Social Media Anxiety

The irony that I work in media, mostly online, and have developed a crippling anxiety with browsing through all the Internet is real, guys. Is it okay if I admit it here, on my own site? I feel like it’s some kind of taboo thing to say out loud without having gasps rotate through the…

「平凡」

「平凡」 是一種莫名的幸福感, 它不傲慢,耐心等待著妳,願意當妳永遠的避風港。 且愛且走, 真迷人。

[VIDEO] Chop Chop TO profile

The moment I learned that a Taiwanese mom was involved in running this restaurant, I knew it was more than just about food. Thanks to my parents for forcing me to go to Chinese school every Saturday for 10 years…because I interviewed Mama Tiao in Mandarin, making sure she was comfortable enough to tell her…

MADE IN CANADA: EP. 3 Peace Collective

Only when you live abroad, do you realize how great Toronto is. While I was away for a few years, the first wave of sweatshirts from Peace Collective with the “Toronto VS Everybody” slogan kept popping up on all my feeds and my friend’s bodies. I had to get one. (Okay, I have two!) We…

MADE IN CANADA: EP 2. Carousel Bakery

I’ve always loved browsing the St. Lawrence Market–the ice wine jelly in the lower level is a great gift to grab on your way out! In this episode, I wanted to find a place inside the market that screamed Toronto. And the “Carousel Bakery” is just the place with their iconic peameal bacon sandwiches. PRODUCER:…

5 Things To Do When You’re Jet-lagged in Taipei

(Photo by: Amy Chyan) TFW you’re nodding off early in the evening the day you land, go back to your hotel to “nap” and the next moment that your eyes blink open, it’s somehow past midnight. You wake up groggy, confused and very hangry. Although Taipei isn’t a 24-hour partying city, here are 5 things…

MADE IN CANADA: EP.1 Wooffles & Cream

I’m thrilled to share the series that I pitched, produced and edited for Yahoo Canada. (With a female videographer–hello!) In the first episode of  Made in Canada , I profile the boss ladies from Wooffles & Cream, who also happen to be my friends from high school. To know our high school’s ethnic breakdown of…

5 Things To Do For Date Night In Taipei

Even if Taipei doesn’t have the most romantic sunsets or breathtaking coastline views like Taitung (on Taiwan’s East Coast), there are still plenty of quaint scenarios you can insert yourself into that mimics a cheesy Taiwanese rom-drama. Below are my 5 Taipei suggestions for a first date or date night with your partner.  1) [EAT]…