About 明天,天明 Ming Tian, Tian Ming

About 明天,天明

This blog was started in mid 2014 to mark another phase in my life – my move from Singapore to Melbourne, my passing from an employed working adult life to a student life, from a career in writing to a possible future career in law. This blog is a record of my life in Melbourne – the places I have been, the food I have tried – it is a record of my memories of my three years in Melbourne as a law student. 

I was thinking about a suitable title for the blog and I decided to make a play on my Mandarin name 天明 which means ‘dawn’. The reverse of 天明 is 明天 which means ‘tomorrow’. So to translate my blog’s name, it means tomorrow, dawn. 

The title also expresses another hope of mine, that I will see light, beauty, happiness, a better life (represented by dawn) each and every day (represented by tomorrow) and an eventual hope of achieving a better life.  

About me

As I mentioned earlier, my Chinese name is 天明 (Tian Ming). I respond to the name Ming, or by my Christian names – Darren or Francis.

I’m from the little red dot in South East Asia – Singapore. And I’m proud to be Singaporean.

I am in my early thirties. I had graduated with a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University and a Masters of Media Practice from the University of Sydney.

I spent five years in the media and journalism field in Singapore working as a full time staff correspondent for CatholicNews and part time staff writer for Hai Sing Pao.

I am currently pursuing a Masters in Laws (Juris Doctor) at Monash University out of my idealistic desire to be able to make society a better place. Sometimes, you just need to get up there in order to have the power and ability to effect change.

I love words, I live words, and I breathe words. I’m equally adapt at English and Mandarin.

Besides  this blog, I write the occasional fan fiction which I have since abandoned.

I enjoy aviation and travelling, checking out food spots in Singapore and Melbourne and whipping up Singaporean cuisine in Melbourne.



  1. Hi Ming,

    Your first post just appeared on Urbanspoon! Check it out:

    I encourage you to claim your blog, which allows you to add a picture and change some settings. The blog photo shows up next to your posts wherever they appear on Urbanspoon. Here’s how to claim:

    – Make sure you’re logged into Urbanspoon

    – Go to your blog page on our site: https://www.urbanspoon.com/blogger-reviews/71/14157/Melbourne/.html

    – Click “Claim your blog” in the left sidebar

    After you submit it, we may contact you to verify your claim. Check your spam email folder if your claim hasn’t gone through in a day or two. You’ll also find some interesting badges and widgets on your Urbanspoon blog page – look in the right sidebar.

    If you have any questions, please contact me via email.




  2. Thanks, Ming! I just approved your blog claim. Now your Urbanspoon profile picture is displayed on your blog page. You can upload a blog-specific photo if you prefer, and can change a few other blog settings there. Also, if you vote for a restaurant that you’ve reviewed on your blog, we now show your vote next to your post everywhere on our site.





  3. Your blog is very organised, I love singapore and Melbourne. Travelling brings good and can be bad at times. Life is a journey enjoy the ride and the food..mainly the food 🙂

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