Re: Alison Bai
Like Marija in the Balkans, Alison probably has some home base in Asia, either thru family/friends - enabling her to travel about easier as well as keeping the costs down. Its the way to go and lessens the tendency for players to get homesick.
Glad she's out there playing higher events - I like her game, she should be doing better than what we've seen the last 6 months.
There's more to life than just being happy.