“Don’t believe everything others say about me, the truth could be a lot worse.”
Hello! I’m Jacqueline.
I grew up in Klang, a small town in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. Obtained my Bachelor and Master degrees in business. I spent most of my professional life in the training and consulting field before I started my own business in 2011. Currently, I’m a doctoral candidate working on my thesis related to the gaming industry. I’m also an illustrator, blogger and gamer.
Here’s the thing about me…
I’m a multipotentialite (a definition coined by Emilie Wapnick) which means I have an eclectic range of interests. After years of struggling to focus or specialize, I’m letting myself loose and to be free to explore whatever interests and creative pursuits that I may have.
I’m an autodidact. I’m very fond of learning and mastering a certain area of my interests. Basically, I initiated and set my learning goals although I don’t necessarily self-taught myself everything. I do rely on the Internet, online courses and YouTube channels to learn.
My Artistic Journey
Growing up, my childhood consists mostly of playing outdoor with my brother, video games, drawing comic strips and writing fictions. I used to make scrapbooks for my favourite artists as well.
After I went to university, I sentenced my inner artist to imprisonment. I was a business major but I plunged myself into studying philosophy and psychology as well. For many years, I truly thought that my creative spark was dead as I unleashed the inner philosopher.
When I took a course on computer graphics in 2013, I knew I’d actually be able to make money from designing and I did! Without a degree in graphic design, I didn’t know the fundamentals back then. I only knew how to use Adobe tools and put them to good use. I designed logos, business cards, stationery and corporate merch.
In mid-2016, I approached the owner of my favourite café in Klang. I’ve been admiring his artworks in café and also the ones he posted on Instagram. I just tried my luck asking him if he teaches drawing. He said yes! That was when I picked up a pencil and begin drawing again. After a few classes with him, I stopped drawing…well, because life happens and I got busy.
Come 2020 where the whole world is on lockdown due to outbreak of Covid-19, I decided to let my inner artist out to play. I can now confidently say that it was the best decision ever as I’ve never been more clear with my life purpose.
About this Blog
I started this blog in 2009 as a personal blog. My blog has gone through a few transitions. At one point, it was a business blog, then a lifestyle blog, and now I write solely on gaming, Internet culture, and creativity related topics.
I enjoy learning about how our mind works and how we can instill a little bit of creativity and fun in our life on a daily basis. I acquired and still acquiring so much useful information and resources that I feel selfish if I were to keep it all on my laptop and notebooks just for my own consumption.
So, I decided to turn this blog into a platform where I can share what I had learned and continue to learn so freelancers, designers, artists, or anyone interested in the creative fields could benefit from it as well.
You can also check out my Resource page if you would like to know the tools and apps I use to run my day and business.
Some (Fun) Facts!
- I love dogs and I have two Schnauzers, Coffee and Tydus.
- I only watch one sport and support one sport team (okay maybe two); Liverpool FC and England.
- My definition of family is different from most people. I refer to people who are biologically related to me as relatives. My family are the people I chose to love and be loyal to because we’re there for each other. Most of them are not my blood relatives except my brother.
- I used to make a lot of friends over the Internet in my mid-20s. One in particular whom I love so much that I took the risk of flying all the way to South Africa with my partner to see her. We joked about how she could turn out to be a murderer.
- Categorizing and stamping dates on my posts is a struggle as I suffer from OCD. I’ve changed my categories over 100 times since 2009.
Let’s Get Connected
Please feel free to comment on my posts and share your thoughts. Let’s make it thought-provoking so we can learn from each other. Also, a gentle reminder to be respectful towards each other and have fun!
As for those who would like to connect with me and find out more about my other creative pursuits, please feel free to follow me on Facebook or Instagram. Who knows? We probably share similar interests.
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