Cupcake in Paris Montage Hi! I’m Felicia. I live in Sunny Singapore –  a little island nation in South-East Asia so small, there’s usually an arrow (or a red dot) on the map pointing to its exact location. But as the saying goes, good things come in small packages, and I love it here!

South-East Asia Singapore Map

Professionally, I am a strategic planner and marketer for a tech company. My experience and interests include strategic planning, marketing strategy, business development, communications, public relations, events management, branding, technology, innovation and start-ups.

In my personal life, I use my marketing skills and creativity to inspire others to get off their couch and into a full life! I enjoy hearing stories, telling stories and encouraging others to have stories of their own to tell.

what’s the purpose of this blog?

I started this blog in November 2015, 3 years after joining the ‘working world’. As I sunk deeper into adulthood, I found it harder to stay true to my idea of happiness with the collective noise of everyone else’s idea of happiness louder than mine.

One morning – despite not being a morning person – I had an epiphany that happiness happens for us when we learn how to hit ‘pause’ and ‘play’ in our lives. As much as we tell ourselves we want a simple life, let’s be real, there’s really no such thing as a simple life. But, if we just make the time to ‘pause’ more and ‘play’ more, life becomes simple-er. The ways you and I ‘pause’ and the ways you and I ‘play’ are different, but I believe it leads us down the same path to happiness. Most importantly, remember – Just because you’re an adult with a full-time job, does not mean life has to be boring and uninspiring.

I created this blog for one simple purpose, to document the ways I ‘pause’ and ‘play’ in my life, and I dedicate this space to promoting Pause + Play as the foundation of a life well-lived. 

And that’s how Pause + Play was born

what’s your goal with the blog?

I just want you to be the happiest person you can be by discovering ways to ‘pause’ and ‘play’ in your life.

This goal may sound selfish, but others can’t be happy being around someone who is unhappy.

Each day, if I’m lucky, I’ll have 10-20 minutes to hop on BlogLovin’ to read my favorite blogs. I want to be inspired and uplifted in those 10-20 minutes of browsing. I hope this blog will do something like that for you too. I strive to make this place feel like an escape from daily stress, a place where people can come for a fun break during their busy day for a quick re-charge. I write about travel, relationships, design and growth. At the same time, I try not to shy away from the tougher parts of life that require us to be vulnerable.

who should read this blog?

Pause + Play is a personal & lifestyle blog for mindful millennials…

who believe in the simplest of pleasures and living in the moment.
who treasure experiences and fill their life with stories to tell, not stuff to show.
who strive for personally meaningful success, not socially-approved achievements.
who value wisdom over smarts, authenticity over perfection.
who are ever-growing, ever-changing, ever-learning.
who want happiness, success and adventure in life.

This is for you. Let’s mindfully work in more ‘pause’ and ‘play’ moments in our lives together.


“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just being.” – Eckhart Tolle


I write for myself and this blog is for my creative health, but having readers like you is an awesome bonus that makes my day! Thank you for following along.

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I would also love to hear from you, so feel free to email me at feliciachiaxl {at} gmail {dot} com with any questions, comments, requests for a certain type of post or content, or just to say hi.