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?


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…


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…


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!).


Kimberly WONG

Journalist / Writer

Communications major with a passion for reading from a variety of genres since childhood, Kimberly (or just Kim to those close to her) also has a finger in performing arts, and has a knack for learning new languages (she can speak French *wink*). Having worked in various industries, from education and hospitality to food and beverage, she’s not your typical “amateur” when compared to others her age. And when she’s not working (if you can even consider that “work”), she also enjoys having discussions about anything and everything under the sun… Just don’t get her started on philosophy… or you’ll never hear the end of it… And yeah, her favourite author is Haruki Murakami.


Atiqah GHAZALI

Journalist / Writer

Having spent her formative years overseas with her expat parents, Atiqah grew up immersed in a melting pot of global cultures. She’s well read from a young age, full of curiosity and enthusiasm, and expresses herself best through writing, art and photography. It’s not surprising that she treasures her collection of old photographs, stories, and art pieces, to remind her of what she’s been through in life. An architect by qualification, but she decided that the best way to express her artistic flair was in the world of interior design. Why make the switch?… Well, she’s always dreamt of designing her parents’ future home.


Azlina ALI

Journalist / Writer

A veteran journalist of both mainstream newspaper, and a slower paced magazine, Azlina has experienced it all in the media industry. When she assumed the role of a wife and mother, her passion for writing never waned. It was merely paused, muted, occasionally eclipsed by circumstances and opportunities, while the skills that made her a successful storyteller continued to evolve. Over time, she developed an interest for a healthy and active life, advocating subtle dietary changes, and pursuing an active lifestyle. This new perspective in life has even gotten her to participate in The London Marathon 2019, and a host of hiking adventures the world over… But the time now has come to reignite the flame of storytelling once more…


Sarah ZAINAL

Journalist / Writer

Growing up in a conservative society that favours the job security of a mainstream major over some eccentric ones, Sarah opted for finance. But deep down inside her, she’s totally in love with linguistics. Not surprising, since she’s always been a reader, a writer, a storyteller, and somewhat of a poet too. What better way to communicate your message than to write a story about it, right? But a wise person will actually reflect on the story before putting the thoughts and ideas into words. To make things even more interesting, she actually enjoys learning new things, soaking them all up like a sponge. And by the way, she’s an avid swimmer too.


Preveena SIVAKUMAR

Journalist / Writer

Engineer by training, with a diploma in teaching, and also a published author, Preveena is one friendly and bubbly personality. Spent a decade travelling all over Asia looking for muse and inspiration, in a quest to perfect her storytelling technique. After all, travelling and experiencing the world’s cultures is the best way to open one’s mind to see the world from perspectives other than those of your own. She’s an accomplished storyteller, with a horror title under her belt – Scary: A Malaysian Horror Anthology, a book that tells stories of everyday Malaysians with real fears. Of course, horror isn’t her only strength, as she’s also inept in other genres, like romance and relationships to mention a few.


Shawn KHIK

Journalist / Writer

An avid traveller and gamer with a can-do attitude, Shawn has spent a good portion of his career as a steward with an established airline. A good choice of a career for a wanderlust who enjoys soaking up cultures and gastronomical adventures in foreign lands. Having had tasted the life as a citizen of the world, he’s now settled down to a more grounded life, and put his gift of green fingers to work. Aside from blogging the tales of his travels, he’s also in the gardening and nursery business too.


Dina GHAZALI

Journalist / Writer

Having been raised abroad almost her entire life, Dina is well exposed to the multi-cultural world around her. Claiming to be an introvert in her younger days, she penned most of her inner thoughts on paper. And that’s probably how she fell in love with writing. Now that most of her growing pains were already out of her way, she’s poised to take on the literary world, aiming to create a reputation for herself as a successful writer. Oh yeah… She’s also a movie buff too…