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The Me Within – Krystal Chong’s Journey To Self-Actualisation

“What the hell am I supposed to do with my life?” It is a question many of us have asked at some point in our lives. Krystal Chong wrote the book on the subject – literally. Chong said the publication of her book What the Hell Am I Supposed to Do With My Life?! was the result of a journey that changed her completely.

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Krystal Chong – From Corporate Life To Journey Of Self Discovery In New York

The first thing that strikes you about Krystal Chong is her spontaneous laughter, not that she is treating life as a joke, but her attitude is to take everything in stride and with a sense of humour, rather than be bogged down by life. A Jamaican-born woman, one day she just happened to pack her bags and caught a flight to be in the ‘Big Apple’.


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Honey Bun Heiress Finds Her Voice in Print

Ever been driving down an all-too-familiar road, passing the right sign posts and familiar sights and then suddenly realise that you are heading in the wrong direction? Such was the life-changing moment of Honey Bun heiress Krystal Chong who, in her mid-twenties, after belt-notching all the right degrees and all…

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Ones to Watch

This was the year that Krystal Chong, the former chief marketing officer of Honey Bun Ltd, effectively crossed over from the financial world into the arts, with the publication of her memoir What The Hell Am I Supposed To Do With My Life?! In true Krystal Chong form, the book is a breezy romp, written in an Eat-Pray-Love style and giving readers a fly-on-the-wall vantage point as they witness her personal journey of self-exploration as she gives up the comfort and security of a popular…


Our Love

Our Love Story Has Been One Perfectly Imperfect Fairy Tale

On a sunlit Saturday afternoon in May, when the ethereal Krystal Chong walked down the aisle towards her husband-to-be Lasse Hamre, at the majestic Trident Castle in Portland, it was the culmination of an improbable love story that the couple describe as their perfectly imperfect fairy tale.

Behind The Seams Interview

Behind the Seams with Author Krystal Chong-Hamre

Marketing Guru was a word synonymous with Krystal Chong-Hamre just a few years ago who held the title of Chief Marketing Officer and adviser to the board at her family business Honey Bun in Jamaica. During this time she was on her A-game and was instrumental in taking the company public and implemented the School Days campaign that had a reach of over 700,000 students. Life, on the outside looked perfect for the effervescent personality but on the inside she was silently suffering..

Book Review

A Book Review of “What The Hell Am I Supposed..”

It was a bitter sweet moment when I came to the end of this amazing book. I was dying to finish it but at the same time when I did finish it, I wanted more. More of her hilarious stories. Man they had me bursting out loud while reading that I remember my dog looking up at me as if to say: “What the hell is wrong with this woman?!”

“This book is Sex and The City, meets Eat Pray Love, meets The Art of Happiness! – Wrapped up in one damn inspirational piece of writing!”


“Witty, funny and entertaining, Krystal has a real talent for discussing serious things in a light, non-threatening way. Once you start reading, you will not want to put it down!”


“Krystal Chong’s book is a breath of fresh air in the self-help genre!”


“Finally I found a self-help book that is relatable and unpretentious, yet full of practical wisdom! I recommend to anyone who’s ever asked the question “What The Hell Am I Supposed To Do With My Life?”


“This book is more fun than an umbrella drink and healthier than a protein shake. Krystal’s voice is unique! If you want to live a purpose driven life, but are feeling a little anxious timid, doubtful or shy – READ THIS BOOK. If you want to live with more love – READ THIS BOOK!”


“It’s like reading a letter from your best friend. A super fun and refreshing take on trusting the universe and embracing your journey. A must read for anyone on a mission to live a purpose-filled life!”


“Wonderful and insightful! Filled with honesty on every page!”


“This book is the perfect balance of humor and solid advice. At times when I was reading I felt like Krystal was peaking into my brain and just put it on paper! I would highly recommend this to anyone, and I am not a fan of self help books!”


