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My Interview on PensEyeView

 

It was an honor to be interview by PensEyeView, a music and lifestyle blog that focuses on building awareness for up-and-coming musicians. With my recent busy schedule of not only performing all over the world, but also running a my fashion and travel blog, it was refreshing to sit down and share my life with PEV. Read More »

Taichung, Home Town Series 2: 審計新村, The Vintage Soul

Creativity is all around you, if you manage to see beyond the history of its walls...

 

My hometown is full of culture and creativity on every corner, and 審計新村 is one of them. What was previously a dormitory of the staff of the government is now a community of cultural creativity with tons of creative shops and restaurants. What makes this feature extra special is the historical feeling it gives, as it stands in its original setting from an older era all while transforming into a lively, artistic spot for young artists and creatives. Read More »

Performing on the Main Stage: Jazz Talk from Montreal, feat. Amanda Wu

I am thrilled to be invited to play at the Taichung Jazz Festival this Friday, October 13th, with my fellow Canadian musician friends, Jazz Talk from Montreal! The Taichung Jazz Festival has been a prominent festival in my hometown for the past eight years. Not only has being in my hometown been a great experience for me at this point in my career, the ability to bring all that I have learned from my previous education in Canada to my hometown is rewarding! It feels like I am able to convey my musical growth from the western country back to where it all began, my home.
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Taichung, Home Town Series 1: Yide Mansion 一德洋樓

 

Sometimes the greatest experiences are the ones you are most familiar with...

I have traveled far and wide and added many great stories to my life, and now I found myself where it all began, my hometown of Taichung, Taiwan. When I meet people for the first time, they assume I am either North American or European. It’s what my spirit portrays. However, it was actually Taiwan that was the foundation of where the free spirited in me developed. Taichung City is the third biggest city in Taiwan, and although not big enough to tie me down forever, big enough to embrace me for my return. Read More »

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