Christmas in Taiwan normally isn’t a big affair. John and I always try to make the best of the holiday season, but it’s the little unexpected moments that always take me by surprise and leave me feeling content. One of these moments came along earlier this week…
It’s 5am and I can’t sleep. Jet-lag has been wreaking havoc with both of us. We’ve made plans to go for dinner twice and have ended up back in bed at the strangest hours. Despite our odd nocturnal tendancies of late, we’re both pleased to be back home and together again. John and I only […]
Artist: Mandy Wong on GFX Artists It’s an exciting time of year in Taiwan and the rest of Asia as everyone is gearing up for Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as The Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival. Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated every year when the moon is at its brightest, on the 15th day of the […]
Chinese New Year decorations are everywhere these days and everyone seems to be hurrying home with paper decorations. Red and gold are the primary colors for Chinese New Year with the lucky color red symbolizing happiness and vitality. Gold symbolizes wealth and good fortune. These decorations are hung on doors and in windows to usher […]
Lunar New Year is coming and the flurry of activity and excitement in Taiwan that precedes the biggest Asian holiday of the year is staggering. This year, the New Year falls on February 18th. Lunar New Year is always on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar. The holiday is also referred […]
New Year’s Eve 2007 arrived with a fireworks display at the top of Taipei 101.