Editorial Team


Florence KHA

Editor-In-Chief

Florence oversees the Editorial Team as the Editor-In-Chief, the head-honcho, the el presidente. Nothing gets past her without her saying so, and nothing gets published without her giving the green light. But don’t worry too much, Florence is probably one of the friendliest persons you’ve ever met.


Caden GOH

Sub-Editor

A quiet demeanour, with a face that almost always looks pensive, Caden will indeed surprise you with a warm heart and friendly smile… that is, until you step on his toes… When that happens, all bets are off the table. Spends his time free scouring for exotic cuisines, meeting up with friends, and enjoying a good cup of latte, but not necessarily in that order.


Jeevitha KUMAR

Journalist / Writer

Jeevitha first ventured abroad at a tender age of nine, and immediately fell in love with the idea of travelling. To date, she’s been globe-trotting for almost a decade, with the aim of exploring and understanding cross-cultural differences. Travel is perhaps among the best education one can receive, and her travels have shaped her into the person that she is today. Oh!… And did we also mention that she’s a doctor too?


Ashley HOH

Journalist / Writer

Ashley is part psychology graduate currently working in the local healthcare scene, and part quintessential millennial learning the best ways to engage in self-care activities. When she is not working on research, she reads and occasionally writes for mental health websites. She can also be found documenting various little adventures on social media platforms, from joining yoga classes to checking out hidden gastronomic gems around town.


Hisham ARIS

Journalist / Writer

Hailing from a science background, Hisham is a self-taught writer. He started journaling about technical subjects, but before long, he found himself waist deep in pretty much every subject under the sky. His specialty is an uncanny ability to translate technical mumbo-jumbo into an easily comprehensible human language.


Aurelia CHAN

Journalist / Writer

A student of design and journalism, Aurelia is young and full of energy. She has a passion for photography, writing, art, and yes, playing guitars too. Having discovered the art of writing at a tender age of eight, when she entered short stories and poems in contests, it more or less sealed her love for telling stories.


Muhammad REZA

Journalist / Writer

An avid reader who enjoys learning about history and personal development, Reza considers himself a student-for-life. On top of that, he also has a dream of opening a sanctuary for strays too. As if that’s not already a lot on his plate, the arrival of his daughter changed his view of the world. He now spends what’s left of his already limited leisure time reading about baby development, so that he can raise his little princess to be the best person that she can be. A potential burn out case?… You bet!… That’s why it’s a good thing that he’s also a coffee connoisseur too… He’s gonna need all that caffeine to keep him awake through the sleepless nights…


Shannie NG

Journalist / Writer

Exposed to a habit of reading from a tender age, Shannie literally grew up surrounded by books. Not a surprise that she developed an affinity for reading, a habit that she carries over till today. Whenever she’s not spending time with her other commitments in music, dancing and writing, you can always find her holed up in a corner, somewhere, reading a book… And when you ask this budding rocket scientist where’s the safest place to hide during a zombie apocalypse, she’d most likely tell you, “The library”… You’ve never heard of a zombie that reads, have you?…


Amal HAMIZAH

Journalist / Writer

A psychologist by training, but Amal’s soft and demure looks will most certainly fool you into thinking that she’s anything but that. Like most millennials, she’s into the fashion and gastronomic adventure as well. But unlike most millennials, she’s also into art, stationeries, and literature too… Yup, both reading and writing. You’d be surprised that somebody as young as her has already racked up several years of writing experience under her belt. Oh yeah, she’s also got a soft spot for cats too, and admittedly spends countless hours on YouTube… You know?… Cats?… YouTube?… Cats?… YouTube?… Before you know it, you’ve unknowingly lost two hours of your life, wandering from one cute kitten video to the next on YouTube…


Julia YONG

Journalist / Writer

A marketer with many years of experience helping various industries grow, Julia brings to the table what no traditional marketing professional has ever thought of before – visual creativity and storytelling. Throw in some business acumen and analytical skills, and we’ll end up with some pretty creative marketing techniques. Of course, not everything is about work, and Julia is also another foodie too, exploring every nook and cranny for exotic cuisines. Wanna know more about her gastronomic adventures? Fear not, for she’s also fond of capturing her adventures through her video logs too. That’s right, she’s both a vlogger and a blogger!


