We Went to LA: Universal Studios, Hollywood, Echo Park, SuperSweet Tattoo, Google Playa Vista Office

Right after Reorientation in Mountain View, we went to LA before going home! Here is a little vlog where we went to Universal Studios (Addison’s first time!), Hollywood, Echo Park, and even tattoos and coffee at Super Sweet Tattoo and Coffee! Then we ended the night with Ktown before working from home on Monday, meeting up with Jake after many years, and then going to the Google Playa Vista Office! Gorgeous!


New Orleans VLOG: French Quarters, Commander’s Palace, Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour, Conference

I’m VP of Alumni Affairs for Phi Chi Theta Nationals Executive Council, and we meet up along with collegiates and other alumni every even year for the National Meeting (odd years for regional meetings!)! We weren’t able to have it in 2020 due to the pandemic, but we were finally able to meet in person after two years! We revisited New Orleans which was our 2020 location, and I definitely took this opportunity to travel and explore! The food of course was amazinggggg! Watch the vlog as we check out Bourbon Street, French Quarters, Jackson Square, Garden District, Commander’s Palace, Canal Street, Harrah’s Casino, Jean Lafitte’s swamp tour, etc.

Google NYC Office: Noogler Lessons Learned

I took @addisonjchen to the Google office! We’re finally allowed social guests in the NYC office! Took this photo at the rooftop terrace on 9th Ave’s 14th floor with sweeping views of NYC skyline and beautiful weather.

Lessons I learned so far:
⭐️ Embrace being new! Being an experienced hire this time around, I felt pressured to know a lot on the get go, but it’s okay to just start all over! Every company does things differently and take your time.
⭐️ Explore and learn as much as you can! The offices, the culture, the people, the work, the crossfunctional teams, the workshops and courses, everything!
⭐️ It really is what you make of it! If you are not proactive, there will be missed opportunities. Jump on it and ask what you can work on or try out or even shadow before being asked to!

Lots more coming in a video soon!

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VANCOUVER VLOG (pt.1): Gastown, Richmond Night Market, Robson Street, Capilano Suspension Bridge

Our first international trip since the pandemic, we went to Vancouver and Seattle for 10 days! This is our first time in Vancouver, and we were so excited to see all of the nature, food, and culture Vancouver had to offer. We went to Gastown, Kingyo, Stanley Park Biking Seawall, Richmond Night Market, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Kosoo, Shopping on Robson Street, Marutama Ramen with Jonathan (who was a project manager in TCC’s pro bono program)!

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Working from Home with your Partner | WORK AND RELATIONSHIP TIPS

For over two years, my boyfriend Addison and I worked together from home at the same company and in the same location. Then the pandemic hit and we had no choice but to work from home 24/7 when before we had the option to go to the office or travel onsite for client meetings! How did we do it? Here are all of our tips we learned from living and working together when and after we were working in the same company!

TRAVEL VLOG: Nashville, Chattanooga, Atlanta | Broadway, Hot Chicken, Ruby Falls, & Lookout Mountain

After my last week at Accenture, Addison and I went on a trip to Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta for fun! We explored Downtown Nashville, Vanderbilt University, and Broadway (and eating hot chicken at Hattie B’s!), then we went to Chattanooga for Ruby Falls, Incline Railway, Lookout Mountain, and Point Park! We then went to Atlanta and then headed back home!

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WHO KNOWS ME BETTER: Boyfriend vs Best Friends Trivia Game!

I sat down with my two best friends ( and Sally Chen) and with my boyfriend (Addison Chen)! Michelle has been friends with me since high school (over 11 years now), Sally has been friends with me since college (over 8 years), and Addison an I have been together for over 4 years. Each come with a different perspective on our relationships with each other as people grow and develop, and while I wanted to do this in person, Addison and I did get COVID19 during the December 2021 holiday break, so we had to do this virtually instead!

Who knows me better? Watch to find out!

We went to Chicago for our 4 year anniversary! | Deep Dish Pizza, Lincoln Park Zoo, 360 Chicago TILT

We always like to travel for our anniversaries and birthdays, and for our 4 year anniversary, we went to Chicago! This was Addison’s first time in Chicago, but my third time. We checked out Gino’s East and Lou Malnati’s for deep dish pizza, Lincoln Park Zoo, boba vending machine Mycha at Block 37, 360 Chicago and their TILT ride, Starbucks Reserve Roastery (biggest in the world with 5 floors!), shopping on the Magnificent Mile, Portillo’s, Millennium Park and the Bean, and Navy Pier! For the day of our 4 year anniversary, we had boba, got a massage, and went to a one Michelin star restaurant, Sepia! AMAZING experience!

Reflection on our 4 Years together | CHATTING WITH CHRISTINE

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Addison Chen and I have been together for four years ever since that fateful first date on July 20, 2017! We went to celebrate our four year anniversary in Chicago this year! We also recorded a podcast episode reflecting, for both on our own accounts and moving forward! We’ve gone through a lot like living together, having cats together, and buying a condo together!