My sister got hitched this month in one of the most idyllic of places – Provence France! And in keeping with the romantic Provençale setting, she had the perfect wedding gown custom-made to match. Now you may not know much about the dresses themselves, but I’m sure you’re familiar with the cost that could be associated with them. However, they really needn’t be an arm and a leg to afford. You just need to look to someone who currently lives in Taiwan and can go shopping for you! Continue reading
Then, she began to breathe, and live, and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes were hard to come by. She was in love, but not in love with someone or something, she was in love with her life. And for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring.
– R.M Drake, self-published writer
To celebrate my 6 months of being an expat in Taiwan, I thought I’d share some thoughts of my experience of living here so far. There’s been plenty to absorb and learn from, and I hope Taiwan continues to keep me intrigued with an ever-growing list of curious places to discover. Continue reading
Sujin and I sat side-by-side in the cafe, doing our due diligence by finishing our homework and preparing for the next day’s test.
This is our usual routine whenever we have time to spare together after class. You can’t really put off studying Chinese for too long, or you’ll fall behind pretty quickly. Continue reading
The Study Life
…Run…pant…5 more minutes…I’ll just make it…
This seems to be me everyday. I am a fresh student of the Chinese Language Division at National Taiwan University (國立臺灣大學). Continue reading
Just four days after leaving Adelaide, I have settled in nicely in my new home. Everything seems familiar as though I’ve been here all along, but altogether strange and exciting! It may be too early to tell but I feel that I’ve made a most wonderfully correct decision to be a new resident here. Continue reading
It’s sunny in Adelaide again but at twenty eight degrees celcius, it’s the cool change most people have been waiting for. I’m at a cafe, sipping coffee and watching people catch up with colleagues over a quick cuppa before work. According to the weather app on my phone, by the time I arrive into Taipei this week, I can expect a cloudy and chilly night with possible chance of rain. I scrunch up my nose…I’ve always been more of a summer girl, and I was expecting a warmer welcome from Taiwan in the Spring. Continue reading