Seeing ‘Crystal Clear’ in Taiwan – Lugang’s Glass Gallery

After several rather eventful detours, we finally made our way to see the Glass Gallery located on the upstairs level of the building. It was the main purpose for the trip after all. At this point, I was very eager to see what the second floor had to offer; so eager that the suspense and … More Seeing ‘Crystal Clear’ in Taiwan – Lugang’s Glass Gallery

All About Cats & Art: 3D Murals in Yunlin, Taiwan

This place intrigued me from the very beginning.  I first caught a sneak peek of this place courtesy of a profile picture on facebook. The sight of the little painted orange cat peeking from behind our friend’s head immediately sparked my interest.  We asked him where it was and he gave us very specific directions as … More All About Cats & Art: 3D Murals in Yunlin, Taiwan

Afternoon Oasis: Roaming Around CKS Memorial Hall in Taipei

I had the opportunity a few years ago to work at a school in close proximity to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (also known as CKS Memorial Hall).  It was a kindergarten job which meant long lunch  breaks and ample time to leisurely wander around and explore the area in detail!   I remember frequently grabbing a drink … More Afternoon Oasis: Roaming Around CKS Memorial Hall in Taipei

Are We There Yet? – 忘憂森林 (Forget Your Worries Forest) Nantou, Taiwan

It seemed that this one plan, this one adventure, was never going to become a reality.  A week before our first departure attempt, our plan was rocked to a halt by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter near our planned destination.  Then, our second and third try got rained on and consequently blew away … More Are We There Yet? – 忘憂森林 (Forget Your Worries Forest) Nantou, Taiwan

Keeping My Bearings in Taipei – Thanks to CKS Memorial Hall

For many, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (CKS Memorial Hall) is a place to walk around, take pictures, exercise, take in a performance or two, and enjoy the scenery.  It is a must-see attraction for tourists and a welcome oasis for city dwellers. For me, however, CKS Memorial Hall once served as a reminder, as an indicator of … More Keeping My Bearings in Taipei – Thanks to CKS Memorial Hall

Halloween in Taiwan: A Teacher’s Perspective

This blog was written last Monday, October 28th, 2013 but unfortunately I got side-tracked and I didn’t get to post it before Halloween!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fall is my favorite time of year and why wouldn’t it be?  There is a sense of endings and new beginnings.  We bid good-bye to summer, to the green trees, and … More Halloween in Taiwan: A Teacher’s Perspective