Well, dear readers, this has surely been an interesting year. If you had asked us in January what our plans for 2020 were, it all seemed so straightforward…. wrap up language training in Taiwan by June, pack up our possessions, … Continue reading Home
Tap, tap, tap…. Is this blog still on? It’s time to slowly brush the dust off this old travel/expat blog – it’s been a year (a year!) since our last trip in Taiwan so it was time, for yet again … Continue reading On the road again…. kind of.
Having lived abroad pretty much the majority of my life, I am used to things getting lost in translation. For instance, there was that time in my native Germany in the 1980’s when I worked with a language instructor from … Continue reading Lost in Translation
We’ve been hearing about “social distancing” so much over the past few weeks as this pandemic is shaking up life as we once knew it. Of course it’s natural for us to feel many different reactions and emotions as we sort out how to deal with this crisis: grief and longing for our old lives and routines, hope for answers, frustration and despair when reading news, endless scrolling through news and social media, absent-mindedness, to name just a few. And then there’s the new space-time phenomenon in which last week seems like it was really months away because so many … Continue reading Social Embrace
Well, we made it … 3 weeks of homeschooling later and I think we can safely agree that I am not meant to be teaching 5th grade writing or figure out this new way of learning math. A lot has happened in the past few weeks and I am sure if you’ve been as glued to the news as we have over here, you’d agree. Life in Taipei is a bit different these days although things seem to be slowly going back to normal. Of course, “normal” after coronavirus is a tad bit different from the “normal” before. For instance, … Continue reading Rolling with It