good
33:10 Why law?
34:31 Writing for magazines & getting a book offer
36:31 Getting a book deal to write The Teenage Textbook & The Teenage Workbook
38:38 How much royalties do authors get?
40:56 Why did a subversive book become a bestseller?
Part 2 of Adrian Tan’s interview is coming out this coming Sunday (27 Nov)!
📍Show notes: www.sothisismywhy.com/101
🍿 YouTube: https://youtu.be/QOEeOIiQvyk
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