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Korean in Malaysia

28 Nov
I am a PhD student

I am a PhD student. Watch my video in Korean (below) talking about life as a PhD student at Taylor’s University.

I am a Malaysianised Korean. There I said it! Honestly, it is something I am very proud of. I came here at a young age, in the middle of primary school, and I have ended up doing a PhD in Malaysia.

Living in Malaysia has shaped my way of thinking and given me an abundance of opportunities and great friends. My next stage of my life is to balance my studies together with my entrepreneurial ambitions.

I have volunteered for the Korean embassy before and in fact I have met the President.

I met and worked for the South Korean President Lee Myung Bak

I met and worked for the South Korean President Lee Myung Bak

I have started working with Korean entertainers. I recently flew to Seoul to help a friend bring over a korean dance group named Waveya!

Me backstage with Waveya on 27-Nov-12 as they perform in KL

Me backstage with Waveya on 27-Nov-12 as they perform in Scott Garden in KL

Maybe one day I can bring in some K-pop bands into Malaysia.

I just need to dream big and make things happen. Let’s go make things happen! Hwaiting! Saya boleh!


My Entrepreneurial Mindset

28 Nov
Jimmy Choo - I met him!

Jimmy Choo – I met him! I need to meet more of my heroes. Sir Richard Branson/Sheryl Sandberg where are you…?

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs

I never had the time, well maybe I never thought I had the time to write a blog.

It all started with a spark of inspiration which I stumbled upon in Melbourne this March. Up until today, I had been working in the lab just doing research.

I was ready to try new things, ready to go out there and show the world how capable I was, show myself that I could accomplish the many things that I dreamed of as a young girl growing up in Seoul then London then Seoul again and now Malaysia.

Really my whole life had been focused on studying and engaging in my academic studies in order to “achieve” better opportunities. However, since coming back from Melbourne I have realised the importance of connecting with people and making full use of the opportunities presented.

Starting a business and pursuing my dreams

My dream is to start a business or to work with someone who is like-minded in their entrepreneurial pursuits. For me, I have always been creative and I think that my ability to communicate and to listen allows me to focus on helping others solve problems.

Over the forthcoming months I have set my goal to humbly seek opportunities and to find my way in the business world. As Steve Jobs’ says “Don’t Settle”, I have every intention to follow a path of determination as well as diligence in order to pursue my dreams.

Today I am going to a Samsung event in KL. It’s a little bit hush hush but let’s see if I can build upon this opportunity.


21 Nov
Jessica Profile Image


Anyong! My name is Jessica Chae and I am a Korean living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have called Malaysia home for almost 17 years. I am studying a PhD in Biomedical Science focusing on cancer research. I created this blog to jot down my memories and adventures in this beautiful country of opportunities.


Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea – near where I live in Korea

I love to eat nasi lemak, shop at pasar malam with friends, watch football in the local kopitiam and meet new people. I speak a bit of Malay but have a lot of room for improvement.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - My country of residence for last 17 years

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – My country of residence for the last17 years

I want to build businesses and create new opportunities by meeting new people. Please follow my blog.

Terima Kasih 🙂