Tasha Chua
Creative Writer and Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger

Welcome to my personal space on the internet

So you're curious about me, eh? What would you be interested in knowing about me? 

I’m  a 1990 baby of Chinese - Filipino - Spanish decent,  currently living in the Philippines. On the side, I like to listen to metal music and play computer and video games. I am bilingual, with English as my mother tongue and Filipino as my secondary language. I know basic Japanese (I majored in Japanese), basic Chinese and I am trying to learn Spanish. Learning languages as always been a joy of mine.

Perhaps I have an affinity for words because I've always loved to read, ever since I was a child. I was happy whenever my parents would read me stories (I didn't care if it was the same one), and as soon as I could, I started reading them by myself. My first non-children's book was Nancy Drew. A friend gave it to 7 year old me, and I was hooked. By the time I reached my teens, I had collected a good portion of the series. Sadly my collection was ruined in a flood in 2009 :(

Nancy Drew is what made me think of writing my own stories. I wondered how the writer was able to think of all those twists and turns, and how they came up with the brilliant endings. Mystery proved to be a little too hard for my 11 year old brain, but I tried anyway (epic fail I tell you). Luckily when I turned 13, I had discovered the genre what would capture my heart and soul like no other - fantasy.  It started with Deltora Quest, then Harry Potter, The Abhorsen Trilogy, Eragon, and many many more.

Ever since then, I realized my passion for writing. And not just fantasy stories; I enjoyed writing poetry, songs, articles, essays, etc. And I still do. Though at that time, school put my goal of writing a book on hold (I see now that really, it was just me making excuses), but the dream remained in my heart.

After high school, I majored in a pre-law course that was supposed to have me land in either a government office, or a teaching job - assuming I didn't pursue law. To be honest though, as much as I enjoyed the course, I knew it wasn't something I could excel in. From then I've worked full-time jobs completely unrelated to my course, and to my true passion of writing. I was trying to "find myself" and my calling. Silly me, all this time I was actually running away from it.

Though it was during my first job that I decided to create a blog. Since I enjoy playing with make up and putting outfits together, I made a beauty/fashion (and lifestyle) blog. Glimmering Shadows is still running now and can be found here. In time, I realized that writing is what truly made me happy.

And so, here I am. And I've made this site to establish my presence online as I've started writing again and have been slowly fine tuning the details of the world that's been living in my head for years. I definitely plan to publish books in the future. I'm so excited to finally start on something I should have started ages ago. I hope you'll support me on this journey.

If you'd like to know more about me, feel free to drop me your questions via my social media accounts or through my Contact Me form. I'd be more than happy to answer your questions.

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