Hi! My name is Andrea, my family calls me Annie. I am a writer, a blogger, a copywriter and a prankster who has pulled some on-air hidden camera stunts for NickMom and for Mediacorp in Asia. I am a contributor for mom.me and my writing has appeared in Yahoo Shine.
My face, on the other hand, has regularly appeared in front of the Taco Bell drive-thru window to pick up a delicious crunch wrap supreme doused in fire sauce and total lack of self control. Sure, I’m into fitness and eating right, but I cave so hard for that soft, yet crunchy meat wallet, and also for dessert items and cheese. I love to cook and bake. And I love whiskey.
A brief history?
I grew up, a Japanese-American girl, on a potato farm in Idaho. And I was like any other girl—I drove trucks and tractors, competed in clogging competitions, puff-painted, rolled sushi and folded origami with my grandmother, had 14 pet cats and a perfectionist complex, and traveled with my family to watch my dad compete in tractor pull competitions at state fairs around the Northwest. My mom drove a suburban called “the Radmobile”. My 3 siblings and I were raised with love and also a fear of shaming my parents and all of our ancestors.
I went off to Boston for college with high hopes about one day becoming a famous litigator, marrying my high school sweetheart and having 4 kids. Ten years later, I found myself divorced from my high school sweetheart, with a 3-year old son, dating as a single mom in Los Angeles, steadily shaming my family and not using my dumb law degree.
After 7 years of wilding out, crashing and burning and then spending a lot of time in the self-help section of Barnes & Noble, I rose from the ashes and found love again across a Vegas beer pong table. 8 months later, I married that British beer pong whiz, and we gave my son a little sister the next year.
At the end of 2014, we officially became ex-pats when we moved from LA to Hong Kong for my husband’s job. So here I am, in the Fragrant Harbour, living with my crazy, happy family, missing crunch wrap supremes, but gratefully taking on each day as a new adventure.