Bucket List

View from the Lalu Hotel of Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan. July 2015.


  • Live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Summer 2013)
  • Dance Flamenco in the streets of Spain.
  • Live in Taiwan.
  • Live or work in Sydney or Melbourne, Australia.
  • Watch true flamenco masters live. (Palau de la Música, Barcelona / Aug 2015)
  • Have sangria while listening to Spanish guitar. (Barcelona / Aug 2015)
  • Have high tea in London. (Brown’s Hotel, London / Aug 2015)
  • Hike through the Amazon Forest.
  • Take funny pictures in Salar de Uyuni.
  • Visit Machu Picchu.
  • Do the Bali + Maldives tropical paradise thing.
  • Dance Tahitian dance in Tahiti.
  • Watch a fancy opera show. (Beijing Opera / Nov 2016)
  • Stargaze in the wilderness at skies so clear that I can actually see the Milky Way again.
  • Catch a fish while fishing.
  • Successfully catch a wave while surfing.
  • Eat Spanish chocolate-dipped churro. (Barcelona / Aug 2015)
  • Eat a fresh baguette with salted butter in Paris. (Paris / Aug 2015)
  • Learn French fluently. (Currently studying!)
  • Then learn a fifth language.
  • Work in another country for at least 2 years.
  • Eat tofu pot and galbi in Korea. And cheesy ramen.
  • Do a photoshoot in Taiwan.
  • Adopt a puppy.
  • Road trip around the entirety of Europe.
  • Learn to drive stick.
  • Go blonde temporarily…doesn’t have to be platinum. Then lilac purple or blue. (Taipei, Taiwan / December 2016)
  • Selfie at the Iguaçu Waterfalls.
  • Go skiing at Avoriaz.
  • Go to a rooftop bar in Paris. (Terrass Hotel & Rooftop Bar, Paris / September 2016)
  • Fly first-class internationally. (SFO–>TPE, China Airlines / July 2015)
  • Play beach racquet on the shores of Normandy. (Houlgate Plage, August 2016)
  • Watch fireworks on a beach. (Houlgate Plage, August 2016)
  • Swim in an infinity pool. (The Lalu Hotel, Sun Moon Lake / July 2015)
  • Open my own shop in a beach side town, selling jewelry & stuff I’ve collected from around the world.
  • Take my mom on a Eurotrip, just us two.
  • Take my dad to a fancy steak dinner somewhere around the world.
  • VIP clubbing in Las Vegas for Halloween. (Calvin Harris at Omnia, Caesars Palace / Oct 2015)
  • Camping in the wilderness.
  • See the Northern Lights in person!!!
  • Camp in one of those bubble glass pods in the woods.
  • Buy a camper van and do an epic cross-continent trip.
  • Visit every Disneyland in the world🏰 (Paris, California, Tokyo done so far!)
  • Visit (and one day contribute to?!) The Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn, NYC.

Our road trip along a winding road in South Island, New Zealand. Feb 2012.

Countries I’ve Visited:

  • Thailand (Aug 2005)
  • Hong Kong (Aug 2005)
  • Costa Rica: San José, Puerto Límon (Apr 2006, Jun-Jul 2007)
  • Taiwan: Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan, Hualien (Most recent visit is Winter 2016)
  • China: Beijing, Shanghai (Aug 2005)
  • Japan: Tokyo (Aug 2005, Jan 2014, Jan 2017), Takayama, Nikko, Kamakura (Jan 2017)
  • New Zealand: Auckland, Wellington, all over South Island…(Jan-July 2012)
  • Australia: Sydney (Nov-Dec 2014), Melbourne (Jul 2012, Nov 2014)
  • USA: San Francisco, New York, Boston
  • Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo (Jun-Aug 2013)
  • Canada: Montreal (Mar-Apr 2013)
  • France: Paris (Aug 2015), Normandy, Nantes (Aug 2016)
  • England: London (Aug 2015)
  • Spain: Barcelona (Aug 2015)
  • Colombia: Cartagena, Minca, Palomino, Tayrona, Taganga (May 2016)
  • Portugal: Lisbon (January 2018)
  • Netherlands: Amsterdam (March 2018)

Places I Really Want To Visit:

  • France: Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Nice, Marseilles, St. Tropez
  • Spain: Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Valencia
  • South America trip
  • Italy: Rome, Venice
  • Portugal: Lisboa
  • England: London, Hogwarts! 😉
  • New Caledonia
  • Wuzhen, China (烏鎮)
  • Bali
  • The Maldives
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Ireland
  • Germany: Berlin, Hamburg
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Greece
  • Morocco
  • Mongolia
  • South Korea: Seoul, Busan
  • Antarctica

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