Hellooo, it’s Travel Tuesdays!! … Kidding, I don’t really have a fixed schedule for my content yet – at least not for now. Although “Travel Tuesdays” does sound pretty good and I’m noting this down for future reference (*`∀´*)
I had initially planned to write my first travel post instead of this, but then I thought I should begin with a few background facts about myself beforehand, so that I can provide a clearer context to my experiences and paint a better picture. So consider this an introductory post and please bear with the lack of visual content – I’ll make up for it in the next post xx
- I was born and raised in Malaysia, attended college in Sydney, did my university degree in Melbourne, and worked in Beijing for a year. I have recently settled down back in Malaysia.
- During the course of studying and working overseas, I’ve had the privilege of travelling with my family across the globe to beautiful countries / cities such as New Zealand, the States, Germany, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and Japan.
- I am multilingual, as most Malaysians are. I’m fluent in both English and Mandarin, and able to speak and write Malay, Japanese, and Cantonese. I can also understand Chinese dialects such as Hokkien and use selective Hakka phrases to communicate with my grandmother (i.e. “Ok will study hard”, “I’ll buy you biscuits when I come back”, “Working life sucks, grandma!” and “Happy birthday, grandma!”).
Every time I reminisce about the past 4 years that I spent living out of a suitcase and experiencing different cultures all over the world, I always feel an overwhelming a rush of gratitude towards my parents. I never gave much thought about this back then, but they carefully planned my education path and provided me a myriad of travel opportunities, to ensure that I would receive quality education and be well exposed at the same time.
(Pa and Ma, if you’re reading this. Thank you, I love you so much.)
In a way, Whisk & Maps reflects my coming of age, as well as my desire to become a well-rounded individual and to do well in whatever I set out to do. Because I enjoy baking, travelling, and writing so much, I want to be able to share what makes me happy and create content that people will enjoy reading. I can’t say what exactly I’m expecting to get out of this blog – I just know it’s a continuous learning process that I’m prepared to delve into for a long time.
Back then I hadn’t thought of documenting my travels, hence there were a lot of photos I failed to take, and many weren’t taken at the best angles. For now I’ll just be sharing snippets of my travel logs with the material I have at hand, but eventually I want to be able to compile them into a comprehensive travel guide and provide useful information to readers.
I absolutely can’t wait to travel again, now that I have a renewed purpose for Whisk & Maps (*˘︶˘*)
Here’s a sneak preview of my upcoming Maps post. Can you guess where?