The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller

This is going to be one of those random postings. I’ve been too preoccupied lately and have neglected this blog! And my other one at Some good news: the writing process for the book is picking up steam again.

I’m really missing China these days. I miss the swarms of people, my friends, the grittiness of the streets and oh, the wide variety of food… I left my heart in the Middle Kingdom. America is growing on me though.

I miss Linda and David! Linda (in orange) is like a sister to me. David is like a nephew.

Here’s a list of 10 things I want to do before I die (not in order):

1. Help end human slavery and child exploitation in our generation

2. Start a foundation & social enterprise for trafficked victims, at-risk women & empower as many impoverished families as I can

3. Write a novel

4. Take a round-the-world trip

5. Dance on top of the Eiffel Tower with my husband

6. Fight human slavery & injustice with my kids

7. Raise all the funds that I can to help end slavery & provide free due diligence on anti-trafficking NGOs for donors

8. Take more hip hop and learn salsa with my husband

9. Take more time for painting and photography

10. Write more books, produce films, music CDs, a TV drama series

One of my favorite spots in the world in southern China on the Tibetan plateau in Deqin. We biked to this high altitude spot. It’s freezing cold and hard to breathe due to high elevation levels.