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Journalist Samantha Lui on finding her identity

Journalist Samantha Lui on finding her identity

Like many Asians working in the Western media, journalist Samantha Lui is passionate about getting diverse stories into the mainstream consciousness – and her own story is one that many Asians who were born in the West can identify with.  

“Other people would always ask if I’m Chinese, and where I was from, and I would always say I’m from Canada, but my parents were born in Hong Kong – so I did struggle with that.”  

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 13:29
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The ink master with a two-year waitlist

The ink master with a two-year waitlist

If you’re looking to get a tattoo of ink master Joey Pang, you’ll have to wait two years! 

Pang’s signature ‘Chinese calligraphy’ style is a work of art in every sense of the word.  

“Every tattoo for me is an artwork,” says Pang, who often spends months working with a client before putting any ink onto skin.  

And just like the tattoos she designs, art has always been a permanent fixture throughout Pang’s life.          

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:51
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Tanis Chalopin: Shy musician to ELLE cover girl

Tanis Chalopin: Shy musician to ELLE cover girl

In the world of Instagram stars and endless selfies, singer Tanis Chalopin is a breath of fresh air. 

At just 23, the millennial is wise beyond her years, due in large part to her diverse cultural background.  

“My father was born in France. I left Paris when I was three weeks old. I moved to the Bahamas, then went over to Switzerland, then Beijing, then London and now I’m in the US.”  

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:51
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Jen Szeto: The blogger... without the blog!

Jen Szeto: The blogger... without the blog!

Name a big tech company and chances are Jen Szeto has worked with them. Google. Facebook. Instagram. The San Francisco native is responsible for making sure some our most loved advertisements go from an idea into your living room screens.  

“I am a commercial producer and I work in the advertising and production industry. I oversee clients and creative teams and making sure projects are delivered on time and they would be broadcast on television and web.” 

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:33
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Melanie Tjoeng: One of the top 50 photographers to follow in America

Melanie Tjoeng: One of the top 50 photographers to follow in America

Touted by TIME Magazine as one of the top 50 photographers to follow in America, Melanie Tjoeng’s star is on the rise. 

The talented creative has lived in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Hawaii – and with such a rich cultural heritage, she hopes to reflect those experiences through her work.  

“I was born in Brisbane, but I grew up on the Gold Coast. I’d frequently travel between Papua New Guinea and Australia. My dad grew up in Papua New Guinea, and my grandparents had started their own company that went national over there.”  

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:04
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New Orleans through the lens of Claire Bangser

New Orleans through the lens of Claire Bangser

Everybody has their own story, and New Orleans-based photographer Claire Bangser is interested in all of them.   

Driven by curiosity, and inspired by the colourful characters she’s come across in her city, Claire would make up stories in her head about what goes on in the lives of people around her as she walked down the street – and a few years ago, she decided to meet these people and share their stories with the world. 

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:38
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Meet Singapore's first female race car driver

Meet Singapore's first female race car driver

In a male dominated sport, Claire Jedrek is a sight for sore eyes.  

As Singapore’s first female race car driver, the multitalented sportsperson has never been too far from the tarmac, working as a sports presenter before getting behind the wheel herself.  

“Presenting is something I’ve done for the last ten years. I shifted my focus from sports to automotive, and that’s what I’m known for. I’ve hosted for Red Bull since 2009, and I’ve also done presenting for the F1 and the national Go Kart series in Singapore.” 

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:14
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Yvette King: Voice to the stars

Yvette King: Voice to the stars

From Matt Damon to Charlize Theron, some of the biggest stars in Hollywood have all been interviewed by one name Yvette King.   

“I’ve been very, very blessed. I feel very privileged that I have access to speak to people that are so successful and inspiring. I find that the most rewarding part of my job.”  

The E! News Asia host knew from a young age that journalism would be her calling.  

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:54
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Meet Shini Park

Shini Park: Why designer labels are flocking to 'Park & Cube'

For Shini Park, her blog ‘Park and Cube’ started simply as a hobby in 2008. 

Fast forward to the present, this popular site has seen her collaborate with the likes of Kenzo and Chanel. 

“I was always dabbling with the internet, building little websites since I was 16 years old. I wanted to share DIY tutorials, like how to make your own Alexander Wang bag.” 

“After a few years, it evolved into photography journalism, and we somehow went into creating stories for brands.”  

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:49
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