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My First Year in Taiwan in Review : I Think It Was a Success!

WARNING: If you’re averse to reading about other people being happy, STOP NOW! Now that that unpleasantness is out of the way… I think I’ll position this post…

Char Kway Teow at Borneo Restaurant in Taipei

Shida Night Market has a Malaysian Restaurant!

I just ‘discovered’ a Malaysian restaurant in the Shida nightmarket! So exciting! They have all the usual food you’d expect to find in Malaysia or Singapore! I think…

JiuFen (九份): The Pretty One-Lane Village on the Mountain

After a day of taking buses and trains around northern Taiwan, I’m a bit tired, so this is going to be a really quick post. All About JiuFen…

IPL Session #2 aka Rosacea Be Gone!

Today is session 2 of IPL (intense pulsed light.) I’ve had rosy cheeks for the past few years, and started IPL last month to try to rid myself…

Lesson 24 – Progress Is Slowing!

But only because I’m not devoting the same amount of time as before to mandarin studying. I find my days lately are spent getting everything ready for my…

Update Number #15 – Lesson 24

I’m in Vancouver right now for my slightly delayed summer vacation. Consequently, I’ve been a bit less productive than usual with regards to the mandarin studying. I just…

Update #14 – 1000 words

Hurray! I just finished lesson 22, and my cumulative card total in Anki is 1009! In two months I’ve covered 1000 words (though sadly not characters.) The daily…

Update #13 – Lesson 22

Howdy! I’m just now reviewing the vocab for lesson 22. I should be finished with book 2 in two weeks. I’ve been hesitating on studying characters with my…

Update #12 – Lesson 20

The lessons have so many new words now! The new words are mainly composed of characters I know, but lesson 20 has almost 60 new words! To put…

Update #11 – Lesson 18

Okay, so I haven’t really been burning through the lessons this week. I had a ton of review to do earlier this week, and I’m about 50% through lesson…