A look around Jingmei Prison

February 28 is a Taiwanese national holiday commemorating the 228 Incident, a historical anti-government uprising in Taiwan that marked the beginning of the White Terror1, or martial law era, in the country. What better way to remember the victims than to visit a museum in a former martial law-era prison and learn about their stories,…

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Trilingual problems

Like almost everyone in the Philippines, I can speak both Filipino/Tagalog (my native language) and English. But because I grew up in Manila, most people don’t know that I can also speak another Philippine language called Cebuano, which is spoken in Central Philippines. So, this makes me trilingual. Many of my monolingual friends assume that knowing three…

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2017 in review

I finally finished this semester so now I have time to write! My New Year post is quite late, but hey, better late than never, right? But first, a little rant! 2017 was one of the worst years for me. Last year, I experienced some of my lowest lows. I almost failed a class, struggled to…

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