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    Discover Yunlin | My Top 10 Favorite Food Spots in Huwei

    After living in the center of Huwei Township for 10 months, I have eaten at so many delicious (and affordable) restaurants within walking or biking distance. While cuisines from Mexico,

    To my sixth grade pen pals at Dapi Elementary

    Dear Dapi sixth graders,   How are you all? Have you been paying attention in English class? Do you like writing to your pen pal? I hope English class is

    Discover Yunlin | Yunlin County: What’s there? And how do you get there?

    Every time I tell people that I live in Yunlin County (雲林縣) in Taiwan, non-Taiwanese people ask me where it is and Taiwanese people get Yunlin County confused with Yuanlin

    Two Days in Taipei: Photos

    My mom was supposed to visit me in Taiwan two weeks ago when we planned her trip back in October. Instead, we were left to face a global pandemic head

    COVID-19 Wrecks Havoc on Fulbright Year: Abrupt goodbyes

    Since the US global travel advisory was raised to a Level 4, Fulbright programs worldwide are terminating, and grantees are allowed to return to the US with no penalty. However,

    My Cantonese is at a Second Grade Level. And That’s Okay.

    When 2019 came to an end, I attempted to reflect on my five months in Taiwan but struggled to come up with a story about personal growth, maybe something related

    Closing Out My First Semester in Taiwan

    Time flies, and it's almost halfway through my Fulbright year! My experience in Taiwan has been so wonderful, and being a part of the community has definitely made my time

    Celebrating My Birthday in Taiwan

    I didn’t celebrate my 22nd birthday with anything big or flashy today but here are a few memorable highlights: 🎁 My English co-teacher gave me chocolate cake this morning. Thank you,

    So Far So Good – Two Weeks into Teaching

    🍎 I'm nearly three weeks into teaching in Taiwan and I have already been asked about "my lover" by my students (their words, not mine), was gifted a bracelet made from

    First Month in Taiwan: Done!

    We are now exactly 2 days away from the first day of school in Taiwan! Here is a recap: 🏠 I have finally settled into my apartment for the school year!

    2019-20 Bucket List: 40 Things I Want to Do in Taiwan

    It's day 11 for me in Taiwan, and I'm so mentally exhausted from meeting new people, visiting new schools, and starting orientation training. Nonetheless, I'm a strong believer in using

    To the Graduating Class of 2019 at Reach for Excellence:

    To the Graduating Class of 2019 at Reach for Excellence: Eight years ago as part of Cohort I, I was sitting in the very seats at Marist that you are

    Eight Lessons I Have Learned in College
    Atlanta, GA

    Eight Lessons I Have Learned in College

      Nearly two months have passed since my graduation from Macalester College. I believe self-reflection is important for personal growth, so I have spent the…

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    Podcast alert! I’m now a podcaster!

    Podcast alert! I’m now a podcaster!

    Hi everyone! 🙂  Sorry for the irregular blog update schedule; this is sort of my new normal now… Anyway, I have embarked on a new…

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    #AsianAugust and What It Means for Representation | Asian American Identities
    Saint Paul, MN

    #AsianAugust and What It Means for Representation | Asian American Identities

    Before I jump into the blog post:  For my 21st birthday this month on October 21, please consider donating to my favorite nonprofit, Reach for…

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    An Academic Critique of My 11th Grade Paper | Asian American Identities
    Saint Paul, MN

    An Academic Critique of My 11th Grade Paper | Asian American Identities

    I am back! I did not forget about this blog or my readers. In fact, this post will mark the beginning of a 3-part blog…

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    Growing Up as An Asian American Immigrant – Q&A

    Growing Up as An Asian American Immigrant – Q&A

    Originally published on May 15, 2018 Let’s get up close and personal this week 🙂 This is gonna be a long post, so grab something…

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    Maturing Emotionally: I’m Crying to Heal

    Maturing Emotionally: I’m Crying to Heal

    Sorry for the late upload – my sleep schedule was thrown off this week after landing back in MSP at midnight on Monday! This week,…

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