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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My voice recovery journey

Hey guys! I’m still alive, just in case you were wondering! I’m sorry for the lack of updates and for not commenting. I really feel bad about isolating myself from my blog friends, I really do. A lot of things happened during the past few months but I couldn’t write about them because I’ve been…

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Hey everyone! It’s already the Mid-Autumn Festival in Taipei, and looks like summer finally noticed that it has already overstayed its welcome. It seems like the leaves just suddenly turned yellow and the summer flowers just randomly started falling. We got a nice breeze and light showers today too. A perfect time to celebrate! In Taiwan, the Mid-Autumn…

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The school year that was

Time flies! I can’t believe that I already finished one school year in Taipei; it feels like yesterday since I moved into my dorm for the first time and met all my amazing classmates. This week marks the start of my second year in grad school, and things are bound to get even busier and…

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I’m moving!

All the details have been finalized a week ago, but I can finally announce it now that it’s official… I’m moving to an off-campus apartment! Now that I think of it, moving to an off-campus apartment is exactly what I need now that I have adjusted to life in Taipei. But finding an apartment as a…

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Long weekend at the Yehliu Geopark

Soooo… Last week we had our second long weekend for this semester at the start of April, and this time it was for the Tomb Sweeping Festival. I wasn’t quite sure what to feel about all these long weekends since they’re messing up my school mood and I’m actually having a hard time concentrating and…

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