How supportive has your family been in the transition to full-time artist?
Honestly, my family back home in Malaysia do not know what I do for a living now. I keep this under wraps from them and only let them know a rough description of it. As a matter of fact, I kept this hidden from a majority of people that I know unless they happened to stumble upon my LinkedIn account. The reason I do this is because I do not want any of their negative comments, remarks, or energy to spoil what I'm building for myself. In the past, I tried sharing certain parts of me and from the response, in short, it taught me to be cautious of sharing to the point of not sharing at all. In some ways I had to reinvent and introduce myself to a whole new audience. I really appreciate the love, support and positive response that I receive.