About Jenxi Seow

Welcome to where I share my thoughts and opinions.

I started this blog to be a test bed for my web design experiments. It has evolved into a platform where I share my musings. It has seen many iterations since 2002, but one thing remains constant over the past 20 years: my journey of self-discovery.

An aspiring artist and author. I enjoy creating with my imagination. The possibilities are endless if you tear down the boundaries around your mind.

“Beauty is not a word. It’s a world. See the world through my eyes as I strive to record a legacy that would last long after I’m gone.”

–Jenxi Seow

My literary exploration wanders through the wuxia world of Jin Yong’s novels. These Chinese works have much potential for exploration in English literature. Adventures in the Western-styled of fantasy happen occasionally too. I have an inexplicable craze for anything related to Gundam and mecha. A heavy user of gadgets and an avid reader of tech news, I have co-founded BakingPixel to share my opinions.

I collect photo books of notable photographers to learn through studying their works. The art of photography is something I need to slowly learn to appreciate and develop my style. My portfolio has a collection of my photography works.

I have three dogs, Xiaobao the poodle, Leica the corgi, and Chewy the golden retriever. They are a constant reminder of how blessed and loved I am.

After teaching myself HTML, I published my first webpages on Geocities in 1999. Since 2004, I have been building websites as a freelancer and with ten years of experience under my belt, I have co-founded RubyCoded to offer high quality web design services.

I co-founded CheeseFlow and lead a team of creatives in Shenzhen with the mission of bringing good products to the international market. We do this by helping brands with brand strategy, design, marketing, and after-sales service.

Strong opinions, weakly held

Here’s a public record of my views, inspired by Devon Zuegel. I’m a staunch believer that we should be passionate about our opinions, but show even more enthusiasm to challenge and change them.

  • I want to be mindful of my life. I’ve gone on autopilot for certain parts of my life and while there’s no point in regretting, I don’t want it to happen again
  • I want to be vulnerable. Being vulnerable makes me authentic. This is how I can connect better with others. Cocooning myself in a shell makes me pretentious and I’ll loose the chance to find a kindred spirit.
  • I will keep learning because I know there is a lot I don’t know.
  • I will always be ready to share what I’ve learnt with others who I think will benefit from or be interested in it.
  • I try to be present when I’m with others. I don’t let myself be distracted, unless it is a real emergency that requires my immediate attention. If that is the case, explain the situation and apologise.
  • I let people know when they have done something that helped me a lot. I don’t want to not have the chance to do so, or only express myself when it no longer matters.
  • I will avoid being negative. I have been toxic at a certain point in my life. Everyone has their problems to deal with in life and don’t deserve to share mine.
    • That said, I there are a few people in my life whom I know are always there for me. I know I can share my negative thoughts, as long as I ask for permission first. They are the ones who I know will be honest and say no if they are not ready for a toxic dump.
    • This is different from hiding struggles from my friends. I’m very transparent with my struggles and being vulnerable means they know I want them to be there for me. They know I will be there for them too.
  • Likewise, I will not let toxic people in my life. Life is too short to be wasted on such people. The naysayers. The pretenders. The false friends.
  • I will be very selective with the people I spend my time with. Our time is limited. Only spend time with those who matter.
  • Don’t argue with fools. Smile and nod. Move along.

My interests

  • Street photography
  • Writing
  • Drawing
  • Durian
  • Storytelling, be it written, spoken, or visual
  • Wuxia
  • Gundam and most mecha anime
  • Typography
  • Web design
  • Branding
  • Chinese culture and history
  • Translating Chinese to English, to promote Chinese culture, history, and traditions
  • Music, piano and guitar
  • Video production
  • Graphic design

Connect with me

Twitter: jenxi

Instagram: https://instagram.com/jayjenxi/

Weibo: Jenxi 萧晨熙

Tumblr: https://jenxi.tumblr.com/

DeviantArt: https://jenxi.deviantart.com/

WordPress: https://jenxi.wordpress.com/

Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/jenxi/