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I started this site while working as a cops and courts reporter for a newspaper in South Dakota in 2017. Before coming to the U.S. in 2015, I worked as a journalist in Beijing, Singapore and Manila. I speak English, Mandarin Chinese and two Filipino dialects.

I started out as a producer for a Cops-type TV program in the Philippines, but never thought I’d one day be covering the U.S. courts. (True, I also never expected to become a fashion reporter in China). I’m learning on the job, and hope that information on this site might help others.

More on my professional background here: Tiffany Tan Resume

If there are topics you’d like me to write about, send me your suggestions.

Since I’m 7,000 miles from home, this site is also a good way to tell my family and friends back home what I do while they’re sleeping.