As stated in my last blog post, I absolutely love sunsets. A sunset brings a feeling of relaxation, contentment, and peace. It signals the end of the day and it feels the air with a cool, pleasant breeze. In my previous blog, I gave you a detailed and vivid description, with pictures, of sunsets in … More Spectacular Sunsets in Taiwan – Part 2
What can I say? I am a lover of sunsets and I can’t pinpoint exactly why. Maybe it is the cool breezes that accompany the sun sinking below the horizon. (And for those of you who are familiar with the heat and humidity of Taiwan, the evening breeze is a comforting and welcoming relief from … More Spectacular Sunsets in Taiwan – Part 1
A couple of weeks ago, I stopped for a moment to admire the temple detail and photograph the temple décor and all of a sudden… Bang, bang, bang, bang….!! I covered my ears in an attempt to drown out the blasting sound of the fireworks being launched a mere meter away from me. My vision … More Stuck in the Middle: Temple Procession In Taiwan
After selecting and eliminating several word combinations for my blog title, I finally arrived at the perfect title: Foreign Sanctuary, Familiar Oasis. But then I decided to shorten it to two words: Foreign Sanctuary. These few words communicate and translate the true essence and purpose of this blog, it’s future topics, it’s potential stories to … More Foreign Sanctuary, Familiar Oasis
Typhoon Soulik gave me the rare opportunity to enjoy a Friday evening sunset. Usually I am working away on a Friday evening but classes were cancelled because of the approaching typhoon. I grew up near the ocean where we believe ‘Red sky at night, Sailor’s Delight’ but I guess that doesn’t apply when a typhoon … More Typhoons in Taiwan: Then Vs. Now!!
Life is constantly speeding by. Time ticks, the sun rises and sets, and the seasons change. Days pass, weeks fly by, months add up and equate to years, and before you know it, an entire decade has passed right before your very eyes. And here I am, sitting silently, contemplating the ideal title for this … More Silent Contemplation, Beginning Thoughts
The perfect day to commence and ‘get my feet wet’ at blogging. Gusting wind from Typhoon Soulik is pounding rain on my windows, constantly reminding me of the devastating forces of Mother Nature. Also, it serves as a powerful reminder that I am living in Taiwan, 1/2 way around the world!! And if you have … More Foreign Sanctuary – The Beginning!