Born in Singapore and raised in Canada to multi-racial parents, Gemma is a self-proclaimed travel and food junkie. Having traveled extensively around the world, Gemma has called Singapore, Bangkok, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Lyon home. For the time being, she is located in Lyon, France, and is trying to figure out her next home base. She speaks fluent Mandarin, Thai, English, and French and is currently improving her conversational Italian skills. Although she prefers a life of free spirited travel than one spent cooped up in an office (who wouldn't?), she is currently bound to a desk. Even so, it involves writing, which makes the long hours under fluorescent lighting bearable. During her free time, you will probably find her off on an adventure seeking great books, good movies, and even better food.

Latest Features by Gemma Hsieh

marriage advice

Marriage Advice: 20 Real-Life Tips & Lessons for a Happily Ever After

If you are looking for marriage advice, then look no further. We have everything you need to know to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after.

Lianne_Choo by Gemma Hsieh
mean person

23 Signs of a Mean Person, Why They’re Bitter & How to Deal with Them

Everyone knows one, but no one wants to deal with them – a mean person. So, why are people mean, how do you recognize them, and what can you do?

Lianne_Choo by Gemma Hsieh
how to be less critical of others and yourself

How to Be Less Critical: 15 Reasons Why You Judge & How to Stop It

Judging other people is easier than judging ourselves, right? However, you should really learn how to be less critical of others for your own happiness.

Lianne_Choo by Gemma Hsieh
couple swap

Couple Swap: First Timer’s Guide to Having Sex with Another Couple

You and your partner are thinking of spicing up your sex life with a couple swap. So, here are the pros and cons and guidelines for how to do it right.

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should i marry him

Should I Marry Him? 24 Signs that Scream “Yes!” & the Reasons Why

So you’ve met the man of your dreams and see him in your forever. If you’ve been asking yourself, should I marry him, here are some sure signs you should!

Lianne_Choo by Gemma Hsieh
how to live a simple life

How to Live a Simple Life & 17 Steps to Find Joy in Slowing Down

t’s easy to feel like every day is groundhog day, but learning how to live a simple life could make you much happier and far more content.

Lianne_Choo by Gemma Hsieh
how to not be annoying

How to Not Be Annoying And Be Everyone’s Best Friend

You might think that you’re the life and soul of the party, but how can you be sure? Learn how to not be annoying and become a social whizz!

Lianne_Choo by Gemma Hsieh
Traveling Alone

The Biggest Myths of Traveling Alone: My Personal Experiences

Love it, hate it, fear it, revel in it—traveling solo is an adventure. Experienced or not, here are seven myths of traveling alone happily debunked.

Lianne_Choo by Gemma Hsieh
couple in love

15 Corny Things Every Couple In Love Does At Least Once

Whether it’s daily or once, there are thousands of corny things couples do for love. Don’t be a wet blanket and be sure to have fun with it.

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Care Less: Stop Giving a Damn About What People Think

We’re all guilty of caring what others think. While this can be good, it can also be problematic. Use these quotes to help you toss your woes away.

Lianne_Choo by Gemma Hsieh