Thank you for having me!
Some of you may know me as ‘Sammie Hsachiko’, Sammie is indeed my REAL name, however ‘Hsachiko’ (pronounce as ‘Sa-chi-ko) ISN’T!
So, to clear your confusion about my nationality and race, I am 100% Malaysian born and raised in Kuala Lumpur. I speak a variety of languages. I am fluent in Mandarin, English, Malay and Cantonese. I also speak a little Japanese as well!
The name ‘Hsachiko’ was created when I started cosplaying because I thought it would be kinda cool to have a Japanese name as most of the cosplayers have them! It is also rather catchy to remember my name.
But I didn’t just create this name without a good reason behind it.
The name ‘Hsachiko’, if you read them in Chinese characters ‘幸子’ (pronounced as ‘Xing Zi’) it means I am my family’s child because my Chinese family name is written as ‘幸’ and ‘子’ means ‘child’ in Chinese; whereas if you read it in Japanese characters ‘幸子’ (pronounce as ‘Sa-chi-ko), it means ‘a blessed child’, which they are both fairly true about me and hence this name has a special meaning to me.
As for work, I am a master of ceremonies (commonly known as emcee), TV host, and occasionally, a model! On top of that, I am also a law graduate from Queen’s University Belfast of class 2016, now a part-time student pursuing my Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP). And yes, I know what you are thinking.
A hot lawyer is in the making!
How did you get started into being an emcee?
Speaking in front of the crowd has been natural for me since high school for being the Champion team in English Debating, and the President for English Elocution Club. Perhaps gathering the attention in a room for my gifted model height was rather easy, but that was not enough. I discovered my passion for the stage and interacting with people as I was trained to host all kind of school events, and it had further aspired me to make it as one of my profession.
It has been a long six years for me to continue striving to become a professional emcee. I really love my job as I get to meet new people and I feel fulfilled seeing people enjoy the event with my energetic input!
How did you get started into modeling and cosplaying?
It was a slow progress where I started out as a commercial talent back in 2016 after graduating from Uni (notable previous works including Chacheer Kuaci Malaysia and Masarata Eyewear), and as a photography workshop model if I am not hosting for events.
My modeling career only really started blooming since 2017 onwards. It was sort of by coincidence where I was asked to attend a casting for F1 Grid Girls, I was lucky to be selected and then BOOM! Suddenly I am exposed to so many job opportunities that I had never thought of. From there on, I started working more frequently as a car ambassador for several brands including Volkswagen, Jaguar and Land Rover, BMW, Lexus and etc. I then worked as a Race Queen for several races and major motorsports events in Malaysia and India, including the G2E Expo in Macau. It was quite a spectacular journey as I looked back.
I started cosplaying only after earning my first pot of gold from my jobs. Cosplaying is an expensive hobby and it had been a dream for me since Japanese animes and games are a huge part of my life.
I don’t treat it as an occupation because it is more like a hobby for me to attend cosplay events in my favourite character’s skin!
What hobbies and interests do you have?
Other than watching animes…… Once a gamer forever a gamer! I still love playing arcade games (like Mai Mai or some shooting games) or VR-games like The Rift and computer games like Overwatch. Although I play games way lesser now due to my work schedules, my current new favourite hobby is working out in the gym alone. It is definitely a healthier lifestyle and it gives me that ‘me-time’ to focus on my goals and just being myself without needing to look excellent in make ups and a perfect hairdo.
What is your beauty regime like to look so beautiful?
I hardly get to sleep eight hours per day, so I try to compensate with my diets, by having power naps, regular facial and hair treatments, and going to the gym.
As for my diet, I try to avoid eating processed food, fast food, deep-fried food or very oily food, keeping it as clean as I can by making my own steamed food everyday.
I appreciate the natural taste of every food and it does help making my body feel lighter for workouts and my hectic working schedule.
If I don’t have time to go for treatments, I will do masks at home.
Normally in my weekly routine, I visit the gym thrice a week for an hour and do deep pore cleansing masks and hydrating masks every two days.
And choosing the right make up techniques will enhance my features a lot!
Which is the best compliment you have received?
I really appreciate compliments that are regarding to my work or things I do.
Words like ‘You are so inspiring’, ‘I want to be as awesome as you’, ‘I love your work’, ‘I love your energy and things you share it keeps me going’, are reasons why I keep my principles, continue doing my thing and hold on to the lifestyle I lived.
The best compliment so far was I had a follower tell me in a private message: ‘Thank you for reminding us what life is about and meant to be.”
I am not perfect but I am happy if I can be someone’s motivation or support in this cruel reality. It’s all about making a difference in someone’s life.
If you could learn anything in this world, what will it be?
Hmmmm, I think I would pick up some martial arts because it’d be cool and it is good to learn self defence.
What is an ideal date to you?
An ideal date should always come with good food, good companion and a good listener. I enjoy deep talks and intellectual conversations. Let’s talk about the universe.
What is a funny or lame attempt a guy has tried to know you?
People who message me just the word ‘hi’ and say nothing else. Seriously, at least start a proper conversation if you really wanna know me. Haha.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Sammie. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Someone who is comfortable in their own skin.
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Stay tune at Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2019 official Facebook Page to see me live in action for coming April till November as I am gonna host the new season of the exciting race!
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