I have completed my university degree, majoring in media studies at one of the universities in Malaysia. Before I obtained my degree, I was attached to a local English property magazine as their in-house journalist. After eight months with the
I have completed my university degree, majoring in media studies at one of the universities in Malaysia. Before I obtained my degree, I was attached to a local English property magazine as their in-house journalist. After eight months with the company, I was offered a scholarship to pursue my degree at HELP University College. I was offered a full-time job by a local national English language newspaper as their cadet journalist – right after I completed my three-month internship with them.
Working as a news journalist for more than two years, I was given opportunities to participate in different national events, from writing for Malaysia’s Parliament to protest on the streets. The writing experiences have taught me valuable lessons, especially in terms of accuracy and timeliness. As a person who always looking for different opportunities to improve myself, I will not limit myself to news writing, but will go extra miles to expand my writing skill.
In 2012, I’ve made one of the biggest decisions in my life. I left the well-paid media job in Malaysia and moved to Italy where I currently live. Many of my colleagues and friends thought I was insane to leave everything behind to seek for an uncertain future with an Italian boyfriend. Three years in Italy and still with the same man managing a little bed and breakfast, I’m certain that I’ve made the right decision.
Besides my experiences working with a newspaper company, another advantage being a Malaysian is that most of us speak several languages. I can speak and write in English and Malay. Although I am not good in Chinese writing and reading, but as a Chinese myself, I speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien (dialect similar to Taiwan’s national language) and Hakka. As people always say, to know a culture, you should start from its language. While living in a city where its people speak only Italian language, I’m currently trying to pick up the language as well.
Last but not least, although the B&B job that I’m doing currently might sounds like a dream job to most of the people, but as an 'active' Asian, I do not enjoy the Dolce Vita as much as the Italians. As the job required my presence at the B&B most of the time, I’m looking for an opportunity that allows me to build a career from home.
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