Hello, I’m Yu Jia. That rhymes with Julia. No, I am not 21, but 2 and 1 are the tones of Yu and Jia when pronounced in Mandarin.

I write poems and code, make photographs and food. I am a cat and dog person.

Born in Singapore, studied in France (applied math + comp. sci.), briefly interned in Tunisia (2 months with Linagora Tunisie) and Canada (4 months at Polytechnique Montréal).

I speak English, 中文, Français; would like to speak Arab and Malay.

I am a Christian, though not one by dint of family tradition – I believe that the bible is trustworthy and that the claims of Jesus Christ about Himself in the gospels were true. Here is a list of churches I have worshiped in for a significant amount of time around the world.

Comme Elle Baroude is where I try to remember my travels. I have also written for Travelettes and We Are Travel Girls, and been featured on HuffPost Maghreb.

All photos are my own unless otherwise stated.