My Story

I’m a Taiwanese-American born in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. Despite going on many trips back-and-forth between San Jose and Taiwan during my childhood, I truly fell in love with traveling when I was 15 years old during a 9-day high school biology trip to Costa Rica. Since then, I’ve traveled to 15 countries, lived on both coasts of the USA, New Zealand, and Brazil, and developed a burning passion for the Portuguese language. In 2013, right after moving back to California from Brazil, I met a French man named William through a whimsical online exchange. After 3 years of sunny California living and several amazing trips, we’ve moved to his hometown of Paris this year and started a new adventure together! Follow along to read about my life & travels (and to gaze at shots of mouthwatering food porn).

Our Paris Stories featured my story of moving to Paris, read it here!

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Most recently, I was working my dream job in San Francisco as Head of Marketing at Feastly. I worked with chefs to create unique and intimate social dining experiences around the city. A typical day consisted of writing about delicious food, tasting a new chef’s handcrafted recipes, then developing a strategy to tell that chef’s story and share their incredible cuisine. It’s a rewarding moment when a curious food lover connects with a passionate chef over an ephemeral culinary experience.

Before Feastly, I was Director of Communications at News for Chinese media in the San Francisco Bay Area. I continue to write freelance pieces for NFC from around the world, you can read my work here.

In 2009, I graduated from Boston University’s College of Communication with a B.S. in public relations and a double concentration in Chinese and Portuguese. Since then, I’ve called San Francisco, Boston, Auckland, Taipei, Rio de Janeiro, and now Paris, my home.

Fun Tidbits:

  • Happiness = retail therapy, geometric-shaped jewelry, crispy baguettes
  • My 3 fiery life passions are travel, culture and language.
  • I’m a secret journal writer, started when I was 10.
  • My overflowing love for doggies cannot be explained with words.
  • I love dancing! Currently: Flamenco, Samba and Tahitian

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4 responses to “My Story

  1. So kiddo, “retail therapy” is also one of my favorites! But it’s supposed to be short term or you wind-up like me with a house stuffed full of stuff! So beware!

    • Thanks Katie!! So glad you enjoyed reading! I love New Zealand so much, part of my heart will forever be left there. What part of NZ are you from? I studied in Auckland but traveled a bit all over! I cannot wait for the day I can go back and bring my boyfriend to experience it as well 🙂

      • I’m happy to hear that 🙂 I’m from Auckland! Yes that’ll be very exciting, I’m sure he’ll love it just as much xx

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