Thank you for being interested in knowing more about this space and me.

My name is Judy.


But some of you may know me as Hoi Yin which I sometimes like to refer to as my ‘professional name’ although actually, it’s my Chinese (birth) name. I know – confusing! But it explains the domain name which I’ve now revealed is definitely eponymous. In case you were ever wondering, Hoi 海 means ocean and Yin 燕 means swallow (bird). The older I get, the more I realise how fitting the name is for me since I value my freedom hugely! Even if I’m not travelling, my mind is constantly going places so being creative helps a lot to nurture that energy.

I graduated in BA (Hons) Fashion Design from the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester in 2014 with a 2:1. In truth, I was 1% off from a First which at the time, was gutting however I’ve turned it into a friendly reminder to always work hard – even for 1% progress. Weirdly (or not), I didn’t follow the fashion route. It was a big decision but for me, it felt like the right one. It wasn’t that I no longer loved fashion (I still do) but it was the sustainability of the model or lack of, that I felt didn’t align with me and my values as a designer. I needed to think about what I was contributing – a problem or a solution?

Today, I am working as a Marketing and Communications Officer for a small theatre company. It’s not my end goal but I’m getting closer and continue to absorb everything around me like a sponge. I sometimes get to create some cool graphics too whether it’s a new event flyer or social media post with no one to teach but myself. Constant trial and error. Constant self-critique. The ultimate dream is to work with other like-minded creatives one day.

I have a keen eye for colour and texture and always look to use them in a playful nature. Somehow, this seems to translate across all my creative projects whether it’s painting, photography or even how I dress!

Some of my (made-up) mantras include…

This could be a really good idea or a really bad idea…let’s try it out.

Process to progress.

All creative things aside, my tutor at university who I am nicknaming ‘M’ told me I had a real knack at writing after submitting a couple of reflective statements throughout the year. I wasn’t convinced at first but his words became of encouragement. Since then, I created this blog to share, create and communicate with you all my passions, my thoughts, my perspective. Enjoy!

…and subsequently recording it all in one space.

If you would like to get to know me more, I’m most active on Instagram – especially as it has become somewhat my microblog.

Other links you might find useful:

Get To Know Me Q&A | The Versatile Blogger Award
Q&A | Liebster Award and Nominations!
The Sunshine Blogger Award | Q&A


  1. Nice to meet you Judy! Fashion is awesome! I’m glad you are blogging. It’s such a great way to learn, meet others, and express yourself! I’m still learning too! I think one should always be learning. That’s how we grow! I wish you the best! Koko 🙂

    • Thank you so much Koko and nice to meet you too! I’m glad that we have this in common 🙂 Thank you for visiting my page and we should definitely connect more!

  2. O wow! 1%?!?!? that’s such a bummer. You have quite a refreshing blog over here.

    Is this the Zuki theme? I used Zuki when I was still on WordPress. Love the look so much.

    Do you speak any Chinese?

    • Yep 1%! Quite cruel but it’s okay, I’ve learnt it’s more process than result. A grade is really just a number sometimes.

      It is the Zuki theme indeed! It’s the only theme I thought suitable for my content. I had thought to change and even go self-host but I think WordPress.com is beginning to spoil its users…or at least for me, it is more than enough. 😛

      I speak Cantonese primarily, and some Hakka dialect. I can speak Mandarin if I put my mind to it, but it’s not the best for sure.

      • I speak Cantonese too 😆 ja, sometimes I have regret having moved to self host. WP has definitely up their game. If they changed the policy before I moved, I would have stayed

  3. darshanakoirala says

    Hey Judy, nice to virtually meet you! Your blog looks great – I am looking forward to reading your posts!

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