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Finding the extraordinary

This blog tells the stories of our people who are on the SEA Games 2015 journey. From the management team, to organizing committee, volunteers, and our athletes, each one of them will walk a different path but ultimately it will converge towards a common goal – one of pride and glory, with dreams in hand.

Issue 27 - Kimberly’s story
13 July 2015
Kimberly Lim, Research Assistant, Clients & Markets and Team Singapore netball player

The feeling as I stepped into the SEA Games arena was certainly different and special. I was a little nervous going into the netball finals against the very strong Malaysian team but my teammates gave me the confidence and spurred me to step up and play a good game!

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Issue 26 - Suhailah’s story
2 July 2015
Suhailah Kariman, Special Projects Executive, Clients & Markets and Team Singapore netball player (retired)

As an athlete playing netball, I had the chance to compete in several international competitions representing Singapore. Each competition experience left me in awe and I understood the hard work required for an athlete to succeed. But I could only get a distant and naive sense of the behind the scenes work that goes into making an international sporting event a success.

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Issue 25 - Joscelin’s story
29 June 2015
Joscelin Kee, Audit Associate & Team Singapore floorball player

What a journey it has been! When I started playing floorball back in my junior college days, never did I expect to be part of the team that made history - winning the gold medal for Singapore at floorball’s competitive debut at this year’s SEA Games!

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Issue 24 - Christina’s story
23 June 2015
Christina Gunawan, Enterprise Risk Services Intern & Team Singapore archer
[Seen on the left with Nila, the 28th SEA Games mascot]

On Sunday, 14 June, the Compound Women Team for archery, which I’m a part of, came together to compete for a spot in the top 3. It was our first time in a medal match and we were extremely nervous but excited. Although, we didn’t win, the team fought hard and it was really heart-warming to see supporters braving the rain on a Sunday morning to support Team Singapore, no matter the outcome.

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Issue 23 - Grace’s story
19 June 2015
Grace Ang, Manager, Enterprise Risk Services & Deloitte SEA Games Internal Audit engagement team member

My SEA Games journey began sometime in September 2014, right after we announced Deloitte’s sponsorship. At that time, I just completed my 4-month maternity leave and returned to work when my boss told me the exciting news – I was to be part of the Deloitte SEA Games Internal Audit engagement team.

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Issue 22 - Sharmaine’s story
12 June 2015
Sharmaine Cheung, Audit Associate & Team Singapore fencer

My Team Singapore fencing team’s SEA Games journey concluded on 7 June 2015 with the Women’s Sabre team bringing home the bronze medal. It was a proud moment for me, knowing that I have done my best for my country.

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Issue 21 - Shi Yun's & Shi Li's story
10 June 2015
Wong Shi Yun & Wong Shi Li, Senior Associates, Global Financial Services Industry & Deloitte SEA Games volunteers
[Shi Yun & Shi Li are twin sisters]

To say that we are excited would be an understatement. After all, it is not every day that a major sporting event like the SEA Games is held in this city state we call home.

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Issue 20 - Chaly’s story
5 June 2015
Chaly Mah, Chairman, Deloitte Singapore
[Seen on the left with Nila, the 28th SEA Games mascot]

Today, 5 June 2015, marks the official opening of the 28th SEA Games. The excitement has certainly been building and it is definitely going to intensify over the next 12 days.

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Issue 19 - Tse Gan’s story
3 June 2015
Thio Tse Gan, Enterprise Risk Services Executive Director & leader of the Deloitte 28th SEA Games engagement team
[Seen on the left with Nila, the 28th SEA Games mascot]

If you have been a loyal follower of Deloitte’s SEA Games news, you will have seen the familiar Deloitte blue appearing on your news feed this morning, showcasing our impressive number “2” to mark Day-2 to the Games.

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Issue 18 - Clement's story
29 May 2015
Clement Chow, Audit intern and Team Singapore triathlete

I started swimming competitively when I was younger but discovered that it was not my cup of tea, so I decided to give triathlon a shot and found I liked it much more.

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Issue 17 - Derek’s story
22 May 2015
Derek Wong, Research Analyst, Clients & Markets and Team Singapore badminton player

One could say badminton is in my blood: both my parents played badminton for Singapore, and I grew up in a badminton shop that my parents used to run within the premises of the old Singapore Badminton Hall.

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Issue 16 - Charmaine’s story
15 May 2015
Charmaine Soh, Associate, Regulatory & Compliance, Global Financial Services Industry and Team Singapore netball player

The start of my netball career was a little unexpected. When I was younger, my greatest fear was to play sports: I didn’t want to play any kind of sport that involved me having to perspire.

