I started blogging in 2008. Here’s my journey.

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What my inner child wants: Let me out!

April 15, 2018

Eighteen months ago, I wrote a letter to my inner child. Come into my life more, I said. Well, she took up the invitation. Now, she wants to take over. She […]

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What I learned from a year of celibacy

September 21, 2017

Okay. I just need to write this post and be done with it. You might remember that last September, I vowed to devote myself to — well, to me. I […]

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Asia Society: Innovation Through Inclusion

Top 10 issues for Asian Americans in the workplace

June 6, 2017

There’s a new survey out about being of Asian or Pacific heritage in the American workplace. And people, it’s stressful. But the good news is that we’re talking more about […]

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BBC girl & BBC dad

6 reasons why the badass hapa BBC girl inspires my inner child

March 19, 2017

Marion Kelly is four years old. She’s hapa — half Asian and half-white. She has a Korean mommy, a white American daddy and a baby brother named James. On March […]

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Know the history Chinese immigrant women

The historic trauma of Asian American women, since Day 1

March 5, 2017

Did you know that a ban on Chinese immigrant women created America’s first immigration laws? Discovering this forgotten historical moment left me appalled by the suffering of the ancestors. They […]

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Fear of traveling solo: 9 things I learned in Bangkok

January 8, 2017

On Jan. 1, my daughter Gabi and I flew to Bangkok. This was after 18 days of traveling together in Asia. She was heading home. Meanwhile, I planned to stay […]

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My 1st full day in Asia: Hanoi, Vietnam

December 18, 2016

Greetings from Hanoi and the continent of my immigrant parents! I am deep in the land of selfie sticks and fantastic food. After only one whole day in Asia, it’s […]

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