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Volunteering

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Volunteering

In high school, I used to help out at the local health center with fundraising, paperwork, invitations, the whole kitchen sink. After high school, I've been involved with The First ...

In high school, I used to help out at the local health center with fundraising, paperwork, invitations, the whole kitchen sink. After high school, I've been involved with The First Tee, an organization that teaches values and ethics to young individuals using golf as a medium. As ...

Love is in the air

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Love is in the air

Currently in LAX waiting for my flight back to New York. Yesteday, I went to my very first wedding and I am speechless. I've never seen a couple exchange vows before and it was not ...

Currently in LAX waiting for my flight back to New York. Yesteday, I went to my very first wedding and I am speechless. I've never seen a couple exchange vows before and it was nothing short of a fairy tale. We sat in milky white chairs on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean ga ...

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Last week, Canada announced that they would become a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The AIIB was started by China to fund infrastructure requirements throughou ...

Last week, Canada announced that they would become a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The AIIB was started by China to fund infrastructure requirements throughout Asia, but has been met with resistance from the United States and Japan because of a lack of clari ...

Shoe Dog

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Shoe Dog

Have you read Shoe Dog? It’s a recent book about Phil Knight’s career and how he created one of the most iconic brads in the world, Nike. What a powerful and exhilarating read, I f ...

Have you read Shoe Dog? It’s a recent book about Phil Knight’s career and how he created one of the most iconic brads in the world, Nike. What a powerful and exhilarating read, I finished the book in three sittings. Phil’s explanation of his journey from being a college track sta ...

Starting a Company

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Starting a Company

This week, I watched an interview between Mark Zuckerberg (CEO Facebook) and Sam Altman (Head of Y Combinator) that took a look into starting Facebook in the early days. The part t ...

This week, I watched an interview between Mark Zuckerberg (CEO Facebook) and Sam Altman (Head of Y Combinator) that took a look into starting Facebook in the early days. The part that stuck out most for me was when Mark said that most people who start companies usually have the e ...

First Day Jitters

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First Day Jitters

Remember your first day of school? Maybe you were on a school bus or maybe you were in your parent’s car. I always got butterflies in my stomach on the first day of school. I would ...

Remember your first day of school? Maybe you were on a school bus or maybe you were in your parent’s car. I always got butterflies in my stomach on the first day of school. I would go to sleep the night before excited about picking new classes, nervous about the school lunch, and ...

Didi Acquires Uber…. What’s next?

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Didi Acquires Uber…. What’s next?

Wow, when I woke up this morning to read this headline, I was surprised but not shocked. In my previous post, I explained the dynamics and cutthroat competition between Uber and Di ...

Wow, when I woke up this morning to read this headline, I was surprised but not shocked. In my previous post, I explained the dynamics and cutthroat competition between Uber and Didi. While it makes sense to consolidate in the Chinese market, I didn’t expect the battle to end so ...

Moving from SF to NY

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Moving from SF to NY

Just flew into JFK yesterday. After switching time zones every other week for the last three months, it feels nice to know that Eastern Standard Time is locked in for the next coup ...

Just flew into JFK yesterday. After switching time zones every other week for the last three months, it feels nice to know that Eastern Standard Time is locked in for the next couple of years at least. My feelings of moving from SF to NY stew with a bit of nervous, sad, and excit ...

Sibling Love

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Sibling Love

After spending the last week with my parents, sister, sister’s husband’s family (parents in law or parents once removed?), it was great to finally spend a birthday with kin. We sta ...

After spending the last week with my parents, sister, sister’s husband’s family (parents in law or parents once removed?), it was great to finally spend a birthday with kin. We stayed at ZhangJiaKou, the site set for the 2022 Winter Olympics! The cool breeze in the dead of summer ...

Chinese Business Drinking Culture

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Chinese Business Drinking Culture

Liquor, the universal language spoken by all business professionals around the world. In China, this "language" is harsh, the syntax complicated, and grammar puzzling. Today's post ...

Liquor, the universal language spoken by all business professionals around the world. In China, this "language" is harsh, the syntax complicated, and grammar puzzling. Today's post offers insight into China's prevalent business drinking culture in the hopes that with time, you to ...