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Editor in Chief
Liz Koh is a Singaporean homeschooler with a heart for the community. With the power of the pen, she believes that everyone can impact the world for the better. Her strengths range from public speaking, creative writing, graphic design, and event planning to recognising different K-Pop songs. Aesthetic packaging, however, is Liz’s Achilles heel. When she isn’t freaking her mom out with another project idea, Liz is busy persuading math out of finding his x. In her free time, you will find Liz binge watching K-Dramas with a cup of bubble tea in hand.
Personal blog: Raining Wisteria
Co-Editor in Chief
Most of Natasha Lim’s life was spent studying. Now that she’s pretty much done with that, she enjoys honing her creative skillset and is actively involved in various projects. Some of these projects include, working as a creative coordinator for a magazine, arranging and producing music, videography, makeup, and writing. Natasha is disciplined and organized but not in an uptight, boring way. In the coming years, she hopes to be able to combine her marketing and events management degree with her passion for design and content creation. Some of her biggest motivations in life are the unmeasurable love of Christ, her family, and her dream of owning 5 cats and her own business by the age of 25.
Personal Blog: Min.
Raised on a small farm and kiwifruit orchard in New Zealand, Jessica moved to Singapore in 2011 and has been homeschooled since young. She is an introvert who has a heart for people and loves to see them develop. For the last five years, she’s been involved with the Institute for Cultural Communicators and is currently serving her second year on the East Asia Area Student Leader team. When she’s not writing, speaking, emailing, coaching, singing or playing her sadly out of tune piano, she enjoys gaming or binge watching Netflix shows–especially if snacks are involved.
Alan Jambulatov is a driven entrepreneur and an enthusiastic writer. Aside from owning his own company, Alan has a passion for working with people with special needs through assisting in running an inclusive centre in Astana (Nur-Sultan). Presently, he lives in Astana (Nur-Sultan), Kazakhstan, but has spent the majority of his life in Vancouver, Canada. He attends an online school based in the United States of America, where he has had the opportune chance to take college-level writing courses. Alan aspires to one day follow the footsteps of his grandfather, father, and generations before towards success in the business sphere and to also support the far too often neglected individuals with special needs.
Eunice Tan is many things. For one, she is an obsessive unicorn lover and has what she likes to call “The Eunicorn Syndrome”. In addition to unicorns, she has a soft spot for anything fluffy, a cup of froyo, and blue hues. Eunice has always loved playing around with words and weaving them into stories and essays that influence people for the better. Furthermore She is passionate about communicating the truth! Currently living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; she is a rising Senior in high school.
Personal Blog: To Be Radical
FB: Eunice Tan
Phoebe Lim is a 17-year-old avid writer, book aficionado, and tea connoisseur. Although born in Singapore, she spent half of her life in Hunan, China and the rest in Hong Kong. She proudly scribbles stories and writes on any surface she can find—receipts, bits of napkins, endless notebooks, and once, accidentally on an unsuspecting friend (okay, maybe several times). In her spare time, Phoebe is hounding after her newest hobby, making banana bread, or providing sarcastic remarks for any situation.
Drew is homeschooled just like the other editors. However, he is the only one among them who does not have a liking for fried chicken. Being part of a family of musicians, he plays the guitar, ukulele, and drums. Also, he tends to have a slightly unique vocabulary compared to others, for instance, he says “Holy mackerel” or” losing your marbles”. When he is not working on Latin or Chinese, he can be found working on physical tasks; creating or repairing items.
Angel Chew is a sailor and homeschooler who loves reading novels. When not sailing, reading or listening to the How To Train Your Dragon audiobooks which she is a great fan of, she can be found listening to music while doing a puzzle—both kinds. She has three siblings all named angel in different languages. Her favourite place to go is the library, where she can spend the whole day, even. She also likes singing when no one can hear and climbing on anything that can be climbed on.
Growing up with a father who loves photography and a mother who loves music, Ranen Chan is passionate about anything to do with aesthetics and music. He plays the violin, guitar, piano, and drums, and enjoys arranging his favourite soundtracks, while his design influences range from Apple’s Jony Ive to Braun’s Dieter Rams, favouring flat, minimalist designs. When he’s not doing any of the above, Ranen can be found snapping photos on the streets or shooting videos. He believes that photos and videos are powerful ways to influence people today, and is eager to hone his skills in these areas. He resides in Shah Alam with his parents, dog, and fluffy white cat.
Hoo Ru Yi
Ru Yi is a 15 year old girl who has adored reading and writing ever since a young age. Occasionally, when inspiration sparks, she will doodle some random art in her creative journal too. Hanging out with her friends, baking or cooking various goods and dishes, and actively playing sports are amongst her multiple hobbies as well. She blogs regularly on her personal non-profit blog under the pen name Starling. In everything she does, she hopes it brings glory to the Almighty who created the heavens and the earth and let others know about his goodness.
Micah Ford is a student at the QSI school of Nur-Sultan in Astana, Kazakhstan. This year, he is a sophomore at sixteen years old. Micah was born in San Diego, California, but lived overseas for twelve years (seven in Yemen and five in Kazakhstan). Micah has enjoyed writing since a very young age, everything from fantasy stories for fun to research papers for school. Currently, Micah runs for the local team in Nur-Sultan, and joins his school basketball team every winter to mix up running with an enjoyable team sport.
Zoe Kim lives in Singapore but spent majority of her life in Kazakhstan. She spends most of her time finishing schoolwork but also enjoys using her free time to draw, paint, take photographs, bake, and travel with her family. This summer she will be going back to Los Angeles to hone her art skills at a month long summer program at CalArts.
Tiffany Chen is a homeschooler who always dreamt to change and explore the world. As an aspiring International Relations student, Tiffany looks up to Winston Churchill and Mearsheimer, who introduced her to the field that she now loves. Tiffany enjoys immersing herself into diverse cultures and reasonings through travelling or reading. As an old Chinese saying says: your heart or your feet, at least one should be on a journey.