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    Andreas Linder

    Andreas Linder

    What is there to say about me?

    Here I could write an essay easily, but if the answer is going to be shorter, then I’m thinking to myself… tricky question.

    Once upon a time…
    I can start by telling that I’m at the present moment 30+ years old and I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, or rather 20-200 minutes drive from the city center, depending on traffic. I’m originally a Computer Graphics Artist, but life has it’s funny twists and now I work as a branding manager for a Swedish company. The lord works in mysterious ways… Since I was born 1974 in Gothenburg, Sweden, astrologers tells me I’m a Virgo but with the moon in Scorpio. The Chinese calendar on the other hand says I’m a tiger of the element wood.

    Swedish Winter

    Swedish Winter

    I am a geek, yes I admit, but a not so average one.
    I DO love tech gadgets and you can find me totally absorbed in a new hand phone, trying to figure out the functions. I can be oblivious to the outside world when I’m figuring out how WordPress works or when I’m on the roll on a new design project. I also love playing computer games, a passion I have had since the age of 7. However, I’m a romantic and an adventurer and I love partying as much as a quiet movie night in the sofa or a trip to some new place I haven’t seen. Recently I have begun thinking of myself as an open minded explorer on many planes.

    The documented story, short version.
    I guess I could write all this on my CV page, but well… it is also part of my story. After high school I first tried Chemistry in Uni for a couple of years, and found out it’s really not for me. I even tried Medical school for a bit before I decided to let go. Then I worked odd jobs for a while until I realized that maybe I should try to work with something I am really interested in doing. Since I love games and computer graphics well… it sort of seemed the obvious choice to pursue that type of career. So I took a few certs, then I went to Japan to finish my first diploma in Virtual Reality engineering. After few jobs in Sweden in a shaky IT environment and a round of working in UK in the gaming industry I took my bachelor’s degree in Sweden. It was after this that I decided to take a vacation in Asia before starting my career in London. At least so I planned…

    Dressed 4 Chinese New Year

    Dressed 4 Chinese New Year

    Born in Sweden, but in love with Asia.
    Ever since I lived in Japan 1999 it rocked me out of the safe Swedish cradle and made me want to see more of the world. Europe was OK of course, but after visiting Singapore I got too tempted to try my wings there. I got the idea from an expatriate danish friend of mine that has been living there for about 6 years. After trying it myself I found I literally loved it… now I’ve been living in Asia since 2006 and never regretted it.¬† I have been fortunate enough to get a job with a Swedish company as a branding manager and e-commerce business developer. Lucky me you ask? Well, the headquarters is in Gothenburg, Sweden, but the branch I’m working in is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This means I still visit Sweden more often than before but I get to stay and work where I want to be. Yup, I don’t plan on leaving Malaysia anytime soon. I suspect that I will be staying here for a very long time, a decision quite easily made when I discovered what life in Malaysia is all about.

    Feel free to read my blog about my life and experiences here and maybe, just maybe, you will understand what made me decide to stay in Malaysia. Happy reading. ^^

    /Andreas L