A picture of a scruffy dog over two headings 'Earnestly Erna' overly opinionated, all the time


Hi. I’m Erna Mahyuni. You probably know me from my columns at the Malay Mail Online or maybe you’ve seen my writing elsewhere or got really annoyed by my Tweets.

My dad sat me in front of a PC when I was seven and prepared me, unknowingly, for a career that relied on my main superpower: Googling.

After getting an honours degree in IT with my thesis being on search engines, I flailed around a lot trying to get a tech job during the worst possible time – the tech bubble burst post Y2K.

Now I sub-edit in the day and write when I feel like it (or when I get offered money).