My First Guest Post I have been asking and encouraging my husband to write a guest post for my blog for quite some time now. He is a very happy and positive person who has many stories to share and tell. And last night, out of the blue, he sat down and surprised me by … More My First Guest Post (Written by My Husband): How My Wife Danced into My Life
When I first arrived in Taiwan 15 years ago, Halloween only consisted of a few costume parties hosted by expats or at bars geared towards the expat population. Also, only a very small, very limited selection of Halloween décor and costumes was available at one or two retail stores. Yes, some English buxibans (cram schools) and … More Halloween in Taiwan: Then Vs. Now
Yes, I am writing a book!! There – I said it! There it is in big bold letters for the world to read and everyone to see! I am not sure where this is going to go but I am trying and typing as fast as my little fingers can go to write the content … More OMG…I’m Writing a Book: The Events That Started It All
Meinong is a beautiful quaint town located just a short drive from the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan. (Kaohsiung City and Kaohsiung County recently merged to form one large city so maybe I should say that it is an hour drive from the city center.) It is situated near the foot of several low … More Paper Umbrellas and So Much More: 6 Reasons to Visit Meinong, Taiwan
Beginning Thoughts First of all, let me get this out in the open! I only have one husband and he is from Taiwan. When I re-read the title, it kind of sounded like I have husbands from several countries, but no, I don’t! Just one!! And an amazing one at that!! (Oh, how sweet! – … More My Taiwanese Husband & His Most Amazing Moment in Vegas!!
Thanksgiving is a time when people stop for a moment, consider all the good in their life, reflect on their many fortunes, and honor everything valuable in their life. It is a time when the entire family comes together to share a meal and publicly acknowledge their many blessings in life. For me, Thanksgiving has … More The Power of Gratitude: My Little Canadian Thanksgiving in Taiwan
I love fall. I love the season so much that I wrote a post entirely dedicated to the subject last year and I am writing another one this year. I love the cool weather, the vibrant colors, and the holidays associated with autumn. I love the feelings the season conjures up inside as well as the fond … More The Cool Breeze of Autumn
On June 13th of this year, I celebrated my 15th Taiwanversary (15 years living in Taiwan). And even though that day has long since passed, I thought I would share a reflection of how my life has changed over the last decade and a half since arriving on the island of Taiwan. It’s funny how … More You Know You’ve Lived in Taiwan a Long Time When….
The election campaigns for town and city mayors as well as councillors are in full swing in Taiwan now. Banners and flags with the faces of election hopefuls line the streets and large billboards with fist pumping candidates can be spotted at major street intersections everywhere. So it comes as no surprise that the amount of … More A Massive Fireworks Display to Start a Taiwan Election Campaign (A PhotoBlog)