I started this site while working as a cops and courts reporter for a newspaper in South Dakota in 2017. Before coming to the U.S. in 2015, I worked as a journalist in Beijing, Singapore and Manila. I speak English, Mandarin Chinese and two Filipino dialects.

I started out as a producer for a Cops-type TV program in the Philippines, but never thought I’d one day be covering the U.S. courts. (True, I also never expected to become a fashion reporter in China). I’m learning on the job, and hope that information on this site might help others.

If there are topics you’d like me to write about, send me your suggestions.

Since I’m 7,000 miles from home, this site is also a good way to tell my family and friends back home what I do while they’re sleeping.