Interview with Mr Yam Ah Mee

Wow, this is the first time I actually interviewed someone. I usually decline offer for interviewing people cause I’m not a journalist. I’m not trained to do it. But how can I reject the offer to interview the legendary Mr Yam Ah Mee?
Mr Yam was at the 100Plus PAssion RunPowered by Newton and PAssion Movie Night event last Saturday. The event was organized by PAssion Card in conjunction with the People’s Association’s One Million PAssion Card Members’ celebrations.
I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to interview Mr Yam Ah Mee at the Movie Night together with the rest of the media. This is my first time interviewing a person so please pardon me if it wasn’t well done.

How and when did you find out about your internet fame?
I was at the course of announcing the results in the evening. I have SMSes send to me from my friends, my children’s friends and even from my children who are oversea. They were informing me that they and many of their friends were on the Internet, Facebook and Twitter and are very interested in the announcement of the results.
What was your initial reaction?
I was performing my duties as the Returning Officer. It is important that I concentrate on the task ahead to make sure that everything is announced clearly and concisely. I was paying a lot of attention on the results and I come back to the Facebook, Blogs and Twitter subsequently in the early morning.
Have you listened the remixes of your voice on YouTube?
Yes, I’ve listened to most of the different ranges of the remixes. Most of them are very interesting. Very different variation of it. It’s a different way of expression. It just tell me that the youth in the community are very creative.
Is there any particular remix that you like?
I think most of them feature different aspect of it. Generally, they are all very good. Thank you very much to everyone who put in the effort and their creativity in producing this.
Are there any plans to leverage on your current fame for People’s Association activities and events?
PA organise many activities for the youth in the community and this evening’s PAssion Movie is an example where we use the social media to inform all the Facebook fans about tonight’s event. Almost 4 to 6 thousands people are here, including many friends from Facebook. So it’s indeed a good opportunity for PA to continue to engage all our friends in Facebook, Twitter and Blog to inform them the whole range of different activities where they can participate depending on their different interest. So I would like to continue to do that.

3 comments

  1. Great pic with Mr Yam Ah Mee – with the PAssion backdrop to boot! I like that he is leveraging his higher profile to get more people interested in PA’s activities. Let’s see where he takes if from here. To be honest, I hardly know what they do at this point.

  2. Yam Ah Mee is from none other than PAP arm PA. Why PA should be under PAP or PM Office. It should be under the people of all denominations. Rightfully PA should be under the president’s Office!

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