I don’t like the word lonely.
When I was in high school, no one really talked to me, and I didn’t really try to talk to anyone — when I did I often failed to make the connection, and feeling disappointed and depressed, I would withdraw into my books — a little bit like Sophie in her gray dress wandering the streets, hiding her face, and hoping not to be seen. Continue reading The Intern Diaries: A little lonely in Luodong; learning to be confident alone in a foriegin land
I have been wanting to eat zong zi or [粽子] every since I heard that Taiwan is in the midst of celebrating 端午節 or [The Dragon Boat Festival].
I absolutely love zong zi.
But I’ve recently been a little too nervous to walk up to one of the many street vendors selling the zong zi. I’m not entirely sure why.
So, after talking online with one of my Taiwanese friends and hearing some encouraging words from here, I was determined to brave the unknown and come home with some hot zong zi to stuff my face with.
When — all of a sudden I got a phone call. Continue reading The Intern Diaries: 端午節快樂 & kindness wrapped in bamboo leaves
I am a coffee addict…
In the movies, where there’s that scene when the protagonist — guy, girl — doesn’t really matter, pours themselves a cup of hot coffee and curls up in a window seat, pajama clad and notebook in hand. That’s the feeling that coffee gives me — security, comfort, romance, nostalgia… Continue reading I dream of coffee 『Louisa Coffee 就是我的咖啡夢想』
I sure do love this street! I’ve ventured here many a time, hair — and sometimes skirt! yikes — blowing in the breeze as I YouBike my way down the ..oh, I don’t know, six or so long blocks of … Continue reading if you want to eat good food： do it on yong kang jie [part 3]
I dyed a cloth in San Xia, and threw a pot on Lingge Ceramics Street!
Just another ICLP Fieldtrip (^_^)Y Continue reading tian ah! san xia: a day of dying and midday molding
Actually, I eat them all by myself. And aww, this is a bad week for photos. Just about ten days left in Taipei and I am still trying to to take as many photos and visit as many places as … Continue reading you get a cookie, and you get a cookie: EVERYBODY GETS A COOKIE!
laoshi: sikai, what did you do on the weekend ? me: ‘udon you’d like to know, mwhaha… I am super hyped! You can tell by my genius punning, hehe. And this is why: The famous udon noodle place. I have … Continue reading my date with an udon plate: [ 土三寒六讚岐烏龍麵 ]
I met the sweetest family in Taiwan. After being invited to go eat dinner with one of my SF State classmates and his friend’s mom, we hit it off, bouncing back and forth in Chinese over dinner and then over … Continue reading lanterns in the sky: shi fen, home of railroad wishes
We’re going to a PALACE!? say whaaat? My trip to the palace occured during my second week at ICLP, before we’d started classes. This post, unfortunately, is going to be very lame because after a long lecture on “How to … Continue reading shiney! : a trip to the national palace musem
Let’s not forget, I did come to Taiwan to study Chinese. So after spending the bulk of my morning prepping for my first day of class on Monday, naturally I was feeling quite stressed…and hungry. I’m trying to avoid the … Continue reading if you want to eat good food: do it on yong kang jie [part 2]