SHI

Cook & Twitch Streamer

Hi everyone! My name is Shi and I'm just your casual NYER vibing through life! In all seriousness, I studied  Hospitality Management (Culinary-focused) and now I shake pans for a living and I love it. Besides from doing what I love at work, I stream on Twitch for fun and I create content like vlogs that I film, edit, and upload to my YouTube channel! The little things that make my heart skip a beat are eating, traveling, photography, video-editing, and of course, cooking.

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Q&A With Shi

What is your source of inspiration?

The first and main source of inspiration in my life was always my dad. He is someone I've always looked up to since I was young - extremely hardworking, never complains and is flawless in his passion. My dad is a retired veteran from the food industry - he has worked in notable restaurants as the front of the house before but has also juggled through the kitchen. I heard he's a fantastic server but I like to call him a retired sushi chef because that sounds cooler. He's also taught me many lessons in life - to be humble, to be patient. He is my inspiration.

What are your goals in life?

My goals in life? I want to enjoy life without regrets. But in terms of my passion, I think it would be cool to open my own Malaysian food spot - whether it'd be a food truck, café or a smaller casual restaurant. I was born in Malaysia but immigrated to the US at a very young age and while I have specks of memories of when I was back in Malaysia, the disconnect I have with my culture hits hard. Ever since I realized that, I made it my mission to revisit my culture's food to learn and transfer that knowledge into a food establishment here! Because food is a universal language, it will be my way of showcasing and highlighting how awesome Malaysian culture really is!

What do you want to be remembered for?

This is a hard question. It's something I never really thought about but if I can be remembered as someone who has cooked you a good meal, I'd be happy with that.

What does FREESTYLE mean to you?

One of my favorite animals is a bird and that's what freestyle reminds me of. Birds remind me of freedom - they can fly to anywhere in the world and it seems like their world is limitless. But you know what? It's the same for us. No matter how different your path is - your goals, your dreams and your values are. I think that freestyle encourages us to pursue our dreams and supports us no matter how different our journeys are. Don't let the differences weigh you down, it is what makes each of our journey so special. "If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down".

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