About me

Welcome to my blog!

I'm an Indonesian born Australian living in Sweden. Having lived in various countries, I have experienced the challenges and opportunities that it brings. Moving to a new country is like restarting life all over again. I have to learn a new language, new culture, get to know new friends, get a new job, and of course adjust my life to the new environment.

My dad always says: "Challenges are opportunities." That's the spirit.

Living in Sweden gives me an opportunity to learn Swedish, understand Swedish culture, and experience all the exciting things that may only be available in the north. Walking on the frozen sea, watching the ice music concert (the music instruments are made of ice), riding a snow mobile, visiting the ice hotel are some of the things that can be done during winter time here. For more information about winter activities, please read: winter activities in Luleå.

My life experience shapes my passion in public speaking, marketing, communication, travelling, and cooking. In my free time I love playing music, recording and editing videos (Please subscribe my YouTube channel: Bertie Suwardi), and catching up with my family and friends.

Marketing communication

Marketing is one of my passions. I love meeting people. 

As a marketing officer in braille printing industry, I developed communication strategies with focus on the website and social media. This led to stronger media presence and more potential customers.

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Public speaking

I became an emcee in several occasions, including 

  • Kulturnatten (the Culture Night) in Luleå
  • Student Orientation Day at WASM
  • Goldfields Multicultural Association 10th Anniversary
  • Curtin Kalgoorlie Can You Dig It?
  • Birthday parties, wedding, and social events Find out more

Event Management

Some of the key aspects to make successful events are planning, teamwork, and time management. Having a timeline and making sure that all tasks are done as planned requires everyone in the team to work together and support each other. Find out more


Marketing materials design

Website development and maintenance

Social media marketing


Proofreading, editing and interpreting in English and Mandarin

Public speaking

Public speaking training 

Emcee in business and social events


Event management

Business and social events organiser


Music teaching and performance

Organ, keyboard, and Chinese harp


Multicultural event and project organiser

"Bertie is very efficient, organized and courteous. She was always willing to help everyone, and built confidence among all colleagues."

~ Mahinda Kuruppu

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