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.
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.