I was born in Aceh, Indonesia, a country with over three hundred ethnic groups and dialects, fourth generation of Chinese migrant descent. Growing up in Indonesia, my childhood was filled with accounts of racial and religious tensions. In 1998, I left Indonesia and immigrated to Singapore following anti-Chinese minority violence in the form of rioting, robbing, raping, and killing. I met my husband, a European New Zealander, in Singapore and our two boys were born there. In 2004, the Boxing Day Tsunami hit my parental hometown and killed over 170,000 of its residents. My mother was one of them. This prompted me to re-evaluate my life and in 2009, I gave up my 15 years banking career. After a year living in Suzhou, China, I immigrated permanently to Aotearoa New Zealand following my family in 2010. Reviving my long-time passion for art, I decided to pursue my second degree in Fine Arts.
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