Home is wherever I find myself.

Chapter 5 – Nǐ hǎo. Did you just call me “cariño”?

Living in a foreign country, learning a new language, interacting with vastly different personalities, trying new flavor profiles and attempting to take every day as a study in patience, enjoyment, and happiness —with a dash of adventure to stimulate the senses— are just a touch of what I do.

Gua KOW!


Around Taipei – Tools To Live By

What: Stationery Store Where: No.15, Aly. 72, Leli Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City When: Tue – Sat 12.00 – 21.00 Sun 12.00 – 19.00 Mon Closed More info:


Around Taipei – The Wall

Manila 2015

Around Manila – Part 2

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Around Manila – Part 1

I landed in Manila around 1pm. It was an uneventful and quick 2 hour plane ride from Taiwan. As has become my norm on layovers, I’d only checked if I would […]


Around Taipei – GoodForIt

What: Street Apparel and Accessories Where: This one is located in Gongguan in an alley at the corner of a park. 台北市羅斯福路三段286巷4弄4號 or No. 4, Alley 4, Lane 286, Section […]

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Around Taipei – Fantasy Diner

What?: A diner that offers delicious hamburgers as well as pasta dishes and all day brunch. I’ve tried quite a few of their hamburgers and I’ve never been disappointed. The […]

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This past year has been a slow whirlwind of new experiences. I began taking Mandarin language classes this past summer. I got engaged and married this spring. Leo and I […]

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A Minor Accident

We had a minor scooter accident on Sunday where we got a bit of road rash on the right side of our bodies, nothing too major but we were advised […]


Watching A Stranger Sleep

You seem so tired with only your head resting upon a communal bar top. Mouth agape, eyes quivering beneath thin eyelids. With a long and gentle gasp your mind sends […]

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