Hello Everyone!

Hello everyone, I am so excited to be given the chance to talk to you and be your friend on eHomemakers. 

Who am I? 

My name is I-Ping and I am a 31 years old Singaporean lady. These days, I divide my time between Beijing and Singapore due to my husband’s work. Each is home to me. I love Beijing for its history, culture, optimism, space and vibrancy. I love Singapore because I grew up here and my family and friends are here. 

   Chef preparing the famous Peiking duck at Dadong 
   restaurant in Beijing, famous for its Peiking duck. 

   The famous Peiking duck with thin crispy skin. 

   The condiments for the Peiking duck served in a nice 
   minimalist plate. 
Sculpture at the famous 798 Art District, Beijing 

Scribblings left on The Great Wall of China by visitors. 

Bride and groom posing on The Great Wall of China. 

They have Durian cheesecake in Beijing! 
Muar, My Mother's Hometown 
    
I suppose you could call Malaysia my home too as my mother's family is from Malaysia. My mother's hometown is Muar, famous for (amongst other things) its yummy good food such as “otak-otak”, “or-luak”/”or-chien”, Hainanese chicken rice balls, char kway teow, Hokkien char hae mee, Bak Kut Teh and so much more! I could talk about it all day long. I found my calling to chatter at 31 and I do that a lot these days on The Modern Homemakers blog. The Modern Homemakers is about empowerment of Modern Homemakers through continuing education and online education. I also chatter on The Modern Homemakers NaNoWriMo 2011 blog - I am taking part in a novel writing challenge where I have to churn out a 50,000 word novel in 1 month's time starting on 1 November 2011. I write my novel on this blog and also share here writing tools and tips I find useful. 

My Simple Truth

I love to tell people my age. I am not shy about it although I detest looking older. Being older means being more experienced. Being older means having more stories to tell. Being older means having less hang-ups. Not like those youthful days of angst when I was rocking out to Beyond Cantonese pop songs or trying to dress and act like the aloof Faye Wong.

These days, I like to call myself a Modern Homemaker/wife/aspiring blogger/aspiring e-entrepreneur/part-time online art student. Aspiring blogger because I have only just started and barely scratched the surface of blogging. I hope to be good at it one day. Aspiring e-entrepreneur because I am sold on the idea of making money from the cyber world but I have not made any money. Part-time online art student because I only study art on a part-time basis through online courses with the University of Oxford.

I used to be a corporate lawyer but I have left the corporate world for about six months now. I don't work for a living now. But I hope to eventually. That's because I think it is important to be financially independent as a Modern Homemaker. I think it would help improve my self-esteem.

Most people call me a "full-time housewife" or "lady of leisure". That's because they don't understand what it's like to be a Modern Homemaker. The reality is that a good majority of Modern Homemakers does not just do homemaking. They do other things as well. A lot of Modern Homemakers work. Others study. Some freelance. Others volunteer. Some are husbands and wives. Others are sons, daughters, brothers and sisters. Some are sons-in-law and daughters-in-law. Others are…the list goes on. The roles are all different and call for different skills and qualities, which is why I get sad about generic names and classifications. I used to be a name-caller too but now I think I see the big picture.

My Human Traits

I am serious when it comes to work and my projects including my blogging. I put in the hours and hard work because I take pride in what I do and I don't like to let people down. I am proud and ambitious that way. When I am not working, I am more relaxed and fun.

My Interests

I love many things: art and artists, art & craft, art galleries, which don’t make me feel unwelcome or silly, baking because I like the aroma, blogging, writing and talking to you, books for their information and paper smell, bread, breakfast, brunch, cafes with good coffee and sincere people, coffee for its aroma and caffeine, design and innovation, education and learning because it makes me feel empowered, flea markets, ideas and brainstorming, London for its vibes, looking at other people’s bookshelves, magazines, old secondhand bookstores, paper, people watching, restaurants with good food but where I can dress like a slob, soundtracks even those of movies I haven't watched, swimming although I can only do breaststroke, technology and gadgets, vintage stuff and more.  

I love coffee. Another empty cup! Another cup please! 

My favourite cafe, F.O.B. cafe at Laforet, Harajuku in 
Tokyo 

Yummy pancakes at F.O.B. cafe. Yummmmmsss. 
What I Hope To Achieve With The Modern Homemakers 

I feel that it is very important for people to continuously learn and develop themselves. I am convinced that knowledge is king and that we human beings can feel empowered through knowledge and change our lives for the better as we become more knowledgeable. Thus, we must not forget education even after we leave schools. We must subscribe to the notion that education is continuing and we must develop ourselves in such a way that we love learning and become good at it. I try to live by this philosophy now and hope to do so forever!

Ok, I have rambled long enough about me and The Modern Homemakers blogs. Now that you know my simple truth, it's your turn to share yours. :)

Yours truly,

The Modern Homemaker




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  1. wish u luck -
    aima
    comes from email ehomemakers_newsletter

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  2. Please continue to write and we are certain that there are many things that we can learn from you especially on the road that you had most traveled.

    Abdullah Ahmad.email.abdullahahmad@yahoo.com
    Georgetown.Penang.
    18.11.2011.

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  3. Hello Aima

    Thanks thanks! I hope to be able to share more useful content with you guys :)

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  4. Hiya Abdullah

    Yes, I will continue to write and share useful content with you guys. Thanks for your support :)

    If you have any questions for me, please feel free to ask me!

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