hi. my name is alice.
My mission is simple: to inspire, inform, and ignite, and to use art and film to share meaningful stories and experiences. So a little about me - a third culture kid, I had the joy and privilege of growing up across cultures and countries, moving and traveling with my entrepreneurial parents since birth. I've lived in Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris, Los Angeles, Melbourne, San Francisco and New York. To borrow the words of one my favorite writers, Pico Iyer, “Travel for me is a little bit like being in love because suddenly all your senses are at the setting marked ‘on’, suddenly you’re alert to all the secret patterns of the world.”
Over the years, I've gathered some crazy stories—from almost falling to my death on the Great Wall of China, jumping off the most Southern cliff in the United States 55 ft down into the Pacific Ocean, to accidentally going deaf in my left ear on a flight to Puerto Princesa in the Philippines and biking through desert white-outs where I can't even see my own hand. I have also witnessed beautiful sunsets over ancient Cambodian temples, Chilean vineyards, and Scandinavian mountaintops. I am so grateful for these experiences as they have made me who I am today.
This blog is a collection of text and photos I've collected about travel, culture, food, art, photography, and identity. By sharing some of my thoughts and experiences, I hope to challenge some of the ways certain cultures are viewed and share my discoveries.
I love what I do. Visual journalism has become my passport to meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. Storytelling is such an amazing tool to create awareness and evoke empathy across different cultures, communities, and countries; a tool to make sense of our commonalities. I sincerely hope that my stories will inspire some of you to go on adventures of your own. ♥
I currently live between Shanghai, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco.