The Turn in the Fork in my Road

  “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” John Lennon “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape” Anonymous “C’est la vie” Anonymous As many of you know, I got my full-time offer with Google last year and was scheduled to start working full-time at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California in September 2013. … Continue reading The Turn in the Fork in my Road

Food and Family in the “Filipinas”

After my “Taking Asia 2013” trip with my friend and fellow foodie, Mary, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to explore the culinary scene here in Manila, Philippines. Of course after 4.5 weeks of backpacking through Asia (Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China), it’s nice to return to a familiar city with familiar faces for some much needed R&R. And fortunately, as a result … Continue reading Food and Family in the “Filipinas”

The Pursuit of Everything

In the very beginning, or at least around October 2012 when I had decided to begin blogging about the food and culture from my travels, I encountered one of the greatest challenges every blogger inevitably must face: What should I title my blog? After long brainstorm sessions, numerous conversations with family members and friends, and lots of research, I had a good and solid list … Continue reading The Pursuit of Everything

Dream on dreamer Part I

Just three weeks ago, I was on an island in the Philippines. In the past three weeks, I’ve been in 5 countries, 12 cities, and I’m still going! Currently I’m in Shanghai, China. I’ve had many friends back at school asking about my trip and commenting how they wish they could do something similar. I’ve also had a lot of time to think on our … Continue reading Dream on dreamer Part I

Our one and only day in Battambang

Today we embarked on a 9 hour boat ride from Siem Reap to Battambang, Cambodia. To clarify, when I say boat I don’t mean this or this… I mean this. Although Mary and I were not prepared for this experience due to a shortage of food and Mary’s small bladder, it was interesting to boat by the floating villages in Cambodia. Once we arrived in … Continue reading Our one and only day in Battambang

Taking Asia 2013

As a recent college graduate with a full time position start date in September, I’ve found myself in a strange transitionary period where I don’t belong anywhere but at the same time everywhere is home. I feel as though I no longer belong in Milwaukee where I attended college or in north suburban Chicago where my family resides. Also, I don’t quite yet belong in … Continue reading Taking Asia 2013