Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Tallest Building in the World

Here it is. Taipei 101. The tallest building in the world...for now.


Monday, June 16, 2008


Here's homage to my fellow peeps at NBC and OPEN HOUSE LA.

Here is the original show:

And today, I found this show in Singapore.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Is Singapore in China???

Deja Vu dudes. Minus the lady and the tramp. I'm off to Singapore today, and it's coming up on hour 24 that I've been awake. By this time Cheriyan and Justin would be walking us to the cab.


Good thing I have my pal Frommers.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

china keeps it in the family

yo peeps. On the 2 month anniversary of me returning to america, i give a moment of silence to China.


that being said, my OTHER cousin, as inspired by VACHINA, has found her way to China as herself. What a badass (it must run in the YIN family).

You can check out her blog here.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Teaching English in Asia

Hey there. Don't know if anyone comes to this site anymore, but I am considering teaching English in China. Anyone have any advice or referrals for schools / programs? Some people have warned me against that I think about it, I haven't talked to anyone who has said it was amazing... That does not bode well...


Thursday, July 12, 2007

it's complete

Well...I'm back, and yes, the triumvirate is complete. It's also probably true that the only people who read this blog now are me, woody, and cynthia...reliving what was once our wildest adventures.

I spent the last month learning how to read and write Chinese. I met a lot of cool people. You'd be AMAZED at how many people, that aren't Chinese, were there learning the language. I met people from Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, UK, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Holland, Thailand, the States, you name it. Crazy. Just more proof that the CHINESE will one day take over the world, SON!
Pictured here are our friends from school. In front, it's me and Ben
In the rear, from left to right is Ray, Joe, Jennifer, Andrew, Jay, Jen, and Tiffany

It feels good to be back. Walking the streets of the Upper West Side today, I felt like I was home, although I was looking out for spitting, cursing, and prostitutes (which i found none).

First meal back in America, I wanted something American and spectacular!

I also got the bill which was American and spectacular, as well.
No more are the days of having breakfast for a mere $0.26, that's for sure.

The best part of China were the lifelong friends that I've made and the experiences that I've had.

This picture was taken in HANZHOU, China. Pictured here are my sister-in-law Jen, my brother Ben, Ray and Joyce (who we met in Shanghai)

Shout out to Ray and Joyce. They are good people. If there was a battle between Ray and Joyce and my brother and his wife, I am not sure which couple would win the "best suited for one another" contest. Anyway, if you ever need a management consultant or if you are looking for work in Shanghai, these are the folks to talk to!

Also, my favorite guy I met in the street is this dude:

Tell me that's not Doc Brown from Back to the Future!

At the beginning of this blog, I was scared out my mind. Now that I can finally look back at these 2 months, I realize that it was ok to be scared, but there was nothing really to be afraid of. And for me, I think that was the life lesson. Yes, it's normal and ok to be scared like a little girl. But go ahead and do what you want to do, and in the end, you'll be glad you did it.

Now you know...and knowing is half the battle.

On a side note, TRANSFORMERS rocked my world.

I look forward to seeing all my friends again, and also all of you commenters that I have yet to meet.