About me

About me:

I’m a university graduate with a major in International Studies with a focus on Asian Studies, and have recently entered the corporate working world. I aspire to travel the world and accomplish something great one day. My family is important and my friends keep me smiling. I don’t have the slightest clue where I will be in the next 5 years, but I am crossing my fingers for something good. Wish me luck.

For my travel photos, please click >here<!


What’s the focus of my blogs?

It’s pretty random…It’s whatever is on my mind! It ranges from stories about my life, my travels, to movie reviews, photography, and whatever I feel like sharing to the world. There isn’t a real focus besides me being me.

42 thoughts on “About me

  1. hehe cute. your about me section makes me smile.

    i am planning to study abroad also in korea this summer or fall. im trying to convince gangan too so we shall see!

    i havent seen you in a while lady. anyway perhaps this break…

  2. good luck! i’m sure you’ll be doing something great in the next 5 yrs, as long as you’re happy you’ll be fine! hopefully our little group will still be our little group ^^

  3. Janeemebe: I’m a bit late on reply but hey! Looks like you are going to korea for a short study now! It’s going to be an awesomee summer

    Meesha: The next 5 years is scary O_O but yes, our little group can at least do little coffee get togethers if people get too consumed in the working world lol

    Michael: I go to the U of W whooey

    Brian: The next 5 years will be full of travel! =D

    Khoa: yea…I didn’t realize how boring my previous layout was til this lol

    momo_chen: hey! thanks for dropping by! and the photo comment =D its always fun to hear from people yay

  4. Hey, Jfo, I did not really know where to post this, but I really like the pictures you take, so I was wondering if you had higher resolutions than on flickr, or pictures that I can download, because I’d really like to have some of them as wallpapers.

  5. flyingcrispi: thank you so much! hmm if you tell me which photos you were looking at, I could put em up on megaupload in a zip file if that works?

  6. These are just some of them (I love them all, especially the most colorful ones), thank you very much for uploading them!
    Day 3: Okachimachi
    Day 3 Colors of Shinjuku
    Day 3 View from Roppongi
    Day 2: Shinjuku
    Day 3 Night Car Ride

  7. I finally actually read your ‘about me’ section and it made me smile too (along w/ jane’s and meesha’s comments) =) i’m sure that in 5 years you’ll be off on grand adventures so don’t forget to email us regularly and visit again! oh >sniffle< this is making me teary eyed haha– we have one year left so let’s make the best of it!! ^_^

  8. flyingcrispi: haha I’m late on this..but no problem! =) I should be thankin you instead!

    Christina: yay! It’s seriously always a good feeling knowing you guys actually come and roam my blog every now and then =] haha I hope I’ll be on some grand adventure! that would be a dream come true. I’ll be sure to send you postcards…and of my own photos! haha jk jk.. ahh…I can’t believe there is only a year left…

  9. Anthony: hahah, I’m pretty sure you’re still leading. And that’s exactly why I’m poor…It’ll be awhile before I can get my own place it looks. You change your domain way too often

  10. carissa: ha don’t be envious, just make sure you go out there and do it! it’ll be one of the greatest opportunities there is. On my trip to Vietnam this past summer with 2 of my friends, we did volunteer work at temples and orphanages and it was something I’ll never forget. The people you meet, the food you eat, and etc are worth more than words will ever explain.

  11. Hi there. I stumbled on your blog by googling IVHQ Vietnam. I’m considering participating in the program. Would you mind if I asked you some questions about your experience via email? Thanks!

    1. Hi Qlam, that’s awesome that you’re interested in the program! Did you go through my 5-part series of my experience in Vietnam? Most of those will cover in detail things about the program. As for my email, you can contact me at liljetjennie [at] yahoo [dot] com. I look forward to hearing from you!

  12. Hi there,

    Would you be able to give me feedback about IVHQ? I am thinking of traveling to India with them this fall, but really want to get impressions of someone who has used them, to make sure they are a safe, legitimate company.

