Hello, my name’s Tien.

I was born and raised in Malaysia, the land of good food and hot sunny weather. I am an engineer by training but I realise now that I would fare much better with something less technical because I think I am not analytical enough.

I am currently residing in New Zealand as an international student.

I love food, music, movies and TV shows. I have a weakness for cakes and ice creams, cheese, Michael Bublé, and Hollywood productions.

I am an animal lover. I love love love dogs. Alfie is my family dog back in Malaysia and I miss him to bits. Cats, rabbits, hamsters, birds, you name it, I would cuddle it.  However, I cannot stand geckos (lizards) and frogs….zero tolerance! Otherwise, I love animals.

I love cooking and baking. I enjoy trying and sharing recipes (that work…) and cooking for friends. I hate the washing and cleaning that follows though…

Recently I have grown to like gardening. Harvesting edible greens and strawberries from my very own little patch is indeed very delightful!

Occasionally, I enjoy writing too. I hope blogging will help me nourish this passion into something I would be proud of…someday. You see, I have always fancied the idea of being a writer, having my own column and all. Think: Carrie Bradshaw. Okay, that’s a little far-fetched….

Well, for now, I can blog!


35 comments on “About

  1. scriptorobscura says:

    You have a great blog! 🙂

  2. carlietapsz says:

    i wanted to be a writer, too ! 🙂 i write short stories. you can visit my blog and read them at http://immortalcarl.wordpress.com/ 🙂 but my stories weren’t that good! *sigh* frustrated 😦

    good luck tien ! 🙂

  3. carlietapsz says:

    that’s okay ! 🙂 my fault ^^

  4. Hi Tien! I found your site because you found mine when I was Freshly Pressed on Feb 14. Anyway, I remembered that you are in New Zealand and just wanted to check in on you and make sure all is well after the earthquake. Praying for you all!

    • Tien says:

      Thank you Debbi! The earthquake is at Christchurch while I am in Auckland, an airplane ride away. I am safe. Thank you for your prayers and remembering. It’s a very sad day in NZ….

  5. Michi says:

    You’re so adorable and I love your blog posts!!! Okay, officially following you now! 😉

  6. Khanum says:

    Tien, Are u on facebook ?

  7. misspinkles says:

    The next Carrie Bradshaw? That’s not too far fetched.
    Anything can happen!! 🙂

  8. Khanum says:

    You just won an award from Me. 🙂 Visit http://khanumsays.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/awards-night-awards-delight/ and accept your Shiny award.

  9. Sarah Batool says:

    you can easily grasp the attention of readers,,,you have the ability to present normal events in an interesting manner,,,glad to come across your blog 🙂

  10. Sendie-Lou says:

    You really have a great blog! So you’re from Malaysia? We’re neighbor! I’m from Indonesia. 🙂

  11. Josè Pascal says:

    Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in your interesting blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).

    I invite you to visit my “italianglish” writing blog http://parolesemplici.wordpress.com/mytinbox/.

    I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories”.

    I dream an intercultural blog. Already involves more than 100 authors/friends.

    If you want to participate and to have more informations send me a letter to inparolesempli@gmail.com

    Good life and I hope to soon

  12. jgavinallan says:

    Hi Tien…I saw you on little miss everything’s blog.
    I think your blog is very nice…and will read it on occasion.
    I want and hope to be a writer, also…hope you can comment on my work…but it is ok…
    The piece on B/F was wonderful

  13. Khanum says:

    Miss u , Tien. Where are you?

  14. Emiel says:

    Hi Tien!
    I have nominated you for the 7 Links blogging project! Check it out, it’s great: http://www.actoftraveling.com/2011/09/18-months-of-travel-blogging-my-7-links-for-tripbase/

    Good luck with your 7 Posts!

  15. Sharmila says:

    Hi Tien ….

    read all the posts on the first page … as one of ur fellow reader has already said that u can make a simple article intersting – and it’s so very true ! ur prawn recipe was interesting n new to me … we are used to musturd paste n garlic. ur yogurt bun looked yummy but my brother would be more interesting in it as he like baking n i eating them. The ‘aglio e olio pasta’ is my favourite too as we’re in Italy for 3 years n had eaten them everyday – by the end of our staying i was sick of them … but now again they’re are food of heaven. The best one was about ur name …. i instantly began i like u for the fact that u r proud of ur self n who u r … i m happy to found ur blog – it sound very flimy – sorry can’t stop writing this 🙂 Good Luck with ur iphone and off course with ur “phD”.

  16. A very nice blog! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  17. ..and oh! You are a powerful writer!

  18. You mean you don’t like The Gecko? Cherry ice cream, right? 😉

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