About foodie

AndreaChan
My ‘About Me’ page is my attempt to summarise who I am into the written form. Despite it’s length, I think it barely encapsulates who I am as a person, but there’s only so much I can do through a blog. There are so many dimensions to each individual, it’s hard to describe a person, especially myself, through such an impersonal medium, but I’ll do my best!

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One of the temples in Angkor Wat, Cambodia

So hello there, just to clarify:

I’m not just one of the many food&travel bloggers who saturate the blogging market. I’m not here to give you a guide on the best places to eat or things to do when you travel. There areย more than enoughย blogs doing that.

I’m here to…
-Tell the story of the food, through food culture and the people behind the food.
-To learn about culture through my travels and interactions with locals and trying local cuisine… and share these experiences with you guys!
-To better appreciate food as a holistic experience rather than just focusing on aesthetics or taste. (It’s a whole process from the farm-to-table, and to the conversations over the table and even the lessons you learn as you prepare meals together!)

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Trying to be an Asian Marilyn Monroe >.<

‘A picture speaks a thousand words’ is so true, yet the beauty of words tell the full story that pictures alone cannot.

That said, pictures are amazing things, they can capture emotions and allow people to relive moments again and again. A world without pictures, and color, would be so dull and bleak.

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I do crazy things like dressing up like a reindeer for Christmas ๐Ÿ˜›

Blogging is a way for me to pursue my passions in photography and writing, and helped me to develop myself in the culinary field. Over the years I’ve even branched out to healthified recipes, and shared more about Singapore’s food culture, which I am proud of.

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Hearty vegetarian meal at Touch-A-Life Soup Kitchen in Siem Reap, Cambodia

I’m very passionate about Food Culture and learning about the traditions and stories behind the food, as well as getting to know the people behind the food. Food culture also extends to the community that you enjoy the food with, after all, food is always better shared with a lovely group of souls ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Jumpshot in London!

I would say my passion for food stemmed from my dad, who always searched for good food ever since we were young. I understood the importance of a good meal, and dining together as a family. Turns out my grandfather used to cycle from one end of Singapore to the other just to get the best fish balls in his time, so I guess it does run in the family! ๐Ÿ˜›

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Smiling was out of the question.

I absolutely love travelling, and I’d love to travel around the world and experience different cultures and cuisines, and learn all kinds of crazy things. I love to try new cuisines from all over the world.

I think that food is one of the best ways to explore a new culture, since food is such an essential part of everyday life.

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WWOOFing in Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island – My german friend, Maud!

The craziest things I’ve done so far include spending a month WWOOFing in Canada on my own and feeding over 600 villagers in Cambodia from the back of a tiny tuk-tuk. (Update: I recently did this again, but this time we cycledย out to the villages!)ย Both were amazing experiences, and I would do that all over again!

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With the local kids in Cambodia (Touch-A-Life Soup Kitchen)

Meeting people is one of the best parts of travelling. And I love interacting with the locals and living like one of them when I’m there!

If I had to give a piece of advice, it would be to go with an open heart and open mind.

Be willing to talk to stranger, to try new things and to learn. Step out of your comfort zone and get ready for a wild ride! ๐Ÿ˜€

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WWOOFing in Chilliwack, Canada

Going back to why I started this blog…I think Virginia Woolf sums up the whole reason why I take so much pleasure in the experience of dining and truly appreciating good food in her quote:

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

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In Old Montreal (near the Old Port)

I hope to share such mindfulness and appreciation of food with all of my readers. I hope to excite your senses as you join me on my gastronomical food adventures ๐Ÿ™‚

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My doggie friend Bert from WWOOFing on Vancouver Island

I’m active on both Instagram (Food: @_antoliya // Personal: @acwlynn)ย so you can follow me there as well for other snippets of my life ๐Ÿ™‚

Feel free to contact me at foogo321@gmail.com ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to hear your feedback, or just get to know my readersย a little better.

Happy reading!

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15 thoughts on “About foodie

  1. HELLO!!! I LIKE YOUR BLOG:D I can’t believe you’re the same age as me (19 right?) with the same passions of food and fitness! Do you run? Check out my blog if you have time:)

    1. Hey Su ๐Ÿ™‚

      First of, thank you for your kind comments! Yeah I’m the same age as you! That’s so cool. Yay someone else who loves food and fitness!! I just checked out your blog, and I love it too. It’s like those health blogs from the US that are taking the internet by storm.

      And yeah, I love running (and swimming)! But I haven’t run in a while cause of some knee problems. You run too?

      Happy blogging!

  2. โค You're amazing. I miss you and I love your food blog. I just realized that we share so many interests together haha. I love traveling and food too haha. One day after I graduate from college, we should just take a year to travel haha ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey Le!! Haha, even though I just replied your comment on FB, I’m so happy to see another comment from you ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes I think we should definitely travel together – Take a gap year maybe to travel and explore new cultures, eat good food from all kinds of cuisines and do meaningful activities for the community!

    1. HAHAHA. I didn’t even need to look at your initials, only you call me ANDYYY. Haha, I miss youuuu TME! Hehe, thanks. When you’re back in SG/When I visit London, we can go check out places together!

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