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High-flier dreams

High-flier dreams
Christina’s decision to look for love in the most unlikely of places probably had something to do with her outgoing personality and gung-ho character.

After all, she became the regional marketing director of Acer, Taiwan, at a relatively young age of 25, when peers her age were still struggling to make it in the corporate world. The company was then the eighth largest brand of personal computers in the world.

She had been headhunted to join the PC manufacturer when she was barely 15 months into her first job with market research firm International Data Corporation, or IDC, where she was tasked to set up the company’s Singapore office.

Recalling that moment, Christina said: “When I received a call from someone at Acer, asking if I would be flying to Taiwan anytime soon, I knew immediately that it was a job offer. I said, “Yes, I would,” since I do travel there for work. And true enough, when I met up with them, it was an interview.”

She said yes to the job offer from Acer, and left for Taiwan soon after.
She said: I was only too happy to go to Taiwan - I was packed and ready to go in three days. I just wanted to get out of Singapore, and that was my guiding principle.

"I think I'm destined to travel."

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