The name Cheesetal was coined more than ten years ago out of mere jest, and eventually became the catchy online moniker that I have today. I decided to redefine my way of writing with this space after spending a decade blogging on a different platform, where a younger (read: hormonal and angsty) version of myself used to express in words what I was incapable of speaking.

Say Cheese, Tal is a platform dedicated to my international travels and the beauty that New Zealand has to offer since it is where I am primarily based. I write mostly what I feel like, photograph images that I’d like to remember and hopefully through my efforts of defying my goldfish memory, you will also be inspired to see the world in your own ways. 

Once in a while, if you’re (un)lucky, you might come across the rare verbal spews of my personal lamentations that are significant enough to be archived here.

If you ever bump into me on the street, you can call me Crystal.

I am that average girl who enjoys her coffee on a Saturday morning while people-watching, or writing, or reading. I spend a lot of time bouncing between leading a mundane life and planning my next adventure, and this cycle has been on a repeat for as long as I can remember; I wouldn’t have it any other way.

In one way or another, I hope this space relates to you and leaves enough of an impression to make you want to come back, always.