Zernaish JUNAID

Journalist / Writer

With a fiery passion to make this world a better place, this professionally trained chef also volunteers regularly as a counsellor for the young, and the young-at-heart. On top of that, Zernaish is also a firm believer of the power of reading and writing, hence her love for writing stories and poems as a form of expression of her messages to the world. As though that’s not already a lot on her plate, she’s also into photography and calligraphy too.


Hazel LING

Journalist / Writer

Friendly and sociable, and a total bibliophiliac (yes, it’s a real word, look it up!). Being exposed to books as a toddler, Hazel developed the love for reading when everybody else her age was still exploring the playground, and learning not everything that looks colourful is edible… Because of that, she grew up loving to read and write. She’s also musically inclined, playing the piano for leisure, a self-professed science nerd, and a logophile too (yes, that’s also a real word too, look it up!).


Azamila MARNI

Journalist / Writer

After losing what she thought was her calling in the world of media and the advertising industry, Azamila rediscovered her true calling in coaching and writing. After all, with interests like nature, movies, poetry, and basically interacting with fellow human beings, who’d have guessed that she’s not exactly cut out for the cold and ruthless corporate world? She’s such a true believer of authenticity, and openly showing one’s vulnerabilities, that she’s even delved into coaching, and published a few books on emotional healing too.


Derrick PANG

Journalist / Writer

Drummer, footballer, badminton player, and a seasoned volunteer of non-governmental organisations for social causes, Derrick is an English Language and Communication major with a love for teaching. Throw in his love for travelling, particularly off the beaten track, he’s also known to regularly volunteer to teach English language and life skills to underprivileged communities around the world.


Amirah HENG

Journalist / Writer

Engineer by profession, and specialising in 3D design no less, you’d be forgiven to assume that she’s the quintessential geek, who thrives in the habitat of the usual cubicle, surrounded by tall walls on all four sides. What you may not know is that Amirah is also an adventurer, often wandering off the beaten path too. Hiking up a mountain, trekking through a jungle, backpacking in unknown places, or even camping out in the wild, she’s got them all under her belt. How else will you get to mingle with outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world? And as if that’s not already enough, she’s a passionate poet too…


Henrik CHONG

Journalist / Writer

A passionate writer and a certified translator. Growing up, Henrik always knew that his future lies in the world of languages. He is blessed with a strong sense of purpose, and blessed even more when he landed a career that requires him to do exactly what he loves best, reading, writing and creating contents. Whether it’s writing for work, or for personal enjoyment, there’s nothing that can stop his flow of creativity juices when it comes to putting words on a medium…any medium… A true logophile indeed…


Dhasha CHANDRAN

Journalist / Writer

Pharmacist by profession, Dhasha is not only interested in modern medicines but also very well versed and interested in Ayurvedic approach in terms of healthcare. When she is not at work, she is out exploring history, nature, culture and food. She loves observing everything around her, especially people and their behaviour. Observers are learners, and learners, well, they tell the best stories. She believes that life is nothing but a journey of exciting learning curves.


Fadzel HAMDEN

Journalist / Writer

A global citizen at heart, having lived and worked in the UK, Australia and Singapore, Fadzel has a cosmopolitan approach to life. Contrary to popular belief, having a law degree under his belt is no guarantee of satisfaction, as he was soon drawn to the education industry. He has since written articles on a variety of topics, but his heart will always belong to the education industry, having been personally involved in all facets of education. And to spice up an otherwise straight and narrow lifestyle, he also dabbles in amateur cooking too.


Hayley LIM

Journalist / Writer

An aspiring lawyer that was enticed by the siren call of journalism, Hayley found herself being drawn away from her ambition in a legal career to a more “fun” career as a journalist. Since then, she has reported on anything and everything under the umbrella of journalism. As if that wasn’t already enough, she also found herself being drawn towards stories that took her out of the comforts of her urban abode, and into the rough locales of rural communities, particularly deep into the heart of rural East Malaysia. Aside from “work” she also finds solace in voluntarism too, particularly in animal welfare. And this animal lover has a heart for many other social causes too.


Najwa MAIHAZAM

Journalist / Writer

Projecting a shy and reserved first impression, English Linguistics major and coffee connoisseur, Najwa will probably give you a pleasant surprise, as there’s more to her than meets the eye. A logophile that’s always scribbling lyrics and poems in her notebook (yes, the paper kind). And when she warms up to you, good luck trying to shut her up, as she’s probably more talkative and a practical joker than you are. She believes that everybody is born different, and this unique difference that separates all of us should be celebrated, not shunned.


