Strategic Storytelling

WHERE: Freelance Writing

STRATEGIC CHALLENGE: To harness my curiosity and share my observations.


Travel Writing

Blessed with an opportunity to live abroad for six months, I published several stories about my experiences. I was particularly taken with Singapore, where I explored its exuberant Chinese New Year celebration. I also discovered Singapore’s World War II history, which I wrote about to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the war. The anthology Something that Matters offers my exploration of the mysteries of Jakarta, where we lived, in a piece about my first haircut as an expat.

Design Writing

My association with the San Francisco Design Center led to a number of writing assignments in the area of interior design, including articles published in the San Jose Mercury News’ Silicon Valley Home and Spaces, the Nob Hill Gazette, Home Style by the Sea, and SFDC News.

Early Writing

My first published piece, in the CoEvolution Quarterly, was an interview with distinguished Australian environmentalist and labor leader Jack Mundey. Another version of the interview ran in Not Man Apart. I also profiled Wang Yani, the Chinese brush-painting prodigy whose work appeared at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco when she was just 14 years old.

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