Just another day, running from here to there, as we normally do, waiting for a train. Aye noticed the senior gentleman grinding away with his stainless steel grinder at the table next to us, which prompted me to engage him with small talk.He was not killing time before his train, rather, he was waiting on … Continue reading Taiwan tales – Coffee talk at a train station
Living the expat life in Asia for most of past 7 years, we've always looked forward to our short trips back to the states, err, I mean, Texas. Catching up with family, friends, and ooooh yeah, the food! The meat, buffets, and oversized portions! Stepping into Costco here in Taiwan is like visiting American soil … Continue reading I’m afraid of going home. There, I said it.
Note: I can't assume to speak for Aye, so I will try to break the 'we' habit and only focus on "I" in this post... I don't think anyone really noticed, or cared, that our gotpassport(dot)org blog went offline recently. We (as a team) decided, after many discussions, to let go of the URL, and … Continue reading Welcome to our old – ahem – new blog…
Yes, folks, we just realized that we are a retired couple, but not retired in the conventional sense. Our retirement is not related to winning the lottery, cashing in on Chipotle stock (missed that one!), nor is it related to us finally reaching our "elderish" (Emma's word) age. We have retired from THAT race. You … Continue reading We have retired!
I've been teaching on the run (sounds like I'm a fugitive) for several years now, but I still get questions about what I do, so I'll write a bit about teaching online. I'll save the nuts and bolts about how online classes work for another day, but for now, focus on the benefits and … Continue reading Teaching on the run
It's another new year, which brings time for reflection of the previous year that passed. However, this time I'm getting the feeling like I'm in the film "Groundhog Day," where I would go through the motions of declaring hopeful changes to be made in my life, but I wonder if any of them will … Continue reading In search of balance for 2015 and beyond
The idea: Pick up, move off to a beautiful, foreign land, where the cost of living is cheap, weather is mild, and people are friendly. A chance to explore parts of the world you've only read about. Give time and effort to causes close to our heart! Awesome, right? Well... not entirely. Our posts have … Continue reading Expat Family Life: Making New Connections