An interview with Lucia Tang

I’m honoured to have Lucia Tang as my next interviewee.

What is your favorite city in the world?

Going to go with London. Tokyo is a close second, but my Japanese is really bad.

What’s the most unusual item you take everywhere you go? 

Probably my Anker portable charger. It’s a habit leftover from that first summer of Pokémon Go, when my phone was constantly dying. 

Why do you do what you do?

I absconded from a PhD program in Chinese history. Now, I work in content and SEO and write the occasional little essay. Getting to write, research, and professionally hang out with smart people basically gets me everything I thought I’d miss when I left the academy.

Where do you go to relax? 

There’s a nice lake within walking distance of my place. I live in a US state known as the “land of 10,000 lakes.” That’s actually an undercount, so no matter where you are, you’re pretty much always equidistant between two of them.

69, 280, or 420?

Tough one! 280.

How do you say goodbye in your culture(s)? 

Bye! There’s also the possibility of 慢走 (manzou), literally “Walk [away] slowly”!

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