Category Archives: passion

My values (updated)

As I start settling into my career and life a bit after college, some values and perspectives popped up I’d like to solve simple problems that are manageable to solve within my control while maintaining my work life balance, based on what … Continue reading

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Turning 22

I’ll be turning twenty-two in about a few hours. Some thoughts that popped up now that I’m older. Relationships, and people that you hang out with are connect with well are much more important than career building. Your career will … Continue reading

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A great designer is

What can a great designer do? A great designer is a great storyteller; by telling a great story, she can create a vision and guide the direction of a product, a lifestyle, that improves the way we live, work, and … Continue reading

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Why learning languages matter to me

Aside from the business reasons, language learning for me is to learn about other cultures, and to share these cultures to the rest of the world. It’s a way to make new friends, have fun, and experience a different sort … Continue reading

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Mapping Morsels | A Day In the Life of Linda

One of the pieces I’m working on right now is creating a map highlighting how food businesses (grocery stores/restaurants/cafes) create destinations where people come and bring communities together. The above is a draft of a map I’m working on right … Continue reading

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Why do Chinese parents consider doctor, lawyer and accountant to be the “default” career for their children?

Answer by Francis Chen: Having made the switch from engineering to urban planning in the past, I can heavily relate to this question as a 1st generation born Chinese-American. I’ll try to speak from my personal experience. I’ve divided my … Continue reading

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Building a New China Dream

April 29, 2013 — Today China has over 300 million middle class consumers – but that number is expected to grow to more than 800 million by 2025. These changes will put unprecedented pressure on our Earth’s limited natural resources. In … Continue reading

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