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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

My Several Worlds Is Heading In A New Direction

Finding joy in the aftermath of incurable illness has been very hard, but I am still a global citizen of the world, and I have much to offer readers that are interested in expat life and teaching abroad, and in regards to living with chronic illness. 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 March 23rd, 2003. I was going to spend a year abroad teaching English in China.
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