“Michael, did you date me just to say you could ‘be’ with a Mexican girl?“, questioned a gal I was saying farewell to (because I was going back to the States after three months in a Spanish-language program, the final … Continue reading
So you’ve decided to work abroad, allowing yourself the enviable opportunity to see the world, soak up several cultures, partake in language learning. The list, surely, does not stop there. Your head full of hopes, you focus on the open … Continue reading
Recently, I posted a blog highlighting my experiences in Taiwan with having been called a F-oreigner too many times to tally, and I further jotted some thoughts down about humanity’s propensity to focus on race in my Love See No … Continue reading
Face. I’ve failed. I’ve faltered. Occasionally, I’ve fucked up. Why can I not simply accept the concept of saving face or giving face, learn to utilize both skills more adroitly, more subtly, and come to terms with face being a … Continue reading
Here is Part III of my Brunei photos.
Although we would have loved to head to the jungles of Brunei, which surely is the most exotic aspect of traveling in Brunei, we stayed in the cities/towns, with some country road driving in our rental car, especially the lovely … Continue reading
Here is a collection of quirky, odd, and downright wrong (English-wise) logos/decals, which dot the landscape of scooters here in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Generally speaking, these errors are more often found on older models; newer decals are, more often than not, … Continue reading