I am from everywhere and nowhere, and I am going anywhere and everywhere.


3 simple subjects, countless related topics.

Food: This blog started out as a mandatory part of my documentary class (watch here) back in the spring of 2010, and in the process it became a place to post recipes and discuss everything food-related.

Travel: Since the beginning of 2011, I have lived in Florida, Illinois, California, Montana, France, and Nebraska, and I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland, England, Wales, Italy (2x), Morocco, Spain, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Czech Republic, France (again), Thailand, Cambodia, Canada, and Indonesia (and yes, I’m years behind on posting travel photos).

Journalism: I admit, I’m not helping the newspaper industry, at least not in their paper forms. My breakfast routine consists of going to several news websites and mulling through my Twitter feed for interesting stories. Just can’t help it 🙂

Feel free to connect with me on Twitter @Rowena_Li, or visit my website


5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Rowena,

    If Nancy Loo ever asks you to again round-up some new websites, check out KitchenMonki.com. I noticed that you’re into recipes, so I thought you might take a particular interest in this site. KitchenMonki allows you to organize your recipes in an iTunes-like fashion and have an intelligent grocery list delivered to their mobile phone for easier shopping. But here’s the cool part: The list is broken down aisle-by-aisle, so that when it comes time to shop, you can enter the grocery store with a detailed “plan of attack” and avoid the lure of in-store marketing – which is specifically engineered to capture unorganized shoppers that browse each aisle. (In-store marketing is on the rise and data shows that it can drive up to 50% of the total grocery purchase.) KitchenMonki is a free website that not only helps consumers remotely manage their recipes, but also helps them mitigate their impulse grocery purchases and save a significant a mount of time & money.

    Check it out if and let me know if you ever have any questions. I’d be happy to help.

    • Ralph Dratman said:


      That is a great idea, but aren’t supermarkets all different in the contents of their aisles? For a while I used a list organized like that, but that was possible only after i went through the tiresome task of making a database of our local grocery store’s aisles. And then, while I was using the list, the store kept moving things around! Eventually, maintaining the database became more annoying than wandering around the store looking for things.

      So now I’m back to the old pencil and paper method. I suspect eventually many stores will publish an app to keep track of all those details automatically.

  2. Hi Jeff!
    Thanks for your suggestion. KitchenMonki.com sounds really cool. I saw a couple of apps that sound similar to this, but none that I found completely satisfactory. It seems this site/app integration may just fit the bill (I like the monkey, too). I’ll be sure to check it out more thoroughly for next week’s Web Wednesday post.
    Thanks again,

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! My first novel came out of an assignment in class (just like you say about your blog). I just kept working on it until it became a novel, which then went on to become a bestseller.

    Just like you, I like to dream big and travel far. ….And eat.

    I can’t wait to delve into your blog!

  4. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog and liking the tips for baking bread. I’m actually going to make homemade bread from scratch tomorrow so i will be posting up a new bread recipe and making additions to the pictures and info on the tips post. Please let me know if you make any of my recipes and how they turn out.

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