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…

[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.

Spring in NYC

Waiting for two friends to indulge in some Shake Shack. (Photo by: Amy Chyan. April 17, 2014)

American Thanksgiving 2012

After I took this photo, I zonked out in a “short nap” on the bed. For this Friendsgiving, we had hot pot. The BFF and I took the train into Chinatown where we overstuffed my old lady trolly with hot pot ingredients. (But so thankful we didn’t have to carry it all by hand.) Not…

American Thanksgiving 2011

This was my first American Thanksgiving. (My jschool friends and I, all non-New Yorkers, decided to go see the infamous Macy’s Day Parade. We braved the crowds and stationed ourselves at 59th Street, right in front of the Columbus Circle Whole Foods.) At night, my BFF and I booked a turkey dinner at one of…

Riverside Park

Living a block away from Riverside Park meant running there whenever I wanted. A great trail, flat ground and designated running path looking onto the Hudson. This was taken when I was catching up on my New Yorker issue on a hill in the park, facing the Hudson. I also ran my first 5K race…

College Walk

Near the holiday season, this is what the Amsterdam gates at Columbia look like. I’m always mesmerized by appropriate lighting. #TBT #NYC

The Pond – CPW

#TBT, a frigid stroll through Central Park West. No matter how many years you’ve lived in NY, Central Park is always a treat.

[VIDEO]: Asher Levine (For Inspired Citizen)

It’s been already been a few days since the launch, but I wanted to once again introduce Inspired Citizen. My friend Anthony Berklich, the founder, producer and host has worked tirelessly on this project and I couldn’t be happier to see how polished it has turned out. His talent and passion are admirable. It’s always a…