2016 didn’t let go of me so easily. I ended up catching a nasty cold during its last week. An icky cold, one that impairs the mind to think clearly, and weakens the body enough that performing mundane daily tasks can feel so physically excruciating .
It all the more put a damp on my morale as I’m never keen on letting family which are miles away, be worried about my miserable state, and knowing them feel powerless of not being closer to help with the healing process by cooking me comforting food like only they know how to do. Continue reading Food is Medicine→
I’m struggling to finish a post, grrr, so I thought I’d take a break from it, and post this quick one to get some thoughts out of my head, and have a small sense of self-achievement from pressing Publish, haha. 😁
I wish I could send a little something (likestationarystickers 😆) to everyone following this blog, or enjoying things (and sometime nonsense) I share on my other social media outlets, but that’s logistically a bit challenging unless I could enlist some little helpers the way Santa Claus does. Continue reading Some caffeinated links→
Love Kaohsiung? Love boats? Love BIG boats? Love TAIWAN?! 🇹🇼
Then follow this Kaohsiung harbor pilot on Instagram, chong_yang_in, who’s sharing stunning and unique pictures of the Kaohsiung harbor, and its cargo boats which are an inclusive part of the local the seascape, and economy.
Here’s a selection of some favorite ones, which I might update as time goes.
The Kaohsiung Pilot is Present.
Coffee, and a hat adorned with the Hotel sign flag (indicates that a pilot is on board).
灣生 Wansei is the abbreviation for 臺灣出生, a term attributed to Taiwan-born Japanese, during Japanese ruling. At the end of World War II, Taiwan was handed over to the Republic of China, led by Chiang Kai-Sek’s KMT party. All of a sudden, a whole generation of Japanese who had known Taiwan as their only home, were sent back to Japan. A challenging transition for many of them, often estranged by, and victim of discrimination back in the motherland.
Over the years, I’ve noticed a few cues indicating that my 閱讀 had improved, and surprised myself at that! Indeed, I’ve been studying Chinese for a while now, but sometimes it feels like I’m just treading water, so these small epiphanies that I’m making strides forward are always encouraging.