About Me

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I'm a curious person with a lot of different interests.  Some things you might notice about me if we shared a meal together:

I am a Mom to two amazing little boys. I'm trying to raise them to be perfectly imperfect (but really perfect) thoughtful men.  I am a wife to an incredible man who lets me be me (unless I'm being impossibly difficult).  I am the daughter of immigrant parents (Mom is Vietnamese, Dad is Chinese). I am the sister to two siblings who love Top Gun and Three Amigos as much as I do.   I went to UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and spent the last 16 years working in finance. 

I find hard working people extremely magnetic.  My parents are immigrants and came to the US with nothing but determination and drive.  I like to surround myself with people that work hard and motivate me to get better every day. 

I love to get inspired. Inspiration comes in many different forms for me.  My kids inspire me a great deal. Their positivity. Their curiosity. Their pure joy from the simplest of things. They are my everything and I can only hope one day they are inspired by something I've done.

I love rock music. Rockers I can read about and never get bored:  Chester Bennington, John Bonham, Chris Cornell,  Brandon Flowers, Freddie Mercury, Neil Peart, Eddie Vedder.

I love pop music too (much to the chagrin of my husband). I'm a Lamb (who else watched Glitter...in the theater?). I'm a Belieber. I'm a Little Monster. I'm part of the Swifties. I'm in the Bey Hive. 

I love to travel. Connecting with family and friends, food and music in a new place...doesn't get much better than that for me. Places I've left a bit of my heart: Big Sur, Cassis, Costa Brava, Hong Kong, Lutry, New York, Oslo, Paris, Tokyo, Vung Tau

I love food second only to my family and friends... and probably spend more money on it than on them. I have a spreadsheet that tracks the restaurants and dishes I love by city, state and country because who doesn’t like more spreadsheets in life…

If you want to connect and chat about anything from family, food, music, work, what time I wake up in the morning or my love for commencement speeches, feel free to email me at:  yinh@growthfromfailure.com