Hi! I’m Vivien. A Vancouverite, dancer, manga artist, pug-lover, shoe-aholic, and a nerd! I am 100% Chinese. Born in China and grew up in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada
Background: I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Microbiology & Immunology. I worked in the field of Breast Cancer research for 3 years looking into small molecules with therapeutic potential and their mechanism of action. Currently, I am working full-time in the R&D department of a Biotechnology company which develops products for Life Sciences and clinical research. Aside from the Scientific life, I spend the rest of my time engaging in activities that I find enriching and inspiring. I have been learning Classic Chinese dance since I was 14. I also like manga-style art so I keep a sketchbook and doodle whenever I can (you can see some of my sketches here). I go to the gym 3 times a week for additional cardio, weight training and stretching which help to increase my flexibility for dance and stamina for my sometimes-super-hectic work schedule.
Blogging: Blogging is a fun part of my life as I’m beginning to get into photography. It is dedication and hard-work just like anything else in life, but it’s also very rewarding. I just can’t stay away from fashion because I’m still a girly girl on the inside who’s into beauty and aesthetics. I like a place to document the creativity and the beautiful moments that gets captured on camera (OOTD, food, travel, nature’s scenery etc.)
I believe: I am a believer of constant self-improvement and having balance in life! I am passionate about my work but I am NOT a workaholic; I like staying fit but I am NOT an workout junkie; I dig Fashion but I am NOT a slave to designer brands; I pursue my goals but I take care my mind and body first! To me, finding balance in life is more important than exceeding in one aspect but sacrificing the other. I believe balance will give a healthy mindset, stability and sustainability.
Thanks for stopping by!