“I wanna be the very best; like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test; to train them is my cause.” This phrase from the Pokemon theme song portrays what Singaporean Ivy Lim is embodying now.
Ivy Lim has managed to “catch ‘em all” to become the world’s first Pokemon Master, after competing with 5,000 other applicants for the job. Some would say that this is currently the hottest and most wanted job in the world. Its hard to find someone who doesn’t play Pokemon Go now- children, teenagers, adults and even the elderly are seen on the streets with their head buried in their phones, stopping in the middle of nowhere and shouting “There’s a Charizard nearby!” The desire to be the very best is real. It is no wonder that this monster-hunting game is making waves online ever since it was released in Singapore on 6th August 2016.
Here is Ivy Lim on her thoughts on becoming the world’s first Pokemon Master:
How do you feel about clinching the job as a Pokemon Master?
I feel glad, excited and exhilarated at the same time, as this means I get to fulfill my dream as a real Pokemon master!
Cool! If you were to have a team of 6, what are the pokemons that you would choose?
Lapras, Arcanine, Chansey, Flareon, Aerodactyl and Dragonite.
Do you mind sharing with us any tips on how you captured the rare Pokemons?
The sightings are really important, they actually show where the pokemons will be. Also, heading to spots with more people would most likely ensure rare Pokemons’ appearances for sure!
If you would be a Pokemon, which Pokemon would it be?
It would definitely be Eevee! Eevee is my all time favourite, and not forgetting that it can evolve into many forms. My personal favourite would be Sylveon!
What is Funzing all about? Would you mind telling me more about it?
Funzing is a company that does events hosted by people around the world, and through these events, they hope to enrich people’s social life. They have on going events now, for instance, yoga and cooking classes.
What would you be doing as a Pokemon Master?
Through the walks and events that will be organized by Funzing, I would share my own tips and stuffs about Pokemon Go! Other than that, I would also work hard to achieve higher heights with my Pokemon in the game itself.
I see that you’re also a model, DJ, actress and dancer. Did you go for any classes for them or were they all your interest and passion?
I went for DJ classes and acting classes! As for dancing, it’s been a passion since young, and modeling has been my job since a few years ago.
It’s rare to find someone that has as many talents as you! So which one do you consider to be your top favourite?
Thank you! I think my top favourite would still be modeling!
You seem to have a lot going on in your life for a 22 year old, do you feel accomplished? Would you like to venture out more into various industries?
Hmm yea I do feel accomplished, but I don’t think I have done enough. There’s so much for me to do. I do wish to venture into the finance industry after graduating from my double major degree.
Oh? What course are you in?
I’m studying double major in banking and finance.
So where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I will see myself still doing modeling, and the stuffs that I have passion for, while working full time in the finance industry, heading towards my ultimate direction of becoming a portfolio manager.
Wow, what great aspirations you have! Then what do you like to do outside of work?
I would actually want to bring my family to travel and travel around the world, if time permits!
Aw, that’s so filial of you!
Thank you so much!
Lastly, do you have any advice for trainers who want to be a master like you?
My last advice for trainers would be to always seek for safety especially while on the roads, and be sure to not forget your social connections and play the game together with your family members!
Okay, thank you so much for your time to do this interview! It’s a pleasure talking to you!
Welcome! Thanks for having me!