Based in Singapore, I am Deputy Editor of the award-winning Mabuhay magazine (Philippine Airlines' in-flight magazine), published by travel media company Ink Global. From 2014-2017, I was a staff reporter and editor for the Features section of the English-language daily newspaper, the Taipei Times, where I covered art, culture, food, lifestyle and social issues, and conducted interviews in Mandarin. In mid-2015, I started a monthly column about Taiwan's craft beer and profiled local brewers (and sampled their beer!), long before craft beer became a scene. As the newspaper's art critic, I wrote a weekly column about art exhibitions and fairs. I've been a columnist for Mic (formerly PolicyMic) while based in New York City, during which I wrote about pop culture and entertainment.
As a freelance writer, I've written travel, food and art stories for in-flight magazines of airlines including EVA Air, Singapore Airlines, Philippine Airlines, SilkAir, Scoot and Hong Kong Airlines. My work has also been published in Slate, Jetsetter, Marriott Traveler, Roads & Kingdoms, Time Out Hong Kong, ebookers and Travel in Taiwan, the official magazine of Taiwan's Tourism Bureau, and I've filed stories from Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Guam and New York.
I have a Dual Master's degree in International and World History from Columbia University and the London School of Economics and am a surfer and licensed PADI Open Water Diver. In 1990, when I was one year old, my parents left Kuala Lumpur for what was supposed to be a three-year stint in Hong Kong and they haven't stopped traveling since. I grew up attending American schools in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan and have also lived in Australia, Thailand, South Korea, the UK and the US.