13: Travel, Food, & Sustainability w/ Clarissa Wei

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Today I interview the adventurous spirit that is Clarissa Wei, a freelance journalist currently backpacking through Asia. Clarissa and I met years ago when she was writing about Chinese food in LA and I was working at the largest Asian food festival in the US. We collaborated on some fun videos like ‘How to Eat Xiao Long Bao‘ and ‘Dim Sum 101.'

It's inspiring to see how far she's come since then, from appearing on The Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern to speaking on panels with food critic Jonathan Gold to now living her dream life in Asia, hanging out with Tibetan monks and aboriginal tribes. Simply amazing. (Can you tell I'm a huge fan?)

Take a peek inside the current life of Clarissa Wei. She's a brilliant example of what it looks like to be a true artist of life.

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Following Our Dreams: Picture Taipei Kickstarter

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Earlier this year, I went to Taiwan with a team from LA to shoot a short film called Picture Taipei, a pure passion project. Today, I'm so excited to share our film's trailer and Kickstarter campaign!

Please visit our page and watch our video below to learn more about the film and the team behind this project.

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Discovering Seoul Ep. 3

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This is the final & most gorgeous vlog from my adventures in Seoul, South Korea! Exploring the palaces in the city, unique modern architecture at Ewha Women's University, shopping in Myeongdong, and the dazzling Seoul Lantern Festival on the Cheonggyecheon Stream.

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Keep doing things that scare you (Picture Taipei Story)

Lantern Festival

Last month, I did something scary. I took a chance on myself and leaped before I was ready. I felt the fear and let it ride with me across the ocean to Taipei, Taiwan, where I starred in a film for the first time.

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Discovering Seoul

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In this video, my friends and I arrive in Seoul, South Korea! First, we explore the neighborhood of Hongdae and eat (Korean) BBQ the first evening. The next day, we meet up with my high school friend, Hyun, who is so kind to take us around the city and help us plan our sightseeing + eating + shopping week in Seoul. Watch the video after the jump~

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Taipei Ep. 4: Sightseeing, Museums, Eating, Shopping

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This travel vlog is jam-packed with tons of awesome spots from my trip to Taipei. Over the course of three days, we visited a ton of sights, museums, malls, and ate really good food. My highlights from this vlog are the Songshan Creative & Cultural Park (such a hip and artsy place!) and the sashimi from Addiction Aquatic Development. Droool. Watch the video after the jump~

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