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    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

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

    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 project with my good friend,

    #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 Excellence. I have created a

    5 Online Recipes that I Tried and LOVED!

    5 Online Recipes that I Tried and LOVED!

    Now that it’s summer, I have more free time on my hands. For me, this means that I have the time to prepare healthier meals for…

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    10 Fun and Cheap Things to Do in the Twin Cities
    Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

    10 Fun and Cheap Things to Do in the Twin Cities

    My mom has never properly visited Minnesota since dropping me off at college 3 years ago at Orientation. So with my mom in town for…

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    Exploring London – Spring Break 2018 (Part 2)

    Exploring London – Spring Break 2018 (Part 2)

    After spending four days in Edinburgh, Jennifer and I flew together to London to explore the city for another three short days before the end…

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    Gilman Blog #15 | 10 Things I Learned as a Gilman Scholar

    Gilman Blog #15 | 10 Things I Learned as a Gilman Scholar

    The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern…

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    Visiting Edinburgh – Spring Break 2018
    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    Visiting Edinburgh – Spring Break 2018

    This post has been longgggggg overdue. Junior year of college was pretty overwhelming. Now that it’s over, I hope I can write more insightful blog posts. But…

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    Gilman Blog #14 | Studying Abroad and Career Paths

    Gilman Blog #14 | Studying Abroad and Career Paths

    Heading into my semester abroad at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, I never expected it to be the cliche over-the-top, life-changing experience. As an International…

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