About Me

Hello, my name is Denise!

Growing up, I’ve had many variations of my name’s pronunciation. To avoid confusion, you can start with “the niece” or “the knees”, whichever floats your boat. It will catch on eventually. You can call me “nise” for short or you might already know me from my online moniker, “themissnise”. Contrary to popular belief that Denise means “goddess of wine”, I am in fact quite averse to all forms of alcohol, making me a living irony. I am based in the crazy mess that is Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Faith is an integral part of my life and so you will find that many of my personal musings will circle around this topic. My unique Peranakan-Chinese heritage has influenced me to become a curious creative.

I’ve been writing since 2007, which if you think about it now is a really long time. Having my own website was a dream I had since I was 15-years-old so when I finally took the plunge in 2015, I knew in my gut that it was the right thing to do. That’s how THEMISSNISE  was born. While this space started off predominantly for my fashion and beauty escapades, I have come to the conclusion that my favourite pieces are those that come from the heart. So, my roots lie in the art of storytelling. My other passions include food, shopping, travel, and basically anything Korean and Japanese.

After graduating from law school, I worked as a fashion and lifestyle writer for a little online magazine before switching it up to the world of corporate branding in an internationally-acclaimed Malaysian conglomerate. I know, what an adventure. These days, I’m busy learning the ropes of the aviation industry as a copywriter and content creator. And if you must know one last thing about me, it would be that I have a deep hatred for bean sprouts. This is mainly a useless piece of information but I suppose that in life, it’s always better to know than to live in ignorance.

Happy reading!

Nise xx