Aaawwww, xie xie (pronounced: she-ay she-ay)

The are two things that people in Taiwan do best. The first is shop–in one of their 5 billion shopping malls or streets on streets of night markets. The second is to eat. Like, A LOT! [Side note: As a public health nutrition major, one of the things constantly in discussion is the cause of…

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“Okay, okay. Let’s GO!”

*Sigh* so we went back to Taipei, sans our Taiwanese partners. Mal and I had one last meal with our great partners this morning at breakfast, granted it wasn’t nearly as interesting as the majority of the meals we’ve had with the two of them. Then we packed up our stuff and loaded the bus.…

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Hand Signals & Calculators

Stop for a moment and think about all the personal encounters you’ve had in the U.S., or have witnessed, with non-English speakers. Think about the level of impatience had with, or complete dismissal of, that non-English speaking person. We are, as a nation, pretty ridiculous. As are some other nations when it comes to non-speakers…

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