Tag Archives: Inspiration

My Path to Becoming a Murican

On Tuesday, July 10th 2018, I became an American citizen. This once-in-a-lifetime process only took me 10 years – 5 years securing a working permit through the green card application, and 5 years waiting to be naturalized, an upgrade from a permanent resident to a citizen. Even though I couldn’t sleep very well the night […]

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The Meaning of Travel

There is an old Chinese idiom, “Resting is for the sake of the longer journey ahead.” Travel, in a way, is close to resting. My recent Greece trip involved lots of resting, not in a sense of sleeping, but in a sense of doing things I’ve longed for but haven’t had a chance to do […]

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What Are Your Personal Projects for 2015?

Two weeks into 2015, many people are busy making New Year’s resolutions, hoping to make their lives more productive and meaningful. According to Forbes, about 40% of Americans making resolutions in the beginning of the year, and only 8% achieve their goals. I am, like many others, reflecting on the past and trying to come […]

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Are There Better Places to be?

I still remember the feeling I had a month ago upon learning Steve Jobs passed away. The news, for some reason, made me extremely upset. And listening to his famous speech at Stanford, which embraced the ideals of creativity and pursuing careers that ignite lives, certainly did not alleviate my feelings of loss. I kept […]

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Your Birthday Gift to Me

I turn 28 today. This year has been the fifth year since I followed my American dream and moved to the States. As much as I miss my parents and family back in Taiwan, I feel living in the States provides me with another perspective I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’m more willing to speak up, […]

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