Thursday July 12, 2012
Pauline Tan’s candid writing and love for entertainment has its rewards
By YEOH YI SHUEN
Photo by RAYMOND OOI
HER love for writing made blogging a natural choice for 24-year-old Pauline Tan, a freelance blogger.
“I like blogging as my style of writing is kind of narcissistic and sarcastic. When I blog, I can be myself and write whatever I want. I don’t even need to say good things about products I don’t like, and I get paid doing it,” enthused Tan.
Tan’s blog, www.beingpauline.blogspot.com, is parked under the company huruhara.com. “My blog mainly covers the music scene, but I also write about events, food reviews and night entertainment,” said Tan. She added that work is fun as she gets paid for partying.
Besides blogging, Tan is very passionate about photography. Coincidentally, her interest led her to model on a part-time basis.
“One day, I was taking photos of my friend when a photographer came up and asked if I was keen to be his model. That was how it started,” said Tan.
She finds modelling a delight as she enjoys sight-seeing and modelling brings her to many scenic and unique places. Tan also has plans to join a modelling agency.
Camera scenes aside, Tan loves to travel. So far, she has been to Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
“In August, I plan to go backpacking with my German friends. We’ll start from Singapore, and take a train all the way to Thailand while making stops at Johor Baru to enjoy the food there, and Malacca as well, as they’ve never been there,” Tan said.
Tan also loves food. “My favourite food is actually local food. I love to go to hawker stalls where you just sit on a stool and eat, and not worry about acting lady-like,” said Tan.