• A.B.C.

    I’m not sure at what age I was that I learned the term ABC, or American Born Chinese, but I knew that it applied to me, a child of parents who had immigrated to the US from Taiwan. To me, growing up in a predominantly non-Asian environment, it meant that I was one of two… Read more

  • Six… erm, Nine, Ten, Eleven of Bones and/or Shadows?

    I just finished not only the re-watch of Shadow and Bone, season one, but season two as well. Full-time authoring is allowing much more relaxed entertainment consumption! Be careful, the rest of this post has a bunch of spoilers, so tread carefully if you haven’t watched season two! First, I will admit to being very… Read more

  • Wading into the Pool

    Well, the past couple of weeks have been … a lot. After more than two decades both in my career and in southern California, I stepped away from my career and moved out of California! I am now in the Pacific Northwest, and with both feet firmly in my new career as an author! So… Read more

  • The Only Constant is Change

    This post is a bit off cycle because I wanted it to come out on a Wednesday. This exact Wednesday, in fact. Because today, March 1, 2023, is my last day at my day job. As of today, I am giving up the luxuries of a steady paycheck, employer sponsored healthcare, 401(k) contributions, and corporate-mandated… Read more

  • Singapore – the City of the Future, Today! (Winter Break, pt III)

    On our year-end trip we broke away from Vietnam for five days to visit Singapore! I’ve heard rave stories about S’pore from friends for years, and since watching Crazy Rich Asians, this place has been on my list. Let’s dive in! Firstly, Singapore (to me) is the city of cities. A tiny city-state, this place… Read more

  • Killing Time Across the Pacific (Winter Break, pt II)

    Most trans-Pacific flights are in the neighborhood of twelve to fourteen hours. That’s a lot of time to spend on your butt. Granted, you hope to spend some of that time sleeping, but I’ve argued for years now that sleep on an airplane does not equal sleep in a bed. Maybe one day I’ll get… Read more