The blog of Ready State, a creative agency

Pearly Tan, Multimedia Journalist

Ready State reporter Pearly grew up in Singapore. She began playing the piano at age 2 and performing at 4. Today she plays the tenor ukulele and violin. She decided to study journalism, at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and then the University of California at Berkeley, to ultimately make a career of learning from people worldwide. She believes that writing should make people feel; it is only when we feel that we consider, think, and change.

Recent Posts

Of flying books, pianos, and appliances

Sculptural artist Brian Goggin’s imaginative installations light up corners of several San Francisco neighborhoods, including Ready State’s.

By Pearly Tan, Multimedia Journalist  |  Mar 31, 2016
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Was our North Beach office really ever a barn?

We at Ready State have discovered that “The Barn” was once a nightclub featured in a 1950s film noir, and it hosted a famous sculptor and an influential magazine editor.

By Pearly Tan, Multimedia Journalist  |  Feb 11, 2016
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New SF: Re-creating old photos of North Beach

Armed with OldSF’s interactive map, which lets you tour historical images of San Francisco, we snapped photos at the same North Beach neighborhood spots and then compared the two.

By Pearly Tan, Multimedia Journalist  |  Jan 28, 2016
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