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Issue 15 - Josephine's story
8 May 2015
Josephine Yeo, Administrative Assistant, Clients & Markets and Team Singapore rugby player

I was introduced to the world of rugby just last year and was instantaneously hooked and have since become a national player. But it came as somewhat of a surprise as I have been a netball player most of my life…

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Issue 14 - Matt's Story
30 April 2015
Matt Buchanan, Associate Director, Deloitte Forensic Services and Deloitte SEA Games volunteer

What a year to be in Singapore! With the nation celebrating 50 years of independence, the hype of Singapore hosting the 28th SEA Games, and witnessing the respect the people have for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, I have gotten more than a glimpse of what the heart of Singapore is made of.

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Issue 13 - Terena’s story
23 April 2015
Terena Lam, Deloitte Student Ambassador and Team Singapore sailor

Unlike many of the other national sailing athletes who started on single-handed dinghy boats at a young age, I only started sailing when I entered university four years ago….

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Issue 12 - Daniel's story
17 April 2015
Director of taxes & Deloitte SEA Games engagement team member
[Seen here with his daughter at the recent Suzuki Cup football tournament at the National Stadium]

How time flies. In a blink of an eye, the 28th SEA Games is less than 2 months away.

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Issue 11 - Kai Ling’s story
9 April 2015
Koh Kai Ling, Audit Manager and Team Singapore netball player (retired)

Netball has been a big part of my life since I picked up the sport in Primary 6.

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Issue 10 - James’ story
31 March 2015
James Walton, Deputy Clients & Markets Leader & Deloitte SEA Games volunteer

I moved to Singapore on 28 August 2010, just in time to catch the tail end of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games (SYOG). While I missed out on being part of the action, I still felt the effects…

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Issue 9 - Edmund's story
17 March 2015
Edmund Wong, SEA Games Special Projects Director

Sport is part of my DNA. I was very active in sports during my school days and used to play competitive sports such as soccer, rugby and handball in university. But I can hardly play any now due to my brittle bones except for some occasional social rounds of golf!

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Issue 8 - Shane’s story
10 March 2015
Shane Ong, Enterprise Risk Services Executive & Team Singapore Sailor

There is hardly a better way to spend my time than on my sail boat, with the sun beating down on my back, and wind in my face. But this was not always so…

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Issue 7 - Noeline’s story
9 February 2015
Noeline Keiser, Clients & Markets Manager and Deloitte SEA Games volunteer

Life, to me, is not a spectator sport. It is not in my nature to sit back and watch as people and things pass me by. I like to get my hands dirty and be involved.

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Issue 6 - Gek Choo’s story
29 January 2015
Seah Gek Choo, Talent Partner, Deloitte Singapore
[Seen on the left with Nila, the 28th SEA Games mascot]

I believe that sport is a universal language that transcends the barriers between cultures, races, religions and physical abilities.

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Issue 5 - Wynne’s story
23 January 2015
Wynne Tang, Senior Audit Associate & Team Singapore floorball player

My love affair with floorball began about seven years ago, which some might say is a little late in life to pick up such a physically demanding sport and play it competitively.

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Issue 4 - Tse Gan’s story
16 January 2015
Thio Tse Gan, Enterprise Risk Services Executive Director & leader of the Deloitte 28th SEA Games engagement team
[Seen on the left with Nila, the 28th SEA Games mascot]

A milestone was passed on 7 August 2014 when Deloitte was appointed as the Official Professional Services Provider of the 28th SEA Games.

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Issue 3 - Karti’s story
8 January 2015
Karti Amin, Assurance & Advisory Services Secretary & Deloitte SEA Games volunteer
[Karti has been with Deloitte for 41 years]

Almost five decades have passed, but it seems like just yesterday that I was a teenage athlete in Kaki Bukit Secondary School, training with the cross country running team.

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Issue 2 - Micky’s story
10 December 2014
Micky Lin, Clients & Markets Assistant Manager & Team Singapore Netball captain

When I started playing netball in primary school, never did I expect to be where I am today – captaining Singapore’s national netball team.

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Issue 1 - Philip’s story
26 November 2014
Philip Yuen, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Singapore
[Seen on the left with Nila, the 28th SEA Games mascot]

This entry launches ‘Finding the extraordinary’ and I am honoured to be the first to share my thoughts and feelings about this journey that we have embarked on together as a Southeast Asia firm.

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