你好嗎？歡迎來到我的網誌Dodol & Mochi。 (Chinese)
How are you? Welcome to my blog Dodol & Mochi.
Dodol is a toffee-like Malaysian confection. Mochi is a sweet glutinous-rice snack commonly found throughout East Asia. And together they speak for who I am.
Hello! My name is Pei-Lin (PAY-Lynn).
|My aunt and I.|
I’m a Malaysian-Chinese, a multilingual vocalizer, an introvert, who discovered her love of baking, cooking, writing, and food photography during the last two years of her undergraduate education. I take great pride in being who I am.
Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I was a culinary idiot before leaving home in January 2007. There I began to pursue my studies in journalism, and to lead an independent life in the U.S.
I was very reluctant to blog at the start. Back then, I was just a lurker of food blogs — a status that persisted for about two years, and during which I received handfuls of encouragement from my American family friends, the now-fellow-blogger and photography friends, and from my very own family. As time elapsed, I felt the itch to break the silence.
Right after graduating in May 2009, armed with only the basics in computer science, I racked my brains, and spent hours crafting and weaving via optic fiber, alone in my apartment.
Shaken by the words of Molly Wizenberg, the great mind behind Orangette, I made probably the craziest decision, among others, in my life.
On May 24 that same year, I finally gave birth to Dodol & Mochi — a canvas on which I’ve been painting thereafter, to express myself through my love of food and language, and through life and all things visual. Oftentimes I find myself stuck between the East and the West. Well, thanks to my life experiences, which have molded me into who and what I am today. It’s a conundrum that I have to live with, I guess.
When this blog celebrated its first birthday, I decided to rekindle the good ol' days and recount how things started in the kitchen for me. If you’re keen on listening to my story, hop over here and listen to the replay.
Like I said, this crazy path taken, which led to the birth of this blog, has brought into my already-hectic, very fast-paced life an even tighter schedule. Believe me when I say fast-paced — I mean it. Now that I’m back in Kuala Lumpur, things in this part of the world can get pretty impatient.
While I’m juggling to the best I can with career and other commitments, I still love to hear from you. Nothing beats heartwarming, soulful words. To talk to me, leave a line or two on my blog, or drop me a mail at liew[dot]peilin[at]gmail[dot]com. I shall get back to you the soonest I can. You're also welcome to join me on Twitter and Flickr.
I just want to let you know your words and visits here are the force that keeps me going and that pushes me further.
Terima kasih! (Bahasa Malaysia)