Category archives: personal

  • Little Gifts, Made with Love

  • I had some extra time on my hands last night, so I decided to spend it crafting some extra special packaging for the CDs I'm mailing out soon. I cut each CD sleeve from two pieces of cardstock, glued the two pieces together, inserted the CD and a business card, tied it off with twine, and voila! Uni[...]
  • Formosa Betrayed, Now Opening

  • Five years ago, in 2005, it was just an idea. A passion project being born.Starting today, February 26, 2010, the feature film Formosa Betrayed is playing in select theaters across the country. The Taiwanese American community has done an amazing job emphasizing the importance of this weekend (e[...]
  • Oh Multitasking

  • I love multitasking. I'm most at peace when I have ten projects going on at once, and I love tracking the logistics of it all. I constantly have too many tabs open in my internet browser and too many programs running on my computer. I love it when my calendar is full and colorful, and I can feel lik[...]
  • Love and a New Year

  • "There are three holidays happening this weekend! Who can tell me which holidays?" I ask the kindergartners and first graders in my after-school program. They offer some imaginative responses (Martin Luther King Day?), but eventually, we elicit the correct answers: Valentine's Day, Lunar New Year, a[...]
  • Passion Project: TaiwaneseAmerican.org | Webdesign

  • Every so often-- more often than not, actually-- I get to spend my time working on projects I love. It's not just a coincidence, but a conscious effort to pursue what I find compelling. And while the idea of pursuing your passions is a common enough sentiment, I think many people perceive it too dif[...]
  • My Twenty-Five

  • It's been a very soggy week here in California. It's rained every day since last Saturday.Despite the dreary weather, I've been keeping busy working on several projects of mine. One of them is the 25 by 25 list that I posted last week for my birthday. Well, I've been 25 for a week, so how did it[...]
  • After the Rain

  • It was mid-morning. I sat at my desk typing away at my emails, attempting to appease the multicolored starred and flagged messages crowding my inbox. Taking a break from the work, I glanced outside, and I spared not a moment before grabbing my camera and walking straight to the window.Stretched [...]
  • 25 by 25

  • It's a natural impulse to compile retrospectives and resolutions around New Year's. We look back on where we've been and ambitiously start charting where we want to go.I almost never make resolutions-- afraid I'll fall far short of my visions of grandeur-- but this year, with my 25th birthday ro[...]
  • Happy Holidays

  • Happy Holidays from Cincinnati, Ohio!A few years ago, I took over the role of Christmas family photographer at our house. Self-timer set, family members seated on the couch, I'd jet back into the frame to join the family portrait. This year, I got to stay in the frame for a couple shots with my [...]