Travel

SEATTLE: I-See-You

In all honesty, I didn’t think I would like Seattle that much. Aside from rain, Tom Hanks, vampires, and how can I forget– Grey’s Anatomy, I didn’t really know what to expect. “If it rains as much as Portland,” I told my friend, “I’m not sure if I’ll like it” because when I was in Portland, I walked around with…

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Interviews, Travel

From Taiwan to NYC: Meet Kino Lee Music

Kino Lee is a film composer, pianist and violinist from Taiwan who moved to New York City to pursue music. She has been performing her instruments for more than 20 years and now is focusing on composing for visual media. Hi Kino, please tell us how you ended up in New York City as a musician! KL: I am from…

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Travel

The Best Bowl of Ramen Came to Me by Chance

The best bowl of ramen came to me by chance. I had just sat down and the man sitting next to me made eye contact with me. “Here for the first time?” we both asked at the same time and we both laughed. “Yes,” I said. “Me too,” he said. Thus began a conversation of journeys, hardships, travels, and perseverance.…

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Travel

The Bravest Woman I’ve Ever Seen on the Subway

I was on the uptown A train when I noticed her. She was wearing coral shorts, sitting in between two men with her bike leaning against the pole in front of her. I heard a sniffle and her eyes were a little watery but I thought maybe they were from allergies. But after a few more moments, it became clear…

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