Jun 08 2019
We focus the lens on another refreshing feature with the comeback of today’s Look Who’s Talking column. This time, we go beyond words as we meet one of the brilliant writers who weave OOm’s engaging articles into being – the content team’s hard cookie with a surprise of warmth, and sweetness at the centre, Peach Angeles!
1. Describe your role in OOm
As a Content Writer, my primary responsibility is to write two types of articles for our clients: on-site articles, those that are published on their website, and link building articles. In some cases, I am also tasked to create social media calendars, propose topics and write content for web pages.
2. What inspires you to do your best at work?
There’s a lot of people and things I can think of as my source of inspiration—my loved ones and the things I’d like to do after work (e.g. crocheting, grocery shopping, and Netflix). These things basically inspire me to finish my work for the day and avoid any distractions so I can finish early!
3. What’s the funniest situation you have been in at work?
The funniest situation I’ve been in so far at work is when we were in a serious meeting and suddenly two facade workers on a suspended platform are being lowered down right at the windows. Some of us saw it but some were oblivious to it and we can’t do anything but suppress our laughter.
The Content Team
4. If you want to improve something in the office, what would it be, and why?
There are a few things I’d like to have in the office: First, a microwave oven but given that the building doesn’t permit to have it within the premises, there’s zero hope to this. Second, plants in the office. Having written a lot of articles about the benefits of indoor plants, I’d love to see some greens here in the future.
5. How do you deal with stress?
I don’t have a specific formula with regard to dealing with stress. Besides, my boyfriend tells me my emotions are limited to joy and anger, and anything beyond that, I would simply not care! But, on a serious note, whenever I’m feeling down or stressed, I’d take the time off to pray and rethink things through. In some cases, I find shopping, reading, crafting, and eating helpful, too!
There are days when we feel better and days when we feel the worst—and it’s okay! We just have to accept it and trust the waves will pass, and soon you’ll be able to breathe again.
6. What is your idea of fun?
My idea of fun would be any day that I think I’ve been productive and that way, I would earn a day wherein I wouldn’t have to worry or do anything so urgent. I wouldn’t mind either if I sleep all day, binge-watch my favourite series on Netflix, or spend a day out with my family.
7. What can you talk about for 30 minutes with no preparation?
I was never the spontaneous type and would’ve love to keep things, as much as possible, prepared beforehand. However, if ever I’m in such a situation, I would talk about life—mine and in general. I wouldn’t also mind a conversation about Harry Potter, Disney films, arts and crafts, cooking, baking, thrift shopping, bazaars, book sales, as well as the few classical films I’ve been into as of late!
8. If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would the slogan be?
I can’t think of any slogan right now but if there’s anything that I’d like to share now it would be my life verse: Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways to submit to HIM,
And he will make your paths straight.”
9. If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?
Singing and playing an instrument, of course! I’ve always joked that if ever I’d join a pageant, I wouldn’t have any talent to perform that would win me Best in Talent. Having watched a handful of pageants in the past, I’ve observed that an exceptional talent—something that not many can do—gives contestants an edge and singing while playing an instrument falls into that category.
10. What do you love about OOm?
There’s a lot to love about OOm—everyone that makes up the company, the relaxed environment, the pantry, and my job. For as little as seven months, it has provided me with the opportunity for growth—both as an individual and a career-person. I can’t also be more grateful to work with people who are strong and passionate, and those who would mentor me along the way.