Here are reasons why I blog.
1. I love writing. Always did
Growing up in Malaysia and Singapore, I loved writing fictional fantasy stories about saving the world from fire-breathing dragons. When I was finishing my last year of high school in Melbourne, I noticed my Aussie classmates blitzed me at English, my favourite subject. Discouraged, I focused on acing my maths and science subjects. But I never really connected with numbers and formulas.
When I was at university, I realised I enjoyed writing essays. The world of words beckoned to me again.
2. Share stories
For a long time, publication after publication knocked back articles that I pitched. Some of us don’t get much representation in mainstream media. Through this blog, I get to keep the conversation about cultural diversity going.
3. Inspire others
A lot of us struggle to feel confident in ourselves, be it the way we look, what we are passionate about and where we come from. As an Asian Australian, I’ve always felt out of place. Over time I’ve learnt to be comfortable with myself and today share my stories to help others.
4. Connect others
Through conversations about cultural diversity on this blog, we can connect with others around the world.
We all come from different backgrounds and live in different parts of the world. Differences make life interesting, and we can all learn from each other.