Contributing Writer: Melissa Kartini

Hey there! My name is Melissa Kartini, and you've just been greeted by the nerdiest picture I own. Born in Sabah and raised in Selangor, I'm a multiracial lady who enjoys writing more than anything.

Like most writers, I have my own little corner on the Internet where I blog about my interests- most of which consist of anything to do with beauty, entertainment and lifestyle. You can find that blog right here.

Feature writing aside, I've assumed numerous online pseudonyms over the years for the purpose of writing fiction and beta reading. To a certain extent, I still do. Other hobbies I have include binge-watching my favourite TV series, reading and listening to music. On very rare occasions, I might pick up a pencil and draw.

Recently, I’ve developed an interest in learning new languages and have been taking language classes to satiate this growing curiosity. I wish to gain fluency in Japanese, Mandarin and eventually, Korean.

As for dreams... I hope to one day retire a happy, old cat lady with next to no worries in mind. Obviously this is going to take awhile.

You can also find me on Instagram.