I’m Melody from Singapore, I’m actually a full time Financial Planner and working part time as a Piano Teacher! Blogging has been a hobby that I started 4 years back and along the way I picked up certain sponsorships. Fashion was something I started having interest in over the past 3 years. Food has been my lifelong love.
How did you get started into blogging?
I have always liked the thought of sharing experiences to people who can relate to them.
For example, travel posts are my extreme favs, and I take really long to craft out my DIY itineraries when I go abroad so I could find the less typical tourist spots and guide readers on getting around there so they don’t have to keep googling for directions before the trip!
It’s very competitive being a blogger, so what do you do to stand out from the rest?
I am not aiming to “stand out from the rest” but rather just having a voice amongst those who can relate to my thoughts!
Where do you usually shop?
Over the past 2 to 3 years I’ve been pretty much getting 95% of my clothes online, be it through the Carousell app, or shipping it from China, US, etc.
I don’t buy really expensive items cause I have too many clothes to wear them more than once usually!
What’s the most expensive item you have splurged on?
That has got to be on my camera cause I really love photography.
Do you have the urge to critic someone’s dress style if you see that it is a fashion catastrophe?
I believe people dress up for various reasons, be it for comfort on that day, or they are trying to stand out from the crowd, or they are trying out a new style.
I don’t think I have any rights to tell someone what they should be wearing. Not saying that I don’t judge but there isn’t a need to make someone feel insecure!
What guilty indulgences do you have for food?
I used to eat ice cream like thrice a day?! Sometimes when I’m really stressed out at work I could eat 2 lunches, 2 dinners and all kinds of snacks. Not a good habit I know~
Where are some recommended food spots our readers can go when visiting Singapore?
I find it really had to think of authentic and really good food places in Singapore these days cause it’s all being taken over by food chains mostly, but if it’s your first time here I think Punggol Nasi Lemak (238 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437026), Katong Laksa (53 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428771) could be put to consideration.
For convenience sake you could just go to Newton Circus Food Centre to comb all the hawker food stalls! Apparently they are open till 2am so it could make a night supper spot for tourists.
Are you a morning person or night owl?
Night owl for sure, I think everyone around me already knows that! I get really grumpy in the morning and I work so much better at night.
Funniest thing you’ve done or experienced?
Eating a spider in Cambodia. Or the Balut (developing duck embryo) in Philippines. Or fried worms in China when I was too young to remember thankfully.
What’s sexy to you?
Confidence + the drive in a guy to strive for what they want + intelligence.
I’ll be doing a few shoots that I’ve yet to update on my blog and several collaborations.
Images courtesy of Melody Tan
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