Hi, I’m Liane Chan! It’s a pleasure to meet you!
I’m a Webmaster, writer, photographer, videographer, and social media enthusiast. I live in Southern California and have also lived in San Francisco, where my family is.
About my blog
This blog is about music, art, fashion, beauty, technology, and whatever is on my mind. I enjoy online shopping and reviewing interesting and useful products. I also throw in the occasional movie or TV show review if I see one worth mentioning.
Writing and Photography
For current and past work info, please visit my portfolio. I currently contribute to Torched Magazine and Backseat Mafia and just search my name “Liane Chan”. I’ve written reviews (and occasionally taken photos) for various websites (The Scenestar, In Music We Trust, MishMash Magazine, Losing Today, Examiner.com, AXS). I’ve taken and posted thousands of photos on Instagram and Flickr and have a lot of concert videos on YouTube, but I’m more of a spectator wanting to share my experiences.
I’m available for new projects. My work includes web production, design, and development (site migration, site maintenance and e-commerce integration) at Metro Los Angeles, Hulu, So Cal Gas Company, and SuperMedia. For more info on my background and professional experience, check out my portfolio.
Something I would love to do more in my professional work is fuse my love of content creation and social media into an area of interest, like music, fashion, beauty, or even mobile games. I don’t feel any of my past experience really reflects the things I’m most passionate about, so it would be nice to try to get into those fields.
I originally studied psychology at UCLA and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2002, with a minor in Classical Civilizations. I also had a strong interest in Anthropology and East Asian Languages and Cultures, which lead me to study Japanese and Mandarin Chinese (one of the native languages of my mom’s side). However, I’m not great at retaining and learning multiple languages, so my current level of any of those is very basic.
Working on websites was an interest that began in high school thanks to an ROP class in Web Design, but never manifested until after college when I used my BRMC obsession to create a fan website for them. In 2009, I continued my studies in Web Design and added courses in Game Design at Fullerton College, receiving certificates for both in 2010 and earning up a Joyce Morton Scholarship for Women in Technology.
My current interests are in Search Engine Optimization, learning React.js, and Cybersecurity. I’m also tempted to go to Beauty school and learn to color other people’s hair because I find it extremely fun and interesting. However, I don’t know if it’s as enjoyable as doing my own coloring, so for now I remain a DIY enthusiast.
Personal and Leisure Time
I manage multiple Social Media accounts for personal purposes, occasionally sponsored by Influenster, Intellifluence, and Surkus. I accept guest posts, though I thoroughly review content for how useful it is to me and my readers. In my spare time, I enjoy playing mobile games and online passive games. I also enjoy going to concerts and trips with friends.
I’m currently raising a young kitten (who is already cat sized) so my priorities are more in properly caring for this dear cat and taking as many photos and videos that my phone will allow. In the past, I’ve enjoyed knitting and crocheting, drawing, and painting, and occasionally playing piano. My skills in all are rusty, but I think I still remember how!
For other webmasters/WordPress users: my current theme is Point by MyThemeShop (a theme I liked so much, I’ve used it for years and keep going back to it), the background image is from a Tokidoki Mimobot USB drive.