2016 – Training ground for the next 6 years

On the last day of 2016, I’d like to say “thank you” to all who have followed my journey since 2011. As another Year closes, here is a select reflection of the last twelve months. To summarize in one word, this was a training Year. Training in my strength of character, technical skills, leadership ability, patience, communications, and much much more. New challenges appeared for me to overcome; depending on how I handled it, God allows an open and flexible ending. 

This was also an understanding Year. Understanding our Lord and how he operates and loves us all. The role at large finance firm is building up my strength and resolve to face larger challenges up ahead. 

I’m humbled and incredibly blessed to have a great life; living close to God. Due to privacy concerns, key accomplishments within the company cannot be shared here. But I will say, 2017 will be the best year yet! Stay tuned…God is working his magic. 

❤️ love



Guardian Angels and Dreamers

Has anyone ever experienced having a guardian angel? I will share my experience. 

Recently God sent me a Guardian Angel. His appearance has made me very grateful and happy. He has great qualities. Namely a sense of urgency and detail-oriented(ness). Qualities that I admire because I don’t have them.😔

Guardian angels are helping you in the background. Please note that God has perfect timing–when things are slow and when they are fast. We should respect God’s timing and not push too hard too soon — when it’s not the right time yet.🙏 

These recent events in life has conjured up memories of a beloved cartoon of my adolescence. I was addicted to a certain Japanese animated TV show called ‘Sailor Moon’. The main character was a clumsy school girl named Serena (Usagi meaning bunny in Japanese). She was reincarnated again on earth to save the world. Anyway, long plot short; it was a good training/preview video for me as a young girl. Everyone should check it out–recently it has been remade in computer CG. Super exciting for the hard core fans!

Until next time,




(Just a bit past) Mid-Year Update from allofasuddenpartJew

Wow, it’s already September (here in Hong Kong)! The summer is almost gone, just 2 more months of scorching humidity.

The theme for my first half of 2015 is Personal Growth. We never stop evolving–like everything that’s created in this universe. Change is a constant of life and we should all embrace a change for the better.

My job at a big finance firm has kept me very busy. It is the training ground for the next step in my purpose – changing the world. I can’t go into specific details but it is a dress rehearsal on a smaller scale of ‘the assignment’ for the Higher Being. 

Life is going great😄. I’ve picked up a few new hobbies that is getting regular practice — namely horseback riding, baking and flower arrangement. I find all three incredibly relaxing and gives a powerful connection to nature and surroundings. 

From a spritual perspective, I feel my soul quality is improving. Growing closer and closer to God, his direction and his protection. I can feel and see the change and am very grateful for it. 🙏

Ultimately, we all know where this is leading — the acknowledgement of truth of life and humanity. This is waiting for us and should complete within 5-7 years. Please stay tuned and I thank you for your continued support.


Twists, Turns, Pauses, and Re-Starts – My Journey Continues

So much has happened in the past few months. The super hot and humid days of Hong Kong has come and gone but not without first sinking deep beneath under my skin. I have been irritated and frustrated that what I thought was supposed to happen, did not pan out. First, I graduated from my Master of Arts in Chinese Studies. That was supposed to happen on schedule. Second, I was rejected by the Tikvah Jewish Fellowship in New York City. That was not in my plans, but I don’t decide the future (only G-d) does. Third, I am back in the corporate working world, surprisingly in financial services again. Will not mention which bank here, as there was quiet a bit of compliance training. Well, life doesn’t always work out in ways you expect and think. I will change my approach and let G-d lead and not assume any event will happen until G-d gives a sign and/or direction.

Finally have come to the realization that my future is in Asia, specifically Hong Kong, for some reasons still unclear to me. Going to New York City to study Jewish history now seems like a ridiculous idea. My immediate next steps are to 1) find a suitable Chinese name for allofasuddenpartJew 2) get Chinese people behind my idea.

Speaking to the first point, Mandarin will be spoken by over 1 billion people, that’s a very large audience. I need to be able to appeal to the Chinese masses. To the second point, I am thinking through ways in which what I am doing will benefit the Chinese people — from business people to government officials. My alter ego will need to solve one of Chinese people’s biggest problems, a problem that even the PRC government cannot solve. That’s where I come in….riding on a beautiful white Arabian horse to save the day. There is so much back end brainstorming, thinking, and planning involved. I want you all to know that I am working — though you may not see it daily — my journey continues….


A Successful #MakeitHappen

Earlier this month, my #MakeitHappen project with the Schusterman Family Foundation came to life.

The School of Architecture at the Chinese University, a brand new state-of-art campus, hosted the event. Participants woke up extra early on a Saturday morning to learn about the intersections of Chinese and Jewish history. I was really amazed by the diversity of the audience, it really shows that many are interested in Jewish history in China and Asia on a larger scale.

A video of Founder Lynn Schusterman and President Sandy Cardin speaking on Schusterman’s core mission and values opened the event. The audience learned about the core theme of inclusion that drives the foundation and their philanthropic giving to better the Jewish world and in turn, the broader world. After that I briefly introduced myself, the speakers, and flow of the event to the audience.

Next I presented an overview of the major Jewish immigrations to China. For the Kaifeng segment, a video of a Kaifeng Jew Shi Lei. I couldn’t invite Shi Lei, a descendent of Kaifeng Jews to speak, so I did the next best thing and purchased a DVD of him speaking. The history of Jews of China can be traced back to the Song Dynasty when China was at the height of its ancient empire. Jews came to China for business reasons, similar to today.

