My Travel History

I was bitten by the travel bug at a really young age. My parents took me to several different countries before I turned 5, which is great for them and the pictures that we have in our family photo albums. Unfortunately, that means I have no recollection of any of those places...At least I looked cute.

I was born in Los Angeles but my parents resided in Taiwan so by the time I was 1 month old, I took my first international plane ride back home to Taipei. This is where it gets a little tricky so I'll just lay it out in bullet points.
  • Lived in Taipei until I was 3. (1987 - 1990)
  • Moved to Seattle and lived there from ages 3 to 9, aka Pre-School - 2nd grade. (~1990 - 1999)
  • Moved BACK to Taipei at age 9 to start the 3rd grade. Attended Taipei American School, where I stayed until I graduated high school. (1999 - 2005)
  • Moved to Penn State for college to pursue a major in Telecommunications. (2005 - 2009)
During my junior year in college, I did take a semester off and attend the college program at Disney World, in Orlando, FL. If you ever went to EPCOT and went on either Mission Space or Test Track during the Spring of 2008, you might have met me! I was working there as a "Merchantainer" (Merchandise + Entertainment = Gift Shop Clerk), while taking classes at Disney University (YES! There really is one!)

That experience really exposed me to the diverse cultures and people that resides in this world. Not to be overly dramatic and cheesy but it really makes you appreciate humanity and life when you get to experience life through another human being that lives a lot differently than you

Now where were we? Oh right. College. (Are you following along okay?) Even while in college, I traveled a lot. I get my traveling itch from my mom and every time my sister and I would come home for summer break, she'd whisk us off to another adventure like Malaysia and Hiroshima. She took full advantage of tour groups and we took full advantage of the amenities they provided! Lucky for me, these trips expanded past college and I can still count on my mom for an expedition whenever I go back to Taipei.

Now, with my B.A. in Telecommunications in hand, I currently reside in New York. I moved here right after college and began a career in Post-Production (aka visual effects, think green screen and CG animals for commercials/movies/tv/etc).

I've lived in a lot of different neighborhoods in New York. I've moved to 3x different apartments in the last 5 years - from the Financial District (Wall St!) to the Upper East Side (less Gossip Girl, more Gossip Girl's nanny), and finally moving to Brooklyn, where I am posing as a hipster in Williamsburg.

And yes, throughout all of this, I did not learn how to drive.

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