Welcome to Snippets of Suri!

As you have guessed, my name is Suri. I am originally from SelatPanjang, Riau Island, Indonesia. It is a very small town with no cars, no airport, no shopping malls. We travel by bikes, motorcycles and tricycles! and we use ferries or boats to travel out of town. Interesting isn’t it? If you want to see some photos from my hometown, Click Here. I left my hometown to Singapore when I was 13 years old for education and due to political issues too (Indonesia was not very safe then especially for girls). I lived in Singapore for 4.5 years and then moved to Melbourne, Australia for higher education. I have been living in Melbourne since 2005! Melbourne is such a beautiful city – full of hipsters :p fun and loving people and most importantly great coffee!

In 2016 though, I had the opportunities to move to the USA and Canada for work as a research scientist. So right now (2018), I am in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Canada is also another amazing country – it’s incredibly beautiful. People are so friendly and helpful! The health care is amazing! I am impressed.

Recently, I have also ventured into entrepreneurship and started a few online businesses. Being a research scientist is rewarding at times but it is a very demanding and stressful job. I want to change my lifestyle – I want to love Mondays to Fridays instead of just looking forward to the weekends or holidays. I want to have time, financial and location freedom. Having these online businesses allow me to do so. I will be quitting my job soon so that I can focus on my online businesses. I will be moving back to Melbourne later this year and hoping to travel more as I have location freedom now. I can work anywhere as long as I have the internet 🙂 If you are looking to change your lifestyle by doing online business, reach out to me. I am passionate in helping new entrepreneurs in starting their online business.

I have quite a nomadic life since young. I have lived in 5 different countries spanning 3 different continents. I love to travel – experiencing a new place and culture is invigorating. I absolutely love photography – to be able to capture the uniqueness and beauty of a particular place, people, animals, things etc is a blessing for me. I also love how a photo can convey certain emotions as it was captured – this is something I was trying to portray in the photobook of blessings.  I also love trying different cuisines and local food. I love cooking, baking and trying different recipes (although I have not done much lately due to relocations) and sharing the food I made with friends and family. They absolutely love the free food :p

I intend to document my travels, photography and food experiences in this website and blog. I also want to share lots of travel tips, photography techniques and food recipes that I really love. I hope that this information would be useful for you and that it would inspire and encourage you to explore and capture this beautiful world.

Thank you all for visiting my website and reading my work. It is an honour to write about my passions and share them with so many people from around the world! I am truly blessed and hoping to keep sharing these experiences as I journey through them.

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  • Wow..wishing you the best for your dissertation! I enjoy your pictures and hope to see more, hopefully taking photos and good food will help you in finalizing your writing..keep us posted! cheers..

    • Thanks so much Indah for your kind words and encouragement! I appreciate it very much! PhD is really tough and challenging! Cooking and photography helps to de-stress sometimes 🙂 & blogging is just to share these passions. I did take close to 2 years break when I was very busy with research. But hopefully I am back for good now! I am hoping to write more posts too! Actually, I am having my final PhD presentation in 2.5 weeks time!!! Will definitely keep everyone posted 😀 cheers…

  • Thank you for taking the time to look at some of my work and for the follow. You are on an amazing adventure! I like what you are doing here and look forward to more. Good luck on your final presentation!

    • Thanks so much James for checking out my blog and the follow too! Thanks for the kind comments and wishes. Yes, I love adventure! I hope for the best for my final presentation!

    • Hey! I am so sorry for taking so long to reply. I’ve been very busy with my thesis writing – haven’t opened my blog till now. Thanks so much for nominating me. I’ll take a look and if I have some spare time, I’ll definitely follow up with the award! 😀 Thanks again!

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