About Me

I’m Swanna.

I’m 19, British-Vietnamese and from the UK, and a first-year Psychology student at university.

Swanna is not my real name – I sign off my posts as my initial, X. However, you are also free to interpret it as a big kiss blown your way. No? Too slobbery? OK.
(For professional/public/blog purposes, my pen name is Yen Swann.)

I post about whatever I feel like posting. I created the blog as a way for me to talk to myself without feeling like I am talking to myself. At the moment I am really into posting skincare and makeup but that could change! I also occasionally talk about the music I’m listening to amongst other things. I want to be posting more books and personal updates, too.

Hopefully, my future self will have the grace and elegance of her birdy counterpart.
Right now? I’m more of an ugly duckling.


About The Name

In primary school, I had various names as a result of mispronunciation, including Sun, Zhwuarn and Shun. When I started afresh at secondary school, I made a semi-conscious decision, picking my favourite of those nicknames and introducing myself as Swan. I haven’t really looked back since.

Zwanzig is one of my more recent nicknames, picked up during Key Stage 3 German lessons – it’s German for twenty!

By the way, as you might be able to tell, I am not fussed about people getting my name wrong as I am so used to it, but people have insisted on getting it right, which I appreciate, and I think that if somebody with a difficult name asks you to get it right, you should. It’s their name and they decide what to do with it and no-one else. Just my sentiments on the matter.

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