So You’re Moving to Taiwan: What Happens Next?

So You're Moving to Taiwan? Don't Panic!

Originally written and published on my blog, A Year in Taipei on April 12, 2006. The idea of leaving the country is really exciting to me, but the preparations are a little nerve-wracking. I have 38 days until I graduate from the Heinz School, and then only about two weeks … Continue reading

New on! #ThrowbackThursday to my #YearInTaipei

MilliGFunk at the National Theatre in Taiwan

Once upon a time, I won a fellowship that sent me to Taipei, Taiwan. The fellowship, called the Luce Scholars Program, sends 15-18 young Americans, who are considered future leaders in their field, to live and work in an Asian country for a year. The year I was selected, I … Continue reading

Coffee Around the World

Sumatran Coffee

I credit by brother, who took me to Starbucks for the first time when he was in college and I was 16, with my love of coffee. My gateway to coffee drinking was the full-fat, wonderfully sweet caramel macchiato he placed in my hand that day. Little did I know at that … Continue reading

Breakfast in Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

My memories of Asia are sometimes sparked by the most common things. This morning, for instance, distinct memories came to me of an Indonesian breakfast as I was eating my own breakfast here in small town Missouri. Fresh cage-free eggs, unpasteurized cow milk (just milked from the cow on Thursday), … Continue reading

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