Category archives: personal

  • Summer Vacation

  • School's out!I love the wonderfully liberating feeling of summer vacation. For those of you who may not know, my "other job" is in education. I've just finished my one year of service as an AmeriCorps member coordinating and teaching an afterschool program here in Oakland. It's quite nice to not[...]
  • San Francisco Detour

  • Driving back from the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco last night, I missed a turn, and Nora (my GPS) decided to take me on a scenic route around the city. As I drove along The Embarcardero, the Ferry Building came into view, perfectly lit against the sparkling lights of the Bay Bridge. All of t[...]
  • Mount Tamalpais

  • I am not exactly an outdoorsy person. I am quite the opposite of the athletic, adventure-sports type, and I prefer to have internet and running water around as much as possible. But somehow, I rather like the idea of camping. It speaks to the quiet explorer side of me-- being able to break routine, [...]
  • Living Life- Chez Panisse

  • I haven't updated my blog at all this week, but it's a great thing, since I've just been too busy living life to report back about it. My boyfriend Ernie is in town for just one week for his birthday before he sets off on his army training for the reserves. I also have big plans for my photography b[...]
  • With Gratitude

  • Would you trust a 10 year old kid to run around with your SLR camera? How about letting her bring it to a stay-away summer camp for an entire week? Somehow my dad had the foresight to know that this would be ok. And of course, it turned out to be far more than that.I really wouldn't be here toda[...]
  • A Softer New York

  • My first impressions of New York are always of the grimy streets and subways and the overwhelming number of people everywhere. The hustle and bustle has a commanding presence and an allure-- that concrete jungle where dreams are made of. But first impressions aren't always everything.My boyfrien[...]
  • DUKE DUKE! 2010 NCAA Champions

  • Yesterday, we boarded a 4pm bus from Boston to head back to New York. We were supposed to arrive back to the city by 8 or 9, with plenty of time to get to the sports bar and watch tip-off at 9:30. Unfortunately, halfway into the trip, with a big THUD, the bus had a flat, we pulled over in East Hartf[...]
  • Austin to Boston

  • It's been an amazing two weeks filled with travels, from last week in Austin, Texas to this week in New York and currently, Boston. I've spent almost no time in front of the computer, which is both great and terrifying (not checking email for two whole days!?), but at the moment, I've got my setup a[...]
  • Austin, Texas

  • I'm here in Austin, Texas, with other staff and board members of TaiwaneseAmerican.org as we hold our parallel conference with ITASA Midwest. Wide open spaces, lots of pretty buildings, beautiful blue skies. I'll be online less this weekend, but I leave you with these images for now.
  • Moving Freely through Spaces

  • I love the feeling of moving freely through spaces, walking through cities, and exploring and traveling across imagined boundaries. I can feel my sense of place and belonging expand as I move. I think this sensation is partly why I've always loved traveling.This past week has been incredible. Sp[...]
  • BAYAC Photography Workshop

  • On Thursday, I led a photography workshop for my fellow AmeriCorps members. As part of the BAYAC Recovery Team, we all work in after-school programs at different sites across San Francisco and Oakland. For the next couple months, we're taking turns leading trainings for each other on topics of our c[...]