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Outside of blogging, I am a Learning & Development specialist, with a few “achievements” under my name.
(壮志羔羊1.1, 壮志羔羊1.2, 壮志羔羊1.3, 不能说的爱情故事)
For a complete list on my skills and achievements, you can view my resume at LinkedIn. If you’d like to know even more about who Zenov Yap is, you can always leave a comment.
I am certified in Advance Certification in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and Methods of Instruction for Ministry of Home Affairs Trainers. I am also a trained Process Facilitator, associated with Facilitators Network Singapore.
These are all on top of a variety of competencies I picked up while I’m with the Singapore Prison Service. I am from the Engineering background, but my years in the people development has made me a hybrid of sorts between the hard science and liberal arts.
All in all, I’ve been involved in people development for 10 years and now I’m deepening my Facilitated Training expertise into Process Facilitation. I am also pursuing my interest in writing, mainly in English and Mandarin. In fact, I have been translating the training materials (mainly from technical background) from English to Mandarin in my work!
Lastly, I’m also picking up Japanese and is preparing for JLPT N4 test in July 2019!
Like all other Singaporeans, I enjoy travelling and eating.
When it comes to travelling, I find there are still information lacking online to help me prepare for my trips (Are there elevators in the accommodation? Do I need to bring extra toiletries?). I started with leaving these information on Tripadvisor, but I realise I can compile my own repository to help fellow travellers.
I am also surrounded by foodies who would bring me around Singapore (and the world) to dine and wine (maybe not so much of the latter). I try to note down the directions and calories-worthy food treasure, also for the benefit of fellow foodies.
In my free time, I did volunteering. My endeavours have brought me to Chiangmai, Thailand, Cambodia, even though I am also active locally. My “signature” was the involvement in Yellow Ribbon Project. I was involved in Yellow Ribbon Prison Run from 2012 – 2014, being the project IC in 2014.
More recently, I have volunteered for Singapore Writer’s Festival and buysinglit, to help more people appreciate Singaporean literature.
On the personal front, I am a run-of-the-mill student from the local education system, proud to be trained with bilingual skills. In fact, I was glad that I could host PRC delegates visiting the organisations I worked in, making use of my training in Mandarin. Till date, I have also published 4 novels under my moniker 杰诺. I am progressively uploading chapters of 壮志羔羊 onto my page on this website, dedicated to my writing endeavours.
Like all wide-eye fan boys, I have a long-running love for Sammi Cheng. Her rise to stardom despite her background is a common theme for many other pop-culture I like. Gattaca, for example, is a story of an underdog in a not-too-distant sci-fi future on genetics. In my schooling days, I was also a hardcore gamer, indulging in simulation games like SimCity and also Role-Playing Games like Neverwinter Nights (I was using a moniker other than “Zenov Yap”). I no longer spend nights on these endeavours, but give me a game (Angry Birds or 2048) and I can still crack it in good time!
N.B: You may have heard about the disparaging remarks made by a cyber criminal making use of my namesake “Zenov Yap”, or even to to use my name to carry out scamming. Do click on the links above to hear my explanation and to find out what you can do about this 🙂