Contributing Writer: Abigail Asrina
Abigail Asrina, fondly known as ‘Abs’ or ‘Absy’ is a half-crazy, half-crazier girl with a mind that never sleeps. She hails all the way from the mystical Land of the Headhunters. A firm believer in getting out of one’s comfort zone to explore uncharted territories and going the distance, she is always seen tackling various projects and goals (but also because she gets bored easily). She is an avid instagrammer, pocket-gamer, Marvel fan, chick flick/sci-fi junkie, adventurous outdoor enthusiast, street foodie, and a purveyor of lame pick-up lines whose hair colour changes according to season.
Since young, she has been exposed to many speech competitions such as debates, public speaking, story-telling, choral speaking and forums. This has helped hone her creative use of writing, which she decides to put to good use here for the Zalora ZCOOP magazine. Currently, she juggles working as a freelance illustrator/artist while studying Animation. She is very passionate about arts, animals and female empowerment – a passion which she hopes to share with her readers through the lifestyle-related articles she writes and illustrates about, mostly inspired by her own interesting experiences. She currently lives in her hometown with her 5 fat cats, and dreams of graduating from Gobelins L'École de L'Image as an esteemed animator someday. To get to know her better, follow Absy on her Instagram @ototperut, or read her personal ramblings on her little blog “Pu’un”, which means “humble beginnings” or “roots” in Bisaya, her native language.