The Blog

Beauty | Lifestyle | Anime/Manga | Travel | Entertainment | Books

The upgraded version of melissakartini. This blog will largely serve as a hub for all things beauty-related, with an emphasis on skincare products.

That aside, you will also find posts on lifestyle, music, films/books/tv and travel here.

The Writer

“You only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.”

-Doris Lessing

Hi! My name is Melissa Kartini, and I’m a multiracial lady with a love for writing.

Like most writers, I have my own little corner on the Internet- this blog right here.

Blogging aside, I’ve assumed numerous online pseudonyms over the years for the purpose of writing fiction and beta reading. To a certain extent, I still do. Other hobbies I have include binge-watching TV shows, reading and listening to music. On very rare occasions, I might pick up a pencil and draw.

Somewhere along the way, I developed an interest in learning new languages and have been taking language classes to satiate this growing curiosity. I’m currently taking Japanese and Mandarin classes and am studying Portuguese on my own. Once I complete or have a solid enough grasp on either Japanese or Mandarin, I wish to move on to Korean. Thai and Spanish are languages I might consider as well.

Charity work is another venture I’m interested in. I currently run a social issue-centric column, and frequently engage in charity work and on occasion, communicate with NGOs. If you’re an NGO or NGI who wishes to gain more exposure for your cause, please contact me at melissa.kartini@nuffnang.com.

In addition, I’m involved in a long-term project, and a non-profit organisation called Think-LAH! that aims to raise awareness of social issues that exist in the world. I serve as a Writing Consultant and Contributor for the latter.

And because it’s important to stay fit, I do kickboxing, and try to clock in 6-9km of brisk walking once every two days, if not daily.

I hope to one day retire a happy, old cat lady with next to no worries in mind. Obviously this is going to take awhile.