Arbutus #MyFirstAutomatic with @christyfrisbee (Part 1)
Part 1: Get to know more about @christyfrisbee
Meet Christy Ho, also known as @christyfrisbee on Instagram. Here she shares with us her first experiences with Arbutus and how Arbutus Ladies Skeleton AR1720SWS is an ideal choice for her first mechanical watch.
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Christy and I work full time as a Creative Strategist at a Digital Agency here in Singapore. I was pretty convinced that mass communications was my calling very early on so my career has pretty much been a journey through the industry - kick-starting my career at a Public Relations Agency, close to three years at Facebook and now, heading a Creative Strategy team of my own.
I’m all about positive vibes and being true to yourself, no matter how tough things may get. Authenticity is so rare these days, with so many people wanting to be ‘celebrities’ and the world becoming such a competitive space. I like to carve out my own lane and stick to it, focusing more on how to become the best version of me instead of comparing myself too much to others. It’s important to know your personal strengths and weaknesses, celebrate the good and to learn to pick your battles.
I would like to say I’m a great communicator. My friends like to joke that I should record my own podcast about life and love and honestly, I agree haha! I’m passionate about self-improvement and am often nose-deep in a book about personal growth. Life-long learning doesn’t always mean you have to go back to school.
Tell us what inspires you or who are your inspirations in life?
As cliche as it sounds, my parents inspire me the most. Not only as individuals but as #relationshipgoals. They’ve always taught me that hard work pays off and that humility is gold. My dad is very direct - straight to the point and efficient in his communication. My mum, on the other hand, is incredibly warm and is a great listener who always brightens up the darkest of days. I would say I’m a combination of both and that’s the greatest gift to carry with me as I get older. They’re ever supportive of what I want to do and I’ll always be thankful for that. Seeing them so happy and in love, even after so many years, is something I aim to achieve with my fiance!
Tell us about your dreams for the future?
I want to work as long as I can! Even after my fiance and I start our family. My dreams for the future don’t include being a pure homemaker but rather one of becoming the hybrid new age woman that juggles a career and her child. I also can’t wait to travel and explore more of the world with my future husband by my side.
As an influencer, what kind of content do you cover?
Pretty much all round lifestyle content. I’m exactly who I am online as I am offline! I post a good mix of fashion, food, travel and encourage followers to stay healthy and happy.
What would you like to tell your followers in terms of life advice?
Never give up on your dreams. No goal is impossible, no title is unobtainable. I think mindset is everything! Also, always be thoughtful, kind and genuine. As long as you are true to yourself, nothing else matters. Be prepared to meet people who will project their insecurities onto you instead of sorting it out on their own. Remember to have self awareness and know how to stand up for yourself when needed or to walk away when the fight isn’t worth it.