Being bathed by an elephant in the River Kwai {Katchanaburi, Thailand}

Oof, where to start?

Originally from Taiwan, my family settled in Vancouver when I was young. I went to university in London (Ontario, Canada), then like all my classmates, settled in Toronto to work after graduation. My husband and I did the whole graduate-university-get-a-good-job-have-a-mortgage-and-car thing, before making the hardest/easiest decision to quit our jobs and put life on hold for a year.

In 2011 we backpacked for a few months around India and Southeast Asia, got married, and moved to Paris so I could attend Le Cordon Bleu’s patisserie program. After that we decided we wanted to stick around Europe a bit longer, so we made a little home in London…until Singapore came calling in 2015.

Staying still is not my thing, nor my husband’s, apparently.

mango on an apple   is a collection of random thoughts, worthwhile recipes, and mini-destination guides. I started mango on an apple so that I could digitally earmark my favourite recipes. I also thought it would be a good place to share my travel photos and destination guides with friends and family. It’s a lot easier this way – people always ask me about my favourite spots, and I always end up drawing impromptu maps on the back of napkins and envelopes that I cannot replicate the next time I’m asked the same question.

Another thing I love is filling out surveys. Old habits die hard.