The Faces of Point2 – Nyik San Ting

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NyikSanT1Title: Software Developer
Started at Point2: May 2005

Nyik San was born and raised in Malaysia. She came to Canada in 1998 to attend school in Toronto, Ontario, and ended up in Saskatoon in January of 1999 – which she says is the coldest she’s ever been.

Nyik San is one of the team leaders on our development team, and has been instrumental in her work on various aspects of Point2 Agent. She just got married this summer, and had every girl’s dream: two weddings – one in Saskatoon and one back home in Malaysia.

We asked Nyik San to answer a few questions about herself. Here’s what she had to say:

What is your favorite type of music?
Musicals. When I was little my sisters were never happy with me when I would wake them up with the soundtrack for Beauty and the Beast every Sunday morning.

What is your favorite book of all time and why?
Any of the Doraemon comics. I grew up reading these comics, they are funny and creative for kids (or big kids). You can learn life lessons from these comics as well.

What is your favorite movie of all time?
Total Recall  (the original)

What kinds of food do you like?
I like all kinds of food. My favorite food used to be lasagna, now it’s french fries.

What are the words you live by?
Appreciate what you have, don’t wait until you have lost it then regret it. But if that fails, learn the lesson and remember the lesson.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I will let you know when I know.

Do you speak any other languages, and which ones?
I speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.

What are some things on your bucket list?
1. Build a bucket
2. Put some list in the bucket
3. Prioritize the list

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I would like to have the power of turning off my brain so I can fall asleep whenever I want. Ok, I should think bigger, I would like to be able to sleep and be awake at the same time…… No, I learned from Doraemon comics that when you wish for a super power, it can easily be misused and turn out bad.

What is something about you that few people know?
An interesting fact to know is that I learned Cantonese purely from watching television when I was a kid. You can imagine how much time I spent in front of the TV!

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