Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Tea February 27, 2018 6 Great Places to Drink Tea in Portland, Oregon Although Portland is known as a popular pilgrimage place for coffee enthusiasts, this weird, Bigfoot and alien-loving, farm-to-table, artisan-friendly, rose-growing paradise also houses some very fine... Tea Places July 30, 2015 Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon I was walking down a desolate street in the middle of a hot afternoon and. Closed signs and shuttered doors of bars and theatres stared back blankly at me as if to say, "Don't you know what time it is... U.S.A. July 29, 2015 My First World Domination Summit (a.k.a. The Time I Helped Break a Guinness World Record) I never thought I'd go down in history for eating waffles in Portland, Oregon. I should have known better. To back up, a couple weeks ago I attended World Domination Summit ("WDS"), a yearly...