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
The Chinese New Year is upon us where, this year, we will welcome the “year of the rat” so we thought it appropriate to officially say good-bye to the “year of the pig” in the best fun, travel way we … Continue reading Ringing out the year of the pig
Right before Christmas, Oma and Opa arrived in Taipei for a fun-filled 10 days of endless eating (an appropriate subtitle to this post would be “你吃了吗 (nǐ chī le ma)?” for my Chinese speaking friends) with a pinch of sightseeing … Continue reading Oma & Opa in Taipei!
It’s not Thanksgiving overseas unless you 1) spend countless hours searching high and low for hard to find ingredients or 2) just forget about all those turkey and gravy expectations and hit the road. In the past 10 years, we’ve … Continue reading For the love of fish….. and food