About The Author

My name is Rachel Tan Hui Xin, born in May 2002 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am a post-SPM student awaiting results, aiming for a career in healthcare. My interests are writing, playing the piano, listening to music, and reading interesting articles.

I walked every day to kindergarten, where I met my first friend in a toy house. Then my parents drove me to Kuen Cheng 2 Primary School, where sunlight glinted off the whitewashed walls and I decided the world was too big. Then my parents dropped me off at Catholic High School, Petaling Jaya, where you could find kittens, squirrels, bats, and birds with vibrant-coloured feathers…. and some thousand teenage humans.

I worked as a sales promoter throughout December 2019 and January 2020 during the wait for my SPM results, and it was a charged experience. Then I joined a hospital as a Patient Care Assistant in February and March 2020. Halfway through, the Covid 19 crisis hit, and before I knew it I was thrown onto the frontlines.

My favourite colours are cyan and lilac. I like wanton mee, carrot milk, ABC soup, and anything homecooked. I like fairy lights and flowy skirts. I enjoy defining things in my own unexpected ways. I like contemplating the meaning behind human behaviour and certain occurrences. I crave new experiences.

I know I am capable of becoming a good doctor not because I am the best at science, but because care, love and smiles between and from humans make hard work worth it for me. I want to give my patients the emotional support they need on top of allopathic and physiological treatment.

I am either black or white, never grey. I enjoy basketball, badminton and adrenaline-rush mobile games; but I also like making thread bracelets and wearing flowers in my hair. I can be very positive, then feel like giving up the next instant; I can be childish one moment, matured the next; but I am grateful to my childishness for my unrestricted experiences, and my maturity the capacity to reflect on these experiences, interpret them, and share them with you.

I feel happy giving people what I wish for but cannot have, and I love the sound and smell of rain.


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6 thoughts on “About The Author

  1. Hi Rachel!

    Just popped over after you commented on my work in Guide My Essay M’sia and noticed that we are actually fellow Chs-ians! I’m two years your senior, having completed everything from PT3 to STPM in CHS and am still there as a temporary teacher for the second time running… Serendipity indeed. Perhaps I may have taught your brother as well…

    Good luck in all your endeavours, and if you need some Form 6 advice I will be more than happy to help.

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    1. Whoa, I did not realize that! It’s great to meet you, En. Thank you very much for your offer.

      It occurs to me that I did not make something clear, though. I’m actually the “Etheray” that commented on your very same blogpost some years ago, which explains some of what I meant in my newest comment under my real name. 😛 I remember how much I was struck by the beauty of your writing, because that is exactly how I love to write. Cheers! ❤


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