About me

 Reykjahlid, Iceland 🇮🇸

Reykjahlid, Iceland 🇮🇸

 
 

It all started when…

I was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Macau, moved to San Francisco at 12 years old, went to Holy Name Middle School, Riordan High School (all boys), graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, worked as a messenger at an import/export company, pushed those enormous (Costco size) carts, coordinated activities at a Jewish retirement home, being “the best” and enriched lives at Apple as a Mac Genius/trainer, quit, bought a one-way ticket to Hong Kong, traveled to Vietnam and Japan, reconnected with mom, flew to an island called Taiwan.

 

 
 
 Hualien, Taiwan  花蓮 🇹🇼

Hualien, Taiwan  花蓮 🇹🇼

 

Read on if you like…

Life has taken a dramatic turn after I left California… It became tremendously fun!

After teaching English in Taipei for a year, I decided to move on and considered moving back to California or Colorado.  Don’t get me wrong, Taipei is definitely an exciting, fun, and exhilarating city to live in.  However, it wasn’t for me.  I decided to ride my blue dolphin scooter around the entire island before I leave.  

One of the best trip in my life.  

Ever since then, I backpacked in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia,  lived in Kaohsiung for 2 years, Hualien for 2 summers, explored countless beautiful waterfalls, islands, secret trails, river tracing/canyoning in crystal clear rivers, rode my scooter through numerous off the beaten path, camped in the wild/police stations/elementary schools/hot springs/cold springs/etc…, showered at fire stations, and met some extremely friendly locals.  Yes, Taiwan is beautiful, but the most beautiful part of this country is the people.