23rd

Beitou Thermal Valley

Spending a birthday in a foreign country isn’t new to me because since I turned 20, I’ve been spending my birthdays in different places. But this is my first time to celebrate in a country where I live alone. Everyone I talked to felt really sad for me but actually, it wasn’t too bad. On … [Read more…]

One month in Taiwan – Highlights

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September was a very busy month, with lots of orientations to go to and classes to attend. I think I can say that it was my adjustment period. But now, I’m getting used to things little by little and now I finally have time to blog about previous month’s highlights! Classes So far, the classes are … [Read more…]

My first week in Taiwan

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Studying abroad isn’t easy. Although I’ve tried to research as much as possible regarding the things I need to know, I’ve still been surprised by lots of things and some of them are really funny encounters, which I will share later. But for now, I’m glad to say that overall, I’m adjusting pretty well. It’s … [Read more…]

Back to school!

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I graduated with a Financial Management degree in college. I enjoyed studying it, but during my college days I wished I took a double degree in Applied Economics and Financial Management instead. But since I was in danger of not graduating on time (I shifted degrees during my second year), I had to settle for a … [Read more…]

Taiwan Holiday 2015: My Favorite Sights

Lining up at Shilin Night Market

As I was backing up my photos to my computer, I realized that I had lots of photos from last November’s Taiwan trip, and I didn’t even get to blog about it! This post is waaaay too late but I think it would still be interesting to share with everyone the places I visited. I … [Read more…]

Creative Musical Theater

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The first three months of 2016 have been really busy and tiring, but I’m not complaining! In case you were wondering what I have been up to these past few months, well, I just finished performing for a musical last week! If you’ve been reading my blog for several years already, you know that it’s … [Read more…]

English

I remember attending a friend’s debut party and, as per the tradition, select friends of hers would give her a gift (“treasure”) and prepare a short speech for her. As I was getting ready to go onstage to give my gift and speech, someone told me: “Hey, you graduated from (this school) and (that school), … [Read more…]

New life

Feeding time!

I stayed home today instead of going to work because I’m feeling ill, but it hasn’t been such a bad day after all because I found something really nice when I woke up this morning: one of our cats gave birth to a lovely kitten! Actually, we didn’t know that our cat was pregnant because … [Read more…]

Sending snail mail for the first time

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Snail mail has played a huge part in keeping my family together during those long years when my father had to work abroad. He was part of a UN mission during the 90s, which meant that he moved to different countries every so often. But despite growing up in a family of keen letter writers, … [Read more…]

Language classes

It’s been more than a year since my last Mandarin lesson and now that I am exposing myself to the language through Chinese/Taiwanese music and TV shows, I can say that my interest in the language is just growing. I’ve been trying to learn lots of new words and I also learned how to read some … [Read more…]