The illustrious Kevin and Zhou, who are on a ten-month trip around the world (read their blog HERE), came to Taipei to see me for a week. They got here on Tuesday, and we just dropped them off at the airport a few hours ago. Luckily for me, my usual 7-9pm classes were canceled for … Continue reading The Kevin and Zhou Were Here
I know I have been MIA for awhile, and I apologize. Things have been so hectic recently!1) I found a new studio apartment, so we are in the process of packing, moving my belongings there, and trying to get rid of a lot of stuff from this place.2) Jen is going to Vietnam tomorrow for … Continue reading Moving!
and HATE is such a strong word.I am up at 6:30 in the morning, partly because we're going on a trip to a wooden cabin for the weekend, and mostly because some neighbor owns birds which start chirping EVERY MORNING at 6:30AM.So, question for you:Does anyone own a BBgun? How do you soundproof a window?
We are officially moved into our new apartment, and after some cleaning, it is sparkling and beautiful. We also have cable and fast internet, so all we need is a TV.. Once we get a little bit more furniture, I'll take some pictures and share them with you. We also just discovered an adorable little … Continue reading Home Sweet Home
We have an apartment! It's about halfway between Jen's and my work. It's also across the street from a Carrefour and a block away from the Living Mall, which has a movie theater too. Prime location, indeed. We’re paying $18000NT a month, not counting utilities, which translates to $575USD a month so that equals about … Continue reading Two Weeks
It's about 45-50 minutes of a bus ride, about 40 minutes to walk to the subway, take the subway, then hop on a bus, to get to my job from where I'm staying now. I think we found a place that probably would not make a difference in the commute time. But that's the price … Continue reading Winner Winner.. Chicken Dinner?
Today I experienced my first taste of blatant discrimination. I certainly talked about it enough, but it actually happened to me.I called a school today asking about a position. “Hi, my name is Tina, and I’m responding to your ad online about the part time morning position.”A nice lady answered, “Oh, yes yes. Are you … Continue reading Hopeless