• Diaries

    Sharing My Biggest Secret | Part 1

    Last week I had my third reconstructive ear surgery and implanted part of a bone conduction hearing aid behind my left ear. Most of you who know me probably don’t know this about me: I was born with unilateral microtia and aural atresia. I have never openly shared this to the public, especially to the Internet, until now. With this huge recent change in my life and being the most comfortable in my own skin that I have ever been, I’m ready to share this part of me that I’ve kept to myself.

  • Health & Fitness

    What I Eat in A Day

    My mom flew back to Bangkok for a month, so I was responsible for figuring out what to eat every day. I’m a simple gal. The easier the recipe and the less ingredients I need to use, the better. In this post I share some of my go-to meals and how people grocery shop differently in Taiwan and the US.

  • Opinions

    Personal Best Podcast Review

    Personal Best is a self-improvement show where two normal guys find normal people with an eccentric hang up and help them get over it. It's relatable and authentic because the hosts don’t shy away from admitting when something doesn’t go as planned. It’s not heavily scripted, so it’s unlike many self-improvement shows that only talk about the successful big changes in people’s lives.

  • Health & Fitness

    Running My First 10K Race!

    For a few months now, I've been thinking about signing up for a race. I missed the excitement from competing in competitive sports. So after mulling over it for months, I finally bit the bullet and signed up for a 10K race hosted by the city of Taoyuan.

  • Travel & Culture

    Hiking the Huangdidian Trail!

    Every time I go hiking, I try to find a trail that’s interesting and fun to climb. I’m not a big fan of just straight stairs up and down because for one, I hate stairs but also that gets boring pretty quickly. The trail I’ll be talking about today was no different.

  • Travel & Culture

    Chasing Waterfalls in Fuxing District

    As the weather becomes warmer, I’m venturing farther out of my city to discover waterfalls Taiwan has to offer. Last weekend was no different. My friend Daisy and I got on our scooters and made the two hour ride over to Fuxing district where we trekked to two waterfalls, 水簾洞瀑布 Shuiliandong Waterfall and 幽靈瀑布 Youling Falls.

  • Travel & Culture

    Fun Family DIY Day in Taichung

    Three weeks ago my family and I went down to 台中 Taichung to celebrate Mother’s Day. My aunt signed us up for a fun DIY day at 葵海休閒農場 Kwai Hai Leisure Farm where we got to cook our own food in a kiln and decorate wooden fridge magnets. The farm had everything prepared for us so we just had to show up and follow their instructions for a good time!