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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Singin’ In the Rain

People in Taiwan are SERIOUS about their umbrellas when it starts raining. I mean, our program comes to a complete standstill until everyone who doesn’t have an umbrella with them is paired up with someone who does so that no one gets wet. Even if it’s drizzling and you don’t necessarily want to put up…

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