It's not easy for reporter

Advance Inspection’s lead Inspector Joelson Sim (left) guiding reporter Derek Wong on how defect inspection is done.
Advance Inspection’s lead Inspector Joelson Sim (left) guiding reporter Derek Wong on how defect inspection is done. PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

I stare as hard as I can at the blank wall before me, but my mind only draws a blank.

"It's white, it's clean, looks smooth enough - good enough for me," I say to myself during a mock contest pitting myself against lead inspector Joelson Sim.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2018, with the headline 'It's not easy for reporter'. Print Edition | Subscribe