what about me?
hi, my name is sierra lei.
i was born on an itty bitty island called saipan.
if you do not know where saipan is, then you did not pay attention in history class…and there is always GOOGLE.
i grew up in private schools:
an adventist school for grade school.
a christian school for junior high.
a baptist college prep academy for high school.
then i packed my stuff up and flew to ALASKA for my senior year at my very first public school!
in between those school dates, i did a few things…like sing in choirs, perform in plays and broadway musicals, play softball, go on an ambassador tour around the united states, attend stanford university for summer school, compete in speech competitions, and read a lot.
during my earlier years, i was a tomboy. i think i was a tomboy before i started school, and the only reason why i think that is because of my kid pictures. some pictures are of me topless. i’m guessing that i was topless because my brother was allowed to run around without his shirt on, and i figured i could do that, too. other than being a topless tomboy when i was little, i was also scared of cameras. IMAGINE THAT. i think all my pictures in between the ages of 2-5 are of me all red-faced, crying, and terrified…of the camera.
everyone thinks i’m a dallas cowboys fan just because i currently live in texas.
i’ve been a dallas cowboys fan since i was a kid.
i had a dallas cowboys trapper and dallas cowboys starter jacket and everything.
the carpet in my bedroom was navy blue and the carpet in my walk-in closet was gray.
i wanted to be a running back when i grew up.
i don’t think my mom appreciated that…
…and then i turned 16 and it was all about hot oil hair treatments and eyebrow trimmings and the love of the color pink.
after i graduated from high school, i moved back to saipan for 2 years. within those 2 years, i worked for the US Census and louis vuitton (i blame the latter for my bad shopping habits because i was never into fashion before then), i competed in the 2001 MISS NMI UNIVERSE pageant, i tutored 2 korean boys who are not boys anymore, and i went to korea during the world cup 2002. korea was where i had my first bungee jumping experience.
after my fun-filled summer had ended, i decided that it was time for another change. my sister was studying culinary arts in hawaii and my brother was about to graduate from college in georgia.
where did i want to go next?
so i called my brother one day…
“where should we move to?”
“i don’t know…hmm…well, since i’ve already lived in alaska…let’s go from the biggest state to the smallest state…so how about texas?”
“okay, i pick the city. dallas.”
and we moved our sister here less than a year later!
and that was that. there’s my wonderful and not-so-interesting story of how our current residence came about.
the funny thing was that we were only suppose to live in texas for a few years, but…
…that didn’t happen. =)
within the years of me moving here 9 years ago to now, i have experienced more than i have the first 20 years of my life.
some good, some bad…but all worth it.
i have always owned a journal, but i have always wanted to blog.
so here i am.
i have always considered myself to be a boring person, but everyone seems to think otherwise.
“you have the coolest stories!”
why, thank you!
i will be sharing with you anything from my childhood to what happened a year ago to the the best experiences of my life to random thoughts that pop into my head at 3 a.m. on a tuesday morning to my plans for the future to why i am the way i am to people that i love to how much i appreciate random acts of kindness to everything that inspires me to the cupcakes i make to things you might find interesting that i discover.
if there is anything that you would like me to blog about, feel free to email me: