Perak Food Trail, Going Places, May 2009
What's the greatest thing about being a writer?
Is it the travel perks? The free food? The schwag?
"Lexicophilia," I used to answer without hesitation. I did go into writing because I loved words. As much as I enjoy word-play, these days I've uncovered an even more powerful dope - the chance to live vicariously.
During an interview which will be published in October, I found myself saying, "Every time I meet someone for a story, I learn something new," when he asked me why I chose to write, rather than say, sell computers for a living. (My old job, if you didn't know)
You don't just write stories about people's lives - in the process of coaxing the story out of them, you LIVE that person's life. When you talk to people who are still madly in love with their work/craft/pursuit, you get the privilege to relive their highs and lows, see through their eyes, walk in their shoes.
The heroes from my favouritest burger stall in the world :), Thum's Burger
What other job provides you with this window of opportunity, over and over again?
Sorry for lack of updates. Byline also made recent appearance in:
The Star Weekender Last Saturday of every month
Going Places June 2009 Rustic Rendezvous; August 2009 Renewed Wows
Quill (Jul-Sept '09) That's the way the cookie crumbles The Hard Life of Writers
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Malaysian Insider Numerous. Please visit http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/blogs/category/food-blog/