YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE
During his tertiary years, Joe receives a Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honors in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, together with double concentration in Food Science and Medicinal Chemistry. He was nominated and awarded the prestigious SPMS Student of The Year Award 2019. He was selected to represent NTU for its exchange programme with the University of Edinburgh in 2018, and has twice been invited to join the prestigious Undergraduate Research on CAmpus (URECA) programme that is offered to only the top performing students. He completed his research project with 'Distinction' grade as NTU President Research Scholar for two consecutive years. Right now, Joe embarked his research career in a world-leading global nutrient upcycling company, focusing on new product research and development of Hermetia illucens (Black Soldier Fly).
Viewing the world with different perspective. Joe has developed his interest in photography and video creation. He learned the ropes from his seniors in university from several extra-curriculum activities and events. In the year 2018, Joe traveled around UK and Europe while he was on his exchange to Edinburgh, took the opportunity to practise and produce some great images and videos. He submitted his work for 'University of Edinburgh Photoshooting Competition' and won a 2nd prize plus an outstanding photography award with two photos he captured in Edinburgh. made postcards with photos he took from different countries. In the year 2019, Joe took part in the Canon Photo-Marathon together with his camera professional friends. Now, Joe is a hobbyist photographer when he travel around with friends and family.
Wanderlust. Sometimes, life is just about exploring the beauty of this world. Joe enjoys leaving his footprints across different countries, explore different cultures and seasons, accepts different degree of challenges for an awesome adventure. Joe loves the nature, and always ready for a relaxing getaway from the bustling city. He had successfully conquered Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in South East Asia. He overcomes his own fear and jumped off an airplane into the sky from the height of 10,000 ft, completing his first ever skydiving experience in Cape Town.
Joe understands the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Under the influence of Dr Jau Fei Chen, he studied the relationship between nutrients and our immune system, which is also known as 'Nutritional Immunology'. Joe ensure his daily intake of wide spectrum wholesome plant based foods, bringing proper nutrients for the best nourishment to our immune cells and body. He is an active member of eLEAD Global, which focus on researching the benefits of nutrition in plants and how the nutrients in plants can help our immune system. Besides, he also actively share his view and knowledge on healthy lifestyle, busting out common health myths on his recently launched YouTube channel: Joe Harmonica Lifestyle.
Joe has started to explore on financial knowledge after stepping into the society. He learnt trading and investing the hard way, paid significant amount of 'tuition fees' while he was starting off. Learning from his mistakes and impulsiveness, he takes full responsibilities of his personal wealth calculation and make financial planning seriously. Joe make connections and exchange ideas with friends who are working in the financial related sectors. He attends several investment seminars and rigorous online courses from renowned platforms such as Coursera, uDemy, edX etc. Besides, Joe is aware that self-enrichment and lifelong learning is imperative in this era. He reads extensively to grasp knowledge from multiple domains. 'If you grow because of someone, help someone to grow because of you." Joe is always willing to offer opportunities and share his mere knowledge with friends and family around him, allowing everyone to grow together spiritually.