Baby’s First Signing Ceremony

The Taiwanese love formality. This culture is big into structure, rules, accountability, and all of the pomp and circumstance that comes with. It starts when they are in school. Kids are constantly participating in academic, speaking, and music competitions. “Big tests” are frequent, and results and class ranks are published publicly. I have seen this…

Baby’s first promotion party

or, “Why am I in the family photo?” A year ago, on a solo hike, I chatted with a nice lady at a rest stop. I was still on my way up the mountain and she and her friend were heading down. Her English wasn’t very good, but she was enthusiastic and friendly and I…

Lunar New Year Vacation!

Or, my first (half-hearted) attempt at travel blogging (Everyone keeps saying I should do it, so here’s one for all my fans.) According to something I heard somewhere once, the Taiwanese work the most out of any country in the world. We don’t get a fall, winter, or spring break here (most local teachers and…

Don’t call it a comeback

I know my perceived lack of writing recently has been a huge disappointment to all my fans (see also: my aunts). But fear not, dear Earthlings! Like that single set of footprints in the sand, I have not left you. In fact, I have been poking into the writing world a bit more to see…

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Evan, Violet, and Lady Buckingham

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Hey there! I’m just a person trying my best in life. Current chapter is teaching in Taiwan.

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