Hello! I’m Cindy and welcome to espressuccino, my little corner of the blogosphere. The name espressuccino is a portmanteau of espresso and cappuccino, a tribute to my love of coffee and word play. Here you will find a smorgasbord of topics and themes akin to a buffet—hopefully a little something to satisfy all tastes.
I’m originally from Seoul, South Korea, but I’ve called Canada home for over 30 years. I spent my formative years in the mountain town of Jasper, Alberta, before settling in Calgary in 2007.
In 2016, I left behind a corporate career to become a professional WFH (work-from-home) freelance writer, editor, designer, tinkerer, wanderer, and coffee drinker (among other things). Check out my business site/portfolio here. Oh, I also ran a food blog back in the day and while no longer updated, you can check it out here.
I’m married to my soulmate: an incredibly kind, generous, funny, and ridiculously logical man named Mark. He makes really good lattes and if his sideburns grow too long, he looks like an Asian Elvis. He loves making complex Excel spreadsheets and his eyes light up whenever he can answer the “why” behind mathematical theories and equations. In his spare time, he listens to various podcasts and reads books on financial investments.
Our family also consists of an adopted rescue mutt named Sammy, a shepherd/heeler mix with short legs, giant ears, and a big furry tail that spins around like a helicopter when she’s excited (“booty shake”). In Sammy’s abundant spare time, she naps voraciously, demands multiple belly rubs from her humans, and is always on the lookout for snacks.