Friday, November 21, 2014

DIVING THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

The Galapagos were the first site designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its marine reserve covers 27,000 square miles, and is incredibly abundant with life. The underwater world is the main motivation for my trip here, and I have been looking forward to this leg of my travel for many months!


Friday, November 7, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: MOTHER/DAUGHTER BIRTHDAY TRIP!

My parents live in China, and I live in the States. We are apart majority of the year, however, for the past 25 years, my mom and I have always celebrated my birthday together. Even though I was volunteering in Tanzania this September, we decided to keep the tradition and explore South Africa together. It was a brilliant five weeks. Here’s our highlights from each stop!


Monday, September 29, 2014

MOSHI FUNDRAISER DISTRIBUTION

Wow! I am blown away by your generosity and support. Thank you all so much!!! We raised a whopping total of 1,600 USD and every penny of that were spent towards education and making Msamaria a better place. Below is the distribution of the funding, and a little bit about each of the individual:


Sunday, September 28, 2014

THE DAY I TURNED 26!

It felt like just yesterday that I had my quarter century birthday picnic at the Rose Garden. I still can’t believe another year have flown by and that I am another year older, yikes! One of my favorite things to do on my birthday, is to reminiscence and make a list of all the highlights of the previous year. So here I go:


Saturday, September 27, 2014

MY LAST DAY AT MSAMARIA

I love Moshi. I wake every day in the best mood. I love teaching and playing with the kids at Msamaria, and I love seeing their smiling faces every single day. Although I’ve had three months of “special moments” with them, today was the most memorable of all - it was my last day in Tanzania. It was also my birthday, so I wanted to host a party and celebrate with the kids at Msamaria. I knew it was going to be amazing day, as it always is with them.



Saturday, August 23, 2014

MY FRIENDS AT MSAMARIA

It’s been a month since I have been in Moshi. When I first arrived, I was arranged to teach English at Kilimanjaro Primary School. I loved my 2nd and 5th grade class and I loved the teachers I was working alongside with. However, the highlight of my day has always been in the afternoon, when I visit the children at Msamaria, the center for street children.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

KILIMANJARO DIARY

Mount Kilimanjaro is the “Roof of Africa”. At an altitude of 5,895 meters, or 19,341 feet above sea level, it is the highest mountain on the continent, and one of the “Seven Summits” in the world. In addition, it is the tallest freestanding mountain known to mankind. 


Saturday, July 26, 2014

HELLO MOSHI!

When I made the decision to travel the world for a year, I also decided that I would volunteer a quarter of my time away. After much research, I found an opportunity to teach English in Moshi, Tanzania. I wanted to give back and help those that are underprivileged, however, as soon as I arrived, I knew that there is little I could contribute. Instead, they are going to be the one that will change my life for the better.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

AFRICAN IMPACT

While in Livingstone, I had the opportunity to spend a day with African Impact. They are one of the most organized volunteer organization I have ever worked with. We spent the morning teaching Physical Education at a Primary School, and the afternoon playing games with the residents at an elderly center. I could not have asked for a more rewarding day.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

FLYING OVER VICTORIA FALLS

Victoria Falls, one of Africa’s most iconic scenic landmark. I’ve seen photos, videos, and read about it countless of times, but actually flying over it? It was totally unreal!