TAF 2022
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TAF 2022

Oh, beloved TAF. Taiwanese American Foundation’s summer camp is where I spent a week of every summer from the time I was ten until I graduated college, and a few times since then as well. The last time I attended TAF was back in 2013, when I felt like I had gotten a lot out…

Jesse’s Birthday Party | Dinner with Luca and Bri of MasterChef
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Jesse’s Birthday Party | Dinner with Luca and Bri of MasterChef

For my boyfriend Jesse’s birthday this year, he had a dinner party with fifteen friends. But it wasn’t any dinner party– it was a privately catered event with Luca and Bri from MasterChef! If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll know that Luca is the lovable Italian guy who won the whole thing, and…

Post-TAF Chicago
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Post-TAF Chicago

After a week at TAF, we drove back up from North Manchester, Indiana, to Chicago. I visit the city regularly, about once or twice a year, and though I’ve never lived in Chicago, it always feels a bit like home. Our days after TAF were still filled with TAFers, doing our classic post-TAF gathering in…

Missing TAF
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Missing TAF

Taiwanese American Foundation (TAF) is a summer camp that I have attended almost every year since the age of ten. It’s just one week, 200 Taiwanese American youth,  and a small college campus in North Manchester Indiana. But of course, it provides an endless supply of life-changing experiences, memories, and relationships. In countless ways, TAF has shaped…

Ho Chie Tsai | TaiwaneseAmerican.org | Oakland Lifestyle Portraits

Ho Chie Tsai | TaiwaneseAmerican.org | Oakland Lifestyle Portraits

I don’t know who started it, calling him the godfather of Taiwanese America, but I think the title’s going to stick. Ho Chie has been involved with almost every Taiwanese American organization imaginable, and he even had a hand in creating many of them. One of his ongoing projects is TaiwaneseAmerican.org, an online portal that spotlights…