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nyc half: running to end AIDS  Posted on 03/20/2014
Hey folks! I ran my second NYC Half Marathon on Sunday!! My first one was in 2012, and I was so moved by the experience that, before I even finished mile-7, I promised myself that I would do it again. Anyway, both years I’ve run for...
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we ride the bus with our knees pulled in: lorde in dc  Posted on 03/08/2014
This week I rode the bus to DC to visit with my best friend from college, Christian (of the famed Dragon Boat racing, Hanoi, Halong Bay and Bangkok revelry!). It is not uncommon for us to link in our respective cities, but this was my...
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12 years a slave  Posted on 03/01/2014
Tomorrow is Oscar night! And like almost every other Oscar year, I have been a very bad actor: I have seen one and a half nominated films (don’t ask…). The only one I saw in theaters was 12 Years a Slave. If you actually know...
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new direction: goals  Posted on 02/27/2014
Hello friends! After several weeks of soul searching, I’ve figured out my new direction for ze blog and in life! From here on out (or until I have another wacky adventure to detail!) I’ll be devoting my blog to sharing my rocky...
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culture shock  Posted on 01/03/2014
Since moving back to NYC from Taiwan, I’ve been faced with two very popular questions: What was your favorite part about living in Taiwan? Did you experience culture shock coming back? Each time a new person asks me, I realize I...
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happy new year, friends!  Posted on 12/31/2013
I know it’s been a minute since my last post, so thanks for your patience with me getting back at it. My silence is officially broken! 2013 was an incredible year for me: split between Taiwan + NYC, nine months to three. My world...
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on goodbyes 3: 回國  Posted on 09/17/2013
With this post, I am officially an hour away from cabbing it to Taoyuan International Airport to 回國, which literally means return to my country. My time in Taipei cannot easily be summarized. I think that I have grown in ways that I...
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cupping  Posted on 09/15/2013
This will be a quick one about the wonderful world of cupping. Ever since I arrived in Taiwan, I’ve seen people with strange bruising on their backs. Since it was usually on women, it made me really uncomfortable because I felt like...
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[title of post]  Posted on 09/12/2013
Welp, it’s official. I have five days left in Taipei. This week has been devoted to getting all of my final errands done + savoring the last moments of my current Taiwan chapter. I’ve been shopping to buy the things that...
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[title of post]  Posted on 09/12/2013
Welp, it’s official. I have five days left in Taipei. This week has been devoted to getting all of my final errands done + savoring the last moments of my current Taiwan chapter. I’ve been shopping to buy the things that...
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