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Aaronn Avit Ajeng, Ph.D.

Researcher in Biology and Biochemistry

Dr. Aaronn Avit Ajeng is currently a Biologist at the Institute of Biological Sciences, Universiti Malaya. Born and raised in Miri, Sarawak, Aaronn obtained his Ph.D. from Universiti Malaya (UM) in the field of Biochemistry and Biology in 2.5 years. For his doctoral thesis, he bioengineered a carbon-based material, biochar with effective Bacillus consortium with response surface methodology (RSM) software and investigate the optimal conditions for microbial survival, as well tested its efficiency on the growth response of Elaeis guineensis and analyse the metabolite profiles through metabolomics. His invention has been filled for national patent/intellectual property protection. For his outstanding achievements, he has received several international awards from Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) in 2022 and Rising Star Scientist from University of Nottingham in 2022. Outside of academia, he enjoys engaging with communities through creating meaningful contents on social platforms and public awareness programs.

Universiti Malaya

Ph.D. in Biology and Biochemistry

Universiti Malaya

B.Sc in Biotechnology

Matriculation Program

Pure Science Major

Research Manager

Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya

Graduate Research Assistant

Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya

Doctoral Internship

Institute of Systems Biology (INBIOSIS)

Biotechnology, bacteriology
Biological Engineering
Metabolomics, omics, metagenomics, Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Crop Cultivation


Awards Won






Scientific Reviewer



Doing A Postgraduate Degree in Early 20s | en route PhD at the University of Malaya

I was 23 when I graduated from a bachelor degree in 2019. Accepted Master of Medical Science in Regenerative Medicine offer from the same university (Universiti Malaya) in the same year, where I did research in stem cells for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. But, I had to quit due to some unfortunate circumstances. 

One of them being the sickness I had in the beginning of the program and I refused treatment at Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM) in fear of my supervisors finding out about the sicknesses. My supervisors were the director of PPUM and a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine. Having withdrawn from the program was one the hardest yet necessary decisions I had to make. I have always wanted to pursue research in stem cells but it was not my rezeki

Weeks after the recovery, a professor and a senior lecturer from the Institute of Biological Sciences (UM) whom I used to work with for my final year research project reached out to me about a research opportunity with them. The grant they recently received, awarded by the university involves interdisciplinary research areas include microbiology, agriculture and engineering. Their convinced me to take on the research, and just like that I am back to being a student in my former institute, but this time as a Master student.

I graduated from bachelor degree with second-upper class thus I was unqualified for the fast track PhD program. Hence, I will be registering as a PhD student soon after fulfilling some pre-requisites of the program (publish few papers, present at least in 1-2 conferences, community engagement and few classes) within 15 months as a Master student. God willing by the age of 27 or 28, I will be done with the doctoral program.

The road to a PhD has been really tough and somewhere along this journey I felt like I have a lot of work cut out for me because I was inexperienced. COVID-19 situation is not making it any better. I was ill again in the middle of the program and I had to go under the knife. My research has been extremely delayed but I am so thankful for my supervisors. They were very supportive during these trying times. I am doing my best to catch up with the time that has been wasted. At the tender age of 24, I struggle from every angle of my life be it health, finance, and relationship. Life has not really been kind to me however, the grit to succeed is what keeps me going till this day. I believe that the struggles are temporary but the fruit of success will last a lifetime. 

#PhD #PhDiary 

Premium Pet Treats - Sploot MY

When it comes to our beloved fur kids, we will always want the best just for them. That is what
Sploot Premium Pet Treats are for. With the freeze-dried technology, the quality and nutritional values of these treats are well-preserved. Freeze dying is basically a process that uses low dehydrating temperature which involves freezing the product, lowering pressure, then removing the ice by sublimation. There are few premium treats that you can choose from Sploot MY and stay tuned till the end of this post because there will be some promotions for you this coming December 2020! Thanks to Sploot MY for sponsoring today's post and sending the products over, my cat loves them very much! 


First of the list is the Chicken Cubes. They come in a cute tiny packaging and weighs around 100 g. I mean look at that finely chopped and freeze-dried chicken cubes! These chicken cubes contain 86.78% protein, 7.2% fats, and 0.4% and they are good for your pet's little heart. Few ways to serve these cubes to your pets include topping on kibbles (for picky eaters), dry feeding as a reward for good behavior (can be full meal replacement), or you can add water to serve wet for pets who do not have enough water intake. I personally give serve it wet for my cat because it is easier for her to chew on. 


