I am a this-slash-that kind of person, best summed up by saying I’m a freelance writer/blogger/social media consultant. I contribute to magazines, newspapers and websites in Singapore and beyond including The Telegraph, fashion magazine L’Officiel, Expat Living and Honeycombers; I advise a select group of clients – including Dr. Hauschka in both Singapore and Malaysia – on marketing and social media campaigns and I blog (here as well as on changmoh.com – which is where all these blog posts originate).
Changmoh was voted one of the top 10 lifestyle blogs in the 2013 Singapore Blog Awards and currently receives over 18,000 hits a month.
Food hates: Liver & white chocolate
Food loves: Durian & lobster
Shoe size: 38
Childhood biscuit of choice: Bourbon cream
Exercise: Pilates; does it count?
Tea: Earl grey or green
Favourite colour: French navy worn with pillar box red
Dislikes: Paying ‘angmoh price’ for anything (angmoh = caucasian)
Likes: A bargain. I insist upon ‘local price lah’ to such an extent that my regular stallholders in the market refer to me as the (notionally) Chinese Angmoh, ‘Changmoh’ for short, hence the name of my main site changmoh.com
Changmoh/The Chinese Angmoh is an anonymous, online diary of my life in Singapore, where I have one foot in the expat camp and the other firmly planted on the local side of the fence: I love durian, I have a bunch of Singaporean friends who find it a scream that when I arrived I paid at least 30% more than they did, for anything, even if I bargained, and lastly I like to think I am actually half Chinese. Maybe even three-quarters.
Read my journey through Singapore city living, treading the gap between the two worlds of East and West.