About Lastrina

(As at Mar 31, 2014)

30th April 2014. Swing Swing. Lorong Buangkok. Singapore's last village. Photo credit: Herlina Jumahat.

30th March 2014.
Swing Swing.
Lorong Buangkok. Singapore’s last village.
Photo credit: Herlina Jumahat.

Using the 5W1H questions to share a bit more about me.

1) Who is Nor Lastrina Hamid?

I was born at the National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore, on 19th January 1989. I am the eldest of four siblings.

Education wise, I went to Jin Tai Primary School (1996-2001), Commonwealth Secondary School (2002-2005), Jurong Junior College (2006-2007), SIM Global Education-RMIT University (2010-2013). My sister asked me what happened between 2008-2009.. Well I was under the SIM Global Education-University of London programme where I think I passed only 2.5 units out of 4 units, and I thought to myself that UK programme was not for me. I waited it out to join the Australian programme the year after.

With regards to writing, from 1st July 2010 to 23rd January 2012, I used to write at the Blogger account http://rinalim-zuihou.blogspot.sg/ I have since stopped writing at that blog. The accompanying Vimeo account http://vimeo.com/rinalimzuihou started on 5th April 2011 is still active. For as long as I can remember, I also have had  http://norlastrinahamid.blogspot.sg/ but there is no posts there as I was keeping the account for its namesake.

I am present on LinkedIn, Flickr, Couchsurfing and Vimeo and less active on Google+, this Vimeo and Run Keeper.

2) What exactly does Lastrina do?

This is a tough question. Basically, I can tell you I was organising events and facilitating, and was (and am) attached to certain environment related groups in Singapore.  You can have a look at my experience in the sub-menu under this main tab.

Right now, I am in this phase of life where I have decided I need to take a break from it all and be less active as compared to how it has been the past five years.

3) Where can I find Lastrina?

To be updated later..

4) When did Lastrina last went to the gym?

For the life of me, I cannot remember.

5) Why did Lastrina start this blog?

It took a while for me to convince myself on the need for me to start this blog.

On 31st March 2014, I created norlastrinahamid.wordpress. com with the intention of deleting my Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/norlastrinahamid and Twitter account https://twitter.com/norlastrina I may just end up being less active on them.

On why I am leaving Facebook and Twitter: Aside from the changes in layout and privacy setting which confuses and irritates me sometimes.. I feel that I do not need 1625 friends nor 389 followers. We may appear on each other’s News Feed and we may “Like” each other’s posts. However, I feel there is not enough genuine engagement in doing all that. What I need is people who are really interested in my writing and work and those who would make the effort to go outside the more convenient social media networking sites to get in touch with me.

On why I am moving to WordPress: I feel that having this site will allow me to record my experiences and share my stories in a more systematic way. I can always search for what I wrote previously- I cannot do that on Facebook. This site is a platform to express myself freely without having that “triggered” or “obligated” feeling to share certain posts. Whatever I write in here, is an illustration of my own curated thoughts. If you enjoy reading them, or have something to say about them, please do let me know. Always appreciate a meaningful exchange.

I am taking the next four weeks to transit from Facebook and Twitter and into WordPress. I will be picking out selected photos from Facebook to be shared here. The rest will be deleted. Let’s see how it goes on 30th April 2014.

This blog was made public on 7th April 2014. I chose to “Discourage search engines from indexing this site” though.

On 8th November (that’s 7 months later), I decided to “Allow search engines to index this site”.

6) How would Lastrina describe herself?

Personally, I describe myself as an introvert who is interested in the outdoors and spending time doing nature walks. That said, when I do get interested in something or someone, I may spend a long time interacting with the situation or the person. I also love exploring new places.

I am still trying to figure out myself. Enjoying this adventure wherever it may lead me.

Lots of Love
Lastrina

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