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My Daily Blog

This, as the name implies, is my “daily” blog. There are no particular topics or categories that this blog conforms to. I may not post to this blog everyday, particularly if I am posting to other categories. Instead, “daily” refers to whatever might be going on in my life in general, from day to day, not the actually frequency in which I will post.

My Life in Taiwan

Blog posts that appear here are specifically about life in Taiwan. This covers not only my own personal experience of living here, but how it may differ for others.

Travel Blog: Taiwan

Peruse this blog if you are interested in finding out more about things to do and places to see in Taiwan.

Most Recent Posts

  • Keeping busy despite being sick
    It’s late again, as usual, but I need to squeeze out a short post because it’s been over a month since I’ve done anything on the site. I got sick again too, not surprisingly, since I’ve allowed too many factors to mount up. My job as a teacher is directly responsible for two of those factors: constantly being around young children who are perpetually germ-infested and oozing mucus,… Read more: Keeping busy despite being sick
  • A few announcements and updates
    I excel at inundating myself with various projects of different scopes and calibers, and the latest is a development in a community project which I’ve been slowly concocting over the past few years. Today I purchased the domain EmpowerTaiwan.org to serve as a community hub focused on bringing people together to collaborate, share innovative ideas, and collectively drive positive change in various sectors to enhance the well-being of… Read more: A few announcements and updates
  • Japan was amazing – Back in Taiwan
    本当にありがとうございます日本 My girlfriend and I just returned from an 8 day stay in Tokyo, Japan. It was my first time ever visiting the country, although it had always been a goal of mine for several decades now to one day make it there. I was not disappointed. Even though I only experienced a mere fraction of the country, it was an amazing experience, and I cannot wait to… Read more: Japan was amazing – Back in Taiwan
  • Rooting cuttings and Typhoon closures
    I’ve been working on some new projects recently, as well as continuing ongoing projects, and reacting to certain situations, like my recent mouse problem. It’s a bit late right now, but Taipei and New Taipei announced closures due to the approaching typhoon, so I’m taking this as an opportunity to get back in the habit of blogging. For tonight, I’ll keep the writing short and just leave the… Read more: Rooting cuttings and Typhoon closures
  • Dragon Boat Festival Extended Weekend
    It’s a 4 day weekend this week in Taiwan as schools are closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Dragon Boat Festival. The week prior was a little more hectic than normal as we had to make up a lost school day that Saturday. Coincidentally, I just happen to have a lot of events occurring in a relatively close timeline as well, such as my upcoming work-visa renewal… Read more: Dragon Boat Festival Extended Weekend
  • Sunday projects
    Worked on a few things today, notably the burlap planter that I started on the other week. It’s complete for the most part now, although I might work on it a little more, adding some additional support in certain places with either jute string or segments of bamboo. The balcony is a mess, but at least the critical work is done, the dragon fruit cacti and some other… Read more: Sunday projects
  • Resetting my routine
    It’s been a while since I’ve last posted, just a little over 2 months. So many things have transpired in that time that thinking about what to write feels like a daunting task, even though I don’t plan on going into any fine details right now. I turned 37, made progress on a lot of projects, came down with a 104 degree fever, and lost my voice. It’s… Read more: Resetting my routine
  • Mental Health Day
    Today was a joyous day, as I was able to indulge in a comfortable sleep that extended past the afternoon. It’s not uncommon for me to be operating on a sleep deficit, so I was savoring my pillow time today since this weekend is an extended one, having Monday and Tuesday off here in Taiwan as February 28th is a memorial day. I did ease into getting some… Read more: Mental Health Day
  • Updated ‘About’ section
    Hey everyone. It’s been a bit longer than I would have liked, but I’m finally making some more progress on the site again. I’ve added some new pages to the ‘about’ section, although I’ll certainly be rearranging it and adding more to it in the future. The past few weeks were a little hectic, but this weekend will be extra long as the following Monday and Tuesday are… Read more: Updated ‘About’ section
  • Site Updates
    This is just a minor announcement regarding updates to the website. I am in the process of making some changes to the site, so if you are navigating the site during this time, things may seem to change strangely or not work properly.
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