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)
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.