‘Why do you blog?’
1. I love writing. Always did.
Growing up in Malaysia and Singapore, I loved writing fictional fantasy stories about kids 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 add to the diversity discussion out there.
3. Inspire others.
A lot of us struggle to feel confident and accept 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 my weird self and today share my stories so as to inspire you to be yourself.
4. Connect others.
There’s much discussion to be had about anything here in the blog world. Through these conversations, we get to connect with others around the world.
5. To learn from you.
We’re all from different backgrounds, living in different parts of the world. We all have dreams and problems. We’re all different yet so similar. And we’re all so similar and yet so different. We can all learn from one another.