A little about me

Hello, world!  Welcome to my little corner of the internet where I occasionally share random thoughts, ramblings, and snippets of my life.  Explore these pages and you can learn a lot about me.  Here’s a little background just to get you started.

Malinee (which rhymes with martini) is a Thai name that means jasmine.  I’m a first generation American with Thai heritage (although for some reason people always seem to think I’m Filipino). Growing up as an Asian-American, I’ve learned to appreciate cultural differences.

Artist.  I’m a creative soul and I like to make things.  From drawing and painting to digital art to sewing and crafts, I like to play around and, sometimes, something new is born.  You can see many of my creations at my Malinee’s Playground website.

Musician.  As an active musician & performer, I consider myself a “dedicated hobbyist.”  I sing, play guitar and flute, and can occasionally be found performing in community theatre and opera productions. Check out the Musical Martini page for information about my current musical endeavors.

Geek.  What can I say?  I’m a fan of science fiction & fantasy, video games (especially RPGs), anime, and comic books.  I also recently* discovered the world of comic cons and cosplay – and I’m hooked!  *Okay, it has been years, but I was well into my adulthood so it seems recent.

Mom (and wife, sister, daughter, friend).  Many relationships shape my life, but being a parent has probably provided the most interesting, thought-provoking, and gratifying experiences.  I am the proud mother of a genderqueer (nonbinary) college student who also happens to have the variety of autism spectrum disorder commonly referred to as Asperger Syndrome.

Human.  An imperfect creature with passions, fears, hopes, doubts, and dreams.  I’m just doing my best.

Updated September 2016

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