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2014-08 Founder's Note French Connections

August Founder’s Note: French Connections

BY WENDY HUNG In the Chinese culture, we often speak about 緣份 (yuan fen). There’s no direct translation of the word. It’s a way of thinking, a concept rather, that refers to the binding forces between relationships held by lovers, family, friends or even strangers. There’s neither science nor religion behind it. But I grew […]

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2014-07 Founder's Note Being American

July Founder’s Note: Being American

BY WENDY HUNG Last week, I was at a cocktail event in Taipei. The crowd was international and I loved every minute of mingling. That is, until I found myself in a conversation with the wife of a Northern European politician who lived in Taipei for fourteen years but didn’t speak a lick of Mandarin. […]

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2014-06 Founder's Note Just Go

Founder’s Note: Just Go!

BY WENDY HUNG This is how I spent Sunday: being a hermit in my Taipei bedroom. For 24 hours, my doors were shut, the TV was on and I passed out like an exhausted baby. This week, when people asked how I was doing, my only answer was exactly that: exhausted! Since April 25th, this was […]

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2014-04 Founder's Note Now is the Moment 1

Founder’s Note: NOW Is The Moment

BY WENDY HUNG Two weeks ago, my family and I spent five days indulging in Japan’s whimsical cherry blossoms. We traveled through five different cities mostly in the Kansai region, admiring sceneries coated in exquisite shades of pink. I used to make fun of people who traveled to Japan for blooming sakura (cherry blossom). “Seriously, what’s the […]

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2014-02 Founder's Note Paris love

Founder’s Note: The Ultimate Love Affair

BY WENDY HUNG It took three whole years. Crying on the kitchen floor, excessive drinking, midnight calls to my girlfriends in tears, going back and forth with the relationship. Three torturesome years of rebound relationships, jam-packed schedules of parties as distractions, making new, but pretty and superficial friends. All to hide the excruciating pain of missing […]

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Jetset Nightmare! 6 Countries With Internet Censorship

BY WENDY HUNG There is no celebrating for me as Facebook turns 10, because there is no social media access in Iran! No status updates. No photo uploads. You want to know the most irritating fact about traveling? Today, the website author and social media lover in me says: internet censorship.  Adding to the frustration, […]

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Founder’s Note: Finding “The New You” Through Traveling

BY WENDY HUNG I get this question a lot: “What’s your favorite destination?” For the longest time, my answer had been automatic. Anyone who knows me long enough knows that Paris gives me freedom and a sense of confidence that is hard to explain. It’s also the sweetest feeling, finding yourself meshing within a foreign […]

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