Runaway Tales

September 22, 2015

What AWE Taught me about Criticism

How to take criticism without taking it personally. This year’s Asian Women’s Empowerment Conference was a huge success. It was the true definition of quality over quantity. It was the smallest group among the three events we had, but the […]
September 17, 2015

7 Things I Learned from AWE ‘15

We did it! #aweasia15 was a success. Last weekend was the third annual Asian Women’s Empowerment Conference. Honestly, I still can’t believe it happened already. Happened: past tense. Jogja, Indonesia as a stage, nearly 60 people gathered to think, act, […]
August 14, 2015
Bantayan Sunset, Philippines

I Was Here

I Was Here I’m musically emotional. I’m not even sure if that’s the right description, but it means I’m easily moved by songs and lyrics. You know I have a theme song! If I have an ability to song and […]
July 29, 2015
Wedding Reception - with Stephen's godparents

Family Matters: My Second Wedding

It’s okay to have two weddings, right? I got married in March 29, 2015 in Seoul. My in-laws traveled all the way from the US for our traditional Korean wedding. I’m lucky to have a family who loves to travel. […]
July 13, 2015
Four years of Bucket Living

Four Years of Bucket Living: Four More Years?

  It’s been four years since I spilled my bucket. What’s changed? I still vividly remember the night when I was on the street under a yellow streetlight, crying. Yes, it wasn’t one of my most typical days. I had […]
June 18, 2015

The Coca Leaf Magic

If you haven’t chewed coca leaves… you haven’t done Peru correctly As the elevation gets higher near the Andes, a small bag of green leaves becomes your most important item. It’s your survival kit. Chew seven leaves. It’s a strange […]
May 25, 2015

Outback Trailblazer [Day 7] Commemorating the Centenary of Anzac and Farewell to Trailblazers

Gunfire Breakfast, Benjo, and Musical Fence – the Final day of Trailblazer 2015 5:45am The Dawn Service Early morning. Today, 25 April, is Anzac Day, a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians […]
May 21, 2015

Outback Trailblazer [Day 6] Bladensburg National Park in the Jump Up Country

To the Jump Up Country! It’s already the second last day of the Trailblazer. As what Smithy said, “It’ll be over before you realize it.” Today we are heading to Winton, the final destination of Angel Flight Outback Trailblazer 2015. […]
May 18, 2015

Outback Trailblazer [Day 4] Diamantina Shire Continues and There are Camels

Day 4 Diamantina Shire Continues, and There are Camels Another big day. Today we are leaving Birdsville to Bedourie. We are continuing the tour of Diamantina Shire that incorporates Betoota, Birdsville, and Bedourie. We’ve been traveling in the Birdsville area […]
May 14, 2015

Outback Trailblazer [Day 3] South Australia and Priscilla

Plans for today? Pushing our cars over the South Australia border and dressing up as drag queens. I woke up from another fine night in my swag. It’s a bedroom you can zip and roll. How convenient! So today, we […]
May 12, 2015

Outback Trailblazer [Day2] There was Big Red

A swag, it’s a good thing. I was a caterpillar in a cocoon. The zipper of the swag zips all the way around as if your sheet is attached to the mattress. I saw the setting Milky Way through my […]
May 7, 2015

Outback Trailblazer [Day 1] Furthest Town from Sea, Dinosaurs, and Giggles

The official day one! Sixty-five Trailblazer cars will rally the Outback Queensland! The first thing on the schedule is having an epic breakfast at Baldy Top Lookout just 7.4km outside of the town. Part of the Grey Range, Baldy Top […]