About Yi Tsing
Pek Yi Tsing /p-EH-k · y-ee · Ching/
(You might remember me as Regine — more about my name change here)
Born 2 January, I'm a little capricious, slightly credulous and extremely sentimental. While I identify myself as ENFP, I revel in solitary and relish simple moments in life like indulging in the occasional ice cream, chasing sunsets, humming to Chinese songs, replaying Our Times (我的少女时代) a billion times, reading and writing.
My nationality is often questioned when I speak in Chinese or Hokkien — I'm a Singaporean who grew up in Malaysia (explaining my accent) and I settled down in Singapore once I began schooling. I attended Edgefield Primary School, where my love for English was honed, inspiring my desire to publish a book someday. A moment of boredom and curiosity in 2004 brought me to Blogger, the closest I got to childhood ambition. For now.
I penned everyday happenings of my mundane school life initially and my blog grew in 2010, while I was studying in Greendale Secondary School, when I wrote about going through bouts of depression. That was when I started taking this blogging thing more seriously, using my blog as an outlet for my writings, poetry, reflections on life and bettering myself as a person in general. It's amazing to see how I, along with this blog, grew along the years.
It's safe to say that my early exposure to social media instilled my love for media. Despite not doing well enough to enter my dream course, armed with my blog and the advertisements I did for several companies in my portfolio, I started pursuing a Diploma in Mass Communication in Ngee Ann Polytechnic through JPSAE (now renamed as EAE) in 2013. I was known in the School of Film and Media Studies for my crazy hair colours and my JPSAE interview tips that went viral.
After graduating in 2016, my passion for social media and advertising landed me my first full time job as a digital marketer in the travel industry. Interacting with my colleagues from different countries ironically proved to be more practical than my decade of Chinese lessons and I soon found myself thinking in Chinese from time to time. I'm blessed to say that I wake up everyday knowing that I am doing what I truly love and living my dream.
Putting my trust in the quote, “I rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it,” I pushed myself to save as much as possible and embarked on my lifelong goal of travelling around the world. A self-proclaimed wild soul captivated by the fear of the unknown, my love for exploring brought me to (in chronological order):
- Almost all parts of Malaysia
- Gold Coast
- Hong Kong
I'm constantly on the lookout on travel deals to expand my list and I yearn to say that I've left my footprint in every nook and cranny of the world eventually. Believing that one should never spend her whole life staying stagnant, I aspire to work or study overseas one day and am currently waiting for the perfect opportunity.
Now that you know more about me, I cordially invite you to join me on my journey of self-discovery as I struggle stay sane as a young adult in this completely disordered world.