I’m one sleep away from finishing quarantine and exploring my life in Taipei! … More August 28: Finishing Quarantine
I’ve arrived in Taiwan and am halfway through quarantine! … More August 24: Halfway through Quarantine
I recently announced that I was planning on going to Taiwan to study. I wanted to talk a little bit more about the “why” and what I’ll be doing there. Why? I’ve now been studying Mandarin for 3 years. Lately, I have been studying, but finding it difficult to improve and find enough motivation to … More August 15: Why Taiwan?
After living in the US for a year and a half, it’s time once again to move abroad. This time, to Taipei, Taiwan. … More July 23, 2022: A New Opportunity
The 3-day rule is not what you might think. You don’t have to wait 3-days after a date to call (just call). My 3-day traveling rule is this: When you’re backpacking (or traveling to multiple places on 1 trip), you should only spend 3 days in each city. Why? 3 days is the perfect amount of … More Traveling: The 3-day rule?
I’ve officially been in China for over a year! Here’s what’s new in my life: Apartment I’m moved into my new apartment, and so far, I really like it! I’m about a 15-minute bike ride or 20-minute bus ride to work. I’m also not terribly far out of the center of the city, so I … More August 27: After the 1-year mark
In case you missed my last post, I’ve officially decided to leave China at the end of my teaching contract. I’ve received a lot of questions about what leaving means and why I had to decide so early. Due to the visa process and the replacement process, my company requires us to decide between our … More July 2: The Leaving Process
I’ve finally (and officially) made the decision of whether or not I will renew my teaching contract in China. … More June 12: The big decision.
Welcome back! In the past week, my life in China has changed quite a bit! I went from living with 4 other roommates and 1 cat to living with 3 roommates and 2 cats. 4 Roommates Last week, one of my roommates semi-officially moved out of our apartment. She is moving into another apartment in … More March 27: A Rescue Mission
I’ve been in China for nearly 7 months now, so of course, I’ve gotten sick a few times by now. Today was the second time I’ve called off work for being sick and the second time I’ve gone to the hospital in China. While being sick in China is not that different than being sick … More March 16: Getting Sick in China