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I’ve spent the majority of my Asia adventures in China, where I studied all four summers of high school and worked during the Shanghai World Expo. I then lived in Hong Kong for three years and worked in real estate private equity. I traveled to many interesting places for work – board meetings in Vietnam; cattle stations in Australia; solar farms and office buildings in Japan; fundraising in Singapore; land parcels in Taiwan. On the fun side, I visited Thailand, Cambodia, and Philippines.

All That Effort and It’s Barely Worth a Penny

My roommate Jillian and I have developed a routine for our lazy off-days. We walk outside of the Expo Village to our cheap noodle...

Now You Can Pretend You Visited the World Expo

The time has come for me to bestow all my valuable Shanghai World Expo 2010 knowledge that I have accrued gradually over time on you....

Bubble Tea- Delicious Despite the Choking Hazard

Oh, bubble tea. My favorite drink of all time. I was first introduced to bubble tea four years ago during my first trip to...

Adventures in Walmart and Noodle Eating

If you've never been to a Chinese Walmart, you need to. They are nothing like American ones. I can't assume that no American Walmart...

Expired Visas and Overweight Luggage- a Fun Trip Home

My bags were packed and I was ready to go. I had been in China a total of 2 months now and I was...

The Poor Worms at the Silk Factory

I went to a silk factory about a week ago and do you know what I learned? They have to kill the silk worms...

Where in the World Do these People Live?

When you walk through the Shanghai expo, the big name pavilions really jump out at you. They're easily recognizable, they have 7 to 9 hour...

Exposed Bellies as a Means of Ventilation: The Best Quirk of...

Now that you've been introduced to some Chinese quirks- matching clothes, squatting, and tiny, tiny chairs- I think you are ready to learn about the...

I’m Moving to Hong Kong!

Kung Hei Fat Choy!! Happy Chinese New Year! 恭喜发财! (And a very belated one) It's a few days past the end of Chinese New Year and officially...

A Day in the Life of a USA Student Ambassador

My last day of work as a 1st session Student Ambassador at the USA Pavilion was a few days ago. Now I'm finished and the 2nd...

One More Continent Checked Off the List

Every year, Harvard gives its students the full month of January off, so after all the hubbub of final exams, Christmas, and New Year’s...

I Paid Someone to Bruise Me with a Metal Rod (in...

Last spring, my lower back was really hurting. It's a long story that started with, "ow, my back really hurts", and ended, many months later,...

Brutal Honesty at the Massage Parlor

I like to seek out massage parlors "one step above brothel". If the sign prominently displays a neon blinking foot and the menu uses...

The Ever Vigilant, Oh So Patient USA Ops Team

The Student Ambassadors who work on the ground floor of the USA National Pavilion are called the "Ops Team" (as in operations). We organize...

Goodbye World Expo

The Shanghai World Expo 2010 is officially over. It lasted 184 days, from May 1 to October 31st, and received more than 73.08...

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