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I grew up in Markham, one of Toronto’s most ethnic suburban sprawls, where I felt I could be anything I wanted, even as a woman of colour and first generation immigrant to Canada. (As a kid, I wanted to be a Baby-Sitters Club novelist and an Olympic swimmer.) At my first competitive swim meet in…

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]…

5 Things To Do With Girlfriends in Taipei

If your gaggle of female friends is anything like mine, it doesn’t really matter where you are or what you do, your collective group of gal pals will still have a great time being obnoxious and embarrassingly loud together. That being said, it doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy having an itinerary to mosey through, slotting…

I had the best tasting beef (of life) in Toba, Japan

Living in Taipei, I have a lot of friends and co-workers who always rave about Japan. For myself, I never made Japan a goal destination. However, I recently had the chance to visit Toba in Japan – and a surrounding island called Toshijima. (Toba is approximately 3 hours away from Osaka’s Kansai International Airport and Toshijima…

Chronicles of Taipei

Hi Internet Lovers & Haters, Friends & Strangers, I will be starting a series dedicated to Taipei on this site. Whenever a friend visits Taiwan, I have to go back into my inbox and find my list of suggestions for their Taipei rendezvous – I figure why not share it here. Whether it be what…

[LINK] Hello Kitty Shabu Shabu in Taipei

Hi Googlers, Sorry I’ve been a bad website updater. I’ve been writing, have you been reading? Here’s something fun I wrote: Hello Kitty Hot Pot Restaurant Gives Visitors Warm Welcome in Taiwan I will try updating more frequently.

The American Dream…in Taipei?

Hi Internet friends, My latest for NBC – on the American Dream in Taipei. I realize the irony is that I’m a Canadian – a proud one that pledges allegiance to my girl Queen Lizzie through and through. Please enjoy! The American Dream Is Alive and Well in Taipei

Open Access – Nairobi

Here’s the latest video I edited for EIFL on Open Access from a student’s POV. Remember to watch in HD – you know, 2015 and all. “Students and faculty at the University of Nairobi discuss how open access is transforming how they access and share knowledge at their institution.” Learn more here: bit.ly/1C1rWYv

Open Access – Kenya

Happy New Year everyone. Sending warm wishes from Taipei. Below is a video I edited recently for EIFL on Open Access in Kenya. “Open access is a powerful solution to the barriers that researchers in developing and transition countries face trying to access and share critical research that can improve people’s lives.”

Recent articles written for NBC

Hi friends and internet lurkers, Check out some of my recent articles for NBC News. Taiwan’s Same Sex Marriage Law Languishes in Political Purgatory From Dumplings to Bubble Tea, Asian Street Food Goes Artisanal Despite Drought, China Dives into ALS Ice Bucket Challenge