[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. Advertisements

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  

Co-Working With Nature

I’m really growing (pun intended) into our garden – front and back. My herb garden is thriving and being used. The veggies are slowly growing out of their planter size. The peonies, roses, wild flowers, jasmine bush, raspberry bush. The endless floral arrangements I can forage are so beautiful. What a gift from Mother Nature.

Spring in NYC

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

From The Kitchen: Sea Salt Nutella Fudge & Nutella Walnut Cupcakes

My elementary school gal pals and I have a holiday gifting tradition of “hand-made” only. This was prior to Pinterest so we must’ve been poor high school students. I’ve stitched hearts onto fleece blankets, made mason jars full of mulled wine ingredients, boxes of matcha chocolate chip cookies with peppermint bark etc. This year, I…