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My 2016 highlights!


2016 was hands down one of the best years of my life. It was a year of self-discovery and it was also a year filled with joy, surprises and gratitude. Without further ado, let’s take a look back at 2016, shall we?

1. Centered On Taipei February Issue

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In the beginning of 2016, I was given the opportunity by The Community Services Center, a non-profit organization serving the international community in Taipei, to write a guide on the cafe scenes in Taipei for their magazine's February Issue. The article specifically focuses on the "trendy cafe culture & the creative foodie spots in the city." From this little piece of writing, I wanted to take the readers on a new adventure and help them discover the wide variety of offerings that await on the Taipei's food landscape. I've always wanted to be an editor/content curator, so seeing my work to be published in an actual magazine and holding the hard copy in hands was a total dream come true moment for me.

2. Taipei Exchange Panel with Suitcase Magazine

I was invited by the girls from Suitcase Magazine to attend the Taipei Exchange Panel at W Hotel Taipei in May. Taipei Exchange is an event hosted by Suitcase and the WW Club to celebrate successful female leaders and exploring women's evolving role in the workplace and the world at large. There were bloggers, entrepreneurs, media curators from all over the world. I got to meet the wonderful British DJ Alice Levine along with many other talented people, not to mention the girls from the wonderful W Taipei marketing team. I was also pleasantly surprised to run into my talented friend Stephanie from The Thousandth Girl. The event ended with an intimate dinner cooked by Michelin-starred chef Wo Hoi Ming at W's Yen Chinese restaurant. Yum!

3. The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old Launch In NYC Ok this was probably the craziest thing happened in 2016. The Scottish whiskey brand, Macallan, flew me out to New York to attend their official launch of the newest Double Cask 12 Years Old bottle. I was speec