Category Archive: Seattle


I was recently (ok, not-so-recently) honored by Expatially Mexico for the Inspirational Blog Award.  Thank you so much!  I apologize for the lateness in turning this around.  If you haven’t seen Kristin’s blog,… Continue reading

Modern Day Foraging: Grocery Adventures

Apologies as I’ve been remiss with my posting recently.  I think I’ve been so distracted by this long stretch of amazing Seattle sun that any mental excuse to be outside and not in… Continue reading

The Shopping Sirens’ Sale Song

“Never again,” I said to myself. But of course, I remembered I had uttered the exact same phrase to myself last year. And yet there I was, back in the same place one… Continue reading

Since When Did Nerd Become Cool?

So I’ve got a question for you:  What’s up with all the retro eyewear, people? Have you also noticed the proliferation of heavy, plastic-framed glasses, circa the 1950s? Nerd is IN these days,… Continue reading

Superhuman Hearing and Killer Headphones

This may come as a surprise, but this American Taitai has quasi-superpowers. I exaggerate because I can’t turn invisible.  However, I have been told repeatedly that I have excellent hearing and a good… Continue reading

Mr. Eco and Road Rage, Seattle-Style

I’ve never liked to drive. Even though I’ve been driving for over 20 years, I’ve never been a comfortable driver. To clarify, I don’t hate cars and I have no problem riding as… Continue reading

Small Town Girl

A few of you may already know this.  But for the rest of you, I’m going to confess a little secret. Despite my rants and raves about gourmet Chinese food in cosmopolitan cities… Continue reading

Seeking Authentic Chinese Food: Have Passport, Will Cross Border!

Since moving back to Seattle, I often get asked what are some of the things I miss most about living in Hong Kong.  What I miss most are my Hong Kong friends, and… Continue reading

Mr. & Mrs. Rabbit

As a girl, I always daydreamed about who my future husband might be and what married life would be like.  I had closely witnessed the married life of my parents, whose stable and… Continue reading

Mean Girls and Finding Kind

I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about a free documentary screening at the Q Café on May 18th 6:30pm, particularly if you’re reading this post in Seattle. Finding Kind is… Continue reading