Hi, I’m Mabel.
I’m a writer and a blogger.
On this blog you’ll find my thoughts about multiculturalism, diasporas and what it means to be an Asian person living in Australia. This blog is also a space where I share my passion for writing with you.
I’m a person of Chinese heritage living in Melbourne. I always find myself transitioning between adopting a persona favouring Chinese values that I’ve been brought up with and a persona that takes on the Australian / Western mindset.
Having lived abroad in multicultural cities such as Singapore and Malaysia, I’ve come to appreciate differences around us. Different cultures make our world so rich and vibrant. Meeting and interacting with people of various races is an eye-opening experience – you learn to see issues from different perspectives.
It takes an open mind to facilitate conversations with people of different cultures and ethnicities. Personally, I think that if we’re open to new cultures, we’ll come across more approachable to others regardless of race. Also, we all have different perspectives and come from different backgrounds – no one of us has the all the answers to every question. In fact, the world and cultures around us are constantly changing. The least we can do is listen to the other voices around us.
My interests include: Asian cultures, multiculturalism, diaporas, the social sciences, fusion food and ethnic community radio. On the subject of radio, previously I was SYN Media’s (90.7FM) Radio Programming Manager and produced / presented shows for their program Asian Pop Night.
Outside of this blog, I work a 9-5 office job to pay the bills. Pretty ordinary. When I’m not working or blogging, I work on my first book which will be about finding confidence as an Asian Australian and a creative artist. Aside from that, I:
- Write. Freelance writing
- Play video games (Legend of Zelda, Mario, Pokémon)
- Listen to music (Lindsey Stirling, Florence and the Machine, The Corrs, Avril Lavigne)
- Explore photography. I’m keen on long exposure photography.
Updated February 2016.