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?
Yee Ping holds a special place in my heart since the first year we celebrated it here in Chiang Mai. I fondly wrote about it here, four years ago. Each year, before the festival arrives, I find myself reminiscing and reflecting upon the year before and how lucky we are that we have been living … Continue reading Yee Ping 2013: Our 4th Year in Chiang Mai
Summer is over. School starts today! Ahhh thank goodness. She has little people her own size (sort of) to play with again. Emma got her bag ready last night. Tried rolling her hair with rollers to prepare for her big day at school, but her hair was a bit too short. She set an alarm … Continue reading Year 6, Grade 5.
This is the 4th time we have moved and this time, I feel it is a good fit for our family needs and our budget. When we simplified our lives and moved to Chiang Mai in 2010 with five suitcases, we started out in a studio and quickly realized it was way too small for … Continue reading A New Home in Chiang Mai (August 2013)
I got back on the motorbike today for the first time in a long time since I got sick back in February. Great to have the wind blowing in my face (much easier to tolerate than being in a car in the middle of this heat), getting to places quickly and finding parking easily. Despite … Continue reading Thankful! Yes, Again!