Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness

Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness – What it’s like to live in Taipei and New Taipei with chronic illness and mobility challenges. Continue Reading →

Book Review: Formosa Moon by Joshua Samuel Brown and Stephanie Huffman

Formosa Moon is an enchanting wander through Taiwan, written as a love story between Taiwan expert and Lonely Planet author, Joshua Samuel Brown; and his partner Stephanie Huffman, a newcomer to Taiwan and to Asia. Continue Reading →

Mobility Challenges and What An Exoskeleton Can Do For You

The day I got a call about testing a robotic exoskeleton designed for assisting people with mobility issues was life-changing. We knew things would be difficult for us when I got sick, but we didn’t know I’d lose the use of my legs. My life changed with KEEOGO. Continue Reading →

Art Therapy for Chronic Illness Interview with Karen Fitch

Art Therapy for Chronic Illness Interview with Karen Swank Fitch – MSW’s art series features artists to show how art is used as therapy for chronic illness. Continue Reading →

Freudschaft-Friendship – A Concert to Celebrate 33 Years of Friendship

Freudschaft-Friendship A Concert celebrating 33 Years of Friendship between New Taipei City and Starnberg, Germany with New Taipei City Mayor, Eric Chu. Continue Reading →

Jwu Jiu Teahouse in Chiayi – A Step Back into Time

Step back into time with me at Jwu Jiu Teahouse in Chiayi in Taiwan. This traditional Chinese teahouse is set over a koi pond with a stunning garden view. Continue Reading →

A Brief Report from the Great Taiwan Toilet Paper Panic of 2018

Each country must face its own test of fire. No Taiwanese will ever forget the last week of February 2018, known as The Great Taiwan Toilet Paper Panic. Continue Reading →

Seeing Taiwan Through My Sister’s Eyes

It’s exciting when someone visits us in Taiwan. Seeing Taiwan through someone’s eyes for the first time is rewarding, especially when it’s your sister. Continue Reading →

Photo Essay – Tom Rook’s Hao Haus Gallery Exhibit

Tom Rook is a British artist living in Taipei. ‘Dragonflies’ is a finalist for the International Artist Grand Price at Art Revolution Taipei. Tom creates mostly in pencil, pen, and ink. His drawings of cities in Taiwan and from his homeland are utterly unique. Continue Reading →

The Shock of Reverse Culture Shock

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  I had full blown reverse culture shock when I moved home from Taipei.  I’m talking sleepless nights, forgetfulness as to how to operate a vehicle, the feeling that nobody cared I was back, the whole shebang.Yes, I just said “shebang”. The only thing is, I had no idea what reverse culture shock even was before returning home.  Why would it be odd Continue Reading →