Current: Austin, Texas 

DSC00479Born and raised in Hong Kong. I graduated from Hong Kong International School, took a gap year and lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for a year working as a teacher assistant in first grade at Logos International School (August 2008 – May 2009). I received my Bachelors degree from Emerson College in downtown Boston – an incredible four years of my life including a semester in the Netherlands living in an 18th century castle (Pop on back to my posts from January– May 2011 to read all about it)

I have been fortunate all my life to grow up in the most amazing city on earth, with the best family, a member of one of the greatest churches in Hong Kong and continuously have the opportunity to travel the world and experience cultures other than my own. It really is a blessing.

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Having been exposed to a wide array of cultures and lifestyles, I have grown to understand the importance of learning about each other and our stories. Every one person we come across in our daily interactions has a story to tell, and I’d consider it my life goal to listen, learn and share what each of us have to offer. What makes travel and culture unique are not only the lessons we learn from other people, but also what we find out about ourselves through the journey. (See post: How has travel grown your understanding of a place or person?)

Writing has always been a passion of mine, and thus a good friend encouraged me to start this blog back in 2006. I have been writing since as a form of reflection for myself, to share my life adventurous with family, friends and anyone else who want to follow my crazy life. It’s pretty unpredictable and memorable.