Fibro-What? Kicking Fibromyalgia To The Curb (Not Really)

My struggle with the severe and debilitating symptoms of Fibromyalgia in Taiwan as a Canadian expat. Continue Reading →

Living with AS and the Walk Your AS Off 2015 Walk-A-Thon

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, a form of autoimmune arthritis. My team, The Walking Spondies, is looking for walkers to join in the Walk Your A.S. Off 2015 Walk-a-thon. Continue Reading →

Happy Year of the Goat! Another Chinese New Year in Taiwan

This is our ninth Chinese New Year in Taiwan. Last year was the Horse’s year to speed off and accomplish things. This year, the goat reminds us to appreciate what we’ve accomplished. Continue Reading →

Healthcare in Taiwan: Medication Usage and Patient Safety

A major drawback to healthcare in Taiwan: Doctors rarely discuss possible drug interactions, side effects, or medication usage with patients. Continue Reading →

Ten Years in Asia – Wow! What a Ride!

A few weeks ago, I passed my ten year milestone in Asia. When I embarked on my journey of self discovery so long ago, I never once imagined that I’d still be here after all this time. Going home during my first year was certainly not an option, and I had only been in China for a few weeks when I admitted to myself that I wanted more time embracing this new culture and lifestyle that I had chosen for myself. And Continue Reading →

Teaching English in China Part Two – The SARS Epidemic

Ask any ESL teacher that has taught abroad and they’ll tell you that their first few months, heck the first year, is rife with challenges. What happens, though, when the country that you’ve moved to suddenly experiences a health epidemic, like SARS or Avian flu, Here’s what happened to me during the 2003 SARS epidemic in Mainland China. Continue Reading →

Teaching English in China Part One – The Journey Begins

It’s a scary thing to pick up and move your life to the other side of the world. I got my first taste of that when I was 27 and on my way to Changchun, China on the 23rd of March, 2003. I was going to spend a year abroad teaching English in China.
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