Next we have the Egg YolkEgg yolk is rich in nutrients and is an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamins A, D, E, B1, B2, B6, B9 (folate), B12, choline, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and selenium that are essential to your pet's well being. Egg yolk also contains about 2-3 grams of protein, of which egg yolk lecithin choline. Choline plays an important role in hairball removal. It will emulsify the fat and combine the hair bulbs to condense into a mass in the stomach, so that it is easier to be discharged from your pet's system. Besides, Egg Yolk will make your pet's hair to be more shiny and softer. As the nutritional value in Egg Yolk is high, your pets will have a better physical fitness.


Freeze-dried Chicken Breast is one of the signatures at Sploot MY. This easy-to-digest meat can provide your baby cat with short-term huge energy, suitable for him to go outdoor to play or walk right away. High-quality chicken is also rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which helps it maintain healthy skin, fur and muscles. Similarly, the vitamins and minerals in chicken also help support and strengthen the cat's immune system. Besides these, there are few other premiums treats available for your pets such as the quails and freeze-dried salmons! So you might want to check them out too. 

Here's a treat for You pet owners

On the 12.12, there will be a RM12 OFF on top of 12% OFF on all products with minimum spending of RM120. It is a deal that must not be missed! I am stocking up some cubes soon for my baby cat!

For more info, visit Sploot MY here:

Email: info.sploot@gmail.com
Whatsapp: 016-6590169

My Blog Analytics Over The Past 5 years. How Far Have I Come?

When I started this blog 5 years ago, I had no other intentions than doing it for fun. I spent most of the time writing about things that were on my mind, or sharing essays that I wrote back in high school which I honestly did not think people out there would appreciate them. 

Blogging has never been a priority because I was so caught up with studies, part-time jobs and there were times when I was just lazy.  Initially, I had an average of 10 views per day which was mainly from my own traffic because I was my own avid reader at that time. I would revisit my old posts and search for mistakes and correct them. The highest monthly pageviews I have ever received in 5 years was >75,000 based on the statistics. Currently, my blog has a total of 1.7 million pageviews in less than 5 years and I am hoping to reach 2 million by middle of next year! 

Indeed a small and humble beginning in 2014 where I was the one who viewed my own posts for the views. My blog started to receive organic views only after 2 years later. 

Having your personal domain is necessary for a more professional-looking website. Most of the professional bloggers I know own a domain (.com, .my, .org etc) so I decided to get one. I tried purchasing my own domain few years back, but the installation process was complicated and lengthy so I decided to stick with aaronnavit.blogspot.my instead. 

I finally bought Aaronnavit.com domain this year from https://my.godaddy.com as I wanted to take blog-writing more seriously. My blog has never looked better! A domain can be pricey though, depending on the types and the service providers. I highly recommend buying a domain from https://my.godaddy.com as they are offering competitive prices with less hassle installation.

Top countries where my readers are from. Surprisingly, quite an amount of readers are from non-English and non-Malay speaking countries.  

Looking at the analytics from blogger.com, my old posts are the ones that have been viewed the most out of any other contents that I have made. This tells me that something about the stories, narration, ideas and experience are of valuable to people out there. Yours too, so keep on doing what you do best and do not give up! After 2 years of blogging, I received an average of 3000 - 5000 views per day on these posts, but there were less engagement with my readers. 

In recent years, I have an average of 32,000 - 37,000 pageviews per month. In the last 30 days, I had over 32,000 pageviews. If this is consistent, I will achieve 2 million pageviews by May or June 2021!

Since then, I have been religiously replying to each comment on the posts and also emails, hoping to make a good impression out there.  I felt glad to be able to help my readers with their queries. That was one of the satisfactions I had as a blogger, to be of some help to others. Also, I wished I could have added a Mailing List Subscription in the website. It is so important to  have a database of my readers’ emails so they can get an email update every time I publish a post.

I know this is such a shameless plug-in, but please leave a like on my Facebook page while you're here. Hehe. Please comment the URL to your page below, I promise to return the likes!  

