"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." -C.S. Lewis Ever since Kiki was a wee little girl, she had a passionate burning desire to be a musician. At the age of 6, she started classical piano lessons, which gave her the foundation of her musical super powers. When she was 13, her family gifted her father the first family acoustic guitar, a Yamaha Eterna to be exact. Her father taught the first influential three chords G, C, and D. After that, she sought out the rest of her guitar education through the internet (yes, pre-YouTube days). She played in countless garage bands throughout high school with all types of music varying from indie to, more importantly, death metal. She learned how to play the drums at the age of 16 followed by a bit of undeniable bass slapping. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelors in Biological Science/Pre-Medicine, she decided to take a break from the books and become a full-time shredder with the all Asian-American girl band, Nylon Pink, as the lead guitarist and, later, lead vocalist. She then had experience playing on stage with Taylor Swift at the 2014 VMA’s and Usher at CBS’s Fashion Rocks Fall 2014. She was also the lead guitarist of Bret Michael’s in a commercial for Nissan. She then joined the band She Demons run by the Misfits' Jerry Only, touring internationally and nationwide in the fall of 2015 as direct support for the Misfits. The band name was later changed to Hellfire Heart. After traveling the world as a musician, she discovered her obsession for travel. With her best friend and former bandmate, Kaila Yu, she created a successful travel blog and began to explore the world getting paid to write about her travels.Read more Read less
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