“Out Of Office”

What’s your version of self-care? How often are you doing it? As the flu season ramps up, I often hear my coworkers saying they feel bad for using a sick day. Oh no, no, no! First of all, we are human after all. When you’re ill, you need to take action to get better. And…

The irony of social media

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…

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…

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…