Yvette TanYvette Tan is a lifestyle writer and award-winning horror author. Her work on fashion, beauty, personalities, food, and travel have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites such as Esquire Philippines, where she is Writer-at-Large, Preview magazine, the Philippine Star, and Spot.Ph (where she also blogs on I Think Therefore I Ham) and GMA News Online. She has produced and written for TV, including the first season of Project Runway Philippines, TV5’s Rakista, and ETC’s cooking show For Sharing. Her fiction has appeared in different publications such as Esquire Philippines, Rogue magazine, Pulp magazinePhilippine Speculative Fiction, and Philippine Genre Stories. Her books, Waking the Dead and Kaba, are available in all National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches. Her personal project, which has been going on since 2009, is living a life of voluntary simplicity, where she pares down everything in her life to the barest of essentials. Also called a minimalist lifestyle, this encompasses being happy with less “wants.” So far, it seems to be working.