She who roams

IMG_7857One of the temples in Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Grounded in the logic of numbers, lost in the beauty of words and on a mission to find her hakuna matata.

Hi 🙂 I’m Andrea, the human behind the blog.

Welcome to She Roams the World, a platform where I document my adventures around the world through the people I meet, the cuisines I’ve tried and the experiences I’ve had. I first started writing about food and travel when I was 17 years old and in between waves of hiatus and rapid blogging, this website is now the age of a primary school child!

Why She Roams the World?
To me, exploring is best done on foot… hence “She Roams”. Travel is a huge privilege and I don’t intend to limit my posts to overseas adventures because it is not accessible by all and is also not sustainable. Plus, some of the best adventures can be found right here in Singapore where I’ve grown up! “The World” I’m referring to is the different facets of the world we live in, including the culinary, literary, natural and social world. It’s amazing how the world is such an endless playground of knowledge, people and experiences to learn from. 
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Food & Farms
I’ve always been a foodie, or at least since I was 12 years old. I love reading food literature and visiting bustling markets (farmers markets, wet markets, grocery stores, specialty stores… everything!) I also love talking to cooks, farmers and foodies because there’s always so much to learn. Food is (almost) always better when shared with others, and I believe in the beauty of building a community over a communal meal. Communities define culture and I find myself fascinated by the who-what-when-where-how’s of every culture and their cuisines. As I share what I learn from my gastronomic adventures, I hope that you too may be as intrigued by the nuances of each culture and their food. Particular areas of interest would include Farm-to-Table, WWOOFing, Food Sustainability, Cooking, Food Culture & Heritage.
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Fellowship

I chose the term “Fellowship” rather than just “Community”, because in Christianity, fellowship is not just about a community of people gathering to socialise but a community of people coming together for prayer, to share the Word to encourage, comfort, and edify one another. It is also not limited to the spiritual aspect and extends to humbling serving one another in encouragement, accountability and perhaps even more tangible day-to-day needs like food or helping to look after someone’s child.

Naturally, this brings up concerns about those who live without a family or a community to fellowship with. I’ve been immensely blessed to grow up in the family I’m in and the kind of lifestyle I have. But I know that there are many more people out there who need help, and I can’t turn a blind eye to their lives that are often hidden from the prosperous side of society. I’m passionate about creating or at least making a small contribution to positive social change. I hope to use She Roams the World as a platform to raise awareness about various social issues, especially hidden poverty in Singapore, and hopefully inspire a growing social impact/action from the community in future. I also hope to raise awareness about existing social enterprises so that more consumers will support their businesses and allow them to continue to create positive social change.

So thank you for being curious enough to read the “About Me” page and I welcome you to join me as I document stories of the people, advocate for social causes and write about food culture in between attempts to balance work and play!

 

 

 

 

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