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Since arriving in Taipei I’ve had my share of embarrassing experiences. Most of them involve my very sad Mandarin skills or other communication issues. Here are a few of the many: Once, while trying to say “I like to eat delicious shrimp” I told my Mandarin teacher, “I like to eat delicious children.” Her reactionContinue reading “A Couple of Embarrassing Experiences”
A few nights ago a friend told us about a festival going on near our house. It seems during Chinese New Year every god has his day and this day, night actually, belonged to a small god only worshipped (as far as I know) in a small valley a short walk from our house. ItContinue reading “The Land God Cometh”
We try to get out and see some place new every weekend… when it’s not raining. It rains a lot so we really haven’t been out much. Here is a video from a night out we had a few weeks ago. Several weeks ago I had a day off work while the kids still hadContinue reading “Sightseeing”
My new life living abroad has caused me to leave my comfort zone in a big way. When I think of my life back in Utah, it’s like I was wearing a huge, fluffy, fleece blanket. It was warm and comfy and familiar. I loved that fleece blanket. Moving abroad has meant throwing off thatContinue reading “Leaving my Comfort Zone”
Recently we experienced a rare stretch of sunny weather. A neighbor invited us to take advantage of the sun by going on a hike in the mountains near our home. We loaded up the mini-van and took off get a tan and enjoy the views. Unfortunately, there was a cloud covering the peak all dayContinue reading “Hiking in the Clouds”
For Noah’s birthday and Chinese New Year we ventured downtown to Di Hua Street. Each year before Chinese New Year this little market pulls out all the stops and becomes the craziest market in Taipei. I think we caught it on a slow day.