My name’s Jamie, and I am born in the sunny but not too humid Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I went to university in Seoul, did an exchange in Tokyo and currently working in Hong Kong. People are often intrigued at the amount of languages Malaysians speak due to the cultural diversity and I get asked most of the time. I am fluent in English, Korean, Cantonese and Malay, conversational in Mandarin & Hakka and a beginner in Japanese & French. It sounds like a lot but being a jack of seemingly all traits does mean that I’m also a king of none.
I grew up playing a bunch of Korean computer games (like Ragnarok, O2JAM, GunBound…) and eating Korean BBQ at my Korean best friend’s restaurant (hence my familiarity with the Korean language from a young age). I like to say that I was into Korea before it was cool. I have also always been interested in the Japanese cuisine where I actually went to Tokyo for an exchange just to devour all them heavenly goodness (my Japanese friends gave me a few nicknames like mentaiko girl and ramen girl. but I love Korean food too!). I have a Business Admin degree from the 600 year old Sungkyunkwan University and I also graduated from Yonsei University’s Korean language institution. I lived in Seoul for 6 years and I am currently working in the FinTech industry in Hong Kong for the past 3 years.
I enjoy exploring new restaurants, eating, traveling and.. well eating again. you may get hungry when you read most of my posts (you may be wondering, “why aren’t you a big fat lady?!” well, because studying in Korea is stressful and I am not slowly gaining weight working). but if you love eating too then please follow me! I will travel across mountains and seas just for a specific restaurant.