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

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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 and … Continue reading The Leap from Thailand to Taiwan

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

    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 the repairs and the sale … Continue reading The Process of De-owning a Home and A Very Important Life Lesson

Six Years Later

It's been six interesting years since we arrived in Asia for the very first time (specifically Taiwan in 2008) as a family of three. (As a couple we came to Asia in 1999, specifically Taiwan, the year before we got married). Five years ago, on 4th July we began recording our journey in a blog … Continue reading Six Years Later

Being Beautiful Inside: There is No Shade to that Beauty

For my lovely Sandha. Remember that "there are NO SHADES" for being beautiful on the inside! Here is the deeply moving and empowering message from Oscar winner Lupita Nyong: "I received a letter from a girl and I’d like to share just a small part of it with you: "Dear Lupita," it reads, "I think … Continue reading Being Beautiful Inside: There is No Shade to that Beauty