Travelling Back To The Roots Of My Dreams

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From the outside, St. Mary’s Canossian College (an educational community for elementary, middle and high school students) projects a classic colonial presence that is both imposing and unassuming. None of its surrounding neighbors – the Chinese PLA (People’s Liberation Army)…

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How did Ida Liu of Citi pave her path to success in Corporate America?

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Ida Liu, Managing Director and Head of North America Asian Clients Group at Citi, grew up in a traditional Chinese family. Her Chinese identity has played a crucial role in her career path in fashion and finance. How did she…

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Exclusive Interview with Lisa Ling

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Chinese American journalist Lisa Ling, TV host of “Our America” on Oprah Network, describes her upbringing in California, her career choice of television news and her passion for journalism.

How I Got Over My Jetlag?

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For as long as I have been traveling between Hong Kong and America since I was a teenager, jetlag was my biggest curse. It always hit me like a ton of bricks – in the middle of the afternoon, or…

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Exclusive Part Two Interview with Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

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World-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang talks about his International Music Foundation, and his vision to educate and inspire the next generation.

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Exclusive Part One Interview with Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

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Headliners & Heroes premieres with exclusive part one interview with world-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang. He describes his childhood in China, his passion for piano performing and his road to success.

Who Inspires You?

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“Who do you look up to when you were growing up? Your father, mother?  A teacher? Believe it or not, no one had asked me that question before, so I found myself fumbling for an answer over dinner last night…

Paddles Up

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“When it comes to a decision between letting it run and doing a power 30, I hope you’ll choose to empty the tank.”  Yes, that is the spirit of dragon boat team that I am so lucky to be a…

How I Celebrated Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving reminds me of Spring Festival in China. Both emphasize the importance of food, family and gratitude. As a previous international student and now a young professional in the US,  I’ve experienced Thanksgiving three times in the U.S., but I…

Holiday Laugh & Tears

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Last week, my Facebook feeds lit up with a steady stream of video that depicts human emotions around this holiday season. Among them, these three children videos touched me the most. A baby’s laugh When was the last time you…

What Really Leads to Success

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“We are so caught up in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that…

Getting Ready For Thanksgiving

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Airbnb booked, bus tickets ready, suitcase halfway packed. A Nina Simone record was playing in the background as I looked around my bedroom for travel essentials. After checking next week’s weather in NYC, I added an umbrella to my luggage….