Happy 2019

At about four o’clock in the morning on New Year’s Day 2003, I ripped my shorts slinking through a cutout in the barbed-wire fence at the base of the lush Koolau mountain range in Oahu. My family and I had set out in the dark to hike the now infamous Ha’ikū Stairs…


Post Visa

Who knew clicking a simple “submit” button on an online application to work abroad would launch me onto an emotional rollercoaster ride of endless identity verifications, academic authentications, and immigration legalities, all the while working under Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.  My initial recruiter didn’t speak English, my fingerprints were too fine […]