hiMe was born in Vietnam in the 60s and is of mixed ethnic Vietnamese and Chinese heritage. Her father was a former Signal Corps Lieutenant Colonel of the old Saigon regime before the Saigon Fall on 30/04/1975. Her mother was a children’s wear designer/producer/wholesaler. hiMe survived a sea journey from Vietnam to Malaysia after many failed attempts to escape Vietnam that spanned four-year period. She arrived in Australia in 1984.