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29 (ok, fine) 30 and live in the beautiful, yuppified, culturally diverse, weather-blessed Bay Area. I used to live in the humid, sparkling clean, culinary jackpot that is Singapore (hence all of the Singapore and Southeast Asia posts on the blog). I’ve semi-retired from blogging (aka I’m super lazy, haven’t charged my camera in months, and post once every 3 months or so). I keep the blog up since there are days when the urge strikes. When I have a meal worth sharing or made a trip worth flaunting or cook up something extra tasty.
I went to school in LA but am originally from the cow fields of California’s Central Valley. I have 3 younger brothers which means I have bossy tendencies. I love eating, sleeping, traveling, watching Korean soap operas or cheesy Filipino movies, listening to corny pop music or OPM, dancing, buying shoes, arts and crafts, fizzy water, aloe vera drinks, and sitting in my big, comfy, awesome arm chair. I used to hate (but now love) tofu and Thai food. I still hate maple syrup (and, as Jeff mentioned, lychees – you can also add papayas, guavas, longan, and chico to that list). My newest love are Kyoho grapes but I’d also arm wrestle you for atis, mangosteen, or green mangos and bagoong.
Need to reach me? Want to use my pictures somewhere? joannb at gmail dot com