Traveling has just begun -- but taking a break from the adventure has me reminiscing the good old days in Taipei.
The Taroko Gorge Escape
Behind the breathtaking cliffs of Taroko National Park sits a stone church with a lot of romantic history, while we tread untrodden tracks at the Zhuilu Old Trail.
National Taiwan Utopia
A stroll at National Taiwan University had me wishing I was back in college... Maybe it's not too late to consider a career in Medicine.
The Taipei Bucket List: Cat Cafés
If a city has a village designated to cats (Houton), it's no surprise that Cat Cafés would exist for those who don't have the time to trek to the cat lady paradise. As an distinguished and unashamed cat lady, I am vowing to visit every single one of the massive list of feline-inhabited cafés in … Continue reading The Taipei Bucket List: Cat Cafés
The Taipei Bucket List: Tourist Trap 101
If you're a fellow newly-grad folk faced with financial restraints, you might be interested in finding alternatives of enjoying the city without the cost.
Random Dead Flowers of the Day
It's official - dead week has wreaked havoc. I'm running on two hours of sleep and can already see tonight to be just as sleeplessly spent. Two projects due on Thursday and I stupidly picked up a full length story for IUSTV about the protests at J.P. Morgan information session to be due on Sunday. … Continue reading Random Dead Flowers of the Day
Random Ducklings of the Day
Taken at the duck farms by my neighborhood back in Taiwan. They were adorable, but it smelled absolutely terrible... From summer 2010.
Random Long Exposure of the Day
This is the sky of Pingtung City, Taiwan, taken from the 14th floor of NPUE. It looks pretty from far off, but when you get close, you'll see all the trash, betel nut spitting and stray dogs. It's where I grew up, so I guess I'll always be critical. Taken August, 2011.
[Me teaching (or attempting to) at Reiting Elementary School, Butterfly Class.] I had applied for a program in March this year called AID Summer. Despite the hideous web page design and the unnecessarily complex and misguiding application process, the program ended up being, for the lack of a better word, awesome. The program was supported by the … Continue reading Saving Lives
I have this thing for rooftops and sunrises.
(Above is nightscape of Taipei city at around 3 a.m., a picture that can only be taken by tresspassing to the rooftop of Chiantan Youth Center.) This summer was amazing. I got to spend two and a half beautiful months in my "motherland" and got to take a sip of the Taiwan's coolaid of fun (now I'm craving … Continue reading I have this thing for rooftops and sunrises.