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Zaixiang Pan

Zaixiang Pan

A massive fan of the game played between one ball and 22 men. But otherwise just another ordinary chap trying to figure out life.
Stories of the Storytellers: R.Sasikumar goes from football hero to voice of the sports industry
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Stories of the Storytellers: R.Sasikumar goes from football hero to voice of the sports industry

A national football hero, R.Sasikumar has gone from sweltering football pitch to the every-dynamic radio, becoming one of Singapore's most renowned sports pundits.
Stories of the Storytellers: Youths behind popular podcast Randomly Relatable SG talk their way into the hearts of listeners
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Stories of the Storytellers: Youths behind popular podcast Randomly Relatable SG talk their way into the hearts of listeners

They have amassed a loyal following of listeners and are considered by some to own the top youth podcast in Singapore, but Shuraim Basir and Uwais Hatta, Founders of Randomly Relatable SG, started out with the bare minimum. Armed with just a single iPhone as their recording device and driven solely by their passion to create a platform for honest conversations, they decided to take a brave step into the relatively unknown podcasting world more than a year ago. And the rest, they say, is history. danamic. sat down recently with the two energetic youths to find out about their…
The Singapore Premier League finally resumes, albeit on a different platform — eSPL
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The Singapore Premier League finally resumes, albeit on a different platform — eSPL

With the Singapore Premier League (SPL) suspended since March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has starved local football fans of any live action from their favourite teams for an unprecedented lengthy period. But this weekend, their long and painful wait could finally be over as the SPL teams are set to do battle again, albeit on an entirely different platform.  Eight of the Singapore-based SPL teams will be facing off with each other but this time, it will not be on the familiar grass pitches that fans have been so accustomed to. Instead, teams will be trying to…
Stories of the Storytellers: Local football journalist shares his colourful journey in the media industry
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Stories of the Storytellers: Local football journalist shares his colourful journey in the media industry

When I first approached local Football Journalist, Kenneth Tan, to share the story of his journey in the media industry, one of the first things he wanted to find out was the questions that I had planned to ask him. As someone more accustomed to quizzing the athletes, he found it a tad surprising to be on the receiving end for once and needed to prepare himself mentally beforehand.  Mr Tan has been in the media industry for slightly more than a decade, covering mainly local football and known to many in the fraternity for his engaging human-interest stories which…
Coping during COVID: Pre-school teacher adapts to new normal back at work
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Coping during COVID: Pre-school teacher adapts to new normal back at work

When Pre-school Teacher, Cheeryl Tan, returned to work after the circuit breaker, she found that her job was no longer the same as before. Hygiene and social distancing had become the orders of the day; and there were also many new rules and protocols in place.    “We do a lot more sanitization and cleaning of toys, stationery and surfaces. We also have to constantly remind the children to wear their masks and face shields, wash their hands frequently, as well as to not touch their faces, eyes and mouths,” shared Ms Tan, who teaches at the pre-school Little Mighty Me.…
Coping during COVID: One of Singapore’s top darters, Harith Lim, can’t wait to compete again
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Coping during COVID: One of Singapore’s top darters, Harith Lim, can’t wait to compete again

As someone with a fierce competitive streak and love for high-level darts tournaments, it has been a rough couple of months for Harith Lim, one of Singapore’s top darts players. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of darts competitions all over the world, the former world youth champion has been relegated to practicing at home without an end goal in sight.  In an exclusive interview with danamic., the 50-year-old shared: “As you know, all the competitions have been cancelled around the world and we cannot compete. This slows down our competitiveness but as sportsmen, we have to continue training…
Coping during COVID: Local stand-up comedian Jacky Ng turns to online to engage his audiences
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Coping during COVID: Local stand-up comedian Jacky Ng turns to online to engage his audiences

He is used to performing in front of noisy crowds across several bars and clubs at Boat Quay so when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of such entertainment venues across the island, local stand-up comedian Jacky Ng found himself in an unfamiliar position.  “My biggest fear at the start was about staying relevant to the audiences. I was worried that if we were to go through the circuit breaker for too long, people will start to forget about me. And when I resume doing live shows after this pandemic, people might not want to come down to watch anymore,”…
Coping during COVID: Douglas Ng, Owner of The Fishball Story, adapts like fish to water in times of crisis
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Coping during COVID: Douglas Ng, Owner of The Fishball Story, adapts like fish to water in times of crisis

At a time when economies are bleeding and businesses are shutting, eatery owner Mr Douglas Ng has been bucking the trend with the opening of his larger new outlet at 77 Circuit Road in April and is even toying with the idea of expanding further.  Speaking to danamic. over the phone, the 29-year-old said: “I’m actually planning to expand even during this time of the pandemic. I feel that it is a good opportunity as I think the rental might be cheaper and hiring staff will also be easier. Even during times of crisis, people will still have to eat…
Coping during COVID: Deployed frontline nurse shares his experiences
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Coping during COVID: Deployed frontline nurse shares his experiences

When staff nurse G.Peremkumar first told his mother that he was going to volunteer to fight COVID-19 on the frontlines as part of the team deployed by his hospital to the EXPO Community Isolation Facility (CIF), she burst into tears.  “I was initially hesitant to inform my parents that I was volunteering for the EXPO project. But eventually, I decided to tell them as they are my loved ones and deserved to know,” explained the 28-year-old Malaysian.  “My mum cried over the phone and tried to convince me to withdraw but I refused. She even stopped talking to me for…
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