I’m Sakthi, and I’m curious.

I enjoy trying, learning, and making; mostly this revolves around crafts and food, but I also enjoy experiencing and learning about my own and other cultures, the arts, traditions, language and literature, inventions and discoveries, pop culture, geek culture, and finding connections between things. I’m just generally fascinated by the world around me. And things arranged by colour.

I’ve always loved crafting and making, and a few years ago I got well into knitting, to the extent that I identify as A Knitter. Along the way I’ve also ventured a little into spinning, sewing, and most recently, quilting. There is quite a discrepancy between the number of started projects (or projects I have great plans of starting) and finished items, which is the only downside of wanting to try everything. But I believe that some things are meant to be, and some things are meant to remain ethereal puffs of enthusiasm.

I’m also a feminist: I believe that women should be treated equally to men. Sexism and gender inequality is still a major problem across the world, including developed nations like the UK, and feminism is very much a part of me.

Home is Malaysia, and home is where I live now: Aberdeen, Scotland. I’ve been lucky enough to find a partner who shares many of my interests, and is supportive of the rest – Gareth has resigned himself gotten used to my yarn, fabric, assortment of needles, and general Stuff all over the house. In turn I have gained new interests like gardening and fish keeping, and much unnecessary knowledge about cricket.

Being Malaysian, a large part of my existence revolves around Food, whether it’s trying something new and intriguing, or just enjoying good old favourites. Gareth happens to be very creative in the kitchen, and keeps me well fed. Many of the food related posts here start out as his ideas.

I don’t consider myself a photographer, but I enjoy taking photos. I did the 365 photo challenge, and enjoyed not just taking the photos but also sharing the stories behind them. Eventually I decided to start this blog, as a diary of sorts: documenting experiences, things I’ve tried, discovered, made; and along the way it’s also become a really nice way to interact and make connections with other people.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find something to interest you or just make you smile. Do leave a comment, or say hi on Twitter.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: About | Time flies when you're having fun…

  2. Hi Sakthi, had a quick read of your “About” last week but had to leave in a hurry so could not respond. Today had time,so started reading your About and also some items you posted earlier and must say they are really interesting. Fish,food and photography was most interesting to me.Your knitting is great but I am lost on the subject. Keep posting as we enjoy reading them. S N

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