My Weekend

PHOTO: SHIRLEY LIM

Brush letterist Ellialyn Leow, 26, has conducted several brush lettering workshops at Public Garden, a community of independent businesses and creative individuals.

She will be participating in the upcoming Public Garden Consumer Trade Show, where she will be selling her prints, which are original writings expressed in brush lettering. Prices range from $7 to $20.

The event is on Sept 24 and 25 at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 403. Details of her workshops can be found at www. public-garden.com

The bachelorette lives with her parents and younger sister in a five-room Housing Board flat in the east.

Do you have a regular weekend?

I have a very free and easy approach towards my schedule, so what happens every week, every day even, is different. I just do whatever I need or want to with whatever time I have.

What are your hobbies?

I love to read and write. Music helps me to stay calm and focused, so I am constantly listening to music. I am on my iPod even when I'm home, which annoys my family because they would knock on my room door or talk to me and I can't hear a thing.

I go for Zumba regularly - sweating it out always feels amazing and refreshing.

Describe your perfect weekend.

Staying home and reading in bed.

If you could hang out with anybody for a weekend, who would it be and why?

I'd like to meet Jung Yunho and talk about how much we have grown as people. He is the leader of my favourite K-pop group, TVXQ, and someone I look up to a lot.

I'd also like to meet the younger and older versions of myself, just so the older Ellialyn, who is spending time with the younger Ellialyn, gets to remember how she was when she had no worries.

If you could go somewhere for a weekend, where would it be?

South Korea, because it feels like home and I am in love with Korean cuisine. I'd probably be running around and stuffing my face with my favourite food from my favourite restaurants, which is what I usually do when I am there.

Brina Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2016, with the headline 'My Weekend'. Print Edition | Subscribe