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!
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 are more than enough 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!)
‘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.
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.
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 🙂
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! 😛
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.
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 cycled out to the villages!) Both were amazing experiences, and I would do that all over again!
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! 😀
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.”
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 🙂
I’m active on both Instagram (Food: @_antoliya // Personal: @acwlynn) so you can follow me there as well for other snippets of my life 🙂
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com 🙂 I would love to hear your feedback, or just get to know my readers a little better.