About Por-Por’s Stories

This is a blog of personal family stories, inspired by my quest to learn more about my family’s history and to record and preserve it for future generations.

In sharing these stories, I hope to encourage others to seek out their own family narratives. Find out why family stories are important to me. 

About the Blog Writer

Yin F Lim is a Malaysian-born writer and editor based in Norwich, UK.

Having spent most of her professional life telling other people’s stories, Yin decided it was time to write her own. She completed an MA in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction at the University of East Anglia and is interested in food, family stories and the East/South East Asian migration experience. She is currently working on a book-length project about her maternal grandmother, who emigrated from China to Malaya as a mui tsai (bondmaid) in the early 20th century.

Yin’s creative non-fiction work has been published in Porridge magazine, Ghost Heart Literary Journal, American Writers Review’s Art in the Time of Covid-19 special issue and Hinterland magazine, where she is a contributing editor. Her writing has also appeared in several anthologies including Who are we now? A collection of true stories about Brexit and Suffragette Stories.

Yin began her journalism career in Malaysia writing business news and lifestyle features for The Star, an English-language national daily.  She also worked for The Edge Malaysia business weekly for 12 years where she was founding editor of Personal Money, Malaysia’s leading personal finance magazine. She was a UK-based columnist with The Edge Singapore for eight years until 2016. Yin currently works part-time managing editorial content for a tech startup.

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