In Peggy Teaches Chinese and her first intermediate Chinese lesson, we learn how to make comparative and superlative sentences.
Up-to-date information for ESL teachers in Taiwan on how to do a health check at Renai Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. Updated November 2019.
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 […]
Banciao on a sunny day in Taiwan is beautiful. This is what we normally see outside our windows every day. I snapped this first photo to give you an idea of the amount of water we had dumped on us last weekend. It’s been a week since the fury of Typhoon Sinlaku swept through Taiwan, causing millions of dollars in damage and putting thousands of people in harm’s way.
I thought that my first blog back from vacation would be about Penghu, but after sitting down to write this morning and receiving two threatening phone calls, which have set my teeth on edge and have me angrier than hell, I guess my Penghu posts will have to wait. Last week, I posted about some […]
A few months ago, John decided to buy a second-hand car. He found one on Taiwan Yahoo auctions after several weeks of searching and contacted the owner in Taoyuan to go and have a look at it. The owner had an English-speaking friend who was kind enough to translate for John. When John arrived, he […]
My thoughts on trying Essence of Chicken for the first time. This was suggested to me by a local person who thought it make me feel better.
Most days, I love shopping even if I’m not looking to buy and I’m just window shopping. It helps me relax and takes my mind off more pressing matters. However, there are times when shopping in Taiwan severely tries my patience. Today was one of those days. I wanted some time to myself, so I […]
I meet one every couple of months or so. You know who I’m talking about. I’m talking about those guys who get some sort of perverse pleasure out of trying to humiliate the ‘stupid foreigner.’ I used to meet these types of people every couple of weeks when I lived in China and I have […]