Who is Ryan Chew?
Ryan Chew is a perfectionist because he always pay attention to every little and minor detail around him and always making sure things go according to what he wishes for. He is also an “Optometrist”, an eyecare practitioner who checks eyes of patients everyday. He spends his leisure time hopping cafes around the town and being an avid food/ coffee/ and portrait instagrammer. He is currently living in a small state called Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
What is your best childhood memory?
I don’t exactly remember very well, but I was quite fat when I was young, perhaps it must be involving lots of food. So I presume that I got to eat what I want at anytime and anywhere? *laughs*
If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently?
Frankly, I’m not exactly the studious and bright student material when I was in high school due to my laziness. I often spend my time with friends over unnecessary things and ended up getting poor result, hence, no scholarship. I’ve always wished I could turn back time to rectify this.
What do you feel most proud of?
It would be getting first class honors in my Bachelor of Optometry, judging by how suck I was when I was back in high school, I crawled my way back to distinction and I made my parents proud; I thank them for trusting me once again that I turned over a new leaf.
If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be and why?
- Goat story tumbler
Why? Because those are my daily essentials to continue to capture great photos and coffee fix.
What do you want your tombstone to say?
He is a simple, caring and inspiring guy who is constantly striving to improve everything about himself just so that he can be a better person.
You have an awesome Instagram feed. What do you enjoy most about Instagram?
My instagram feed isn’t the easiest to organise them because I change my sequence almost every now and then due to my OCD-ness, I’m glad that I insisted to continue despite the obstacles I faced. Things I enjoyed most about Instagram has to be able to interact with people around the globe who share the same passion as me; also those who take instagramming seriously.
What’s your favorite kind of coffee, brew method or coffee origin?
I drink all kinds of coffee from cold brew, filter coffee, ristretto, to espresso or even milk based coffee. I like Sulawesi Teroja bean and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe single origin bean.
In which coffee shops are we likely to bump into you?
Any coffee shops with great ambience, excellent service, great choice of food/coffee and of course superb lightning speed wifi connection cafe.
What does a perfect day look like?
Where I get to spend my days with my loved one or friends by just sitting down in a cafe chit chatting over common interesting topic about Instagram, catching up with them about their life and lastly, snapping photos of coffee/food in all possible angles. *laugh*
All images by Ryan. Click here to follow him on Instagram.