James and I met in Beijing, you might remember, when we were both studying at Renmin Daxue. He’s been in China for the last year, first doing a second semester in Beijing, then an internship in Shanghai. When he left China he opted for stopping by Taiwan for a few weeks before heading home to…
Tag: East Asia
So Nicole, Youming, Kevin and I packed up for a weekend in Xiao Liuqiu. We booked so late that every hostel was already filled to the brim except one, so we grabbed the last available room on the island and headed out.
Nicole arrived in Taiwan on June 29th, and it has been an interesting few weeks.
Sam, Youming, and I took a trip back to Liangshan one weekend. This was my third trip there (trips one and two were both pretty wonderful), and it remains my favorite spot on this island.
I’ve begun to fall into the schedule of my life here, and I have to say, it’s a good life.
This weekend we headed to Tainan for a food tour with a group of Youming’s friends. They planned the trip for us; Tainan is considered a food center of Taiwan, and so we spent the day sampling some of the more famous dishes around the city.
I spent 2 days looking for a job; I had a few offers, and I decided to take a job with Clover English School. I’ll be teaching full time to kids ages 7 to 15, with around 20 kids in each class. I’ve signed a year long contract, and it’s nice to have the security…
I’ve only just arrived, and already we’ve taken a weekend trip down to Kenting.
After a much needed respite at home— relaxing, seeing old friends, celebrating the holidays and my 23rd birthday, watching movies with my mother, eating home-cooked (western-style) meals, and scrapbooking— I got back on board a flight headed towards Asia once again.
My 4 months in Beijing are up. December was a hurried month, I’m honestly not even sure where the time went. It was filled with getting papers written, flyby English teaching sessions, packing, buying presents, mailing presents, mailing stuff to Taiwan, figuring out how to afford Taiwan, figuring out how to afford New York, seeing…