Who are we?

Behind Garde Magazine, there are not many people. In case you are wondering, please take a look at who we really are!

For our contributors, please see here.

Cleo Tse


Thank you for visiting Garde Magazine. It is our honour to have you here and I sincerely hope you have enjoyed the Magazine so far.

Studying International Journalism at university, I always thought there was work missing in the name of my degree. I wished it was called “International (Art) Journalism.” Well, that’s just a little of my personal fantasy.

I am a control freak, for sure. I always need my colleagues to work with me at the same pace (which is not possible AT ALL). But I thank them for being so ‘independent’ and ‘individualistic,’ since it is a LONG lesson for me to learn to be patient and considerate.

From a journalistic point of view, Garde Magazine is an endless cycle of works. There is no point for me to say “I think I need to stop a while,” (this is completely out of the question and I would never want this to happen). But the main point I want to get off my chest is: YOUR SUPPORT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FUEL TO OUR WORK.

I am always happy to know about your opinions for Garde Magazine, so please let me know if you have any (personal/impersonal) views because I will be more than happy to hear from you.

E-mail: [email protected]


Natasha Chan
Founder, Digital content editor



I’m Natasha. My full name is so damn long I’m going to refrain from typing it out. I’m also Eurasian, which is sort of a pain when curious people like to ask me questions about my origins. It gets tiring writing my name out and listing my nationalities… but ah well, c’est la vie!

I love to write. (I got plenty of practice ever since I was a young child, thanks to all my given names). I always find time to write, so that’s a good thing. I also adore editing. Grammar errors: I will find you and hunt you down!

Annoyingly however, I am a major procrastinator. It’s deadly and will perhaps one day be the end of me, but this is why I lean on control freaks (haha you know who you are) to put me in place.

I love good humour, sarcasm and satire. I find this kind of wit elating! Some may think I have a dark sense of humour and that may very well be true…but not always! I can be a cheerful sunflower of optimism too 🙂 (I think).

I am in love with art, music and history. Garde is pretty awesome as it encompasses all things I’m passionate about. This is exactly why I am loyal to it and will dedicate my time towards making it better, in hopes that this magazine will continue to inspire people as it does me.

E-mail: [email protected]


Marie-Josée Kelly
Copy editor


Montreal-based multimedia freelance journalist. Call me MJ.

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