This article first appeared in Options, The Edge Malaysia Weekly on May 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Mother, doctor, hotelier, teacher, student. If you wonder how some people can do it all with hair kept in place and a smile, talk to Dr Angeline Yong.
“I have always been able to multitask — it’s in my character. Friends say I’m addicted to the rush of adrenalin that comes from getting things going. I get bored very easily, but I’m not a jack of all trades and master of none. I don’t like to touch and go. Over the years, I have been able to train myself to go into more than one thing, but in-depth as well,” says the Singaporean consultant dermatologist.
Medical training reinforced her innate multitasking ability by building up her stamina. “When you start your career, you do house calls. You don’t sleep for 36 hours, I’m very used to that. You’re on your feet flat. This is nothing.”
Yong’s “nothing” can easily make someone else pant. Her day begins with a stop at a kindergarten, where she drops off her six-year-old son, before heading to the National Skin Centre to meet her first group of 20 clients from 8am to noon. Then she breaks for lunch.
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