Author Archives: ChinaLatina

About ChinaLatina

Creative • Art Director • Traveler. Food + books + movies. China-Latina born in Hong Kong, traveling through Europe. martha-lee.com

Hats off to Daisuke Kinoshita

Dai, originally from Osaka, attended the same study abroad program in Spain I did in 2005. During the past 11.5 years after the program ended, he has worked in Madrid for some six years, in Japan in a completely different sector … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from my Sabbatical

Taking a gap year traveling the world probably sounds very cool to most of you. Yet, it does get tiring after a while. I started my sabbatical in late March last year and started losing interest by October. However, since … Continue reading

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Taking Sabbatical

Some of you may wonder how I could manage to travel for over a year without a stable source of income. In fact, to live on savings was one of the major mental preparations I had to myself once I … Continue reading

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Using Couchsurfing

My oldest sister is going to try Couchsurfing for the first time next month in Germany (Yay!), and we have had a brief chat about it. Since some friends have asked me how CS is like and what do I do to … Continue reading

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Where are you from?

“Where are you from?” my high school classmate from eighteen years ago suddenly asked me when we were chilling at her apartment in Paris. “Huh?” “Don’t think! Answer right off the top of your head!” my friend insisted. “Well, it … Continue reading

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Love

I got interviewed by three high schoolers for their project on “love” in the street in Fez one day. They asked me about the love from my parents, and here is a recap of what I told them: My parents love me … Continue reading

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Norwegian Food

This is not ice cream LOL After preparing Hong Kong food for my Airbnb host, my host made me Norwegian fish in a berry sauce 😮 The berries on the side of the plate have to be cold. Leonie said … Continue reading

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