Hi, I’m Mary-Ann, a 27-year-old Multi-Media Journalist + Print & Web Designer from and currently located in England, U.K. (although I previously spent a lot of time in Singapore). Majestica V3.0 is the latest version of my personal website, which includes my Digital Portfolio of published articles, layouts and websites, as well as my Blog. I’m a fledgling blogger, so comments, feedback and tips would be very much appreciated – you can reach me here.

This website was made using HTML/CSS hand-coding, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, a very useful Custom WordPress Theme tutorial by Nick La, PHP help from Richard Hayes, nifty WordPress plugins and a lot of hard work. I really hope you like it!

If I had to describe myself in three words, I would say that I’m quirky, intellectual and enthusiastic. I’m always buried in a book, love travelling, adore watching films and cartoons, enjoy acting, singing and dancing, collect vintage toys and movie memorabilia, whip up divine cuisine, explore ancient history, engage in arts and crafts, make my own fantasy costumes and take arty photos of dolls and nature.

Protecting & sustaining our environment (through small gestures like recycling & reusing – every little counts!), equal rights for everyone (i.e. discriminating against no one), democracy, trying your best and giving your all into everything you do.

Check out my likes below:

Oscar Wilde. Alexander Dumas. J.R.R. Tolkien. J.K. Rowling. Eoin Colfer. Enid Blyton. Jane Austen. C.S. Lewis. Charles Dickens. Susan Cooper. Philip Pullman. Harper Lee. Tamora Pierce. A.C. Crispin. Roald Dahl. Noel Streatfeild. Grimms Brothers. William Shakespeare. Johanna Spyri. Judy Blume. Susan Coolidge. Louisa May Alcott. T. H. White. J.M. Barrie. A.A. Milne. Michael Bond. Nick Hornby. Terry Pratchett. L.J. Smith. Virginia Henley. Julia Quinn. Isaac Asimov. Teresa Medeiros. Garth Nix. Stephanie Laurens. Melinda Metz. Ann M. Martin. George Orwell. Frances Hodgson Burnett. Amanda Quick. Lauren Weisberger. Stephanie Meyer. Mary Hoffman. Roger Lancelyn Green. Anna Sewell. Eleanor Farjeon. Christian Jacq. Baroness Orczy. Jonathan Stroud. William Golding.

80s-90s electronica. duran duran. depechmode. crowded house. richard marx. petshop boys. phil collins. roxette. culture club. johnny hates jazz. mike & the mechanics. tori amos. cyndi lauper. matthew wilder. donna summer. belinda carlisle. nik kershaw. pat benatar. sting. r.e.m. maxi priest. cutting crew. stevie wonder. aswad. ace of base. dire straits. go west. spandau ballet. romantics. when in rome. the cure. simon & garfunkle. neil diamond. michael jackson. tracy chapman. annie lennox. simply red. george michael. mariah carey. sarah mclachlan. texas. six pence none the richer. michael w. smith. bryan adams. goo goo dolls. bare naked ladies. no doubt. vonda shepard. dolly parton. enya. travis. coldplay. keane. damien rice.

Chopin. Holst. Debussy. Tchaikovsky. Rachmaninoff. Bach. Beethoven. Mozart. Liszt. Joe Hisaishi.

shawshank redemption. back to the future. lotr. pirates of the carribbean movies. the truman show. ghostbusters. finding neverland. indiana jones and the last crusade. v for vendetta. secret to my success. monty python and the holy grail. speed. transformers. big. life is beautiful. you got mail. the mask. ace ventura: pet detective. man on the moon. house sitter. groundhog day. the little mermaid. beauty & the beast. atlantis: the lost empire. all the harry potter films. the prince and the pauper. mulan. prince of egypt. mulan. ever after. 10 things i hate about you. princess bride. man in the iron mask. bicentennial man. the mask of zorro. mrs. doubtfire. patch adams. i, robot. spiderman 2. emperor’s new groove. tommy boy. the santa clause. 8 heads in a duffle bag. lost and found. dickie roberts: former child star. blue streak. star wars. miss congeniality. erin brockovich. kingdom of heaven. 10th kingdom. the majestic. pretty woman. cinderella story. independence day. robots. the incredibles. howl’s moving castle. just like heaven. chronicles of narnia: the lion, the witch and the wardrobe. angels in america. munich. good night, and good luck. batman begins. dark knight. watchmen.