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.
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
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
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
In the 1940s, Lintianshan was one of the largest forestry centers in Taiwan. It has been renovated into a forestry exhibition center by the Taiwanese Government and has become a popular attraction in eastern Taiwan. During our 3-day quick-and-dirty bus tour around the country, a quick 45 minutes stop here was included. We are … Continue reading Family Fun Foto: The Whisper at Lintianshan (林田山)
Last year, Emma and her class, grade 5, year 6, learned about Greek Mythology at school. One of their assignments was to write a descriptive poem after learning about Odysseus. I really enjoyed reading this and thought it was written well. What do you think?
If you are a parent, you'd totally understand this. Children are honest, funny and spontaneous. Emma is all that and more. Lately, Jack was going through the video tapes he made when Emma was a baby and they reminded me of how precious those tapes are, truly. I can never have those days back. I … Continue reading Voices of Emma: Who Let the Rain Down?