About Me


I’m Joy and welcome to my blog, The ShBang. I started this blog back in 2012, when I first took up blogging during university. If you read my “About Me” from before, you’d totally see a lost, immature, and confused girl with absolutely no direction. Apart from sounding extremely hyper on some posts, I also indulged in the occasional sad tone on other posts (the university blues). Throughout the years, I’ve blogged infrequently about my travels, my foodie adventures, and most importantly, my personal thoughts. University then got in the way and before you know it, I was backlogging posts and that’s when I went on a long, long hiatus.

Fast-forward to current times – I have since graduated from university with a Bachelor of Science degree and am now working in the Online Marketing / Media & Advertising field. I entered into science fuelled by other’s views on what I should be. I realized soon after that although my love for science is deeply rooted, I will never find the creative outlet I seek for in that industry. And so, I began discovering other industries and before you know it, I became well-acquainted with the realm of Social Media Marketing. One thing led to another, resulting in a full-time job doing Marketing & PR! I was not only pleasantly surprised, but also grateful for the experience I’ve been given. Since graduating from uni, I’ve decided to restart The ShBang!

A bit more about my background and what I fancy doing: I was born in China and moved around a bit before I landed myself in Vancouver, BC with my family. I was in Montreal, QC for university and my full-time endeavour for around 5 years before I moved back to Vancouver to work. Since then, I’ve moved halfway across the word to pursue a role in Singapore. I enjoy reading inspirational non-fictional books and mystery fictional books. You can call me a lover of extreme sports & activities, finding new music and music soulmates, trying out new recipes in cooking and baking, and seek simplicity and beauty in my photography. You can also find me riding down the slopes of Cypress or Whistler, at a cafe looking up flight tickets, or discovering new “Instagrammable” corners. I enjoy writing because not only is it an emotional & creative outlet, it is also a way for me to self-reflect and gain understanding of myself – it’s how I think out loud. And lastly, I consider myself a multi-tasking social media butterfly.

I love sharing my story and motivating others to go after all that is wonderful in life. So, I’m starting small this time and just focusing on travels, food, and a bit of fashion. So follow me once more or if you’re new here, embark with me on this new chapter of my life! 🙂

*I try to take nice photos so all photos are mine, unless otherwise noted.*

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