Jun Lin is an intern at the Group Corporate Communications and Sustainability department. He is also a part-time Physical Education (PE) assistant with Nexus International School.
In recent weeks, I have been familiarising myself with the Group’s milestones from 1976 to 2019 and learning about the sustainability goals.
My role also requires me to work closely with Rafy, our Assistant Manager for Graphic Designer and Multimedia in shortlisting images for the annual report.
My favourite assignment has to be studying the company’s timeline, because it gives me a brief of the company’s history. From there, I learned more about the company’s founding principles and how people worked together to build its legacy.
Understanding the company’s background also helps me to perform my work better.
While I gain a lot of experience from my internship roles, I still put time into enjoying swimming at home, running, and cycling around my neighbourhood on weekends or during my free time. It keeps me active and happy because I get to do the activities that I enjoy.
National swimmers, Joseph Schooling and Michael Phelps, inspire me a lot because they demonstrate good swimming skills through long hours of training and determination.
I hope to be like them one day, even when defeated in some of their events, they never give up and will always keep trying.
My PE teacher, Mr Paul, encourages me to keep up with my swimming and running. When he sees me doing my last lap of swimming or running, he will always cheer for me and give me lots of encouragement.
Playing sports is good for my health and builds up my immune system. I am even doing a 16-hour intermittent fasting to have a healthy diet and maintain my weight.
I learn that I am a stronger person from practising sports. Swimming and running help to train my stamina, while cycling helps to guide me in road safety and traffic signs.
Practising sports teaches me to be resilient in whatever I am doing, helps me learn different methods to overcome challenges, as well as gives me a chance to enjoy nature and fresh air.
Good health is important for everyone too. I always recommend my colleagues and friends to play sports because with a healthy functioning body, we can do more.
Sports offers all of us a platform to practice discipline and determination. It is highly important to maintain a work-life balance to lead a happy life and attain longevity.