About Me

“So, here you are too foreign for home, too foreign for here. Never enough for both” – Ijeoma Umebinyuo

My name is Jennifer and I am a transnational who loves coffee. I have moved around more than 10 times in my life. Taipei, Shanghai, Wheaton, and Chicago are all places I call “home;” English and Mandarin are both languages I call “mother tongue.” I love coffee shops because all of the coffee shops I have visited have offered me a safe space to work, to think, and to be. 

If you’re looking for a place to work, to think, to stare into the blank and think about all the complexities we call life, come with me — let’s travel the world of coffee shops together!

「對於家鄉的人來說, 你不夠本土化; 然而, 對於異鄉的人來說, 你又太陌生. 不管你怎麼做, 在這些人眼裡, 你永遠都是不足的」-Ijeoma Umebinyuo

我的中文名字叫柔安, 英文名字叫Jennifer。我是一個非常熱愛咖啡的「第三文化」女孩。我這輩子搬過超過十次的家, 而台北, 上海, 惠頓, 和芝加哥對我來說都是「家」。因為成長過程中受到不同西方和東方文化的影響, 所以對我來說英文和中文都是我的母語。對於「家」的概念, 在我腦裡仍是一個謎; 然而, 這世界各個角落的咖啡廳都曾經給過我一個落腳的地方, 一個可以自由地存在的地方。

如果你和我一樣, 喜歡在不同的咖啡廳放任自己自由地去思考生命中另人不解的事情或是做著自己喜歡的事 (或其實只是要趕報告之類的…), 那歡迎你跟著我一起遊走在咖啡廳的世界裡!