Facebook has been one of the best platforms to share my writings. For that purpose, I made a separate Facebook Page just for the blog, fear that people on my personal account would feel annoyed and uninterested seeing posts I shared from this blog. I used to have a manually installed Facebook Page pop-up bar, where readers would be able to like the page every time they visit my blog. I had over 1.3K likes and follows, thanks to this plug-in. Unfortunately, the pop-up has been removed after the blog’s theme changed. I am still figuring out how to reinstall it back.

For some, these numbers or pageviews may not mean anything but it has definitely played a huge part in the development of this blog. Social media platforms such as FacebookTwitter and Instagram are helpful too. From merely writing about non-sensical things to receiving collaboration opportunities and product reviews from clients, I would say the numbers are important because they indicate the blog's reputation. Also, never underestimate a good social media presence! 

Probably one of the best comments from my readers. Receiving a thanks from them is the best thing ever.

Only recently, I have been actively seeking for collaboration opportunities on Facebook groups. I discovered that there was a whole blogger community on Facebook that is dedicated to help bloggers to look for clients and collaborations. Thanks to this community, I was able to find few clients and had been offered writing jobs by PG Mall, OldTown White Coffee, Shopee, Gong Cha, facial brands, pet foods and more recent is a collaboration opportunity with a Publisher from Canada, which I will be paid every time my story/book is sold (which I have yet to accept, taking into account of my busy study schedule). I might need a proper plan for my blog next year.

Also if you notice, this blog does not contain any Google Adsense advertisement. My applications for putting ads for revenue from Google Adsense had been rejected every time for some unknown reasons. If any of you know how to fix this, let me know. I might need an advice or two from you. The only driving force of this blog and revenue sources are these review and collaboration write-ups that I am currently doing. I did sign up for a few affiliate programs, but most of the ads shown were not targeted to readers in Malaysia. Hence, I did not put up the ads. 

I kind of have stopped writing about personal stories online, when this type of content has actually contributed a lot to my blog's traffic even until these days. I have been wanting to balance between writing my own stories and collaboration posts to keep my blog's momentum going. Let’s see what kind of content I can come up with next year. 

With 2020 coming to an end very soon, it just feels surreal how blogging has given me opportunities I never knew existed. I get to interact with thousands of strangers online and helped them in any way possible, getting clients for collaborations and such. If I could turn back the time to when I first started blogging, I would tell myself to be more active, engaging and be better in writing. I may have never considered blogging as a full-time job but who knows what the future holds, right? 

Finally, one simple advice to all new writers/bloggers who are reading this, keep on doing what you do best. Your effort will bear fruits someday. 

Let's motivate each other to be better everyday!

Wishing all of you an advanced Happy New Year 2021. Here's to more successes with blogging. 

Thanks for reading. 


The Aroma of Good Times Awaits Malaysians this 11.11 with OLDTOWN White Coffee

The Perfect Sip Crafted through mouth-watering online deals, prizes and exclusive flavours

To some, coffee is more than just a drink. It is a form of gastronomical necessity that needs to be consumed daily. A morning without it may seem rather incomplete.

OLDTOWN White Coffee is all set to making the morning brighter than ever, especially for Malaysians that are currently working from home. The country’s largest halal-certified white coffee cafe chain brings attractive deals, exciting contests and games plus sumptuous coffee flavours online on its official store on Shopee, in conjunction with the e-commerce platform’s 11.11 Big Sale running now till 11 November.

Products like the OLDTOWN White Coffee Hazelnut RTD Can will go on Shocking Sale, its original price slashed to RM0.11 on 11 November from 12AM to 2AM! Exclusive 11.11 discounts also include up to 30% off on Malaysian favourites like the OLDTOWN White Coffee 3 in 1 Classic and the OLDTOWN Nan Yang White KOPI O.

Adding to the excitement, from now till 11 December, users stand a chance to win weekly vouchers and exciting prizes when taking part in games. Shopee Mobile App users can play the Spin & Win game brought to you by the OLDTOWN White Coffee Shopee Flagship Store and win eye-catching voucher prizes worth up to RM50. All Shopee users earn one free token to spin every day. This token is refreshed at 12AM daily. Share the game to earn an extra chance to spin, with up to three extra chances per day! Shoppers can look for the Spin & Win game by scrolling to the ‘Shop’ tab when visiting the OLDTOWN White Coffee store on Shopee.

