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25 03, 2017

Beef Noodle Soup

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: China, Los Angeles, Taiwan|Tags: , , , , , , |

My absolute favorite food in the whole wide world is a bowl of Beef Noodle Soup. This is my ultimate go-to comfort food, my guilty pleasure. Any time of the day, any season of the year. There are various versions in which I rarely discriminate against as I appreciate them all, as long as heart and [...]

26 10, 2016

Ilha Formosa: Taiwan

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: China, Taiwan|Tags: , , |

My Travel article on Taiwan as published in ARE Magazine, Fall Edition 2016 – Ilha Formosa: The Beautiful Island of Taiwan.

10 02, 2012

Where to Find the Best Chinese Food

By | February 10th, 2012|Categories: China, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

Where to find the best Chinese food in Southern California? Perhaps even in the US? Leave it to me, as I've dedicatedly, whole-heartedly done my research for 27 years, just for You! In my hometown, the San Gabriel Valley! You can forget about China Town, most Chinese people find the food gross and un-authentic. People [...]

30 01, 2012

High Antioxidant: Goji Berries

By | January 30th, 2012|Categories: Asia, China|Tags: , |

Goji berries is a dried berry that my grandma fed me growing up as snacks and as an antioxidant ingredient in her Chicken soup. As what I thought was another Chinese Eastern belief, she'd say "eat it! It's good for your eyes & it'll help you live longer!" So I did, and much enjoyed eating [...]

6 12, 2011

Street shopping Old Town Lijiang, Yunnan

By | December 6th, 2011|Categories: Yunnan|

From Kunming, we took a flight to Lijiang, where we were greeted at the airport by a gregarious older man who drove us into town. The funny thing about taxi drivers is that they are the same candid selves mainly anywhere you travel. You will get the juiciest local gossip, and outspoken words on what [...]

23 11, 2011

LiJiang, Yunnan (China)

By | November 23rd, 2011|Categories: Yunnan|

In Lijiang, we started the day horseback riding with the Naxi ethnic group with the most hilarious guide. He was cracking jokes with us from the start, spitting out random english words he knew, while serenading to us "Ali-san gu-niang" by Teresa Teng. For those that know Mandarin, [...]

30 08, 2011

My thoughts on China in a nutshell

By | August 30th, 2011|Categories: China|

I've been back in the US of A for almost 2 weeks. I became so exhausted in China, that I couldn't get myself to look at a photo or even start a blog post on my 2 1/2 week travels. I do have so much to share with you, which I will start to do [...]

20 08, 2011

Epic Fail:: Food poisoned in China

By | August 20th, 2011|Categories: China|

Wow, what an epic fail. I was getting cocky about my stomach of steel, more like contaminated belly which rarely got me food poisoning. It's a fact everyone gets sick in India. I didn't get sick. I thought I was cool. It's a fact everyone gets sick in China. I sure did. I was the [...]

11 08, 2011

Dali, Yunnan.

By | August 11th, 2011|Categories: Yunnan|

We just spent about a day and a half in Dali, Yunnan. Our trip in Yunnan started in the capital of Kunming, a flight north to Lijiang, and then drove south for about 5 hours to Dali. It was only about a 200 km distance (which is about 140 miles, would take 2 hours in [...]

8 08, 2011

Kunming, Yunnan.

By | August 8th, 2011|Categories: China, Yunnan|

Kunming (the capital of Yunnan) is a good leverage into getting to know the Yunnan culture. Yunnan is the state in Southwest China, Guang-dong to the east. We were once again taken care of from the start to finish by dad's friends. The guy who picked us up is a CIA in China and does very well [...]