Monday, 25 August 2014

Why I Write.

I can't really call myself a writer, I'm a chronic word vomitt-er at best.

So, why do I write?

1. Food is alternate expression of love. 

I write about food, something that is very close to my heart. Growing up in a Chinese household meant "I love you" was rarely ever verbalised, but notes prompting you to eat more or your favourite food is in the fridge were quite common in the household. They were and still how my family expresses their love for each other. It almost like how many of our terms of endearments are related to food, honey, pumpkin etc.

2. Writing defines who I am. 

I am all for lame and nerdy science jokes but deep down i am still an introvert, but in the interwebs, I scale it like a spider weaving its own webs. writing has allowed me to define who I am. Writing here has given me the courage to connect with people I haven't ever met before, to not be afraid of talking about your passions and dreams, which is something I'm still working on in person (cue sweaty palms and tongue tied splutters, its ok, I'm not choking).

When I first started writing here, I didn't expect any readers, it was more of a creative outlet, but slowly and surely, a few comments here and there have encouraged me to continue my abieit atrocious writing.

I may not be the best writer, but to be able to write about your area of passion is truly priceless.
I still look back at old older posts and cringe, but thats proof that I have improved as a person, a writer and most importantly, understanding and attending to my flaws, because no one person is perfect and no one should be the former me and say "I can't write".


humans aren't perfect, robots are. 

3. Let the memories live on. 

I may be a chronic food picture hoarder but some memories are better captured in words than in form of jpg. Yes a picture may tell a thousand words, but it is all up to interpretation, but to motivate myself, I will write them down and stare at them until I go cross eyed (hidden procrastination).


This may look gloomy, but there are many ways you can interpret a picture. 

4. Writing is therapeutic

Words are powerful, which is what makes writing is therapeutic. I write when I'm happy, sad, angry or purely I have something I would like to preserve for the future.
I'm going through a stage of decisions at the moment so the blog has been a bit quiet, but it doesn't mean I've stopped writing, I'm just doodling in my trusty little thoughts book.


So this is why I write.

Last but not least, A massive thanks to Deepa from One Small Pot for giving me this wonderful opportunity, It has allowed me to reflect on why I write/word vomit. Check out her beautiful work here.

So, why do you write? and what do you write about?


Till next time,

Milkteaxx

13 comments:

  1. Nice article, Amy! The very reasons why we write drive us to do more and share more :). Great job!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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    1. thanks Julie, I enjoyed this write up as it allowed me to reflect on many things re blogging.

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  2. Very nice article. The very reasons why we write are what drive us to write more and share more. Great job, Amy!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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  3. Love the new layout Amy! One suggestion - the header could use a bit of thinning as it takes up some valuable vertical reading space. Other than that, brilliant :)

    Good post on why you write - the best reasons always come from the heart!

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    1. thanks Michael, will keep that suggestion in mind. I have always admired your writing, keep up the the amazing work!

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  4. Great post! You right beautifully! I enjoy following your blog. Please continue to write, eat and blog about food. Ciao! :)

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    1. aww thank you for the kind words!

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  5. Beautifully put Amy! :D Hehe we definitely grew up in similar families :P

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  6. This was very well written!! ;)
    And much kudos to you, watching your little baby here grow has been amazing!
    xx

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    1. thanks Cassie, couldn't have happened without you guys tho.

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  7. What a great post. I've always loved your posts since I found your blog. Keep up the good work girl! :)

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  8. Oh, love the idea of "food as an expression of love". Such a beautiful concept. :)

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