“Funny and relatable! I looked forward to getting home from work and turning the pages, and I never read!”


“This book is real, entertaining and lucidly crafted! An excellent piece of work, Bravo!”

“What The Hell Am I Supposed To Do With My Life” is full of powerful life principles for a successful life, yet the book is simultaneously light, fun and playful. Krystal’s use of colorful language, analogies and quotes caused me to gain a deeper understanding. The summaries and action steps are practical and applicable. This book is an easy and pleasurable read about living the life you were meant for.”

“Awesome book! This right here is on par with and even better than many popular self-help reads. It’s totally engaging and filled to the brim with wisdom – shared with the kind of authenticity you can feel, with a dash of heartwarming humor. It couldn’t be more timely for me on my journey. Thank you Krystal!”

“Krystal Chong’s unique, authentic voice makes this book so much fun to read, even when she’s tackling topics that may be as difficult and scary as well as exciting. If you are feeling dissatisfied with your life and you’re not sure why, I highly recommend this book. Especially if you have a type-A personality that likes control and security, Krystal’s writing will speak to you in a compassionate way about how to live with yourself and get past the blocks to happiness and fulfillment in your life. And this is also just a fun book to read, and a great story of Krystal’s own journey.”

“The self help book for millennials! This book is a practical guide filled with nuggets of wisdom. The story encourages you to let go of self doubt and insecurity and own your journey. It allows you to be a little more vulnerable and silence the critic in your head. My favorite chapters were “Money, Money, Money” and “Freeing Yourself from Yourself!”

“It’s especially good for a millennial in a quarter-life crisis, anyone that might be at a crossroads in life, anyone who feels like they took the ‘right’ path in life only to realize years later that they feel unfulfilled or anyone contemplating a risky venture that would mean they have to jump out of the comfort and security of their safe nest. Provides very practical advice and guidance! Best of all it’s an easy read because of the HILARIOUS anecdotes that illustrate points like a ‘coming-of- age’ movie that pokes fun at the awkwardness we’ve all felt before!”

“This book will especially resonate with 30+ high flyers stuck in a soul-sucking job, dreaming of a fulfilled career and life. Krystal takes you on a journey of self-discovery, spiritual growth and finding your passion while breaking the classic society expectations and choosing your own path. A must read for anyone trying to answer the million dollar question, “What The Hell Am I Supposed To Do With My Life?!”

“The story of Krystal’s real life journey is beautifully raw and uncensored. In our new age of Instagram filters, selfies and ‘fb likes’ this book is a breath of fresh authenticity and laugh out loud humor, all wrapped up into one damn inspirational piece of writing. Whether you have embarked on a new personal journey, are contemplating a life change or are just unhappy with your current status quo, Krystal’s book will capture your heart and leave you feeling empowered and inspired! This is definitely one to be added to Oprah’s Book Club!”

“Confession…I would never describe myself as an avid reader. So, for me to be drawn into this book so much that I couldn’t stop reading, that says a lot about the dexterity of the writer and how she expertly tackled the subject matter. It’s as if Krystal was in my head, asking the type of questions that I’m sure many of us grapple with on a daily basis, even the most secure, stable and accomplished individuals out there. Interwoven in-between the humour (and I really did “laugh-out-loud” at times), she found a way to creatively share some real-life solutions and practical steps to answering some of life’s gritty questions. This book is real, entertaining and lucidly crafted. I would highly recommend it. It gives a perspective that can help anyone from a young teenager all the way up to a grandparent with an open mind. Bravo… an excellent piece of work!”

“The Author Krystal Chong has a great style of describing scenarios and people that makes you feel like you were there yourself or actually know the person she’s writing about. As some one who has issues with anxiety and overthinking .. I found her insights valuable and have higlighted many sections of the book because they resonated so strongly with me and because I know I will be reading them again when I have a difficult situation and using them as guidelines on how to be positive. I would definitely recommend this book.”

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