Hi~ I’m Coco, a simple, passionate 36 yrs girl who’s looks after goals and enjoys the path of life. My friends always tell me that I’m too healthy to be a young girl. I don’t have any bad habit, I eat healthy, I go to bed early, I don’t drink/smoke, I exercise, I cook most of my meals and really enjoy doing all these. So I decided to start a blog to share with others my favorites meals, workouts, products, travels and random thoughts.
Since the start o this blog, my life changed quite a lot. I graduated, started working in a dream job, got divorced, remarried and became mom of two lovely girls, Sofia and Lizzy. This blog has been serving as a journal to the most important events happening in my life. I hope you enjoy reading it and leave comments and suggestions.
I was born and raised in China until I was 9 years old. My parents decided to immigrate to Argentina in 1990. We lived there for a year and I went back to China while my parents went to Japan. We went back to Argentina in 1994 and lived thereafter. Chinese and Argentinean cultures are very different. I’m not sure which influenced me more, but I like this mix. I keep some chinese traditional values and adopt the enthusiasm and energy of latin america countries.
I arrived USA alone in 2006 for my graduate studies in Economics and my journey to a new culture and a new challenge began. I’m glad to say it was an extraordinary experience. I learned how to live alone, how to deal with people from different cultures, how to adapt and settle in a new country. I made friends, I faced obstacles, I suffered insomnia for almost 1.5 years, I worked harder than ever before, I proved that effort is the main (obviously not the only) ingredient for success and finally I learned to be HAPPY as a state of mind, not just as a moment of excitement. 🙂
Ph.D is a life experience. Doing research requires a lot of self discipline because no one pushes you, no one asks you to work certain hours a day. No directions, no schedules, no official deadlines might sound liberating, but actually it was the most stressful experience ever. Do you know the real meaning of Ph.D? Permanent head damage! 😆 I have to thank people who gave me tremendous support during this process, my advisor, my family and this blog community. Without you I might not able to get through this.
Running, I run my first half marathon in 2011 and then stopped doing so regularly. Then in 2016 I started running again 6 weeks postpartum to have alone time everyday and never looked back. In 2016, I run two 5 km races, one 10k, one half marathon and plan to run my first full marathon in 2017.
Cooking. Although I enjoy simple and healthy foods, I also like to prepare more elaborated meals for my friends and family. Watching how they enjoy my cooking is one of the most satisfying thing in the world.
Reading. I enjoy novels, bibliographies, health/fitness, and recently running related books.
Movie. All kinds of movies are good for me. I enjoy the process of getting lost in the character’s story, a mind getaway from real life.
Travel. I’d spend more money on travels rather than fashion. Travel experiences are unique and is one the best way to nourish our souls. I’ve been in several parts of China, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Australia, Tanzania. I want to visit many more places like East Europe, Egypt, South East Asia and other parts of Africa.
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