I’ve been asked, “If you’re aunty two, who is aunty one?” Sorry mate, there’s no ‘aunty one’. This is the name my bff’s son gave me and I’ve let it stick.

My real name is Xiu Ping. Pronounced ‘See-you Ping’. It means ‘Duckweed’. My father picked the name out of a Chinese name book and mistakenly thought that it meant ‘beautiful flower’. I used to joke that with that name, he unwittingly cursed me with my petite stature. More rightly though, I think the name cemented my love for almost all things botanical.

Here are some other things about me:

  • I call Singapore and Australia home. I love both places.
  • I love (in no particular order) just about everything botanical, dogs, chocolate, beer, bouldering, cycling and personal finance
  • I hate waste and litter bugs

I use this space to write my musings on random things, and hopefully you will find some of it entertaining. Thanks for dropping by!

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