About the Author


Hi! ❤

My name is Ortolana Clare & I'm a Malaysian blogger.
I was born in Sandakan, Sabah (yes, that's where all the orangutans are) on the 17th of October ♎. 
I currently live, work and play in Kuala Lumpur and have been here since 2010!
As the youngest in my family, I receive lots of love from both my parents and my 4 older brothers. (#spoiled haha)

Some facts about me:
⬥ I can't eat spicy food (Update: I can now!)
⬥ I'm allergic to shellfish (Update: I CAN NOW TOO)
⬥ I love tea (even herbal teas)
⬥ I can draw (not very well but you can follow my art IG 😝)
⬥ I have a Shopee store where I sell my art 
⬥ I can play the ukulele (also not very well)
⬥ I speak 5 different languages (English, Malay, Kadazan, Japanese and Korean) >> Add some Cantonese now thanks to my husband
⬥ I love kaiju (Godzilla & Mothra ftw)
⬥ I love travelling (I want this to be my job one day) > Update: I wanna sell my art for a living now
⬥ I love zombie movies (I've watched all kinds... Even movies about zombie beavers)
⬥ I used to work at Starbucks (I know the difference between a latte and cappuccino woo!)
⬥ I dream in colour and mumble in my sleep


My Unhealthy Obsessions include:

▽ Pacific Rim (I've watched this movie at least 50x not the 2nd one tho ew)
Tarot & Witchcraft (totally still Catholic tho)
Paranormal Stuff *insert X-files theme here* 👽
▽ Vlogging, creating content on my socials
▽ My cats
▽ My husband

Why I started this blog:
I used to blog actively when I was in high school and secondary school but I stopped abruptly when I arrived in KL to study. There were too many things to do, people to meet, and things to see that I completely abandoned my blog. It has gone into the giant Internet recycle bin in the sky, but I'm sure you can still read my ramblings on Web Archive.

Anyway, I started again (sometime in August 2016) after watching a colleague and now good friend, Iday of Sayaiday blog every day. It looked like a lot of fun and spoiler, it is. So, I decided to give it a go again. 

Now, I wish I started sooner. haha

What I blog about:
I blog about a whole bunch of random things including my travel adventures, my recommendations (for food, accommodation, etc), and travel tips.
I also do lots of reviews for movies, TV shows, cafes, and restaurants.
However, you'll also find a bunch of off-topic posts about things such as art or hobbies (Postcrossing & Tarot) that I want to share. 

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If you want to work with me, email me at;
ortolanaclare@gmail.com

Or, you can also reach me on my:

or through the other socials on my blog :)

Thanks for taking the time to find out more about me!

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