We’re Ba-ack. Happy New Year, Y’all!

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 […]

Red and Gold New Year in Taiwan

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 […]

Carrie Kellenberger in China

Lunar New Year and the Art of Giving in Taiwan

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 […]