The OLDTOWN Kopi Catch meanwhile is a fun mini game where shoppers can race to collect the most coffee beans, caramel bits or hazelnuts within 30 seconds. The top 10 players with the highest cumulative points after four weeks will be taking home a RM50 Shopee voucher each!

OLDTOWN fans can also look forward to enjoying the deliciously dark and creamy, online exclusive OLDTOWN White Coffee Dark Roast which can be purchased on the brand’s Shopee store. Available in Original and Hazelnut variants, it is made from dark coffee beans roasted at high temperature; it is less acidic and sweet with a smoky bittersweet note at the first sip. Simply satisfying.

The OLDTOWN store on Shopee is home to an extensive list of flavours from the brand’s line of instant coffee and milk tea mix. This includes the rich OLDTOWN White Coffee Classic, the uniquely local OLDTOWN Milk Tea Teh Tarik and also the perfectly balanced OLDTOWN Nan Yang White KOPI O.

For smoother checkouts throughout the campaign, users should top up their ShopeePay accounts so they do not miss OLDTOWN’s limited time deals or products in fast sellouts.

Has it been mentioned that there is an Ultimate ASMR White Coffee Experience video by OLDTOWN on YouTube? Don’t worry, we will not spoil it for you if you have not seen it yet. Watch it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpeRPVUhiKk. You’re welcome!

Enjoy the The Perfect Sip Crafted by OLDTOWN White Coffee on Shopee by visiting


‘Choc’ out Gong Cha’s 11.11 Big Drinks

Malaysians’ favourite bubble tea chain Gong Cha is taking it up a notch with another of its exclusive creations, in partnership with Shopee. This month, be prepared to be knocked off your feet when you try the chocolate-themed Gong Cha 11.11 Big Drink series. This range is in celebration of Shopee’s 11.11 Big Sale that is taking place from now to 11 November. 

Check out the Earl Grey Chocolate Smoothie, Chocolate Latte with Coffee and Chocolate Marble which are only available for purchase via the Shopee App from now till 22 November, even after the 11.11 Big Sale has ended! After all, who can say no to chocolate when it is practically everyone’s favourite?

Earl Grey Chocolate Smoothie

The Earl Grey Chocolate Smoothie is made from freshly brewed Earl Grey tea, blended together with bittersweet chocolate for a uniquely fragrant drink. Topped with Gong Cha's famous milk foam, chocolate lovers will surely enjoy this one - a refreshing cold and creamy pick-me-up.

Chocolate Latte with Coffee Jelly

Chocolate and coffee lovers rejoice! Here’s a chance to have the best of both worlds in a cup. Witness the union of bittersweet chocolate and coffee-flavoured jelly in a sea of milk. Chew on the addictive jelly while sipping on the rich and creamy chocolate milk to get that extraordinary Mocha oomph!

Chocolate Marble

For those who like to keep it simple, enjoy the distinctive flavour of bittersweet chocolate in creamy milk foam. This makes for a nice and refreshing way to clean the palate after a good meal, especially for those who do not want a heavy dessert. 


So how do Malaysians get their hands on these drinks? 

The Gong Cha e-drink series can only be purchased via the Shopee App, and redeemed at all Gong Cha outlets nationwide. Get the Shopee x Gong Cha 11.11 Big Drink series exclusively on Shopee through the Food & Services Vouchers in-app portal from now to 22 November.

Fans can enjoy the Earl Grey Chocolate Smoothie at an introductory price of RM12 while the Chocolate Latte with Coffee Jelly and Chocolate Marble can be enjoyed at RM10. Save more when you purchase the drinks at 50% off this November on these special dates: 7, 8, 11, 15 and 22. Enjoy 30% coins cashback with no min spend and earn up to 500 Shopee Coins when you complete your purchase with Shopeepay.

Additionally, users who use ShopeePay to pay for their Gong Cha orders at physical outlets stand a chance to receive RM4 cashback when they spend a minimum of RM10. This offer is valid till 31 December 2020. 

What are you waiting for? ‘Choc’ it out at  https://shopee.com.my/gongcha-shopee-series

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Aaronn Avit Ajeng
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia