I’m a full time performing/recording artiste and a singer-songwriter. I’m also teaching vocals at the moment. Apart from making music, cooking is my second favorite! Cats and otters are my favorite animals. I’m from Melaka, Malaysia. It is a peaceful place full of good food and kind people.
Was singing something that you always had an interest in since you were a child?
Definitely! My parents were my biggest influence when I was little. I grew up in a family filled with music and singing.
What do you find most challenging about being a singer?
Undoubtedly, the challenge is to continue evolving and learning in order to keep up with the irreversible change around us. Musicians can’t remain stagnant in our craft – masterpieces are works-in-progress created by those who are willing to learn new things. Those who chose to stay the same will soon be left behind.
Where do you get your song writing inspiration from?
I wrote my first song when I was in secondary school, but I did not have the courage to share my compositions with the people around me. Unfortunately, the compositions went missing as time passed. It was only during university years when I finally composed a song for a crush that I thought was my true love.
It wasn’t meant to be in the end, but it did give me courage to share my compositions, haha! Actually, my source of inspiration could be anything related to my life story. I seldom write stories about others as I wouldn’t be able to write as honestly as I’d like.
If you had the opportunity to learn anything in this world, what will it be?
I would’ve studied psychology, especially criminal psychology. I believe everyone has a dark side – it exists even in the subconscious of people with the kindest heart. I like that it is other-worldly, mysterious, and hard to believe yet it is so real.
On a scale of 1-10, how much of a foodie are you?
10. As a person who cooks, I am always drawn to good food, especially yummy food made by chefs who cook with passion.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I love spending time with myself quite regularly. I find that it is important to be in touch with my soul. Crime/psychological thriller, mystery movie/books , coffee and matcha are my favorite me-time companions.
What turns you off on a date?
Lame jokes hahaha. I think humor is very important in any conversation.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Celist. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Sexy is not about revealing clothing, it’s not all about your body shape under your clothing as well. Sexiness is expressed in the way you talk, the way you perceive people, and the way you move. It is about your knowledge, your culture and your way of life.
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