Cruises, Culture, and Responsibility

So I realize I haven’t posted in a good minute. My practicum, the last requirement for my degree, really took over my life; I’m not being hyperbolic. I no longer had time to be creative in the kitchen, I didn’t cook much at all, and I could barely breathe a second long enough to think…

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Cultural Competency

This phrase has been thrown around too damn much! Don’t get me wrong, I am ALL for cultural competency when it comes to community/international exchange, but tonight involved too much stupid for me to take. My Taiwan partner has the misfortune of drinking a little bit too much at our goodbye/karaoke party. Anyone who knows…

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles…(and scooters)

My recommendation is to not leave Taiwan without seeing it from the back of a scooter. As I mentioned in previous posts, scooter life here is DEEP. Like rolling in packs at a stoplight–having your own section of the street, entire side streets, or sections of the sidewalk–rows upon rows of parking–deep. My gracious partner…

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