There is much to be thankful for as I reflect upon the year almost past. Ironically, this year, I am most thankful to be thankful that I am single. Yes, quite a mouthful but not as bad as the name of a particular… Over the past year, I have come to a better understanding of… Continue reading What I am most thankful for in 2015
After being in Taiwan for 5 days now, this was the first day we were greeted with clear blue skies, and you can thus imagine how thrilled we were. However, as with all things, there were always pros and cons, the clear skies meant warmer day to the point where it felt as hot as… Continue reading Feeling blue… In a good way
Moving into the 4th day of our 6-day vacation in Taiwan, our energies continue to run on the high side as we quite literally run amok in Cingjing. Today began as early as 5 am when I heard murmurs near by. It turned out that the Chia sisters were star gazing. Not satisfied with the… Continue reading At the top of the world
Day 3 saw us starting the day early as we begin our ascend to Cingjing, but not before visiting one final attraction of Taichung. We headed to the Carton King flagship store, a favorite among Singaporeans, to see what the fuss is about. Even though there was a restaurant onsite, we were still required to… Continue reading Up, up & away to Cingjing
Any idea I had that this vacation was going to be relaxing was thrown out of the window soon enough an unexpected turn of events. The day started out innocently with us taking another look at our neighbourhood bright and early on a Saturday morning. I was particularly charmed by the neighbourhood bookstore, whose deco… Continue reading Walkin’ in Taichung
After reading endless posts of friends heading to this country or that, my turn has finally come. Unlike the past few vacations I have taken, this trip to Taiwan has been different in so many ways. This time round, I am travelling with three sisters, two of whom I am meeting for the first time… Continue reading Departure adventures
After a century of theories about how hard it is to learn to read, a new generation of phone-messaging teenagers have invented new literacies without a theory of differential learning in sight. If we can save the word learning for events like this, we might have something to work with and work for. – McDermott,… Continue reading How do people learn?