Get to know Darren Chong from the Augustman A-Lister 2019
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Darren Chong

Senior Associate of Jireh Consult

Having made the jump from the accounting and finance field, Darren Chong works as a PR associate primarily with clients from the corporate sector. Essentially handling everything from drafting press releases to writing speeches to planning events, Darren does pretty much anything that the client requires for their campaigns.

 

HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR CURRENT LIFESTYLE DEFINES YOU?

I live a modest life. It would reinforce my conviction of being a recluse indeed. Very rarely am I out where there is a raucous event happening. Instead, I prefer being at home, reading, gaming or watching shows. My life is essentially segmented among work, which takes up the lion’s share, my alone time, and time spent in the company of people I cherish, in that order. This is not to say I do not like being out and about, but I would rather be in a small group with the people who matter.

 

THE A-LIST IS ABOUT EXPERIENCES. DESCRIBE YOUR ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE.

Off the top of my head, no single moment really stands out drastically as an ultimate experience. Thus, I’d say the close knit group of friends I have made while navigating through life’s journey thus far would rank as the best experience, collectively. With them I have countless memorable experiences imprinted in me; indelible marks that I would not trade for anything else. I know if push comes to shove I can always count on them, and vice versa, and at the end of the day, who could ask for more?

 

WHAT IS YOUR MISSION IN LIFE?

As cliched as it is, my mission is to be happy, without having anything to prove to anyone or worrying about pleasing other people. Ultimately, I would like to have my affairs sorted to the point where I have the most precious commodity – time – to spend as I please. This means having made the right decisions along the way with investing resources into fruitful ventures that allow me to step away from a conventional 9-to-5. Being able to work for myself, to reap whatever I sow has to be the end goal for anybody out there. I want to discover something I truly feel passionate about and work on that. What that is I have yet to discover. Life is a journey after all.