My name is Chrissy Phoong, a Malaysian Chinese whose mother tongue is, ironically, Malay. And, this is my blog.

I named it “The Surfing Butterfly” because well, for one thing, I wanted a unique name without any numbers. More importantly, I wanted something that was meaningful. Meaningful to me at least.

A butterfly caught in the toughest of storms have to “surf” through it for survival. Similarly, our lives are as fragile as a butterfly’s, but we can weather through anything if we keep going at it. Living is not easy, but it’s very possible to live life with happiness.

That’s the purpose of my blog, by the way: To record my search for meaning and happiness.

No person in this world have the same memories because each of us sees the world differently. We interpret the world differently too. We find different meanings in our lives and we live life our own way.

I seek for meaning in everything I do: The books I read, the movies (and serials) I watch, the youth groups and causes I support for, the work I do, the places I go to. Some might not be relevant to me now (I still don’t know how my bioengineering degree can relate to my interests), but I like to think that one day, all these knowledge I’ve accumulated will click to become something special.

But, before that time comes, I will write.

I write because I want to remember what I’ve learned.

I write because I want to share what I’ve learned.


I write because I want to inspire myself and maybe others to keep learning.

Because you would never know which piece of knowledge is the essential one that’ll click everything together.