A celebrity magician. A radio DJ. Both Libra girls. Both driven by a hungry desire for adventure, and a very lusty yearning to see the world. BFFs (Best Friends Forever) as different as night and day, twelve years apart but fundamentally like two peas in a pod.
Ning aka ‘Magic Babe’ is Singapore’s first professional female magician & escape artist, a recipient of the prestigious Merlin Award (International Magicians Society), and world record holder. A graduate from the School of Film & Media Studies, she’s also received the Right Angle scholarship for excellence in writing and was inducted into her alma mater’s inaugural Hall of Fame. This FHM cover girl is also a closet domestic goddess with dreams of learning the fine art of French patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, so she can one day open a social enterprise cafe.
Pam is a radio DJ cum talk show host, published writer, and former deputy editor of a magazine. A recipient of four journalism awards, her passion lies in giving voices to people’s stories. A graduate of English, she also holds a masters degree in Psychology. Work aside, Pam is a self-confessed, die-hard foodie who gleefully documents her food trails online. At age 8, she was bitten by her daddy’s travel bug, and has since been in a trance to see the world. Pam is also a clueless, often amused, mum of two energetic little boys. A little known interesting fact is that Pam also plays the drums!
Different as we may be in career and circumstance, we’re in sync in almost every other way. Funny thing is, people ask if we’re sisters all the time.
We love to write. We love to travel. We love to eat. We love to help people. We love life. And for some unexplainable reason, whenever we get together, sparks fly (literally) and things happen.
We’ve been involved in a 10km/h police car chase in Singapore, a near-death experience in Hanoi where our organs were almost sold for trade, almost boiled alive in a traditional Japanese onsen in Takayama, experienced a sleepless night in a haunted Vietnamese hotel, nibbled to near-death by hunger-starved bugs (who must have thought they landed on an all-you-can-eat buffet) in Siem Reap. And why yes, we get hit on a lot by guys. When we’re together.
Then over brunch one day, we were hit by a sudden brainwave. You know, the kind where glowing light-bulbs go “TING!” right above our heads…
Why not embark on a fun writing project (complete with loads of rich photos & crazy videos) to document our zany adventures together, around the world?
So, here it is… our shared writing project where we passionately share the beautiful, positive gems that life has to offer. Two paths converging into one awesome roller-coaster ride. A brand new exciting chapter in both our lives and we’ve a sneaky feeling it’s gonna take us places, and on adventures beyond our wildest dreams.
Join us, buckle up and hang on tight (a tip – don’t drink soda through a straw when reading our blog because trust us, it really smarts when you snort it up your nose laughing). You’ll enjoy the ride of The Adventures of 2 Girls 😉
7 Jan 2011 update:
Awesome news!!!!!!!!! Marshall Cavendish International will be publishing our book next year. They’re really excited about 2 BFFs, both Singapore media personalities, dropping everything and traveling the world for 9 months 🙂
There’s gonna be so much interesting stories we’d be able to tell from all our adventures! We’ll be backpacking from this March till November, so do check our blog for updates and Facebook page too!
Meanwhile, for full details, please read our newly created page about Our Project *grin*
19 Jan 2011 update:
Sponsorship is coming in!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s such a blessing that people see value in this project and are pitching in to help us in their areas for this 9-month long travel/ writing project!
For more info, please check out the newly created Our Sponsors page. At this point of time, the March to November 2011 route seems to be America-Canada-France-Japan!
Do check our blog often for updates 😉