THE SMALL TALK I'm a 30 year old Chinese-Australian girl living in inner-city Melbourne, my adopted home town. The timeline goes roughly like this: Hong Kong, Launceston, Brisbane, Montreal, London, Melbourne, London again, Melbourne again. Phew!
I'm an intellectual property, IT and media lawyer by training, so in a way you could say I'm a professional writer and critic!
My first overseas trip was to Okinawa, Japan aged 12 months. Since then I've eaten, slumbered, hiked and audio-guided my way through approximately 50 countries and I inted to keep up the count.
ABOUT MEL: HOT OR NOT and BNE: HOT OR NOT Every day I get out and about in Melbourne with my Moleskine notebook and digital camera, giving my honest opinion about all that's good, bad and ugly in my home town using a simple criteria - HOT or NOT.
MEL: HOT OR NOT, and its binary rating system, is a reflection of my personality - I'm decisive, honest and I don't tend to shy away from saying what I really think. It's also a reflection of my life and interests, hence sometimes there will be time lags in posts and you won't get as many NOTs as HOTs because I don't make time for events and places I suspect will be dodgy.
I'm also the editor of BNE: HOT OR NOT - The decisive guide to Brisbane. Same rating system, different content.
I hope you enjoy your journey with me!