Writing

This Is Not a Vacation, Paradise Interns.

Anna Kloth never had a typical job.

When college graduates scrambled to their first full-time employment, Anna moved from sunny California to the snowy mountains in Utah. She worked in fine dining at a ski resort – but really – she was there for her favorite winter sports: skiing and snowboarding. Anna later found herself surfing the snow in New Zealand, but on her trip to Honduras, she discovered a new adventure – scuba diving.

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Daphne Lee
In the Back Alley of Modernity and Gentrification

There’s light glowing again in the narrow stone alley after two decades.

When the night falls, a corner of the pitch-black alley is illuminated by a few orange lanterns. The soft light comes from Xinqiding (心起町), a new coffee shop and creative space on this quiet backstreet. Jia-wei Lee, the owner, often spends the day here with his only staff, Teddy, a black and white bull terrier. Teddy usually curls up for a nap in his peaceful corner by the staircase. But if an occasional guest walks in, he makes sure to give his warm welcome by barking and tackling for a hug.

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Daphne Lee