About

the blog

A synonym for wandering and wondering.
A curiosity led exploration.
A thought unravelling and finding words for feelings.
A journal entry of sorts.
A deep(er) pursuit of writing.

Storytelling.

the human

I am a storyteller and (self-taught) photographer. I grew up in Canada and I’m proud of my Japanese-Chinese heritage.

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When I was a child I dreamt of being an astronaut. I would gaze up at the starts and think adventure was “up there”. Now I’m more “grounded” and on a journey to explore earth… first.

I am trying to understand the world through the lens of sustainable and responsible travel. My professional and research passions are in sustainable livelihoods.

I’ve worked for UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greenland, Sustainable Travel International, and Sustainable Tourism Observatories in China. I look for work that bridges my love for conservation and tourism.

I want to immerse myself in storytelling as a way to protect, conserve and respect the diverse forms of life. Several years ago this blog started as a home for the stories I love sharing with friends and family – to this day the purpose hasn’t changed. I am following my heart on this journey and I would love for you to join me!

Things I always enjoy

Stargazing
Cloudgazing
Spending time with my sister and family
Hiking long trails
Language(s)
Ocean/sea/lakes
Nature documentaries
Campfires (& smell of campfires)
Japanese curry
John Mayer
Letter-writing
National Geographic magazines

Things I sometimes enjoy 

Yoga
Running
Biking
Surf
Unplugging from social media
Cultural anthropology
Philosophy
Poetry
TED Talks
Behavioural economics

Things I almost never enjoy

Vacuuming
Airport security
Painting my nails
Putting on makeup
Small talk


Bookshelf

  • The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Peter Wohlleben
  • This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein
  • Small Is Beautiful – E. F. Schumacher
  • Shadows in the Sun: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire – Wade Davis
  • Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
  • Greenlandic dictionary