You must be curious about who this writer called Nell Attas is. Well, Nell Attas is my pen name. Nell or Nellie is what I am fondly called by my family and friends. Whereas Attas is derived from Al-Attas which is my mother’s family name.
Many have asked if I am directly related to great academicians like Prof. Syed Naquib or the late Prof. Syed Hussien Al-Attas. Unfortunately, I am not but I am one of the many great grandchildren of Habib Hassan bin Ahmad Al-Attas.
I come from a multicultural family background where my father is a Chindian and my mother is of Malaysian-Indonesian arab lineage. I love the fact that I have a ‘rojak’ heritage because it gives me a unique perspective about being a true Malaysian.
However, most of my life is spent with the Al-Attas and Al-Habsyi clan from Johor Bahru, Johore. I am also a blessed wife and mother of 3 cuties, alhamdulillah.
Sheer Personifications has been my writing space since 2006. In fact, I’ve been blogging since 1999 but all of the other blogging platforms have shutdown including our very own local skali.com.
I have worked in different fields such as in entertainment, advertising, corporate and also had a short stint with a semi-government agency.
After 13 years working as a political aide, I have decided to quit and venture out on a new journey as a digital entrepreneur.
To you my dear readers, I welcome you to my journey towards success and many more years to witness my development as I continue sharing more in future.