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Meet the Opera bloggers: Vera from the Philippines

Vera’s passion is to tell stories. So, being the Head of Content and Editor of the Opera blogs fits her like a glove.

She has a guilty pleasure for singing Britney Spears songs, and her favorite snack is green mango dipped in salt. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


What is your superpower at Opera?

If storytelling is a superpower, then that would be mine. For me, the challenge in working with communications is how to tell the story of the work we do at Opera.

When you write about browsers and apps, it takes a lot of hard work to tell the story right. It’s not business to business, nor is it business to consumer communication. It’s human to human.

Tell us something about you that people don’t know.

I can spend hours playing board games. At Opera, some folks meet up for board-game night once a month. I’ll gladly trade movie nights or a Friday night out in the city for a good session of Catan or Ultimate Werewolf.

As a child, I grew up playing indoor games like Scrabble and reading feature magazines my mother subscribed to. So I’m very much a homebody in that sense.

When you are not at work, where can we find you?

On a high.

A photo posted by Vera Leigh Lasam-Bergtun (@veraleighlasam) on

At home alternating between reading books and watching Netflix. I love dystopian novels, detective TV series and Doctor Who.

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