I end up in places that took a long time to find information on, usually not in English, which is why I make maps and write to save other people the trouble of researching, and me the bother of repeating the same information to friends.
I transitioned out of the 9-5 work life in 2014 and work mostly based in Asia, but also remotely for clients in the tech industry.
I focus on information in Asia that isn’t readily available in English or that I believe could be given a better cultural context such as Japan travel and culture, LGBTQ travel, and job searches in Asia. Occasionally, I write something that’s coherent about East Asian culture and intersectional identities to counter stereotypes and misunderstandings that I get frustrated about.
I have deleted all the coffee walk maps on this site for English places, such as Vancouver and London. The places I have kept are Tokyo, and Taipei, but those may go eventually when enough English writers write about them.
Other projects you’ll find are:
- Business 3.0 which is a project I started with 3 other people in Hong Kong and Japan to share product and business development wisdom from business owners and startup founders in those two places. The focus is on peopel who have not been profiled much in English.
- LGBTQ Glassdoor is an opensource LGBTQ-friendly workplace directory for Hong Kong that I had started with the support of many people from Oursky, a former client
- Open-source maps at Niche Tokyo
- Content marketing consulting
- Personal & startup writing on Medium
- Photography on Unsplash used by companies like Adobe, Xero, and Buffer.
I’m a Vancouver-born, Chinese-Canadian content marketing consultant, writer, and project starter. I run a content marketing agency based in Hong Kong, specialising in the web and mobile app development, impact investing, and startup industries. I’m passionate about sharing East Asia’s entrepreneurial talent and creativity with an English-speaking global audience.
I have worked in social innovation and startup spaces in Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Japan. Some of the organisations I’ve contributed to are TEDxYouth@HongKong as a founding team member, SOW Asia, LearnLab China (光合空間) to create accelerator programs in Hong Kong and China, LaunchPilots (領創派) and MakerBay (工匠灣), Hong Kong’s first makerspace.
I am an avid reader and history enthusiast, heavily influenced by post-colonial theory. I highly appreciate aesthetics, attention to detail, and technical aptitude in any field of pursuit. I love waking up to a fresh early morning, bouldering, and brewing tea or coffee. My preferred modes of transport are cycling, walking, and taking trains.
Credentials include Honours Bachelor of Arts specialising in East Asian Studies and English Literature from Trinity College at the University of Toronto, a Masters of Social Science in Media Management from Hong Kong Baptist University, and a Masters of Science in Population and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a thesis on the long-term development effects of weather seasonalities in South Asia.