My name is Li Lian Kow. I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with my mum, sister, Tango Boy and Boo Boo Kow.
We all live together in harmony – most of the time.
I also grew up in Kuala Lumpur. And I went to school in Kuala Lumpur.
Just before turning 18, I left for England to further my studies – because that is expected and everyone else does it. I graduated with a degree in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Science (with Honours!). It was the first time I was away from home, and I thought, “Such freedom!”. And I was SO! right! I could do anything I wanted, whenever I wanted. It’s a good thing my mum brought me up to differentiate good from evil! And I had my first taste of British lager, while I was underage, at a smelly British pub. Blech! No surprise, I quickly switched to Absolut thereafter, and have never looked back. I then moved on to Liverpool, and I would still say it’s one of the best years of my life, meeting some of the best friends of my life, where I realised who I was! This is ME!
And then I came back Kuala Lumpur in 1999, found a job in pharmaceutical sales, and realised that what Liverpool taught me about ME! was not enough. This is not the complete me.
Since then, I’ve had many other job experiences (none of which I was hired for because I had a BSc. Hons. in Phramaceutical and Chemical Science) that have taught me much, and I’ve met more friends who’ve taught me even more about ME! and life. Relationships have come and gone, which have also played a big part in my life, and who I am today.
Each time I’ve felt – this is me, this is what I want, this is who I am, something else will come up to make me realise I have my whole life of ahead of me.
So, “Who am I?” – I am still finding out everyday of my life. And “What do I want?” – While I am still trying to figure that out, I’d live my life the best I can, and be in THE PRESENT, and cherish each moment of it, and the people around me.
And so, this is what this blog is going to be about – life, love (I am a romantic) and everything else!