After LOTS of driving (which I didn’t mind… the countryside is absolutely breathtaking), we ended up in The Coromandel. Hot Water Beach SJ went diving with a company in Waitunga and Victoria and I headed to Hot Water Beach. As its name suggests, there is a hot water source underground that feeds into the ocean. … More NZ: The Coromandel: Hot Water Beach + Cathedral Cove
Diving at Tutukaka Today, we all woke up around 4AM and packed up to head to Tutukaka for diving. It’s a little less than a 4 hour drive from Auckland and our tour took off around 8:00… so it was an early morning! Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s (a renowned oceanographer) listed The Poor Knight’s Islands among the top … More NZ: Bay of Islands
I’ve decided to organize my NZ posts by location, which means that this first post includes our first day AND our last day since we started in Auckland and drove south only to return via a domestic flight from Wellington. DAY 1 We arrived in Auckland around 8:30AM after a long 10.5 hour flight from … More NZ: Auckland
Chinese New Year used to mean adding buffer to long lead time reports and having to wait longer for samples and product in my previous role as Product Manager in the States. This year it has taken on a whole new meaning as we get an extended period time off school. Two of my roommates, SJ … More New Zealand!
“Oh we don’t know how to do this!” she exclaimed with a thick accent before I snapped the photo. But I disagree… I’m pretty sure it captured just how adorable these two are. Meet Michal and Hemi, an Israeli couple that sat next to me on the flight to Auckland. She and I talked about … More #humanencounter: Hemi and Michal
I broke this entry into two parts because it was getting long… so you can read the first part about the Kinmen races or scroll straight to the second if you only want to hear my dramatic story of getting bit by a dog! Part I: Off To The Races We had quite the weekend. … More 5Ks, Dog Bites and Ambulances
This Christmas, I heard all 3 greetings regularly as I live in a Chinese-speaking country with Mexican roommates and two fellow Americans. Yes, I realize that it is now 2017 and I am posting about Christmas. BUT, as it turns out, the season is just as busy as it is back home in the States … More 圣诞节快乐 / Feliz Navidad! / Merry Christmas!
Life has moved so incredibly fast in the past few months. Within a month and a half, I went from house-shopping in the States to receiving a visa to work in Taiwan. It all started one fateful summer evening during dinner with one of my best childhood friends: Her: “Hey, the organization I’m working with … More How I ended up next to China…
Hey everyone! I hope you read the title page to tell you the purpose of my blog. I’m going to start my first post with the same content in my ‘About’ section because I want you to know a little secret about how I feel regarding blogging… so read below and please don’t let this … More Here it goes…