Back in 2009 I was still at UBC, living in Vancouver and working at a salon and a cupcake shop. I was also part of the University of British Columbia Opera Chorus, and through some miracle ended up being cast in a tour to China. The even bigger miracle? I could actually afford to go!
This was my first experience with Asia, and I had no idea what to expect. I had done a ton of research, but nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see and experience.