Vancouver-based fashion, lifestyle, and art blogger. Half Singaporean, half German, and 100% Canadian. I take my inspiration from the West Coast spirit, and my ethnic background.

I have been a teacher for over ten years, and have decided to put my love of language to use via this blog. Combining language, art, and style, this blog is a journey of who I am.

The nature and beauty of my city reflects in everything I do. In my style, in my art, in my writing. Interspersed are the touches that forever remain from my travels around the world. Ever evolving, I always strive to remain true to myself.


I write because I love it. Words are free, and they soar with wings unbound from my mind to my fingers. And then they travel great miles to reach your eyes. Here are the stories that I have to share. They stem from my observations, my experiences, my joys, my anguish, and my pure love of writing. They describe, they explain, they argue, they laugh, they cry. They are for you.

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  1. I honestly don’t know what it is about your writing… I read your last post and something happened. I couldn’t stop reading. The only way I can discribe how it feels, is…

    For me anyway, what you write is a liquid melody for my eyes and my mind’s curiosity.

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. πŸ™‚


  2. Thanks for the follow. I’ve yet to read your posts properly but your opening line “I write because I love it” sold it to me. I look forward to reading more πŸ™‚


  3. What a wonderful gift. You’re certainly in it for the right reasons πŸ˜‰ . And you’re an amazing writer. I look forward to reading more!


  4. You’re welcome and thank you for “liking” many of my posts and now following. It is my pleasure to follow you back. Our mutual love of words should take us to some very interesting places. I look forward to reading more from you!


  5. I appreciate how you share your passion for writing in such a sweet and succinct way.
    Thank you for following “A Way With Words.” My joy in writing is made more complete when people read what I’ve written an even more as they respond.

    I write chiefly on faith and mental illness, but am known to dabble in other subjects, stories, and poems. If you have any particular requests, please let me know.

    I pray you are blessed in your life and writing, as you are a blessing to others.

    Tony Roberts


  6. Hi, Christine! Thank you for visiting my blog, “teleportingweena” and the follow. I’m returning the compliment and following yours…I read a couple of your stories already, and I do like them very much! Will be reading more! Thanks, again! Wishing you well!


    • My pleasure!

      I never thought I’d be able to draw or paint or anything. And I still have a long way to go, but you can definitely do it! Try Alfonso Dunn’s youtube tutorials on gesture drawing. Explains the science behind it, and makes it easy for anyone to do!


  7. Thank you so much Christine for deciding to follow The Call of the Pen I hope you won’t be disappointed with what you read. I almost forgot to post this comment after I became caught up reading some of your flash fiction πŸ˜€ I had decided not to follow any more blogs because of time constraints, but after reading three of your stories… ~sigh~


  8. Hello πŸ™‚
    Thank you for putting a like on my short story. First time writing and putting it on the web so it was special. Thank you πŸ™‚


  9. Dear Christine, thanks for following me at Grandy’s Landing. I’ve just taken a turn around your site and feel refreshed for it. You have a light touch, which I like. Will follow you too now.


  10. Thanks for the like/follow!

    I really enjoyed your short piece “Seeing.” You created a very compelling dynamic between the two characters in such a limited space. I wanted more.


  11. Well Ms. Christine, thank you for stopping by and now following me. Outside the virtual world people following me would cause me extreme paranoia, but here it seems to be alright. I have read some of your writing, looked at some of your photos and know in the little time I have right now it is not sufficient to give your blog the attention it deserves. But, suffice it to say I will be back to read more and more. One thing I might suggest to add even more would to be start publishing phoetry. Phoetry is writing a poem and then taking a photograph that aptly reflects that poem, then combine them into one. The few I have accomplished have been well received.
    Sincerely, The Rural Iowegian


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