Mable, New York

Mable, New York

About Mable, New York

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Season 2 – Episode 04: She Has Overcome Part 2: “Keep Climbing”

September, 2017

Mable, New York

She Has Overcome Part 2: “Keep Climbing” What would you do when someone tries to break you down, yelling at you saying “You’re the worst!?” What would you do when no one believes in your startup idea, saying “it’s too…

Season 2 – Episode 03: She Has Overcome Part 1: “Breaking Barriers”

September, 2017

Mable, New York

She Has Overcome Part 1: “Breaking Barriers” What would you do when you hit a storm in the middle of climbing to the mountain top?  Would you stop? Would you keep going? She would keep climbing. Why? What would you…

9/11 On My Mind

September, 2017

Mable, New York

Sixteen years ago today, I almost didn’t get up. I was smelling the dust at Ground Zero. The crowd was screaming as the South Tower began to crumble before our eyes. We were standing on West street, just five blocks…

Why Labor?

September, 2017

Mable, New York

On this Labor Day, I find myself meditating over the meaning of labor. Do we find our work laborious? Why labor over it? What is “it” that we pour so much of our time, physical energy and mental effort into?…

Season 2 – Episode 02: “Free to Speak?”

August, 2017

Mable, New York

Free to Speak? In America, freedom of speech is a First Amendment right enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The right to speak our mind is not only valued in the American culture but expected in our liberal democratic society where voices are…

The Day I almost Quit…

August, 2017

Mable, New York

At 6:40am this morning, I stepped into the yoga studio and thought I’d triggered the security alarm. A trail of shrieking sound went off. Wow, what’s that!? I wondered. Next, I wanted to stop it. But I had no idea…

Traveling Alone?

August, 2017

Mable, New York

I love traveling alone – in a car, on the plane or on the train. My senses are 100% tuned into my surrounding scenes, and who’s ahead of me doing what, or around me saying what that perks my ears….

Rock & Role

July, 2017

Mable, New York

Last week, I talked with two friends considering big moves. One lives in San Francisco, the other lives in Boston. Both are twenty something with an Ivy League degree, a ton of talent and a bundle of energies. However, this…

Season 2 – Episode 01: “Are you Chinese?”

July, 2017

Mable, New York

Are You Chinese? It sounds like a simple question. But why would someone ask it? And what makes it difficult for someone to answer it? Eric Liao, our blogger/podcast intern at One in a Billion, started writing a blog about…

Reframing Failure

July, 2017

Mable, New York

“Failure is the mother of success!(失敗是成功的母親!) How often do you hear that? As a child growing up in Hong Kong, I heard that catchphrase almost every day at home, at school and from friends. I was led to believe that…

Walk, Wander and Wonder

July, 2017

Mable, New York

Are you a walker? Do you find yourself talking a walk in the woods, in a city park or garden, watching nature and losing yourself? Truth be told – I had never been a walker in a wandering, wondering way…

How I Got Over My Jetlag?

June, 2017

Mable, New York

For as long as I have been traveling between Hong Kong and America since I was a teenager, jetlag was my biggest curse. It always hit me like a ton of bricks – in the middle of the afternoon, or…