Why Didn’t We Watch the Olympics This Year?

Why Didn’t We Watch the Olympics This Year?

Several weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me about the Olympics, being held in Beijing, China. As someone who lived in Beijing for 4 years, I was both intrigued and confused at the fact that I was barely aware the Olympics were even taking place. I’d like to explore why I, and some of … Continued

Me and Mr. Li: A Reflection on Chinese New Year

For four years of my early life, I was what they called a “third culture kid.” For those who have yet to live abroad, a “third culture kid,” or “TCK,” is a kid who has the opportunity to grow up in a completely different place than their parents. My mom was born in Long Island, … Continued

Life as an Expat in Beijing- What to Expect and How to Adapt.

At age 11, I moved to Beijing and studied there for 4 years. A transformative experience, those years opened my eyes to understanding society, culture and privilege. With foreigners in Beijing making up around 0.4% of the population, privileges are inevitable. A good way to kick off my experience in Beijing is explaining the “celebrity … Continued

China: Lost in Transition

China: Lost in Transition Where does one buy chopsticks in Beijing? This isn’t simply a zen koan, the questions the masters ask their students in order to break habits of thought and open their minds. This question, that I asked myself one evening while contemplating the leftover spicy beef in the white cardboard box, on … Continued

Our Year Adventure Begins: Three Flights to Bali

July 3, 2012 in Los Angeles at 6:31pm, July 4th, 2012 9:31am in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Our Year Adventure Begins: Three Flights to Bali, Indonesia from Los Angeles, California What a trip! Three flights from Los Angeles to Bali; with the help of modern chemistry we slept through most of the first 12 hour flight … Continued

China: Xi’an, Beijing

China PART THREEXi’an I loved Xi’an. The Terracotta Warriors are truly amazing. They are called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Each soldier is unique in face, ears, hair, clothing. They do look like they could take a deep breath and walk away. There are so many more thousands of soldiers, horses, chariots and other … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel