It's never too early to start planning (or fantasizing) the next big summer camping trip.
Green Island is known to most by its sea life and amazing scuba diving, but the small island off of Taiwan's eastern coast offers so much more to explore!
Nothing makes you appreciate your "college days" more than experiencing a full-time job for the first time. Although I do love not having to worry about work after 5pm or pulling all-nighters to finish assignments, I do miss sleeping in and being allowed to skip classes every once in a while. Miraculously getting two … Continue reading The New York routine
My arrival to New York has been a whirlwind. I went from awkward uneasiness to falling completely in love with this city. I was greeted with impeccable rudeness from workers in the supposed "customer service" industry upon arrival. The employees in subway stations are the most unhelpful people on the planet, and they will be … Continue reading Culture shock
In less than 48 hours, I will be at the capital of the world, the Big Apple, the Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of where there's nothing you can't do. As a spontaneous decision, my friend and I decided we wanted to go to New York this summer. Neither of us had any internships, … Continue reading Nervous excitement
Five movies, three meals, two snacks and a rough nap later, I finally arrived at Kaohsiung International Airport in Taiwan. I'd visited this country just last year in August, but having endured two more semesters of college since has provided a clean slate as to what to expect. The dreaded 18-hour flight was better than I … Continue reading Things to do at a beach in Taiwan
He looks like just a geeky Asian kid with a weird bowl-cut sporting a cool T. Only this is the one of the only artists in the world, right next to Jason Mraz, who composes music that somehow always whips a smile on my face. His journey to music started when he was, I suppose, struck with an epiphany … Continue reading Music of Happiness: Crowd Lu 盧廣仲
Just because the sun hasn't come out in 3 months, there was just an ice storm over the weekend, and the crows seems to have plagued the town like vultures, I decided to whip out some old stuff from the days when I wasn't vitamin D deprived. These pictures just make me long for the summer, … Continue reading Just because it’s freezing outside…
It's official - dead week has wreaked havoc. I'm running on two hours of sleep and can already see tonight to be just as sleeplessly spent. Two projects due on Thursday and I stupidly picked up a full length story for IUSTV about the protests at J.P. Morgan information session to be due on Sunday. … Continue reading Random Dead Flowers of the Day
Taken at the duck farms by my neighborhood back in Taiwan. They were adorable, but it smelled absolutely terrible... From summer 2010.
This is the sky of Pingtung City, Taiwan, taken from the 14th floor of NPUE. It looks pretty from far off, but when you get close, you'll see all the trash, betel nut spitting and stray dogs. It's where I grew up, so I guess I'll always be critical. Taken August, 2011.
(Above is nightscape of Taipei city at around 3 a.m., a picture that can only be taken by tresspassing to the rooftop of Chiantan Youth Center.) This summer was amazing. I got to spend two and a half beautiful months in my "motherland" and got to take a sip of the Taiwan's coolaid of fun (now I'm craving … Continue reading I have this thing for rooftops and sunrises.