Category archives: personal

  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]