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Stephanie Wei  Golf reporter, journalist & blogger (freelance). Bilingual (Mandarin). Proud Yale women's golf alum. I've never been called boring. SEA➑️NYC πŸ‘»stephwei

#tbt October 2013 to that ribbon-cutting ceremony at Ferry Point involving unlikely partnership of Mayor Bloomberg, Donald Trump and Jack Nicklaus. I wrote a story for the Wall Street Journal on it beforehand (which I was really proud of because it made the front page of the "Greater NY section"). I remember Trump praising the story on Twitter and calling me a great reporter in person. I kinda didn't know how I felt about that at the time, but had time constraints and couldn't reach Bloomberg's office for comment and had difficulty getting in touch with the right people from the City (finally got call back after I had filed story, so went back and worked it in). Felt like I hadn't given a complete picture, but that wasn't the story I had been assigned...and now, I obviously realize it was an insult to be called a "great reporter" etc. and what a terrible story that was and clearly I'm an enemy of the state! πŸ€£βœŒοΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Rare sighting!! πŸ˜‚β›³οΈπŸ˜‚β›³οΈWhen these two are at a tourney, it basically makes my day/week! ❀️❀️❀️these ladies @littlerees @siobhanhow!!! @pumagolf #hondaclassic #pganational #mahgirls

#tbt 2012 that time at Riviera when Phil Michelson drained an incredible 40-foot putt for birdie on the 72nd hole to get into 3-way playoff. And my jaw literally dropped. (πŸ“· @kyleauclair)

Don't mind me, just a hot mess πŸ”₯πŸ’₯πŸ™ƒπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈon zero sleep 😴 trying to remember how to play ⛳️ or swing the club 5% as well as I used to. Waaaaaah. πŸŒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺπŸ™„
@saadiyatbeachgolfclub @troongolf #abudhabi #golfintheUAE #latervid (2+ weeks ago--reminiscing on the past 3 weeks on the flight home to NYC)

Still can't get over the beaches, mountains, culture, throwback/old school everything, architecture etc. I saw in Muscat. Need to go back and spend time in the mountains and desert! πŸ™πŸ‡΄πŸ‡²β˜€οΈβ›°πŸπŸ« (ps please spare me the lectures and further "manaplaining" -- which actually makes you more of a judgmental, short-sighted hypocrite than anyone else -- on any of these countries human rights' issues/treatment of women/workers. I didn't go there to judge and proclaim western society and democracy as superior (because what right do I have? Or any westerner?), but to have an educational and cultural experience and understand the Emirati and the Omani etc. We all have our flaws --need I begin with the Western world's very long list of crimes to humanity, mistakes of the past, deaths resulting in thousands of innocent civilians? We still have work on that front. Notice how all your clothes and many of the things you buy from Target are from Asia? Also: sweatshops still exist in America! I've seen them in NYC when I worked in the fashion biz.
I'm Chinese-American and many of my ancestors who weren't able to flee Communist China when Mao rose to power in 1949 ended up dying of starvation during the horrors of the cultural revolution. (Mao killed more people than Stalin and Hitler combined.) My parents and grandparents experienced so much terror and pain that they could not even repeat most these memories because the very thought of them were all too terrifying to relive and rehash. China still commits awful human rights crimes, disregard for the environment, lack of freedom of the press etc. I mean, the list goes on, and while these horrify me, I am still proud of China's rich history and heritage pre-Mao. No need to wallow in self-loathing. No culture and society is perfect. Trust me, sexism and racism are alive and well in the western world today! Ok, that's all. Tired of all the mansplaining...when really, the more we learn about other cultures, the better equipped we are to work together and perhaps use soft power to influence change/progress in human rights.

✌️ from the Middle East... #memories #latergram @yaslinksabudhabi #abudhabi #uae #yaslinks #linksgolf #fauxlinks #desertgolf #womensgolf #golfcoursedesign β›³οΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺπŸ‘

πŸ˜‚πŸ€β›³οΈπŸ˜ #ddc17 #emiratesgc #jokes @henrikstenson @thesergiogarcia
Repost via: @europeantour

View from behind the @omegaddc media center: the skyline + Venus (top left corner) + open bar (not pictured right below skyline) = πŸ™ŒπŸ‘Œβ›³οΈ #ddc17 #emiratesgc

Repost from @europeantour Congratulations Sergio πŸ†
@thesergiogarcia won his 12th European Tour title in style at the #DDC17, holding off Henrik Stenson to win by three shots πŸ‘

#tbt Feb 2, 2014: front row at Cuban's Super Bowl party in NYC with Jay-Z performing when suddenly outta nowhere a surprised guest showed up on stage -- obviously none other than BeyoncΓ©. (Felt like I was a 16yo teeny bopper again!!) The following day, the #Seahawks beat creamed, mulled, etc.) the Broncos and won the Super Bowl. You really don't know great you had it until you don't...(it's still great;'just...well, yeah, it's been a tough couple of years.) πŸ™ŒπŸ’•πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ™ŒπŸ’•πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ™ŒπŸ’•πŸ’šπŸ’™ cc: @cargriff @christinamrealtor

In the latest edition of the world rankings, Tiger is no. 666. Of course. We're all doomed. Personally, I'm "looking into property in New Zealand." #ddc17 #tigerwoods #dubai #emiratesgc #apocalypsesoon

Big Cat 🐱 Make or miss the cut in Dubai? @omegaddc @emiratesgc