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Why I’m Stoked For 2012

Happy New Year! 2011 was fabulous. I moved to a country on the other side of the world that I knew absolutely nothing about. I ran a half-marathon. I started writing for the newspaper. I traveled to Mongolia. I fell in love with approximately 700 small Korean children. I decided for once and all that […]

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In 2012, I Will…

A blue zen garden with rock in Vancouver

Focus less on the details. Be present. I am awful at remembering resolutions, so I usually only give myself one. But, these are closely related, so I’m letting it slide. On the one hand, being detail-oriented is extremely helpful. On the other hand, it makes me slightly OCD. I need to remember that, in the […]

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How To Kiss In Mongolia

We’d been driving around in our converted Soviet van for a few hours now. I’m tired, hot, and a bit cranky when we pull over at a ger (traditional Mongolian dwelling) in the middle of nowhere. I don’t even have the chance to pull off my super-sexy motion sickness bands before I spot it. A […]

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