Vegetable Sculptures & Everything Close-up – [Photographing 2015] The Sixth Week

Plans Constantly Change I woke up bright and early this morning. I was ready and eager to get my day started by sorting through the more than 150 photos I took at the Changhua Flower Festival yesterday. However, sometimes things never go as planned. I turned on my computer and it started acting all funny. … More Vegetable Sculptures & Everything Close-up – [Photographing 2015] The Sixth Week

Flowers, Taiwanese Puppets, & So Much More – [Photographing 2015] The Fifth Week

February has been a busy and exciting month. With my birthday and Valentine’s Day, combined with Chinese New Year and my husband’s birthday [which is today – Happy Birthday, Babe], and another holiday this Friday, it has been a crazy, but great month. I am falling a little behind with posting the daily photos I … More Flowers, Taiwanese Puppets, & So Much More – [Photographing 2015] The Fifth Week

My Japanese Husband (Still) Thinks I’m Crazy – More than Just a Comic Book [For Me]

Book Description My Japanese Husband (still) Thinks I’m Crazy is the semi-autobiographical story of Grace, a native Texan, her hilarious husband Ryosuke, and her overactive imagination personified in a talking rabbit, Marvin. Their life is told through a series of comics depicting the joys and hardships of living abroad. After all, just because something is … More My Japanese Husband (Still) Thinks I’m Crazy – More than Just a Comic Book [For Me]

A Typical Chinese New Year’s Eve at Our Home in Taiwan

(A Video) [This was written about a week ago!] Many of my expat friends as well as my friends back in Canada have asked me this question many times ‘What is it like to celebrate Chinese New Year in Taiwan?’ – What exactly does it entail? What specifically is expected of you as a host? How … More A Typical Chinese New Year’s Eve at Our Home in Taiwan

Welcoming the Year of the Goat – Chinese New Year Decorations [A Photo Essay]

(A Video) It is that time of the year again! Taiwan is a buzz with activity. Chinese New Year is a mere few days away and the atmosphere at the local markets is electrifying. The colors of gold and red can be seen everywhere, signaling that preparations are in full swing for this major festive … More Welcoming the Year of the Goat – Chinese New Year Decorations [A Photo Essay]

Warming Hearts and Sharing His Culture with a Taiwanese Love Song

About Being ‘Proud’ My husband is very proud to be Taiwanese. I am a Canuck to the core and he is Taiwanese through and through. However, we both perfectly mesh together to make a great couple, two people who are constantly sharing and learning about our different cultures and traditions. My husband also enjoys sharing … More Warming Hearts and Sharing His Culture with a Taiwanese Love Song

My Taiwanese Husband & His Major Present Flop [What NOT to Give a Woman]

Please Note:  This is a fun and light-hearted post and one that is not to be taken too seriously! My husband is a great hubby and gives me amazing presents. Some of very thoughtful, some are total surprises, and some are things that I want but would never buy myself. Yes, sometimes my practical ‘don’t … More My Taiwanese Husband & His Major Present Flop [What NOT to Give a Woman]

A Blanket of White: Plum Blossoms in Xinyi, Taiwan [A Photo Essay]

The place captured my interest right from the start! But it wasn’t really the town itself, but the white flowers that blossom there in late December and early January. I have always wanted to see the beauty of the plum blossoms! And I am pleased to say that we did indeed go there and I … More A Blanket of White: Plum Blossoms in Xinyi, Taiwan [A Photo Essay]

A Combination of Sass, Wit, and Humor – The Coolest Grandmother Ever!

I always joked with my grandmother that she was born before her time. She entered the world in the early 1920’s and she graduated from high school in the 1930’s – something that was virtually unheard of during that time. I always knew that she was a strong and special person with an amazing set … More A Combination of Sass, Wit, and Humor – The Coolest Grandmother Ever!