Li O’ Liliana

Journalist / Writer

With a background in media studies and corporate communication, Liliana is a wanderlust who found her true calling in telling stories. Never at peace in a regular nine-to-five job, and always seeking intellectual and creative fulfilment by meeting new people and exploring hidden nooks and crannies. She truly believes that work and play are two sides of the same coin, and strives to find a way to integrate them into a fun activity. Ever eager to share her views through writing, where she can pour her heart and soul into.


Evgenia BABAEVA

Journalist / Writer

Training manager with a major Russian bank, but with an unsettling heart that’s always yearning to travel and see the world. Good thing too, as Evgenia soon found herself travelling all over the world and experiencing a variety of different cultures, before she found love, and decided to settle down in tropical Malaysia to raise a family. Aside from work and adjusting herself to the new culture of her new home, she’s also into psychology, sports, storytelling, and ever yearning to continue exploring new locales and cultures. She’s your de-facto guide if you’re a fish out of water (i.e. an expatriate being posted to an unfamiliar location). After all, she has seen it all, and done it all.


Ti ArNeez

Journalist / Writer

Her shy countenance hides the fact that Ti ArNeez is actually an all round talented performer. She writes, produces, directs, choreographs, and even acts in various types of theatrical performances. Ever since falling in love with performing arts at a tender age of five, she’s been involved in performances of one kind or another. Singing at weddings, dancing at social events, you name it, she’s probably done it. And when she’s away from the limelight, you can probably find her scouting around for her next gastronomic adventure, lazing by the beach with a good book, enjoying a good movie or two, and of course, actively participating in social media.


E Wen YEO

Journalist / Writer

Having studied in both science and arts streams, E Wen has developed interests in a wide variety of topics. Along the way, she also developed a love for languages. And this budding linguist simply loves writing and travelling. Meeting people from all types of cultural backgrounds lends fodder to her insatiable passion to bring stories to life. Closer to home, she’s also a fan of fluffy kitties and horror flicks, and she secretly aspires to someday write her own horror scripts… Let’s just hope that it’s not a horror flick that includes cute kitties in it…


Navid IMTIAZ

Journalist / Writer

With a double major in Restaurant Management and Business under his belt, Navid is a typical millennial with interest in all things automotive and tech. But unlike the typical millennial, he has already racked up several years of writing experience for a handful of international publications, whilst most of his peers are still preoccupied with the latest video games. This veteran writer also confesses that he “can’t live without the internet”. Well, it’s a good thing that we now have mobile internet that we carry with us everywhere we go.


Nuralia MAZLAN

Journalist / Writer

Pharmacist by profession, but the mundane routine of working in the healthcare industry couldn’t contain Alia’s energetic spirit. Not surprising that she soon opted out of this “safe” profession, and dove head-first into a high flying career as a flight attendant. She first started writing as a child, to express herself due her stuttering problem. What started as a practical way to overcome an inconvenience soon developed into a full-fledged hobby. And what better things to write about than her candid observations during the numerous long and boring flights, especially mental health issues amongst operational flying crews? She’s also fascinated with the ever-changing world of technology, active participant in trail running, and cuddling her cats on her sofa, while doing book marathons and sipping hot coffee.


Lolita VILLA

Journalist / Writer

Graduated from a prestigious university in Creative Writing, Lolita first got involved in the world of literature by reading, and then telling stories and folklores in school bus rides during her childhood. Affectionately known to those close to her as Lila, by 19 years of age, she started to write professionally, producing content for both print and digital formats, first in the Philippines, and soon thereafter, globally. She even earned a fellowship from a distinguished university, securing her place on the same pedestal as some of the world’s most influential names in Asian literature. Not wanting to bask in the glory all alone, she went on to teach English to students of diverse nationalities. And when she’s not out there conquering the literature world, she’s also a loving wife and a doting mother too.


Lydia LEE

Journalist / Writer

Bubbly, bright, and extremely friendly, Lydia gives a whole new meaning to the term “people-person”. What she lacks for in her youth, she more than makes up with plenty of reading and writing, which is more than what I can say for most people twice her age… What’s left of her extremely rare leisure time is spent with her head buried deep in books, both online and the paper kind. After all, the best kind of writers are those who read a lot themselves.