About

If in doubt, tree.

Creative storyteller of life’s little mysteries.

Specialities

  • Digital & Social Media
  • Writing (Blogs, Copy & Creative)
  • Travel Writing
  • Design (Print, Web & Graphic)
  • Marketing (Digital & Print)

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Hello, I’m Leonie and I like to create things. 

I like to write and document the little mysteries in life. I like to put thoughts to paper and create things out of emotions, experiences and ideas. I make YouTube videos documenting my life’s adventures and mishaps. I share my experiences and thoughts through the digital medium in the hopes of inspiring, motivating and invoking positive change in my viewers. My aspiration is to live a life worth writing about. 

I love to travel and encounter beautiful places. My happy place is Norway and I am besotted with Scandinavian culture. Jag lär mig svenska (I’m learning Swedish) with the help of TV shows like Melodifestivalen and of course, Mattias, my partner-in-crime. Many would know us as being that couple in the long-distance-relationship, but distance doesn’t even begin to define our relationship. Je peux parler français aussi (I can speak French too) at an intermediate level. My love for European things is best illustrated by my absolutely crazy obsession with the Eurovision Song Contest. Jon Ola Sand, if you ever read this, please hire me, I would be a great asset to Eurovision.

I’m a graduate at the University of Technology, Sydney with a combined bachelor’s degree in Communication (Information and Media) and in International Studies (French). I also sub-majored in Environmental Studies. I went on a one-year in-country study to Switzerland in 2014 which more or less changed my perspective on life. 

At the end of the day, I’m just another human being trying to find happiness and purpose in the mystery that is life. 

F.A.Q.

What nationality/ethnicity are you?

I’m Australian. I was born in Malaysia and moved to Sydney when I was 3 months old. My parents are Malaysian/Chinese.

Are you and Mattias still together?

Yep.

How did you and Mattias meet?

I stumbled upon his YouTube channel one insomnia-filled night in 2012 and decided to send him a tweet. You can read about our encounter and story ~here~

Can you give me advice for my long distance relationship?

I have a YouTube series called The LDR Chronicles which you can check out and I often write about LDRs on my blog. I also try my best to reply to messages which people send me through social media when I get the chance. 

How many languages do you speak/understand?

English if my first language. I can speak intermediate French and am learning basic Swedish. I can understand Mandarin and Foochow.

What did you study?

I studied a combined Bachelor’s degree in Communications (Information and Media) and in International Studies (French, Switzerland). I also sub-majored in Environmental Studies.

How do you get to travel so much?

In 2014 I went to Switzerland for a year as part of my university degree in International Studies. I saved up a lot of money in order to travel around as much of Europe as I could. Studying abroad is a really great way to travel the world in a care-free manner and I would recommend it to any student who is thinking about going on exchange or studying overseas. 

Aside from that, travelling is a hobby of mine and it’s high on my life’s priorities because you learn so much from it. When you want something, you put aside time and money in order to attain it, and that’s what I do when it comes to travel. 

What camera equipment and editing software do you use?

– For vlogs I use my Sony DSC-RX100 III compact camera.
– For photos I use my compact camera but more recently I’ve just been using my Google Pixel.
– For quality produced videos and photos, I use either my Canon 60D or Canon 5D.
– I’m not well-versed in camera lenses, so I’m gonna give that a miss.
– I have a Zhiyun Crane 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for them sweet shots.
– I do all my content editing with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro are my most used in the suite).