Hi, my name is Stacia! I go by Stace.
I’m a magazine writer, blogger, runner, and I have an academic background in illustration art. That’s a fancy word for drawing.
Basically, my field is in storytelling, mostly in words and sometimes in pictures.
I love pigs. That’s probably why I don’t really enjoy eating pork.
Who are you?
Name‘s 何沁芸, or just call me Yin, in Mandarin Chinese.
Born on 24 February 1990 in Jakarta, Indonesia, of Chinese descent.
Family of 2 older brothers and parents. They’re all from Medan, Indonesia. They migrated to Jakarta in 1990 and gave birth to me.
Blood Type B; stands 170cm tall, dress size ranges from 0 to 4. Shoe Size ranges from 8.5 to 9 (USA).
Pisces by horoscope, Horse by Chinese calendar.
Writes and speaks in English as first language, Mandarin Chinese with my family, Bahasa Indonesia within my community, and beginner’s Japanese language as foreign interest.
Migrated around Singapore (1998~2003), West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (2006~2007). Studied in TK Regency pre-school (Pluit), Gandhi Memorial National School, Tanjong Katong Primary School, Broadrick Secondary School, Bina Bangsa School (Kebon Jeruk), Purdue University, and Academy of Art University.
What’s with all the migrations?
The 1998 riots prompted me to move from Jakarta to Singapore. By the first year I was in secondary school, my brothers have graduated and flown to the States, so I was asked to move back to Jakarta.
Upon receiving my IGCSE certification, I had to choose between the two places my brothers went, and I chose Purdue.
At that time I got super rebellious. I was a volatile girl (still am sometimes). I secretly applied to the Academy. I only told my parents about it when I was accepted.
So what do you do now?
I graduated out of college in the summer of 2012. I now work full-time at a national publication based in Jakarta.
I plan to launch a freelance writing career in the long run. I’m also looking forward to start my own thing with my illustration skills, so keep a look out
I have a habit of drinking tea everyday and I carry around a water bottle with me everywhere I go.
I love running. I keep a running resume too.
I love spa, massage, and aromatherapy. I believe wellbeing is the first priority. Without health, you can’t do anything else in life, much less doing anything well.
I have plenty of interests. Reading, shopping (duh), cooking, dancing to electronic music, playing music (guitar and piano), traveling and taking beautiful pictures, bowling (!!!), and many, many more.
I love the Internet too. This site will never exist without the World Wide Web.
What’s your blog really about?
It’s basically things that I think worth sharing about and all things I find interesting. In large, it’s the sum of my life. That’s why most posts are formatted in such liberal style.
One thing to note is that this site only officially existed since March 2011. However, I have been owning multiple personal blogs since I was 11 years old – most of which they have pulled the websites down. My first platform was GeoCities, then Vox, and now WordPress. Hopefully they won’t pull it down!!
And I also had Blogger blogs too, but ever since I launched this WordPress blog, I’ve just been migrating stuff from all these previous blogs to here. I published these old posts as being written/posted on the actual date and year I posted on their respective blogging platforms, where I originally posted them on. So, the “original” posts I started posting on this site began on March 2012. Unfortunately, I forgot what date exactly it is.
- I drink about a gallon of water a day. For some reason I’m always thirsty.
- I don’t smoke. I don’t drink (not even “socially”). I don’t do drugs. I don’t even drink soft drinks and sodas!
- I have a talent for mimicking the barking sound of dogs. *Woof!*
- I think that tofu and eggs are the perfect food combination on earth, no matter how the dish is prepared.
- I love cute stuff (who doesn’t?)
- I don’t know how to ride a two-wheel bike (In my defense, I know how to swim!)
- I love my family (not random)