. a word on this blog .

This blog goes back a number of years, with more entries in the hey days of the blogging and less as we moved closer to the present. While some people erase all evidence of what they were like or what they blogged about after some years, I’ve never been a believer of putting down anything in public that I might regret later. In many ways, I am not the same person who started this blog all those years ago. You might want to keep that in mind before picking a fight over something I wrote in 2006.

Today, this blog simply functions the same way it did since the beginning. It is a chronicle of what I’m currently up to.

Header photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels.

. the blogger .

spoken word poet . unapologetic introvert
seasonal taphophile . rude hand letterer . sacred bitch

My name is Georgette Tan. I am a journalist and spoken word poet based in Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

I’m part of a group called Wordsmiths of Kuching (WoK). We organise two events – a casual writing and feedback session called ‘First Reading’, and a spoken word show called ‘Word of Mouth KCH‘. It currently takes up most of my free time.

I work for The Borneo Post, first as a feature writer for the defunct PostMag, now as a reporter at the general desk. I usually cover community events, opening/closing of events, some commercial/advertorial pieces, and the occasional feature.

I am an introvert who also dabbles in calligraphy and hand lettering, taphophilia and urbex, and any number of fleeting interests that come along. I keep a bullet journal.

A general consensus found that most people found me intimidating and/or unapproachable when they first met me. You may proceed (or not) as you see fit. If we were not meant to impact each other’s lives, we have lost nothing.

I have an awesome dog, but I will pat all the doggos and puppers who will let me.

Like most Malaysians, I love to eat.

(Last Updated: 23 February 2018.)


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