Things That I Forgot About Taiwan

This is a throwback. I’ve been a little busy lately. I’ve got some fun things happening that I’ve had to put some time into. Plus, it’s that time of year […]

A GREAT haircut in Taipei!

    You see, a few months ago I had yet another bad hair experience here in Taiwan. And I’ve had far too many of these experiences in my time […]

10 years ago today – Tsunami

This is my (edited) blog post written almost 10 years ago, after living through the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. We were on vacation in Phuket, Thailand with a group of […]

Away from home on the holidays…

  Being REALLY far away and having children definitely adds to the burden that is felt. (at least to me!) Sometimes I get down about the fact that my children […]

Taiwan = Ilha Formosa

Did you know Taiwan was originally named Ilha Formosa by Portugese sailors? It means Beautiful Island. And I’d say they were pretty bang on with that one. I came across […]

Christmas in Taipei

  It’s a little late in the season, but I thought I’d take a minute to mention some Christmas happenings, that are still…happening. Since we will be spending Christmas here this year, […]

Yummy Pho. Where do I find it in Taipei?

I can’t tell you how many times, living as an expat in Taiwan, I’ve asked the question or been asked, “Where do I find _______ ?” I am by no […]

A true Taiwanese treat

Here’s a little, probably kind of well known, secret about me. I don’t like to hug or touch for no reason in particular. There needs to be a purpose. Greetings […]