A Miracle. A Place We Can Call Home.

Wow.  Can you believe it? It's been over three months, damn, almost four, since we arrived to Taiwan. It was all about festive celebrations when we first arrived due to Lunar New Year. That was way back in February. Lots happened since. I'll spare additional details but I wrote a bit about it here, here and … Continue reading A Miracle. A Place We Can Call Home.

Our New Home

Technically we don't have a home of our own just yet. We've been staying with family members in North and South of Taiwan and at Bed and Breakfast accommodations on the East Coast. Our 18 days across the East coast in March has been eye-opening and has allowed us to see the possibilities of being … Continue reading Our New Home

The Leap from Thailand to Taiwan

My how time has flown. Our life of four years in Thailand has truly been an incredible adventure and journey.   I thought I would be so brokenhearted by leaving Thailand.  Essentially, to me, it means moving away from Burma. Chiang Mai and Mae Sot were the closest thing to my Burmese roots.  The dream … Continue reading The Leap from Thailand to Taiwan

We have retired!

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!

In search of balance for 2015 and beyond

  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 Process of De-owning a Home and A Very Important Life Lesson

    Photo Source:  Becoming Minimalist   By this time last year, I was back in Houston, Texas, in preparation of selling our town-home in Midtown Houston.  It has been a rental house since we left in July 2010.  Our house needed some major repairs and only one of us could return to oversee both … Continue reading The Process of De-owning a Home and A Very Important Life Lesson

Family Fun Foto: Tea Time in Burma

    Through our travels and lifestyle we have learned the value of drinking tea.  One of them is for social reasons. I am writing this post while we are in Taiwan which will become our home in 2015.  Traditionally in Taiwan, when a  visitor arrives to a home,  the host  offers tea and snacks. … Continue reading Family Fun Foto: Tea Time in Burma