Hi, I’m Mabel.
I’m a writer, blogger and more.
On this blog you’ll find my thoughts about multiculturalism, cultural habits and what it means to be Asian in Australia. This blog is also a space where I share my passion for writing.
I was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Chinese-Malaysian migrant parents. For a decade, I lived in Malaysia and Singapore, finishing school in Asia and then moving back to Melbourne.
Quite often, I find myself transitioning between a persona favouring Chinese values and a persona taking on the Australian / Western mindset.
Having lived in different countries, I’ve learnt to appreciate differences around us. Different cultures make the world interesting. Meeting and interacting with people from different backgrounds, you see things from different perspectives.
I’ve always believed it takes an open mind to facilitate conversations with people of different cultures and ethnicities. We all have different opinions, have different roles and are unique in our own ways. None of us has the all the answers to every question. In fact, the world and cultures are constantly changing. The least we can do is listen and learn from others.
My interests include: Asian cultures, diasporas, social sciences and media relations – topics which I also blog about. In the past I worked in journalism and community radio, and was keen on a career in the media. These days, I’ve decided that’s not a career for me.
Outside of this blog, I work a 9-5 office job and take on freelance writing work. I’m also writing my first book about being Asian Australian and the challenges of being a creative artist. Aside from that, these are some things I do in my spare time.
- Play video games.
- Listen to music.
- Watch EPL.
Thanks for reading.