The Wild Side

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The bush sure is one magical place. It is something I’ve always seen on TV, but never imagined I would have the opportunity to actually witness myself.

We stayed at 2 different private game reserve, where we saw very different vegetation and landscape. Both had amazing rangers and trackers that educated us on the animals, plants, and environment, every safari drive was a unique experience, nothing is ever the same. This truly was a once in a lifetime experience, I feel so blessed to have been able to experience it, and encourage the ones that are interested and able, to go out and experience the bush for yourself. I hope that one day I’ll be able to come back again!

The Wild Side

Cape Town adventure

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I don’t think any pictures can do what I’ve seen in South Africa justice. I’ve left all the photos unedited for my SA post, because I want everyone to be able to view the beauty of this place without going through a filter. It is truly a magical place and experience, I feel very lucky to have been able to visit and hope to return again one day.

During this trip, we were able to experience 2 very different places that South Africa has to offer – one in the city of Cape Town, the other out in the bush in Kruger National Park. There are simply too many pictures taken, too many beautiful scenic seen, and too many amazing people encountered. If you’ve ever thought about visiting, do it, you will enjoy every moment of it!

Cape Town adventure

Visiting the city that never sleeps

Fall in NYC is beautiful, the weather was perfect for walking around, and everything in this city just has so much character.

This is my second time visiting, and I think this time around I was able to enjoy the city a lot more because I had a lot more free time to roam around. I really loved walking through the city with no goals in mind, I took however long I needed to see things, and it was really relaxing and wonderful.

I’m jealous of the people that call this city home, it truly is a unique and beautiful city. There are so much more to do and I cannot wait to go back and visit again!

Visiting the city that never sleeps

A picture worth a thousand words

It has been very exciting around here! After a little over 8 and a half years of dating, Brian and I finally made it official and are now engaged! There are no words to describe our happiness and excitement, I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with the person that understands me, makes me so happy, and knows how to calm me down when I’m being unreasonably stressed.

The future is unknown, but I’m so grateful that I’ll have him to lean on through thick and thin.

A picture worth a thousand words

Welcoming a new member to the family 

Hi everyone! Hope you’re doing well. I apologize for being a little absent on the blog lately, but there’s a good reason for that… We welcomed a new member to our family last weekend! And life has not been the same since.

Meet Henry, our little baby Corgi. He’s currently just a little over 10 weeks old! He has the same birthday as his me and the same Chinese Zodiac sign as my parents, which I find incredibly endearing. We love him to death, although sometimes he could be a handful and hard to deal with (comes with the territory I supposed, haha). We’re doing our best to get our life back to a somewhat normal schedule, but it will take a while before he grows to be a calmer pup *fingers crossed*.

I’m hoping to be resuming to a more normal blog schedule in the next week or two, please bear with me! In the meantime, you can follow Henry’s growing diary on his Instagram account @henrycorgibear for a daily dose of cuteness!

Welcoming a new member to the family 

A mini Houston work trip

Taking a work trip is always exciting but stressful for me. I feel like there are a lot of responsibility associated with it, but at the same time you get to see and visit some of the places you otherwise wouldn’t.

This past week I had a mini work trip to Houston, it was my first time visiting the city and I was excited to have a look around. We visited the Toyota Center (and all the VIP and behind the scene area that are normally restricted/not allowed for outsiders), the George. R. Brown Convention Center, different hotels in downtown Houston, and also the NRG stadium. I was able to do some sight seeing while doing our site visit, and also met some amazing people that are really great at what they do.

It was an eye opening client meeting for me as I don’t usually get to experience the “planning” side of things, and it also made me appreciate all the events I attend and design more after seeing how much work goes into planning an event. Here’s a little taste of Houston! Hopefully I’ll be able to go back and actually spend some time exploring the city next time!





A mini Houston work trip

Home is where the heart is

Sorry for the 2 weeks break on here guys! I took a long overdue 2 week vacation home to Taiwan at the beginning of February, and it was amazing! I don’t get to go home as often as I would like anymore ever since I started working because tickets are quite pricey and it takes almost 24 hrs to get home, which means I’ll have to at least be able to take off a week of work to make going home worth the time and money. But going home always makes me so happy, even if it’s only 2 short weeks. I was so glad to be home and see my friends and family. It was a not too short but not too long vacation, and I miss it so much already.

This year, I was able to go home for Chinese New Year for a little over 2 weeks! This trip has been in the planning since last summer, and I was beyond excited when it was actually time to travel. Unlike past trips home, this year Brian came with me and he was able to meet my family and friends and see me in my comfort zone. And this time I also made a conscious decision to spend more time with my family, which I’m very glad I did. When I was younger, I spent most of my time home with my friends and I barely get to spend any quality time with my parents and grandparents, as I grow older I’m starting to realize and appreciate more of the importance of family, though I didn’t get to see all the friends I would like this time around, I’m so glad I was able to spend a lot of time with my family.

Here are some of the pictures I’ve taken during my trip home with my (and some from my friend’s) iPhone! This year since Brian was with me we did a lot more tourist-y things and saw a lot of places I usually wouldn’t (and some that I’ve never been to before). It was a different experience compare to my past trips but in a good way. Hope you enjoy my little photo diary!




Home is where the heart is