    Thanks so much,
    Jeannie Page

    1. Jeanie Page: Hi hi, as I stated in the comment above to Qlam, did you read my 5-part series on my experience? That should answer most of the questions on what I felt about the program unless you have specific ones. Also, with my experience, IVHQ played a very minimal role in the volunteer work. IVHQ is purely a company that places you in a location that has volunteer sites set up. After that, it is up to the volunteer program. Hope this was helpful!

  13. Hi, I am interested in donating to the Ky Quang 2 orphanage in 154/4A Le Hoang Phai , Saigon. I searched for the temple online and came upon your page. If you know how I can make this donation, please let me know. Thank you very much for your help.


  14. Dionne: Hi hi, thanks for stopping by. To be honest, I’m not sure of how you can make donations without going there and doing it physically yourself, face to face. We encountered problems while we were there with delivering necessities that volunteers had given to the children at a different orphanage before. The only guarantee is to get someone you know to do it unfortunately.

  15. Hello!
    My husband and I are considering planning a trip through Volunteer HQ and I wanted to see what your experience was with them and if you would recommend them. I am very skeptical obviously and do not want to get ripped off by them.

    I would really appreciate your advice!
    Melia Fox

    1. hey, just to make sure, did you read all 5 parts of my experience? I get a lot of ppl that ask me these questions..and to be honest, it gets repetitive. I’d love to help out in answering questions, just make sure you read the 5 parts first!

    1. The photos appear real…but I’m almost 100% certain that they arent real. Knock offs are everywhere. Find out where the product is being shipped from, and that’s usually the marker to find out.

  16. dude one of my native english coworkers has been to like 150+ countries cuz he has worked in korea for 8 years and gets like 3 months vacation per year.

    and tons of the f.brighters i know have been to like 10-30 countries being here too since they have super long breaks.

    comee travel with me after im doneee with my contract :-/

  17. “…I don’t have the slightest clue where I will be in the next 5 years…”

    I let myself know this everyday. I can testify to you that 5 years ago I was a very different person, with a very different lifestyle, a different cause, a different heartbreak, a different infatuation…and my times were spent with very different people. Five years before five years ago….DIFFERENT. And now moving forward…DIFFERENT. It’s a cycle that renews itself every five years. And that cycle is the only thing in life that has ever been constant and never changing.

    1. 5 years is a hugeee gap. In the past 5 years, I’ve done a lot of growing up, had alot of amazing experiences and I know that in the next 5 years, I have a lot to look forward to.

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  19. Hi there! I just read your 5 part series on volunteering in vietnam and it really gave me that little extra motivation I needed to make up my mind πŸ™‚ I was wondering if I could ask you some specific questions about your experience – specifically, were you staying at the peace house in ho chi min city of hanoi? Also, I’m really interested in doing the teaching english/orphanage care program through IVHQ – but I read somewhere that the teaching english program is not available in the summer…did you find this was the case? And were you able to have a say in which organizations you spent your time at (such as the orphanage or teaching english at the monastery?)

    Thanks so much for your time! Looking forward to hearing from you πŸ™‚


  20. well hey there jensfer! its gab…lol i found your blog by searching “why do people roll up one pant leg” like you told me to. ANYWAYS i’m following your ass now so post something awesome. btw…i’m travelling to Spain for a few weeks in March coming up here soon. Finally!! A bit of travel and exploration. Hope work is providing some bit of productivity and also giving you the ability to focus on your other dreams…the ones about world peace. In all seriousness, update me on your charity business work. I hope you never give up that dream or ambition. Sincerely, Gab

  21. yo gabs! good hearing from you. I’m INCREDIBLY jealous of your trip to Spain. That’s going to be soooo amazing. I need to go somewhere, my feet are gettin antsy. I can’t believe you found my blog that way..thats too funny haha. I will definitely try to get my act together and get my blog going again…as for work, it’s hopefully a stepping stone for something bigger and better

  22. Hey guy,
    i have a wuestion about your ‘Fake Beats Zour Dr. Dre Headphones’ but i think it would be better to write per e-mail. πŸ™‚
    Please answer me ! πŸ™‚

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