Last month, my extended family spent our weeklong annual retreat at a new spot this year – Hawaii! Staying on the North Shore of Oahu, we lived in a gorgeous home filled with unique antiques and cozy spaces for intimate conversation. Although many of us are from and live in Los Angeles, there were others that came from Hong Kong, … Read More

One of my cousins from Singapore stopped by Los Angeles on her way back from San Francisco to spend time with all of the family based here! I was able to host her for a few nights, so we spent a ton of time driving through the city and experiencing some of my favorite spots. Right after picking her up, … Read More

As a PhD student, I am lucky enough to have the flexibility to take time off that may not normally coincide with a break on the academic calendar. This year, I spent one week (out of my four vacation weeks) in Hong Kong to visit my grandfather and aunt. Although people in Hong Kong don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, we hosted a … Read More

After my first and busy semester as a Master’s student at USC, my family came to visit me and we decided to make a day trip to Santa Barbara for the first time. The city is located about 95 miles (90 minutes) north of Los Angeles along a curving coastline and is situated in a valley resulting in an interesting … Read More

Posted: March 21, 2018, 3:42pm I cannot believe it is already March!! Every year, my entire extended family on my mother’s side comes together for a week to reconnect and enjoy some good food and skiing. All 20 of us met up for some small group dinners and had several meetings for updates and goals for 2018. It sounds pretty … Read More

Posted: February 28, 2018, 1:14am Happy New Year everyone!! This is one of my favorite times of the year because of the many breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with family and delicious food. As you can see in the picture above, red is the color to wear because it symbolizes good fortune and joy. Along with wearing red clothing, we also … Read More

Posted: February 28, 2018, 12:12am Three years ago, my cousin, Christopher Kwok, set aside his corporate consulting job and pursued his dream to create a contemporary space where locals could connect with one another over drinks. A kind of non-alcoholic bar, Hey Hey has recently launched its soft opening, offering tea and coffee-based creations and a few tasty snacks. Sorted … Read More

HAMILTON.

Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:33pm This was a moment that’s been in the making for over a year. In May of 2016, my brother and I purchased 2016-2017 Pantages Theater season tickets for our parents and ourselves for their 50th birthday. From that November to this past August, we saw seven incredible shows: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Darren Criss!), … Read More