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I am Terry. I love taking photos, dabbing with design and cycling recreationally in my free time. I am, however, mostly a PhD student in the field of molecular biology, stationed in the beautiful city of Aarhus, Denmark.


Origins

Born in the hustle and bustle of a busy maternity ward in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, I spent the first 12 years of my life living on the sunny peninsula of the southeast Asian country.

When I turned 13, I moved to Singapore in pursuit of a better, meritocratic education system and away from my home country's unfortunate codified, legal and race-based counterpart. Racial discrimination is still a real issue plaguing Malaysia today. For the next ten years I lived in Singapore, picking up web design in high school and photography in college. I ironically forged ahead with my scientific education, eventually earning my bachelor's degree in biological sciences with Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

During my penultimate year of university education, I was lucky enough to earn a spot in Aarhus University, Denmark, as an exchange student. After my brief five-month stint with the university, I absolutely fell in love — be it the Scandinavian country, the small but complete city of Aarhus or my future workplace and laboratory.

I took the leap of faith and registered for the PhD program offered by the department of molecular biology and genetics, and had the dumb luck of being accepted.

What happens from here onwards is an open book with the ending still awaiting to be written.