GreenWhere did I come from? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: heat, busy heat. A laboratory somewhere, telling tiny things their names, letting them grow, letting them die: a microbe hunter, playing at god. Medical writer. Lecturer. Dreamer, waiting for something to happen.

Now, I live in Ottawa, Canada, because I followed my heart. I write, following my heart. If I write outbreak stories, there are dragons in them. Often, I wonder if Persephone also lived in eternal state of homesickness and love.

I wasn’t trained in the literary arts, but in microbiology: microbe hunter turned word wrangler. I swore, once upon a time, never to write an outbreak story unless they have dragons in them. Had to eat my words. I’ll point out the story but it’s still lurking in a slush pile.

So East or West, science or arts, happy or sad … I live in the in-between places, or in all places at the same time. That’s where my stories come from.

When I’m not actively writing, I like to visit art galleries and museums, looking at things made long ago and wondering how people lived. Perhaps part of me is in the past as well. Sometimes I like to go to forts for the atmosphere.

Publication list

Flesh: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology (Ed.)
Fixi Novo (April 2016)

The Mermaid and the Prince of Dirt
Those Who Make Us: Canadian Monsters, Creatures and Myths

The Bloody Keris
Little Basket 2016: New Malaysian Writing (March 2016)

The Rats of SS2
PJ Confidential, Fixi Novo (March 2016)

The Trophy Room
Long list: DK Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence
Champion Fellas, Word Works Sdn Bhd (March 2016)

Luckless Tin Elephant
2016 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, Dreaming Robot Press (December 2016)

Mother’s Manifesto
Hungry in Ipoh, Fixi Novo (October 2015)

Underneath Her Tudung
Cyberpunk Malaysia, Fixi Novo (June 2015)
A Sunday Kinda Love, BFM Radio (September 27, 2015) – radio show

Rule #2
Esquire (May 2015)

In Love with a Monster
Radio Rasuk, BFM Radio (November 27, 2013)

Big Bertha and the Stones of Justice
Dark Triptych: Stones of Justice, Seeing Eye Films (August 2016)
Readings from Readings 2, Word Works Sdn Bhd (November 2013)
KL Noir: White, Fixi Novo (October 2013)

The Domed City
FUTURA, poskod.my (June 2013)

The Christmas Dinner (Dying Reindeer)
The Christmas Dinner and The Grey Santa, Self (December 2012)

The Grey Santa (Every Day is December)
The Christmas Dinner and The Grey Santa, Self (December 2012)

The People Show
Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012 (September 22, 2012)

Off the Rails
Esquire (March 2012)

The Sun Came Up Over the Rocks
The Selangor Times (May 6-8, 2011)

The Toast to Snow
White Wedding to Snow (March 26, 2011)

Finalist 2nd Kakiscript Playwriting Competition 2009
Conflict/Resolution: The Winning Plays of the 2nd Kakiscript Playwriting Competition, KakiSeni Sdn Bhd (March, 2010)
This Cannot, That Cannot, collection of short plays directed by David Lim, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (March 2-6, 2011)

Council of Mothers
Shortlisted playwright, selected for performance, Short+Sweet Theatre festival, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (2009)