Brian Skerratt, a Harvard PhD and lecturer of Chinese poetry at the university presented on (half-)Jewish identity in America. He also worked in various Yiddish words and taught the audience some Ashkenazi Jewish vocabulary. The audience said the new words out loud for practice during the interactive talk. The event concluded with a screening of the award-winning documentary by Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mann, Shanghai Ghetto. It tells the harrowing tale of 20,000 Jewish refugees without a place to go during Nazi Germany during World War II, where Shanghai was their only hope. A delicious catered vegetarian lunch buffet and open networking brought the event to an end.

The content available for the Chinese and Jewish topic is rich and diverse. This first event is only scratching the surface.

Soundbites and Feedback

“The event was great, interesting, inspiring, educational and well-organized,” said Hong Kong Chinese participant Sherry Ha.

“I really didn’t know what to expect so I came here with a big open mind and I was impressed with the wide range of people in the audience and the diversity of the things we saw” said British-Jewish participant Catherine Ben-David.

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Met Rabbi Wein and Memorizing the 613 Commandments

Hi Everyone,

Shabbat Shalom! It has been exactly two years since the inception of my journey into Judaism. Time flies when you are learning lots!

This week I want to write about two topics. Rabbi Berel Wein and the 613 Commandments.

Rabbi Berel Wein

Rabbi Berel Wein
[Source: http://www.rabbiwein.com]

Last night for Friday night services, I made my way to Ohel Leah Synagogue in Mid-Levels Hong Kong.  The special guest of the week was Rabbi Berel Wein and his wife from Jerusalem Israel. Rabbi Wein, known in the Jewish world as “The Voice of Jewish History”, is an expert in all things history for Jews. His many videos, books, and lectures has made it to millions of Jewish and non-Jewish homes teaching and educating. For Shul, as in the Orthodox Jewish tradition, I sat upstairs at Ohel Leah with the women and the children while the men sat downstairs. After Shul, everyone made their way to the Shabbat dinner held at the Jewish Community Center next door. Rabbi Wein was to speak during dinner and I wanted to be front and center to hear from the expert himself. After the Rabbi and his wife sat down at the reserved table, I moved there too as I noticed it was not full. In addition to Rabbi Wein, our table consisted of the Assistant Rabbi Ariel and his wife Ayelet with their children, Cantor Mohel and his wife from Israel, and me.  Hebrew was the language they all shared – Rabbi Wein finally said we should speak in English, realizing I couldn’t understand Hebrew. I chatted with Rabbi Wein’s wife about my upcoming trip to Israel, plans to convert to Judaism, and hopes to speak Hebrew in the future.  She seems pleased of my research into Jewish culture and history. We moved topics to traveling and I offered her some sightseeing recommendations in Hong Kong.

After much chatter, some food, it was time for Rabbi Wein to speak.  The theme of his speech was the resilience of the Jewish people. Throughout history, Jews have been persecuted everywhere. The Jewish resilience should be applauded and respected.  With over a billion Christians, over a billion Muslims, and over a billion Hindus, Jews are a lonely group in number in comparison. The Rabbi reaffirmed that though the Jewish numbers are small, that’s what makes the Jewish people special.  Each and everyone count no matter how you look at it. It is the Jewish responsibility to model a higher moral ground for others. The country of Israel can be used as a model for other countries of the world.

The dinner came to a close and finished with dessert and song. I said my farewells to Rabbi Wein and his wife.  Afterwards, I started talking to Assistant Rabbi Ariel about conversion at Ohel Leah. Rabbi Asher, currently out-of-town, told me that I need to live within walking distance from Ohel Leah Synagogue. I inquired with Rabbi Ariel about that remark as I didn’t completely understand what it had meant. Rabbi Ariel explained that once I am serious with conversion, I will not be able to take public transportation during Shabbat. Not living within walking distance of the synagogue would be an issue.  See, I’m still learning as I didn’t even know of that rule. I was told to look into the seven Noahide Laws instead of a complete conversion. :-/

Meanwhile, been researching the 613 commandments or Mitzvahs and set a goal to memorize and practice all of it in the next month. The Chabad website has a great article on the 613 Mitzvahs. The 613 Mitzvahs are required of all Jews. Righteous gentiles are only required to follow the seven Noahide Laws that I stated earlier. Some are fairly basic while others are incredibly specific in nature. Some comes naturally to me while others will take some conscious effort to do. I committed to this exercise and will report back to you in one month’s time my progress.

Wish me luck.

Until next time! xoxo

Junks, Weddings, and Israel

Hi my blogger friends!

I’m over the flu and back to top shape. 🙂  I have been attending Shabbat Services weekly in Hong Kong. My research into the various sects of Judaism is an ongoing process.


JUNKS: This weekend was amazing! My friend invited me on a junk trip.  (A very typical Hong Kong thing to do) The weather was perfect, day clear, and air clean.  The waters surrounding Hong Kong was like a crystal-clear blue.  We sailed from Aberdeen harbor (South of Hong Kong Island) around Stanley and beyond.  The trip was a baby shower/going away for a friend of a friend – leaving Hong Kong back to New Zealand. There are a lot of kiwi’s in Hong Kong. (kiwi=New Zealand currency=another word for a person from New Zealand)

WEDDINGS: My friend from Middle School is getting married in Israel! I will be traveling to Israel this August to watch! I can’t wait to see her and her future husband.  This should be a fun trip.  I already booked my flight on El Al Israel, i heard it was the world’s safest airline because they do multiple background checks on everyone! Well, there goes my privacy.  They probably will be reading this blog too. 😉

ISRAEL: Well, it has finally come.  Sooner or later, I would be exploring Israel wouldn’t I? This blog is titled allofasuddenpartJew, I mean what other country would I go to? I will be in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, and probably the Dead Sea for a day.  I just love anything related to history, good hummus, and King David! Destination Weddings are so much fun aren’t they? Holy Land here I come!

Until next time my friends! 🙂

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