Supporter Kevin Christian Lalang

The culture of working remotely just shows how much Syde trusts their employees to be responsible for their own work.

In this article, we want to introduce Kevin Christian Lalang, our Supporter. When Kevin joined our agency as a Supporter in March 2021, we asked her to answer a few questions to get to know him a little better.

This is Kevin

Kevin lives in Makassar, Indonesia.

The picture shows Kevin visiting Labuan Bajo. He is standing on a cliff and behind him there are mountains and water.
Kevin loves to travel and discover new places like Labuan Bajo

How would you describe yourself?

I love, love, love traveling. I mean, aren’t we all? I personally get so giddy when I have the chance to go to places I’ve never been to. One of my happiest traveling moments was when I visited Labuan Bajo last February. There is also where the Komodo lives. It was surreal to have seen the dragon itself not through National Geographic, but with my own two eyes.

I also have immense interest with languages. Currently, I speak 3 languages, which are Indonesian, English, and Chinese. I learnt German and French as well, but stopped due to the pandemic. I honestly don’t know what started it or how, but I am glad it did because the languages have brought me to so many opportunities and introduced me to many great individuals.

Lastly, I enjoy socializing with people. I think that’s always been my great strength. Talking to other people about each other’s interests, especially the mutual ones, really excites me. Although there are times when I feel burnt out and avoid as much interaction as possible, once that feeling subsides, I’m back to how I was before.

Family, friends, and health are very important things for me.

Before the pandemic, I usually spent my spare time hanging out with good friends. But now, I mostly spend my spare time either watching Netflix’s latest series with my Mom or simply taking some rest.

Kevin’s way to Syde

My professional career revolves around language use. My first job was a Mandarin translator, and next thing I know, I was an English Content Writer.

My languages are probably the greatest strength in my CV, so most of the time, I was hired because of them. I always wanted to know more about WordPress, so Syde was immediately interesting to me and I didn’t think twice before applying.

The culture of working remotely just shows how much Syde trusts their employees to be responsible for their own work. Things I especially like about my new job are the learning experience and working alongside new colleagues.

Questions to Syder Kevin

We asked Kevin a few personal questions to learn more about him:her:

What was the last book you read?

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

What was the best advice you ever got? Who gave it to you?

Never regret your decisions. Live it. – My father told me that almost every day.

What do you like most about your city?

Its food. Oh, they’re one of the best in Indonesia.

What is your favorite smartphone app?

Currently, it’s YouTube.

What is the best meal you can cook on your own?

Swedish meatballs.

You get stuck in the elevator for many hours and there’s a song playing in a continuous loop, what song would that be?

River Flows in You – Yiruma

By the way: The Syde Team is 100% remote

This enables us to bring together the best minds in the world in one team. You want to learn more about our way of working and the Syders? Take a look inside Syde!